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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Minnesota women's hockey team will celebrate its perfect 2012-13 season with a visit to the White House on Monday.

President Obama will recognize national championship teams in a formal ceremony on the South Lawn.

Spanning from 2011 to 2013, the Golden Gophers compiled an unprecedented 62-game win streak, while they capped off a historic 41-0-0 record in 2013 with their second-straight national championship.

The Gophers defeated Boston University, 6-3, for the national championship on March 24, 2013 at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota was led by Amanda Kessel, who tallied 101 points her junior year and was named the 2013 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner, an honor given to the top player in Division I women's hockey.

The Minnesota travel party will depart Sunday, March 9 from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and return Monday evening to prepare for the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

The event will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live.

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