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    JupiterJupiter
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    Here is a new thread for the women’s team for 2022-23. Let’s get this down to a yearly thread vs  multiple years.

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    Does this look about right? Have we heard about Boreen, Norcross, Hengler or Oden for next year?
    23 skaters, 3 goaltenders
    Heise-5
    Boreen-5
    Skaja-5

    Murphy-So
    Grace Z-5
    Hemp-So

    Huber-So
    Oden-5
    Norcross-5

    Lindsay-So
    Conner-So
    Bouveng-Fr

    Tatur-So
    Audrey W-Jr
    Kaiser-Fr

    Ostertag-5
    Nicholson-Jr

    Maddie W-Sr
    Dunne-Jr

    Emily Z-So
    Hengler-5

    Laitinen-Fr
    Franco-Fr

    Pahl-Sr
    Vetter-So
    King-Sr

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    Thanks for reposting Lancaster! I appreciate it!

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    Wonder why the Gophers did not want to host it anymore? Cost? I guess maybe the WCHA gave them a sweet deal to continue it.

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    Does this look about right? Have we heard about Boreen, Norcross, Hengler or Oden for next year? 23 skaters, 3 goaltenders Heise-5 Boreen-5 Skaja-5 Murphy-So Grace Z-5 Hemp-So Huber-So Oden-5 Norcross-5 Lindsay-So Conner-So Bouveng-Fr Tatur-So Audrey W-Jr Kaiser-Fr Ostertag-5 Nicholson-Jr Maddie W-Sr Dunne-Jr Emily Z-So Hengler-5 Laitinen-Fr Franco-Fr Pahl-Sr Vetter-So King-Sr

    Re: Next season, I haven’t heard anything about Boreen, Norcross, Hengler or Oden. All four are obviously great players, and we hope all of them return. If they do it would make the team that much deeper, and stronger. I am super excited about this team’s potential! If they can put their egos aside and work HARD during the offseason winning the National Championship should be a realistic and attainable goal.

    It’s been a while…

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    Hey All, did we lose the great thread regarding the Women’s Transfer Portal? It seems to have disappeared with the changeover. Can someone with access please repost the portal entries from October through the current….much appreciated, and sorry for asking!!

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    Hey All, did we lose the great thread regarding the Women’s Transfer Portal? It seems to have disappeared with the changeover. Can someone with access please repost the portal entries from October through the current….much appreciated, and sorry for asking!!

    Sorry about that Vinny… I just removed the 2 huge threads that were in here. Completely my bad.

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    Hey All, did we lose the great thread regarding the Women’s Transfer Portal? It seems to have disappeared with the changeover. Can someone with access please repost the portal entries from October through the current….much appreciated, and sorry for asking!!

    Sorry about that Vinny… I just removed the 2 huge threads that were in here. Completely my bad.

    I recovered what I could and put it in the “Women’s Recruiting” thread

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    The women’s recruiting thread had major issue with formatting after the import. I wonder if our guy for the men’s board can get something similar going for the women?

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    Gracie Ostertag officially says she’s back for next year—as was long expected.

     

    If they are going to do these one per day over the next few days Boreen and Heise will be the biggest ones to watch for.

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    I thought there already was a Heise announcement? Probably wishful thinking

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    I thought there already was a Heise announcement? Probably wishful thinking

     

    Heise said she was coming back but there was no team announcement.

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    I thought there already was a Heise announcement? Probably wishful thinking

    Heise said she was coming back but there was no team announcement.

    Hopefully just an oversight.

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    Love her game and so glad she’ll be back. Not flashy, but she keeps her head up and always seems to make the right play. And in her senior season she took her game to the next level as she continued to gain confidence. Hopefully there’s yet another level she can attain in her “super senior” season.

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    Love her game and so glad she’ll be back. Not flashy, but she keeps her head up and always seems to make the right play. And in her senior season she took her game to the next level as she continued to gain confidence. Hopefully there’s yet another level she can attain in her “super senior” season.

    I agree. I thought Crystalyn was our most reliable defender for most of the season and was playing her best as a Gopher as the season came to a close.

    I also thought Olivia Knowles was playing pretty well down the stretch.

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    And the newest daily installment of “Who’s Returning to Gopher Hockey?” features…….

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    Another day, another returner…..

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    Boreen now official.

     

     

     

    Guessing we get Heise tomorrow.

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    As expected all are back who have eligibility but Amy Potomak.  Get the goalie situation figured out and this team should be good.

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    I think Heise peaked in January. Her crazy high play elevated the first line to wondrous heights and made the team a legitimate title contender.

    Then at the end of the year she reverted to her tendency to skate around the edges and to glib passing. I thought Boreen and Skaja still played pretty darn good but without the new magical Heise the rest of the team was exposed. It would be great to see more players with some significant improvement year to year.

    BUT, with the lack of activity in the portal and so many players returning for a fifth year, the internal health of the team and program seems good. I think as fans we have a reasonable basis for some optimism!

    “The deadline for fall and winter athletes to submit their names into the transfer portal is Sunday, May 1. For a student-athlete to still receive immediate eligibility in their sport for this upcoming fall or winter season, they must submit their name by that deadline. While there will likely be exceptions down the road for some select players, this date is crucial for college athletics.”

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    I also thought Olivia Knowles was playing pretty well down the stretch.

    I agree. She had a couple of years where I thought her play dipped, but she was far less error prone in her final season.

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    So would it be correct to say that the upcoming season holds tremendous promise, the likes of which we haven’t seen in some time? Plenty of depth at Forward and D where the battles for starting roles will be intense. In goal both Paul and Vetter gained valuable experience last season, and it will be interesting to see who gets the nod to start when Wisconsin and Ohio State come up on the calendar.

    No doubt the ladies are training extra hard this off-season to take full advantage of a very talented – and deep – roster.

    GO GOPHERS!

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    Not sure if the Gopher staff is dipping their toes in the portal, but I’m hearing one of the top targets, Harvard’s Dominique Petrie, is likely heading to another eastern school.

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    Ice, Lookin’ like Clarkson….

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    So would it be correct to say that the upcoming season holds tremendous promise, the likes of which we haven’t seen in some time? Plenty of depth at Forward and D where the battles for starting roles will be intense. In goal both Paul and Vetter gained valuable experience last season, and it will be interesting to see who gets the nod to start when Wisconsin and Ohio State come up on the calendar.
    No doubt the ladies are training extra hard this off-season to take full advantage of a very talented – and deep – roster.
    GO GOPHERS!

    I would say this is correct.

    My qualifiers-
    1: I believe we will need significant year over year improvement by some of our defensemen…and as Gopherguy says..
    2: we will need a little good fortune with the goaltending.

    At this point I am more concerned with #1 than #2.

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    So would it be correct to say that the upcoming season holds tremendous promise, the likes of which we haven’t seen in some time? Plenty of depth at Forward and D where the battles for starting roles will be intense. In goal both Paul and Vetter gained valuable experience last season, and it will be interesting to see who gets the nod to start when Wisconsin and Ohio State come up on the calendar. No doubt the ladies are training extra hard this off-season to take full advantage of a very talented – and deep – roster. GO GOPHERS!

    I would say this is correct. My qualifiers- 1: I believe we will need significant year over year improvement by some of our defensemen…and as Gopherguy says.. 2: we will need a little good fortune with the goaltending. At this point I am more concerned with #1 than #2.

     

    I’m still concerned the most about #2.  They have both proven they can beat the have nots, but can they consistently beat the haves in UMD, WI, OSU?  Bench started nearly all the games against those teams.

     

    I think adding the Finn D will be a significant boost.

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    So would it be correct to say that the upcoming season holds tremendous promise, the likes of which we haven’t seen in some time? Plenty of depth at Forward and D where the battles for starting roles will be intense. In goal both Paul and Vetter gained valuable experience last season, and it will be interesting to see who gets the nod to start when Wisconsin and Ohio State come up on the calendar. No doubt the ladies are training extra hard this off-season to take full advantage of a very talented – and deep – roster. GO GOPHERS!

    I would say this is correct. My qualifiers- 1: I believe we will need significant year over year improvement by some of our defensemen…and as Gopherguy says.. 2: we will need a little good fortune with the goaltending. At this point I am more concerned with #1 than #2.

    I’m still concerned the most about #2. They have both proven they can beat the have nots, but can they consistently beat the haves in UMD, WI, OSU? Bench started nearly all the games against those teams.

    I think adding the Finn D will be a significant boost.

    Totally reasonable.

    I was disappointed in Frost’s decision to ride Bench down the stretch. While I don’t consider the decision egregious.. ie she did play well against Wisconsin in December..which I consider her Gopher peak.. I thought Bench had shown she wasn’t the one to rely on for a post-season run and would not bail the team out of mistakes. Which turned out to be the case with the soft 1st goal against the Bulldogs after a fairly weak sequence by our first line.

    Pahl and Vetter hadn’t had the opportunities Bench had so I still figure one of them is bound to be good…lol Yes, pretty speculative stuff but I am still hoping!

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    https://www.theicegarden.com/2022/5/2/23052434/2022-top-25-under-25-womens-hockey-the-list

    From women’s hockey site “The Ice Garden”, the first installment of their annual “Top 25 Under 25” list. Incoming Gopher freshman Josefin Bouveng comes in at number 20.

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    20th best player in the world under 25 is an incoming freshman? That would have to be one of the best recruits in program history, no…

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    20th best player in the world under 25 is an incoming freshman? That would have to be one of the best recruits in program history, no…

    While I am somewhat optimistic, not sure I’d read too much into this article yet.

    https://www.theicegarden.com/2022/5/10/23045809/2022-top-25-under-25-18-anni-keisala-17-grace-zumwinkle

    A little more today. Grace Zumwinkle ranked at number 17.

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    https://www.theicegarden.com/2022/5/11/23039811/top-25-under-25-16-nelli-laitinen-15-ronja-savolainen

    More Gopher praise in today’s portion of “The Ice Garden” list as incoming freshman Nelli Laitinen comes in at number 16.

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    Quite frankly I was a little concerned about this upcoming  season’s recruiting class, but after reading the background and accomplishments surrounding Laitinen and Bouveng those reservations appear to be unfounded. Both appear to be solid additions to an already super talented lineup.

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    Are there going to be more current badgers/Buckeyes in the top 12?

    OSU: 14
    UMD: 19
    NU: 23
    UMN: 13, 16, 17, 20

     

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    badgers?

    Incoming transfer Jesse Compher is probably a lock. Incoming freshman Caroline Harvey (was on the Olympic team) is very likely. Two that didn’t make the final team but sat out the year as possible Olympic call ups, Lacey Eden and Britta Curl are also possible/likely.

    EDIT: Compher was number 12.

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    Nice writeup and confirmation of all returnees for the upcoming season. This team has the potential to be amongst the best ever for a Gopher team in program history. Certainly team offense should not be an issue!

    https://gophersports.com/news/2022/4/29/womens-hockey-eight-seniors-return-for-2022-23.aspx

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    Two tough stretches in a row in the fall and end of the season with UMD/OSU/WI back to back to back.  At least a bye week in there in the fall, but three in a row in Jan/Feb.

     

    Should be a fun quadrangle of dislike to determine the league champ

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    Former Whioux coach Brian Idalski gets the women’s job at St. Cloud

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