Gopher women's hockey: another week, another set of awards


Amanda Kessel was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week, sharing the honor with North Dakota’s Josefine Jakobsen. Kessel notched eight points last weekend in a sweep of Minnesota-Duluth.

Goaltender Noora Raty and forward Hannah Brandt are repeating as the Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively.

Raty earned her 37th career shutout against the Bulldogs and recorded her 101st career victory, an all-time record.

Brandt, the nation’s top scoring rookie, notched five points last weekend with a goal and four assists.

At 28-0-0, the Gophers are riding a 36-game winning streak dating back to mid-February of 2012.

Minnesota can make it a full calendar year without a loss if they can win their next four games — the first two away against Ohio State and the last two at home against Bemidji State.

The series against Ohio State is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The first game is at 6 p.m. Friday and can be seen on Gopher All-Access.

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