MINNEAPOLIS - After breezing through the regular season unbeaten, Minnesota has needed overtime to win its first two games in the NCAA women's hockey tournament.
The Gophers even, for the first time in this season, trailed Boston College at the beginning of the third period in the semifinals Friday. But they only need one more victory to become the first team in the sport to finish with a perfect record. They play Boston University on Sunday for the title, taking a 48-game winning streak onto their home ice. The Terriers beat Mercyhurst to advance to face the defending champion Gophers. Minnesota junior forward Amanda Kessel - Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel's sister - was selected the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner Saturday. All three finalists for the honor, given to the top player in the sport, were Gophers.
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