Gophers women's hockey coach Brad Frost has agreed to a three-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2023-24 season, the University of Minnesota athletic department announced Tuesday.

The deal was actually signed before this season began.

Frost is in his 15th season with the Gophers; his teams have won four NCAA championships and made nine trips to the Women's Frozen Four. His career record at Minnesota is 418-87-35.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to continue to lead this incredible program," Frost said in a news release.

The Gophers (5-3) are ranked No. 3 in the latest poll behind unbeatens Wisconsin and Ohio State.

"Brad is a proven leader and an excellent coach," Gophers athletic director Mark Coyle said in the same news release.

"Our expectations are extremely high for our women's hockey team and under Brad's guidance, the program annually contends for conference and national championships. I look for that to continue with Brad at the helm."