Mankato – Sarah Potomak tied the Gophers’ program record for points in a game with seven on two goals and five assists as the No. 3 Gophers routed Minnesota State Mankato 11-1 on Friday in a WCHA women’s game at the Verizon Wireless Center.
The freshman left wing from Aldergrove, British Columbia, had assists on three of the Gophers’ five goals in the first period.
She had a goal and an assist in both the second and the third, when the Gophers scored three times each period.
Her linemates had five-point games: center Hannah Brandt had three goals — her fourth hat trick — and two assists, and Dani Cameranesi two goals and three assists.
Potomak tied a record shared by Brandt and Nadine Muzerall.
Defensemen Megan Wolfe of the Gophers had three assists and Milica McMillen two.
“It was a really good win here tonight, getting everybody involved,” Gophers coach Brad Frost said.
“Good to get off to that quick start and be able to continue to push the pace and build on what we did there in the first period.”
Both teams used two goalies. Amanda Leveille made 13 saves on 14 shots faced over the first two periods for the Gophers (14-1, 10-1). Emma May made three saves in the third period in her first action for the Gophers.
Brianna Quade took the loss, making 11 saves on 18 shots faced for the Mavericks (2-14-1, 0-13). Katie Bidulka made 14 saves on 18 shots.