Loss snaps road streak

The Gophers hadn’t lost on the road since January 2012 against UMD.

by Grant Donald

Last season, North Dakota’s women’s hockey team came to Minneapolis and put an end to Minnesota’s historic 62-game winning streak.

More than a year later, the Gophers visited Grand Forks, N.D., looking to extend yet another impressive run — a 55 game, regular-season unbeaten streak of away games.

And, like last season, North Dakota snapped the Gophers’ streak with a 3-0 victory on Friday night.

“I thought North Dakota played some really desperate hockey [Friday], and they deserved to win,” head coach Brad Frost said. “We had a two-minute lapse, which ended up costing us the game.”

To put into perspective just how long it has been since the Gophers came away from a regular season game on the road empty-handed, the streak extended all the way back to January 2012 when Minnesota fell 4-2 at Minnesota-Duluth.

Only four current Gophers were on that 2011-12 team — seniors Rachel Ramsey, Rachael Bona, Meghan Lorence and Shyler Sletta.

The other 17 players on this year’s roster have never lost in an opponent’s arena during their collegiate careers.

With Friday’s game being such a rare occurrence in Minnesota’s program history, here’s a look back at the Gophers run of dominance that fell when they traveled north on I-94 last weekend.