Gopher women’s hockey hopes momentum carried through holiday break

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5th-ranked Gopher women’s hockey went into the month-long holiday break red hot, having won four straight games by a combined 25-1 score with three consecutive shutouts.

They get back into action this weekend hosting two eastern squads – Merrimack and New Hampshire. The two visitors will also play St Cloud State at Ridder Arena in the weekend round robin.

Click the video box on this page to watch interviews with Gophers sophomore goalie Skylar Vetter and head coach Brad Frost about Vetter’s hot streak and the weekend games against Merrimack and New Hampshire

Before the break, the Gophers (14-3-2) bounced back from a 4-3 loss to #3 Yale in the final of the Henderson Collegiate Hockey Showcase in suburban Las Vegas with a torrid run of four games.

They earned 4-1 and 6-0 wins in a home-and-home series against Minnesota State, then blanked St Cloud State 6-0 and 9-0 in another in-state home-and-home.

Sophomore goalie Skylar Vetter backstopped all three shutouts heading into the break.

Since being pulled in the loss after one period in the loss to Yale, Vetter backstopped all four wins while making 67 saves and allowing just a single goal.

The Gophers face Merrimack at 6:00 p.m. Friday at Ridder Arena, then take on New Hampshire at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.