Skip to main content

Gopher women keep amazing win-streak alive at 59 in Mankato


Kelly Terry scored three goals and had two assists to lead the Gopher women’s hockey team to a 7-0 WCHA road rout over Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Saturday at All Seasons Arena.

Amanda Leveille made 24 saves, the Pioneer Press notes, to help the Gopher women to extend their winning streak to 59 games.

Yes, you read that right - 59 straight games with a win, none of that cheeseball NHL scoring system. Those are flat-out victories. With all apologies to the Minnesota Lynx, the Gopher women's hockey team is the best team in town.

“For 120 minutes this weekend, we played really, really well,” Gophers coach Brad Frost tells the Star Tribune. “It’s nice again to see everyone contributing, nice for Kelly Terry to get the hat trick and Amanda Leveille to get the shutout.”

With the win, the Gophers (10-0-0, 8-0-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) swept the home-and-home series, after a 4-1 victory Friday night at Ridder Arena. The Mavericks (3-7-0, 0-6-0) were outshot 47-24.

That aside, how about that winning streak? There's a few entire books devoted to Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak. Not a similar comparison, necessarily, but that is one baseball record that will never be touched.

As far as collegiate women's hockey? Never before seen.

NBC sports reported almost two years ago that the longest collegiate winning streak was over at 252 with Yale beating Tirinity in squash.

Yale? Squash? Trinity? We're talking hockey here.

Live Science points out that the longest individual winning streak belongs to Pakistani squash legend Jahangir Khan, with 555 victories in a row between 1981-86

The same piece also notes that the great U.S. hurdler Edwin Moses ran unbeaten 122 times.

ESPN, of course, has endless lists devoted to such things, and here's one that will put in context how amazing the Gopher streak is.

And here's one from the New York Times that begins with UCLA's basketball streak of 88 games under John Wooden, something that might be in reach for this team.

Next Up

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

st anthony 3 crop

Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old

Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.

mpd suspect 12.3.21 - 1 - CROP

MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help

The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

redmons popcorn colbert 2

Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure

The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.

prior lake high school

Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student

The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.

Screen Shot 2021-12-03 at 3.08.27 PM

Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids

It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.

boundary waters

Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding

Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.

police lights

Lockdown update: Armed man threatened to go to Kimball High School

A high school and elementary school near St. Cloud went into lockdown as a precaution.

chaska sewer

People in Chaska are flushing the wrong crap down the toilet

Water and sewer crews in Chaska have had to clean the same pump four times in the past seven days.