Schipper Scores a Pair as Minnesota Tops St. Cloud State, 7-0
Junior forward Kate Schipper posts two goals for Gophers

Junior forward Kate Schipper scored two goals for the Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:56  MIN1-0 EV GW Kate Schipper (6)Cara Piazza/15, Megan Wolfe/16
1st 17:51  MIN2-0 EV Hannah Brandt (20)Dani Cameranesi/22
1st 18:29  MIN3-0 EV Kate Schipper (7)Cara Piazza/16, Kelsey Cline/4
2nd 10:06  MIN4-0 PP Milica McMillen (7)Hannah Brandt/20
2nd 10:35  MIN5-0 EV Nina Rodgers (5)Paige Haley/2, Megan Wolfe/17
2nd 13:53  MIN6-0 EV Dani Cameranesi (19)Hannah Brandt/21, Sarah Potomak/27
3rd 7:37  MIN7-0 PP Kelsey Cline (1)Caitlin Reilly/4, Nina Rodgers/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Cloud State  0000
Minnesota  3317
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Cloud State  55212
Minnesota  179632
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (8-9-2)  0/1 3/6 0
Minnesota (16-3-0)  2/3 1/2 0
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Fitzgerald (L, 7-9-2)60:007 146525
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Amanda Leveille (W, 12-3-0)60:000 55212

ROSEVILLE, Minn. - The No. 3 Golden Gophers defeated St. Cloud State, 7-0, in the 2015 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum game at the Roseville Skating Center Friday night.

Kate Schipper scored two goals, including the game-winner, and Hannah Brandt led all players with three points as the Gophers blanked the Huskies. Seven Gophers had multi-point nights as Cara Piazza (2a),Kelsey Cline (1g-1a), Megan Wolfe (2a), Nine Rodgers (1g-1a), and Dani Cameranesi (1g-1a) joined Brandt (1g-2a) and Schipper (2g) in putting up multiple points.

Minnesota received 12 saves from Amanda Leveille in the shutout effort. The Gophers outshot SCSU, 32-12, as Katie Fitzgerald made 25 saves for St. Cloud State.

"I thought our team played really, really well tonight," head coach Brad Frost said. "Getting the lead there in the first and being able to extend the lead and then obviously get three more in the second was big for us.. I thought Lev was great when we needed her to be, and we were able to dress everybody tonight. Seeing Sierra Smith get her first game action of the year was neat. Overall, it was just a great night."

The Gophers took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission as Schipper scored twice and Brandt added a goal in the opening stanza. Schipper netted the game-winner at 8:56 before Brandt scored off a feed from Cameranesi at 17:51. Schipper then scored her second of the game just 38 seconds later.

The second period saw Milica McMillen score on the power play at 10:06, and Nina Rodgers added another tally 29 seconds later. Cameranesi scored at 13:53 to give the Gophers a 6-0 lead at the second intermission. Cline then scored on the power play from Caitlin Reilly and Rodgers midway through the third period to ice the 7-0 victory.

Minnesota went 2-for-3 on the power play while holding the Huskies scoreless on their lone opportunity with the man advantage.

The game marked the second-straight time the Gophers and Huskies have met in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum game. Last year, Minnesota earned a 5-0 win over SCSU at Braemar Arena in Edina, Minn., behind a hat trick from Kelly Pannek.

"It was just a really good event here tonight," Frost said. "It was our second time playing in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Classic, again it was just so enjoyable with a great crowd, lots of little girl hockey players and some high school players here."

The Gophers now have four weeks until their next regular-season game. Minnesota faces the Minnesota Whitecaps in an exhibition game on Wednesday, Jan. 6 before hosting Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10 to kick off the second half of the year.

"I'm really happy with the first half," Frost said. "We still have some room for improvement. We're excited about the break and getting a little time off and then getting back at it in January."