Gophers Women’s Hockey By The Numbers: Best hockey team all-time?

Gophers National Championship Post Game Celebration 2013 – Ridder Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. – Steve Pesek – Gold and Gopher

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team of 2013 was good. Really good. Like record breaking good.

On their way to a 41-0-0 season, the Golden Gophers not only made metaphorical history, they also made literal history by setting over a dozen new NCAA records.

1.000 – Winning percentage by the Golden Gophers, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was .941 by Harvard in 2008)

1.000 - Winning percentage by goalie Noora Raty this season, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was .971 by Christine Dufour of the University of Wisconsin in 2007

.956 - Save percentage by Raty this season, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was .955 by Dufour of the Badgers in 2007)

.946 - Career save percentage by Raty, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was .943 by Kim Martin of the University of Minnesota-Duluth)

566 – Total points scored by Minnesota, No. 2 All-Time (13 points shy of Minnesota-Duluth’s 2003 record of 579)

350 – Total assists recorded by the Gophers, No. 2 All-Time (3 assists shy of the UMD Bulldogs’ 2003 record of 353)

.322 - Power play percentage this season, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was the 2005 Gophers at .310)

216 – Total goals scored by the Maroon & Gold, No. 3 All-Time (10 goals shy of UMD’s 2003 record of 226)

114 - Career wins for Raty, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was 100 by Hillary Pattenden of Mercyhurst)

101 - Points scored by junior Amanda Kessel, No. 4 All-Time (Gophers alum Natalie Darwitz holds record at 114)

49 – Overall winning streak by coach Brad Frost’s team, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was 21 by Harvard in 2008)

49 – Overall unbeaten streak by #GWH, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was 32 by Wisconsin twice)

46 – Goals scored this year by Kessel, No. 4 All-Time (Single season record is 59 by Nicole Corriero in 2003 for Harvard)

43 - Career shutouts by Raty between 2009-13, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was 39 by Jessie Vetter of the Badgers 2006-09)

41 – Wins in a single season, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was 37 by the Badgers in 2011)

36 – Fewest goals allowed in a season, No. 1 All-Time (Tied with the 2007 Wisconsin Badgers at No. 1)

29 - Road winning streak away from Ridder Arena, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was Mercyhurst with 15)

27 – Home winning streak for the U of M, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was 25 by Harvard 2002-04)

23 – Home wins in a single season at Ridder Arena, No. 1 All-Time (previous NCAA record was 20 by multiple teams)

18 – Road wins in a single season, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was 14 by multiple schools)

17 – Shutouts by Raty this season, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was 14 by Vetter of Wisc. in 2009)

14 – Short-handed goals this season by the Gophers, No. 3 All-Time (7 shy of tying Mercuhurst in 2010 with 21)

5.27 – Goals scored per game this year by Minnesota, No. 4 All-Time (6.47 is record by Harvard in 2003)

4.39 – Scoring margin for and against in single season, No. 3 All-Time (Havard holds record at 5.00 in 2003)

2.73 - Points per game by Kessel this year, No. 4 All-Time (Record is 3.50 by Jennifer Botterill from Harvad in 2003)

0 – Fewest losses in a single season at 41-0-0, No. 1 All-Time (previous record was UW in 2007 at 36-1-4)

0.96 - Goals against average for Raty this season, No. 3 All-Time (record is 0.83 by Vetter in 2007 for UW)

0.88 – Fewest goals allowed per game in a season, No. 1 All-Time (Tied with Wisconsin in 2007 – 36 GA in 41 games)

0.86 – Lowest goals against average by a team in a season, No. 2 All Time (0.85 is record by the Badgers in 2007)

Topics: Hockey, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Womens

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