Minnesota Earns Sweep With 11-0 Win Over St. Cloud State
Freshman forward Sarah Potomak posts two goals and three assists for Gophers

Freshman forward Sarah Potomak had two goals and three assists for the Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:37  MIN1-0 PP GW Hannah Brandt (3)Lee Stecklein/3
1st 12:00  MIN2-0 PP Kelly Pannek (5)Sarah Potomak/4, Megan Wolfe/4
1st 14:07  MIN3-0 EV Hannah Brandt (4)Sydney Baldwin/1, Megan Wolfe/5
2nd 2:46  MIN4-0 EV Brook Garzone (1)Sydney Baldwin/2, Taylor Williamson/2
2nd 5:09  MIN5-0 EV Sarah Potomak (2)Dani Cameranesi/2, Cara Piazza/3
2nd 5:22  MIN6-0 EV Hannah Brandt (5)Sarah Potomak/5, Dani Cameranesi/3
2nd 9:17  MIN7-0 SH Hannah Brandt (6)Sydney Baldwin/3, Sarah Potomak/6
2nd 11:45  MIN8-0 EV Cara Piazza (2)Kate Schipper/5, Milica McMillen/3
2nd 15:49  MIN9-0 EV Kate Schipper (1)Kelly Pannek/3, Brook Garzone/2
2nd 16:13  MIN10-0 EV Cara Piazza (3)Kate Schipper/6, Sydney Baldwin/4
2nd 16:21  MIN11-0 EV Sarah Potomak (3)Dani Cameranesi/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Cloud State  0000
Minnesota  38011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Cloud State  1236
Minnesota  1010424
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (2-2-0)  0/2 2/4 0
Minnesota (4-0-0)  2/2 2/4 1
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Fitzgerald (L, 1-2-0)45:226 71412
Taylor Crosby14:385 0101
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sidney Peters (W, 2-0-0)60:000 1236

MINNEAPOLIS - The No. 1 Minnesota women's hockey team extended its shutout streak to four-straight games and 12 different Gophers scored points as the team defeated St. Cloud State, 11-0, at Ridder Arena Saturday evening.

Sarah Potomak (two goals, three assists), Hannah Brandt (four goals), and Sydney Baldwin (four assists) led the way in the scoring column. A trio of Gophers recorded three-point games in Cara Piazza (two goals, one assist), Kate Schipper (one goal, two assists), and Dani Cameranesi (three assists) as well.

"It was a great evening for us," head coach Brad Frost said. "Obviously we had some bounces go our way with some of our shots, but to be able to jump out early like we were hoping would happen and get up three there in the first was great, and then just to maintain that possession and have some goals go in the net in the second period was good."

Brandt scored the eventual game-winner on the power play just 2:37 into the game. Pannek netted a power-play goal of her own midway through the period to move the Gophers to five-for-five with the man advantage in this weekend's series, and Brandt added an even-strength goal before the period ended. Minnesota took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission before the Gophers scored an NCAA-record eight goals on 10 shots in the second period.

"Normally that doesn't happen," Frost said. "That's what I mean when I say there were some bounces our way. It usually takes a lot more shots to generate that many goals. For some reason, tonight they were going in."

The Gophers' eight-goal second period set a new women's hockey record. Teams have scored seven goals in a single period nine times in NCAA history, but the Gophers set a new record today. The eight-goal period included three goals in a 32-second span, just three seconds off Minnesota's program record for three fastest goals (29 seconds on Feb. 14, 1999).

Brook Garzone scored her first goal of the season at 2:46 of the second period before Sarah Potomak scored her first of two for the game just 2:23 later. Brandt completed her fifth career hat trick at 5:22 and added a shorthanded goal for her fourth tally of the game at 9:17 to make it 7-0 midway through the game.

Brandt's four-goal effort is tied for second all-time as 10 Gophers have recorded four-goal games 13 times in program history. The last Gopher to score four goals in a single game was Amanda Kessel against North Dakota on Jan. 11, 2013.

After Brandt's fourth goal of the game, Minnesota scored four more goals before the end of the second period. Piazza scored at the 11:45 mark of the middle frame before the Gophers rattled off three goals in 32 seconds: Kate Schipper at 15:49, Piazza at 16:13, and Potomak at 16:21. The Gophers had 11 goals on 20 shots at the end of the second period.

Minnesota (4-0-0, 2-0-0 WCHA) set a new single-game record for shooting percentage in the win. For the game, the Gophers scored 11 goals on 24 shots for a .458 percentage, improving on the program record of .370 (10 goals on 27 shots) dating back to Jan. 9, 1999 in a 10-0 win over St. Cloud State.

St. Cloud State (2-2-0, 0-2-0 WCHA) received 12 saves on 18 shots faced from Katie Fitzgerald, who started the game in net and returned for the third period. Taylor Crosby made one save in 14:38 during the second period. Sidney Peters earned her second shutout of the season and fourth of her career with six saves for the Gophers.

The Gophers are now riding a four-game shutout streak and have not surrendered a goal yet this season. Dating back to the 2015 national championship game, Minnesota has not allowed a goal in 244:54 consecutive minutes.

"To have a shutout again was good; that's what we're shooting for every game," Frost said. "Sid played well when we needed her to tonight, so overall we're happy with the six points this weekend and looking forward to getting out to Ohio State."

Minnesota travels to Columbus, Ohio, for a WCHA series at Ohio State next weekend. Puck drop between the Gophers and Buckeyes is scheduled for 5:07 p.m. CT Friday, Oct. 16 and 1:07 p.m. CT Saturday, Oct. 17.