Women’s D-I Frozen Four: Minnesota blanks Cornell, to play Wisconsin, which crushed Clarkson

Nicole Schammel of Minnesota (Minnesota Athletics)
Nicole Schammel of Minnesota scored the game-winner against Cornell. (Minnesota Athletics)

HAMDEN, Conn. — Minnesota got a power-play goal from Nicole Schammel in the second period and an empty-netter from Sarah Potomak to advance to the national championship game. The Gophers are playing in their first national championship since 2016, when they defeated Boston College.

Minnesota will face WCHA rival Wisconsin, which broke open its semifinal in third period against two-time defending national champion Clarkson and cruised to a 5-0 win. Wisconsin has not won a national championship since 2011.