When you win 62 straight games, getting to the 200 win mark happens a little faster than normal. For Brad Frost, the head coach of the Minnesota Gophers women’s hockey team, he got his 200th career win on Saturday against Yale in a 5-1 win over the Bulldogs in New Haven, Conn.
The Burlington, Ont. native is in his seventh season at the helm of the Gophers and now holds a 200-37-16 career record. Frost served as an assistant coach with the program for six years behind former head coach Laura Halldorson. Both head coaches have won back-to-back NCAA titles in their career.
The recipient of the 2013 Coach of the Year Award, Frost played his college hockey at nearby Bethel University and later was an assistant coach for the Royals men’s hockey team before coming to Minnesota.
Minnesota’s win on Saturday comes after the team lost a historic 62-game winning streak last Sunday against North Dakota. But the Maroon and Gold rebounded strong against Yale, picking up goals from five different players and outshooting the Bulldogs 57 to 20 in the win.
At 14-1-0 on the season, the Golden Gophers are once again on top of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings. Frost has the women of Minnesota primed for their second-straight regular season conference title and a third-straight national championship is not out of the question.
With plenty of time between the series finale with Yale on Sunday and the national championship game set to be held back in Connecticut in March, Frost and Gophers will need to battle with the target on their back as the No. 1 team in the country.