Another title for Gopher women’s hockey
The Golden Gopher women's hockey team used a 4-3 win on the road at Bemidji State to wrap up the regular season as WCHA champions on Feb. 23. Minnesota's win, coupled with a Wisconsin tie, secured the outright regular-season conference title, guaranteeing the conference tournament number-one seed and a WCHA Tournament first-round bye for the Gophers.
Minnesota's WCHA regular-season title is the 10th in program history and the Gophers' first since the 2014-15 season.
"I think this championship is one of the hardest to win because it's a battle of attrition and it's over the long haul," head coach Brad Frost says. "To be as consistent as our team was this year, and to win the WCHA championship, we're ecstatic and looking forward to getting into playoffs."
As WCHA champions, the Gophers receive a first-round bye straight to the WCHA Final Faceoff, which will be held at Ridder Arena March 9 and 10. The winner of the 2019 WCHA Final Faceoff receives the league's automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.