Minnesota Miracle, Part II: Gophers Forward Taylor Williamson Returns to Ice Following Brain Surgery

March 07, 2018 05:16 PM

The Gophers women's hockey team has their own version of the 'Minnesota Miracle.' Junior forward Taylor Williamson (Edina HS) is back and even scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's WCHA Championship vs. Wisconsin.

Williamson underwent brain surgery last offseason after being diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder. She made a brief return in October at the start of the season, but could only play one game before symptoms returned.

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Williamson credited NHL agent Neil Sheehy -- he represents Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, among many players -- with a special therapy that has helped her a ton. Williamson connected with Sheehy through the Edina hockey community. She also takes medication and it took some time to figure out the proper dosage.

***Click the video box above to hear from Williamson on her amazing comeback, and Gophers coach Brad Frost***

With Williamson's goal on Sunday, the Gophers clinched an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. They open up with a quarterfinal matchup in Madison vs. Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon. It'll be the sixth Badgers-Gophers meeting this year.

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