The Gophers women's soccer team will play Creighton at 1 p.m. Sunday in an exhibition match at Morrison Stadium in Omaha.

Minnesota, ranked No. 19 in the United Soccer Coaches' preseason poll released Friday, returns seven starters, including captain Tori Burnett, a defender, and senior forward Sydney Squires, who has 17 career goals, from the 2016 team that won Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and finished 16-3-4.

Squires had eight goals last season; junior April Bockin had seven and also returns.

Creighton was 9-6-2 last year and finished seventh in the Big East.

U.S. wins in hockey

Joey Anderson, a Minnesota Duluth forward from Roseville, had a hat trick as Team USA defeated Canada 7-5 in the championship game of the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Mich.

Anderson scored power-play goals early in the first and second periods and added an empty-net goal in the final minute.

He will be a sophomore at UMD this season.

Dylan Samberg, an incoming Bulldogs freshman from Hermantown, Minn., had two assists for Team USA.

St. Cloud State sophomore forward Ryan Poehling, of Lakeville, had a goal and one assist, and forward Casey Mittelstadt, an incoming Gophers freshman from Eden Prairie, added one assist.

Vegas signs Schmidt

The Vegas Golden Knights signed defenseman Nate Schmidt to a two-year, $4.45 million deal after claiming the former Gopher from Washington in the NHL expansion draft.

The Golden Knights announced an arbitrator's decision on the contract Saturday night.

Schmidt had 17 points in 60 games for the Capitals last season and four more points in 11 playoff games.

The 26-year-old from St. Cloud initially signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent after his junior year at Minnesota in 2013.

Tommies ranked high

The St. Thomas men's soccer team is ranked third in the United Soccer Coaches' preseason poll, behind defending NCAA Division III champion Tufts University and Calvin College.

The Tommies won the MIAC title last season and return Mark Heydt, the conference player of the year, and goalkeeper Aidan Hogan.

Saints roll

The St. Paul Saints routed the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 12-2, scoring four runs in the second inning and seven in the fourth. Saints third baseman Nate Hanson had two hits, including a two-run single, to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.