Hopkins High School graduate Becky Kortum of Minnetonka finished her University of Minnesota women's hockey career in a big way Sunday, as the Gophers won a second straight NCAA title, capping off an unprecedented, undefeated season.
The team's 49-game winning streak extended past the 2012–13 record of 41-0, to include eight wins from the end of the 2011–12 season.
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USCHO.com recalled an earlier NCAA tournament goal by Kortum, a forward:
There was always someone on the team to step up and make the pivotal play. Senior Becky Kortum scored from her knees against Boston College to give her team its first lead late in the third period in the semifinal, and her celebration from her knees presented an unforgettable images.
“I can’t even tell you how special it was,” Kortum said. “I thought it was the game-winner, and [Sarah Davis] ended up having to put it away, which is awesome in itself. It was a great moment, and I’ll remember it forever.”
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Hopkins High School draws students from all or part of seven of the metro area's western suburbs: Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park and Plymouth