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University of Minnesota women's hockey team head coach and Cottage Grove resident Brad Frost walks of the ice with the national championship trophy after his team beat Boston University, 6-3, to win their second national title in a row with a 41-0 record. Not too long before taking over the Gophers, Frost spent time as a coach and teacher at New Life Academy. Photo courtesy of Vince Muzik/NCAA Photos

The road to Titletown: Coaches of national champion Gophers got start in south Washington County

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Last week, longtime pals Brad Frost and Joel Johnson led the University of Minnesota women's hockey team to a historic season. But not long ago the two friends and coaches were cutting their teeth in south Washington County.

This past Sunday, the Gophers won their second consecutive national championship, beating Boston University, 6-3, at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis to cap a perfect, unprecedented 41-0 season.

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