Five players on Minnesota (5-0) reached double digits and 12 players scored. Alabama A&M fell to 0-4 on the season.
The Gophers (11-4-1) swept their weekend series against St. Cloud State (2-12-0) at Ridder Arena.
With 3:13 left in the overtime period, Gophers freshman Taylor Wente rocketed the puck into the back of the net off a pass from Caitlin Reilly to seal the 2-1 victory over Mercyhurst last Friday.
Freshman goaltender Alex Gulstene made a huge save with a minute left and the game tied on Friday. The stop sent the game into overtime, and after that, Minnesota was on its way to victory. The Gophers edged out Mercyhurst 2-1 in overtime in Erie, Pennsylvania Friday night.
When the Gophers found themselves down a goalie, they asked Sierra Smith to dress into unfamiliar gear and get behind the net. She accepted.
The Gophers men's and women's tennis teams concluded their fall season Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
It was a high-scoring two days for Minnesota. The No. 6 Gophers scored 11 goals and stayed perfect on the road this season. The team moved their record to 7-4-1 after traveling to Mankato to take on the Mavericks. Minnesota beat Minnesota State Mankato 5-2 on Saturday after winning 6-1 on Friday. In the second game of the series, 10 Gophers recorded at least one point.
It is not often that a player wins Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week and then WCHA Defensive Player of the Month, but Gophers senior captain Sydney Baldwin did just that.
There was no love lost between Minnesota and Wisconsin this weekend as they chipped and clawed at each other every chance they could get.
Head coach John Carlson is moving to a new role as the director of men’s golf, while assistant coach Justin Smith took over as associate head coach, the University announced Monday.