Gophers open WCHA playoff series with commanding win


Four goals in the first period set the tone and the Gopher women took game one of their WCHA first round playoff series with Minnesota State 10-0 at Ridder Arena Friday night.

The scoring for Minnesota didn't stop after the first period. After adding one in the second, the Gophers lit the lamp five times in the third. Hannah Brandt and Dani Cameranesi did some damage for the Gophers.

The win gives the Gophers a 1-0 lead in this weekend's best-of-three playoff series.

It was also the sixth straight victory for a Minnesota squad that appears to be peaking at the right time.

The same two teams will meet in game two of the series Saturday.

Next Up

Adam Thielen

Vikings place Adam Thielen on COVID-19/reserve list

Thielen is coming off a two-touchdown game against the Cowboys.

MCF Oak Park Heights

COVID-positive inmate at Oak Park Heights prison dies

He becomes the fourth prison inmate to die from the virus.

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 1.08.19 PM

2-ton smoker stolen from Twin Cities chef Thomas Boemer

Boemer is the chef behind restaurants including the popular Revival.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz COVID-19 press conference Monday

Walz will be introducing a new app that helps Minnesotans track COVID-19 exposures.