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Gophers Swept by Notre Dame

Fighting Irish Stifle Gopher Offense En Route to Mariucci Sweep Minneapolis, MN – For the first time all season, the Gophers lost two games in a row last weekend. Notre Dame (5-4-1-1-0-1 Big Ten, 7-6-1 Overall) came into Mariucci Arena and swept Minnesota (9-3-0, 11-3-0), handing the Gophers their first sweep of the season, and first sweep since losing at home to North Dakota in November of 2019. Notre Dame’s suffocating defensive structure (which, incidentally, […]

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Gophers Lose Saturday, Come Back Sunday to Earn Split in Madison

Road Split Means Gophers Keep Pace in Big Ten Standings Madison, WI – All good things must come to an end. Not since Cornell in 1970 has an NCAA Men’s hockey team gone undefeated. Minnesota’s bid for a perfect season ended in their 11th game, as the Gophers fell to the Wisconsin Badgers 3-1 Saturday night for their first loss of the season. The visitors bounced back on Sunday, coming from behind to win 5-3 […]

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Unbeaten Gophers Surge to #1 Ranking at the Break

Minnesota’s 8-0 Start is Best Since 87-88 Ann Arbor, MI – Jack LaFontaine started his career wearing Maize and Blue and playing home games at Yost Arena. He leaves Yost with an emotional shutout victory for the visiting team, capping off a perfect 8-0-0 start for the University of Minnesota. The Gophers (8-0-0 Overall, 8-0-0-0-0-0 B1G) swept the Michigan Wolverines (5-5-0, 3-5-0-0-1-0) to continue their unbeaten streak beginning the year. Minnesota moved up to #1 […]

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Meyers Leading Gophers Unbeaten into First Half Finale

During a 2020 where things have been far from perfect, No. 4 Minnesota has a chance to head into their winter break without a blemish on their record. The Gophers haven’t trailed in any of their games so far this season against Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan State and continued that trend against Michigan. Even dropping off three of their top young defensemen, Ryan Johnson, Jackson LaCombe and Brock Faber, for USA Hockey’s World Junior […]

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Gophers Sweep Again at Michigan State

3-1, 4-2 Wins Give Minnesota First 6-0 Start Since 01-02 East Lansing, MI – Another weekend, another sweep for the Gopher Men’s Hockey team. Building upon their 4-0 start with home sweeps of Penn State and Ohio State, the Minnesota Gophers (6-0-0 Overall, 6-0-0 B1G) went into East Lansing and swept the Michigan State Spartans (2-3-1, 1-3-0). The Gophers are the first team in the country to six wins, and the 6-0 start is the […]

Staudacher Adds Grit to Gophers D Corps

Minneapolis, Minn. — While watching Minnesota sprint out of college hockey’s starting gates to four straight wins over Penn State and Ohio State, it was obvious that the Gophers defensive corps were playing at a high level. Coach Bob Motzko’s roster touts Buffalo first round pick sophomore Ryan Johnson, Anaheim second round pick sophomore Jackson LaCombe, Los Angeles second round pick Brock Faber and Toronto fifth round pick Mike Koster, but it was undrafted sophomore […]

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Gophers Sweep Buckeyes to Stay Perfect in 20-21

Minnesota Starts 4-0 for 1st Time Since 14-15 Minneapolis, MN – Normally, Gopher fans have to wait a whole week to see their team take the ice again. 2020 has disrupted everything, included the beloved Friday-Saturday cadence of college hockey. The Minnesota Gophers (4-0-0-0 B1G, 4-0-0 Overall) hosted the Ohio State Buckeyes (0-2-0-0, 0-2-0) in a rare Monday-Tuesday series, just a few days after Minnesota swept Penn State to open the 2020-2021 campaign. The Gophers […]

Sammy Walker Adding Steps to His Game

Minneapolis, Minn. — If Minnesota is going to take the next step as a program, then they’re going to need to see some of their top players make the transition from good to elite. Gophers coach Bob Motzko hopes that his junior captain might be one of the players ready to make that leap. “Our biggest challenge here is we have an entire group of guys who have to take that next step,” Motzko said. […]

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