MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The University of Minnesota Women's Hockey team took home its seventh national title, with a 3-1 win over Boston College on Sunday afternoon.
"It never gets old first of all," head coach Brad Frost aid. "We're just so excited and happy and grateful to have won the 2016 national championship. It's somewhat surreal. I'm just so proud of our team and how they have come together over the latter part of the year."
Minnesota built a 3-0 lead before Boston College found a way to solve Amanda Leveille and the Gophers' defense. Leveille finished with 32 saves, and the Gophers held off the Eagles on four power-play opportunities, including a five-on-three advantage in the second period.
"When you get to this point in the year, in order to win big games, you have to have incredible goaltending," Frost said. "Hopefully people now will give Amanda Leveille the credit she deserves because she's a ridiculously talented goaltender."
The Gophers (35-4-1) are now back-to-back national champions for the third time in program history.
I can't express how much Gopher hockey has meant to me these past four years. I have been blessed with the greatest teammates and 3 nattys.— Amanda Leveille (@MandyLeveille29) March 20, 2016