If you believe records are meant to be broken, then follow the Gopher women’s hockey team if you weren’t already.
On Friday, the women set the NCAA all-time women’s consecutive win streak record by winning its 33rd straight game against the former titleholders, the Wisconsin Badgers. And on Sunday, they extended that streak with a 5-1 win over the Badgers to earn a season sweep — the first since the 1999-00 season.
Goaltender Noora Raty also notched her 100th career victory in the win, tying her with Mercyhurst goalie Hillary Pattenden for the NCAA record set last season.
The Gophers beat Wisconsin in a contest that was competitive for a little less than a full period as the Badgers’ Madison Packer responded with a goal five minutes after Minnesota’s Becky Kortum notched her 11th goal of the season.
Hannah Brandt broke a one-all tie with under four minutes left in the opening period and from there, Minnesota piled on with goals from Hannah Brandt, Kelly Terry, Rachel Ramsey and Megan Bozek.
Minnesota is 26-0-0 on the season and will host Minnesota Duluth next weekend for two games at Ridder Arena.