In her freshman season, forward Maddie Castro didn't start in any matches. She didn't start her sophomore or junior seasons, either. Finally, on Aug. 17, in Minnesota's season opener against Utah, Castro started in her first career match. The next match on Aug. 19, Castro scored her second career goal and recorded an assist in the Gophers' 2-1 victory over Utah State.
No. 3 Minnesota (5-0-1, 3-0-1-0) defeated St. Cloud State (2-4-0, 0-2-0-0) 6-2. Five Minnesota skaters recorded two or more points during the game.
No. 22 Wisconsin (11-2-3, 5-1-3) defeated Minnesota (8-7-1, 4-4-1) 3-2 on Saturday. Badgers forward Lauren Rice scored the match-winning goal with 38 seconds remaining in regulation.
Defender Nikki Albrecht and midfielder Celina Nummerdor could have chosen to stay closer to home and play for Wisconsin. Instead, the pair have crossed the border to play for Minnesota.
Growing up in Aldergrove, British Columbia, Amy and Sarah Potomak watched Daniel and Henrik Sedin light up the lamp for the NHL's Vancouver Canucks. Now, the Potomak sisters are making an impact as siblings themselves for Minnesota.
Indiana (7-5-2, 3-4-0) came out on top and defeated Minnesota (8-6-1, 4-3-1) 3-2 in the Gophers' first road loss of the season.
Fans at Amsoil Arena in Duluth were treated to extra hockey on Saturday. No 3. Minnesota (3-0-1, 1-0-1) took No 4. Minnesota-Duluth (3-1-0, 1-1-0) to overtime. The Bulldogs prevailed 3-2 in a shootout.
Sophomore Alex Gulstene and junior Sydney Scobee will be Minnesota's goaltending duo until a clear starter emerges. Scobee and Gulstene both won games in Minnesota's series sweep over Mercyhurst (0-2-0) last weekend.
While senior defender Emily Peterson recovered from a torn ACL, freshman defender Delaney Stekr took her place as a left outside back.
Minnesota (2-0-0) swept No. 10 Mercyhurst (0-2-0) this weekend at Ridder Arena, outscoring the Lakers 9-2 in both games. The Gophers defeated the Lakers 5-0 on Saturday.