No matter what happens in the final regular season series against the St. Cloud State Huskies, the Gopher women’s hockey team has had a season to remember.
Riding a 40-game winning streak into St. Cloud, the Gophers have not lost a game in over a calendar year. And with two games remaining in the regular season schedule before the WCHA tournament rolls around, Minnesota has an opportunity to put a punctuation mark on the season by finishing it undefeated.
With a Friday night game and a Saturday matinee scheduled at the National Hockey Center, the Gophers are very much in position to finish the season with an unblemished record.
It also doesn’t hurt that the Gophers are 52-3-2 all-time against the Huskies and haven’t lost a game to SCSU since 2010.
Keep in mind this weekend that Gopher netminder Noora Raty is one shutout away from tying the all-time NCAA record of 39 games. If history plays in Raty’s favor this weekend, she will match, if not break the record in the series as she has recorded six shutouts against the Huskies in her career while only allowing four total goals in four years as a Gopher.
Minnesota has not played the Huskies since they hosted the in-state rivals in early October. The Gophers won the games 7-1 and 4-0 at Ridder Arena.