Skip to main content

Gopher women shut out Huskies; Spartans snag shootout win from men

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The No. 2 Gopher women's hockey team trampled St. Cloud State this weekend with back-to-back shutouts. A 12-0 win Friday was followed by a 7-0 win on Saturday. Eleven players scored against St. Cloud in the series. After Friday's win, at least 15 out of the 16 Gopher skaters recorded at least one point, Gopher Sports reports.

Saturday's scorers included freshman Sydney Baldwin with her first collegiate goal, Milica McMillen, Rachael Bona, Kelly Pannek and Hannah Brandt. Kelsey Cline had a career-high three assists.

Junior goaltender Amanda Leveille had 14 saves. The Gophers outshot the Huskies, 39-14.

Minnesota is on fire with a nine-game winning streak. The Gopher women take a break until they host St. Lawrence Sunday, Jan. 4, and Tuesday, Jan. 6.

On the men's side, the Gophers and Spartans duked it out on the ice for a second night in a row, but the game ended in 3-3 overtime tie. In the shootout, the teams went six rounds until the Spartans managed a 2-1 win. The Spartans earned an extra point in the conference standings by winning the shootout.

The Gophers shut out Michigan State Friday 5-0, but Michigan State came out hungry Saturday. The Spartans scored at 2:22 in the game, capitalizing on a power play. Minnesota responded with a Connor Reilly goal near the 16-minute mark in the first, with the assist from Seth Ambroz and Travis Boyd. A second Gopher goal came on a power play less than two minutes later when Kyle Rau scored.

The Spartans had another goal with 24 seconds left in the first, bringing the score to 2-2.

Michigan State took the only goal in the second. Minnesota saw another power play goal in the third again from Connor Reilly with the assist from Mike Rielly and Justin Kloos, just over two minutes in the third period, bringing the score to 3-3.

Michigan State had 45 shots on goal compared to Minnesota's 24.

A scoreless five-minute overtime led to a 3-3 tie. The Gophers then faced their first shootout of the season. Spartan Michael Ferrantino got the first goal for Michigan State. Ambroz responded with a Minnesota goal. It took five more rounds before Matt DeBlouw scored the goal to give the Spartans' the shootout win.

Even with the tie, it was a record night for Gophers sophomore forward Connor Reilly and junior goalie Adam Wilcox, who both set career highs. Reilly had three points, including his first two-time goal. Wilcox snagged 42 saves.

The Gopher men are now 9-4-1 overall and 1-0-1-0 in the Big Ten. They won't resume play until Jan. 2-3, when they host the 24th Annual Mariucci Classic with Merrimack, UMass-Lowell and RIT.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-06-26 at 10.02.59 AM

North Dakota's only abortion clinic relocating to Minnesota

A GoFundMe set up to help the clinic make the move to Minnesota has surpassed its $500,000 goal.

Screen Shot 2022-06-26 at 12.37.03 PM

Deadly vehicle fire on Interstate 94 west of Fargo

The victim's age and name have not been released.

flickr - gov tim walz - mn senate dfl

Overturning Roe v. Wade won't do a 'damn thing' to prevent abortions, Walz says

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Saturday meant to protect abortion access in the state and people who come from out of state seeking one.


Man crossing Highway 13 in Burnsville fatally struck by driver

The victim is a 31-year-old man from Prior Lake.

Screen Shot 2022-06-26 at 7.50.33 AM

4 shot near Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis

The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Saturday.

Screen Shot 2022-06-25 at 7.55.28 PM

Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect

Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Burnsville, Minnesota - May 2019 (2)

Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville

Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.

minnesota river

Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.


Gophers slam Spartans in season opener

The top-ranked Golden Gopher men's hockey team dominated Michigan, 5-1 in the season opener at Mariucci Arena Friday night. Ben Marshall, Nick Bjugstad, Christian Isackson, Erik Haula and Travis Boyd scored for the Gophers.