Gopher Women's Hockey: A Cool Way to Beat the Badgers in a Shoot Out

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http://www.startribune.com/four-days-to-savor-for-amy-potomak-and-gophers-women-s-hockey/564543672/


Soon, ESPN’s John Buccigross, an anchor of the network’s Sunday night “SportsCenter’’ broadcast, declared he would resign if Potomak’s goal wasn’t the No. 1 play on SC’s Top 10. Buccigross did not resign.

Potomak said she practiced the between-the-legs shot while growing up and playing with her four brothers. She’d also seen William Karlsson of Vegas Golden Knight use it.

“I didn’t think I’d ever try on a big stage, especially against a team like Wisconsin,’’ Potomak said. “Actually, Frosty was the one who suggested I give it a shot.’’

Frosty is Gophers coach Brad Frost, who explained his suggestion this way:

“I told her to do it, but I didn’t teach her to do that, I’ll tell you that,’’ Frost said. “… I just had a feeling if she did it, it would be really hard to stop.’’

Potomak shook off any doubts about the shot.

“Well, I guess since Frosty and [assistant coach] Bethany [Brausen] just looked at me and believed in me that I could do it, my confidence rose a bit there,’’ she said. “ … I remember thinking, ‘Man, what if I do score?’ I wasn’t thinking. ‘What if I miss.’ ’’

She didn’t miss, and the Gophers have the latest memorable episode in their rivalry with Wisconsin.

“I knew she could do it; she knew she could do it; and she felt freedom to do it,’’ Frost said. “It was pretty cool.’’
 

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Very cool!!

This popped up on my YouTube feed this morning, so I'm a bit late to the party.


I often give hockey, especially women's hockey, crap for how few teams there are in the nation. But this was indeed very awesome!
 
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