PRIOR LAKE, Minn. -- The No. 2 University of Minnesota women's hockey team wrapped up the first half of the regular season with a 4-0 win over Minnesota State in the 2019 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women's Faceoff Classic at Dakotah! Ice Center in Prior Lake, Minn., on Saturday afternoon.
Taylor Heise had a goal and an assist and Catie Skaja tallied two helpers to lead Minnesota (15-1-3, 9-1-2-1 WCHA). Sydney Scobee made 18 saves in her fifth shutout of the season as the Gophers outshot Minnesota State (7-10-2, 2-8-2-2 WCHA) by 26-18 for the game.
The Gophers took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission after Heise buried a feed from Grace Zumwinkle with 5:41 remaining in the first period. Madeline Wethington, Emily Oden, and Amy Potomak tallied second-period goal to extend the lead to four before the teams played a scoreless third period.
With the win, Minnesota closed out 2019 on an NCAA-best 10-game unbeaten streak, having gone 7-0-3 since Oct. 26.
The Gophers return to action at Ridder Arena in the New Year, hosting Yale at 4:07 p.m. CT on Saturday, Jan. 4 and 2:07 p.m. CT on Sunday, Jan. 5. Saturday's game against the Bulldogs is Goldy's Kids Club Day at Ridder Arena, and Sunday's game features a Cub Family 4-Pack ticket deal. The Gophers will hold their annual Teddy Bear Toss during Sunday's game, along with hosting Daddy Daughter Day at Ridder Arena. Minnesota is pleased to welcome Edina residents to campus for Edina Community Weekend when the team hosts Yale as well.