Senior goalie Noora Raty is nearing the end of a wondrous career at the U of M. Raty won her 82nd and 83rd games last weekend as the Gophers swept Ohio State 7-2 and 8-0. She is now tied in career victories at the U with Jody Horak for first on the all-time list.
She also earned her 10th WCHA defensive player of the week award. She was actually co-defensive player this week with sr. goalie Jorid Dagfinrud of North Dakota. Dagfinrud is from Sarpsborg, Norway and was in nets for UND's 3-1 and 1-0 sweep of St. Cloud State. She stopped 34 of 35 shots.
Raty stopped 15 shots the first night, 20 the second in her 30th shutout. The Gophers play at UND this weekend, so Raty, of Espoo, Finland, will probably face Dagfinrud.
FRESHMAN STAYS HOT
Hannak Brandy of Vadnais Heights, a forward for the Gophers, is the offensive player of the week. She had two goals and two assists for the U in the first game against the Buckeyes and two more assists in the second.
She has 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points in eight games. She was a plus-7 for the weekend.
* Tracy McCann, a junior forward for Minnesota State, was named the offensive player of the week. She had one goal and two assists as the Mavericks tied UMD 3-3 and then won the shootout on another goal of hers. She also had the goal as MSU Mankato beat the Bulldogs 1-0 in their second game.