The Gophers beat Ohio State after taking a 3-0 lead.
Playing for the first time in more than a month, the Gophers women’s hockey team started the second half of its season the same way it ended the first half: by routing Ohio State.
Hannah Brandt had a hat trick and Amanda Leveille stopped 29 shots as the Gophers defeated the Buckeyes 6-0 Friday at Ridder Arena.
It was Minnesota’s 29th consecutive victory over OSU — the Gophers lead the all-time series 58-8-1. Before taking a break for final exams and the holidays, Minnesota beat the Buckeyes 9-2 and 5-1 in a series in Columbus on Dec. 7-8.
Dani Cameranesi had two goals for the No. 1-ranked Gophers (20-1-0, 14-1-0), who led 5-0 after two periods. Rachel Bona got the final goal in the third; it was her 12th goal of the season.
Brandt has 13 goals. She put the Gophers ahead 1-0 at 2:03 of the first period. After Cameranesi’s first goal five minutes later, Brandt made it 3-0 on a power-play at 13:05 of the first.
That 3-0 start continued a Gophers’ trend. Since its 62-game winning streak was stopped by North Dakota, Minnesota has outscored its opponents 18-1 in the first period in the next seven games.
|Pittsburgh||0||Top 9th Inning|
|Tampa Bay||0||Top 7th Inning|
|Chicago Cubs||0||Bottom 6th Inning|
|St. Louis||1||Top 6th Inning|
|NY Mets - D. Gee||2:40 PM|
|Arizona - B. McCarthy|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran||6:05 PM|
|Philadelphia - C. Lee|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood||6:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - M. Pineda|
|Cleveland - Z. McAllister||6:08 PM|
|Detroit - A. Sanchez|
|Washington - T. Roark||6:10 PM|
|Miami - J. Fernandez|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez||7:05 PM|
|Texas - Y. Darvish|
|Boston - C. Buchholz||7:10 PM|
|Chicago WSox - J. Danks|
|Kansas City - J. Guthrie||7:10 PM|
|Houston - D. Keuchel|
|Oakland - T. Milone||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - T. Skaggs|
|Colorado - J. De La Rosa||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - A. Cashner|
|Los Angeles - P. Maholm||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - R. Vogelsong|
|LA Lakers||7:00 PM|
|Golden State||9:30 PM|
|LA Clippers||9:30 PM|
|Red Bull New York|