College women's hockey: No. 1 Minnesota shuts out UMD
Minnesota Duluth didn't give No. 1 Minnesota many chances on the power play Friday at Amsoil Arena, but what the Gophers got, they took advantage of.
Minnesota Duluth didn’t give No. 1 Minnesota many chances on the power play Friday at Amsoil Arena, but what the Gophers got, they took advantage of.
Minnesota scored on two of its three power plays, shut down both of the UMD advantages and saw goaltender Amanda Leveille stop 26 shots in a 3-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association women’s shutout before 1,061.
Junior goaltender Kayla Black stopped 36 shots for the Bulldogs, who face a rematch with Minnesota at 6:07 p.m. today at Amsoil Arena.
Dani Cameranesi gave the Gophers a 1-0 lead at 15:40 of the first period with a power-play goal shortly after an unsuccessful Minnesota penalty shot. Cameranesi went on to assist on two goals by Hannah Brandy in the third period with Brandy’s first coming five-on-five at 8:34 and the second on the power play with 1:15 remaining.
The Gophers are now 8-for-12 this season on the power play while their penalty kill is a perfect
14-for-14 after killing both UMD power plays on Friday.
Despite only five power plays combined for both teams, penalties were plentiful with UMD being whistled six times for 12 minutes and the Gophers getting called four times for eight minutes. The Bulldogs’ Bridgette Lacquette was called for two penalties on Friday to bring her season total to six for 12 minutes. Her penalty for covering the puck in the crease at 15:21 of the first period led to the failed Minnesota penalty shot and her interference penalty at 18:05 of the third led to the second Minnesota power-play goal.
Minnesota Duluth 1-0-2-3
First period - 1. Dani Cameranesi 3 (Milica McMillen, Rachel Ramsey), 15:40 (pp).
Second period - No scoring.
Third period - 2. Hannah Brandy 3 (Kelsey Cline, Cameranesi), 8:34; 3. Brandy 4 (Cameranesi, Kelly Pannek), 18:45 (pp).
Saves - Amanda Leveille, Min, 8-11-7-26; Kayla Black, UMD, 13-9-12-36.