Erik Nelson


Gophers end January with a sweep of Ohio State

No. 2 Minnesota (24-3-1, 14-3-1-0) swept No. 7 Ohio State (15-11-0, 9-9-0-0) in Columbus, Ohio, winning 7-2 on Friday and 7-1 on Saturday. The Gophers scored at least six goals in consecutive games for the first time since scoring at least six in four consecutive games between Nov. 18 and Nov. 30.

Defender Olivia Knowles brings Canadian influence to Gophers

The west coast of British Columbia has orcas, black bears and a rich hockey tradition. Campbell River, British Columbia, located on Vancouver Island, prides itself on being the hometown of Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman. This coastal city is also the hometown of Gophers defender Olivia Knowles.

Minnesota splits weekend series against Wisconsin

No. 2 Minnesota (22-3-1, 12-3-1-0) defeated No. 1 Wisconsin (21-3-0, 11-3-0-0) 3-1 on Saturday at Ridder Arena after falling 2-1 on Friday. Left winger Nicole Schammel scored twice as the Badgers allowed three goals in a game for the first time since Oct. 19.