Hannah Brandt scored five goals, including the 100th of her career, as the Gophers beat Bemidji State 8-3 on Saturday at Ridder Arena in a WCHA matchup. The senior also became the program’s career points leader with her big night.
Brandt’s milestone goal for Minneota (11-1, 8-1) was her first, at 9 minutes, 44 seconds of the opening period. It was her 10th of the season and gave No. 3-ranked Minnesota a 1-0 lead.
She scored two more goals in the first five minutes of the second period and two more in the third. That outburst put her at 247 career points (104 goals, 143 assists), one more than Natalie Darwitz had in three seasons in the early 2000s.
“Once Hannah got that one, it just kept on going,” Gophers coach Brad Frost said. “To get five on the night and become the all-time leader in Gopher women’s hockey history points wise, what an accomplishment. We’ve had incredible players come through our program, and for her to be at that milestone is really great.”
Brandt, a three-time Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award finalist, is the fourth player in Gophers history with 100 goals. Her five goals against the No. 5 Beavers (10-4-2, 7-4-1) tied a program record set by Nadine Muzerall on Jan. 22, 2000.