A second consecutive national championship and an undefeated season. Not a bad afternoon at the office as the Gopher women's hockey team defeated Boston University 6-3 in the NCAA championship game Sunday at Ridder Arena.
Mira Jalosuo scored on the power-play in the first period to give the Gophers a 1-0 lead. Rachel Ramsey took a hooking penalty at 16:48 of the first which led to a Hannah Brandt short handed goal that put the Gophers up 2-0. Just 16 seconds later, BU's Sarah Lefort put the Terriers on the board with a power-play goal.
The Gopher women owned the second period as they picked up goals from Amanda Kessel and Milicia McMillen to extend the Gophers lead to 4-1. The Terriers battled back early in the third period picking up a power play goal as Marie-Philip Poulin beat Noora Raty. Rachel Ramsey picked up her ninth goal of the year in the third period to give the Gophers a 5-2 lead then Junelle Kohanchuk scored to pull the game to within two with under three minutes to play.
Amanda Kessel put the game away with an empty net goal with 49 seconds left in the game.
Ratty stopped 18 of 21 shots in the championship game.
The Gophers were domintnat trailing only 67:32 of game time of the entire season.