Sophomore Hannah Brandt scores hat trick for Gophers

Sophomore Hannah Brandt scored a hat trick for the Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - A Hannah Brandt hat trick and two goals by Dani Cameranesi propelled the University of Minnesota women's hockey team (20-1-0, 13-1-0 WCHA) to a 6-0 win against Ohio State on Friday at Ridder Arena. Brandt's 11th, 12th and 13th goals of the season gave the sophomore her third career hat trick.

Kelly Terry added three assists, and goalie Amanda Leveille stopped 28 shots to earn her sixth shutout of the season. The Gophers outshot the Buckeyes (7-12-2, 2-11-2 WCHA) 43-28.

Kate Schipper and Maryanne Menefee set up Brandt's first goal at the 2:03 mark of the first period. Brandt scored on the open right side of the net to put the Golden Gophers ahead 1-0.

Brandt lit the lamp again on the power play at 14:05 with a backhand from the right post assisted by Menefee and Milica McMillen. She completed the hat trick at 3:01 in the second in a scramble in front of the net.

Cameranesi notched Minnesota's second and fifth goals of the game, her 11th and 12th of the season. At 7:09 in the first, she scored over the goalie's left shoulder, with assists from Kelly Terry and Megan Wolfe. Cameranesi scored again in the second, and also added an assist on one of Brandt's goals.

Meghan Lorence set up Rachael Bona for the Gophers' final score of the night in the last two minutes.

Minnesota and Ohio State will conclude the series on Saturday with puck drop set for 6:07 p.m. The game will be televised on BTN.