Gophers women’s hockey to play in Frozen Four in Duluth Friday

(ABC 6 News) – The No. 2 ranked Golden Gopher women’s hockey team (30-5-3) will meet the Wisconsin Badgers (27-10-2) on Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth.

The winner will advance to the national championship against Ohio State or Northeastern on Sunday afternoon. Ohio State is the reigning national champion.

Minnesota has won seven national championships (2000, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016), with 2012 being last time the Frozen Four was in Duluth.

The Gophers and Badgers will meet for the sixth time this season with Minnesota going 1-2-2 against Wisconsin. The Gophers won the most recent matchup, 4-2, in the WCHA Final Faceoff semifinals.

Minnesota ranks first in the nation in scoring offense in goals-per-game (4.60). The Gophers have scored 175 goals in 38 games this season with six or more goals in 11 different games.