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Gophers Get Split vs. Fighting Hawks at The Ralph

Grand Forks, ND – With the football Gophers picking up a win in the longest college football rivalry Saturday afternoon, it was only fitting that another storied Gopher rivalry resumed on the ice. The rivalry between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and North Dakota Fighting Hawks was back on display this weekend, as the #11 Gophers (9-7-0 Overall, 5-3-0-1 B1G) traveled up to Grand Forks to battle the #6 Hawks (10-5-0, 5-1-0-0 NCHC). Minnesota cruised to […]

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Gophers Split with Penn State

Minneapolis, MN – For the third time in as many weeks, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers came out of their Big Ten weekend series with a win and a loss. This time, it helped them gain ground on first-place Michigan, who was swept by Notre Dame. The Gophers (7-5-1-1 Overall, 5-2-0-1 B1G) dropped Friday’s series opener for the fifth time in seven series, but bounced back Saturday for their fifth Saturday regulation win (and […]

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Gophers Get 4 Points in Madison

Madison, WI – The old adage goes ‘split on the road, sweep at home’. Through two weekends of Big Ten hockey, the Gophers have managed to do one point better. After sweeping Notre Dame in the Big Ten opener last weekend, the Minnesota Gophers (6-4-0 Overall, 3-0-0-1 Big Ten) managed to escape from the Kohl Center with four out of six league points, and held serve at the top of the league standings. Minnesota’s 10 […]

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Gophers Swept by Bulldogs

Minneapolis, MN – It has certainly been the best of times for the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s hockey team recently. Perennially mired in mediocrity, UMD’s fortunes have changed since winning their first NCAA championship at the Xcel Energy Center in the 2010-2011 season. Over the past 10 years, it would be hard to argue that any team has had more success on the ice than the Bulldogs, who have won three national championships and played in […]

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Gophers Split Entertaining Weekend Set with St. Cloud

Minneapolis, MN – The “speed limit” certainly increased on the Gopher season this weekend. After the Mercyhurst series, coach Bob Motzko mentioned several times that the sledding got tougher for this Minnesota team immediately, with home-and-homes against #2 St. Cloud and #5 Minnesota-Duluth before launching into their Big Ten schedule. The Gophers (3-1-0) split with the St. Cloud State Huskies (4-2-0), with both teams winning on the road. St. Cloud came out on top Friday […]

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Minnesota Sweeps Mercyhurst as College Hockey Season Routine Returns for Motzko

Motzko knows he has some work to do with his team to prepare and surely knows he’ll be leaning on them as an emotional series comes up in St. Cloud next weekend. Minneapolis, Minn. — The first weekend of the college hockey season meant the return of a few familiar routines to 3M Arena at Mariucci. The rouser rang out through the rafters following each of their 12 goals. The student section got to practice […]

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Gophers Kick Season Off Right With 7-4 Win Over Mercyhurst

Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota Gophers were set to begin their 2021-2022 season a week ago with a series against the Alaska Nanooks. COVID concerns meant the Nanooks never made it out of Fairbanks, and Minnesota was forced to remain idle one more long week before finally squaring off against the Mercyhurst Lakers. It was worth the wait. The Gophers experienced it all in Friday’s season-opener – power plays and penalty kills, big leads and […]

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Mankato Beats Gophers 4-0 to End Season

Minnesota State Advances to Frozen Four Gophers Shut Out for First Time All Season Eyes on Talented Gopher Youngsters who may Turn Pro Loveland, CO – Sometimes you run into a buzzsaw. With a chance to advance to the Frozen Four, the #1 seed Minnesota Gophers (24-7-0 Overall) were outclassed by the #2 seed Minnesota State Mavericks (22-4-1) in every facet of the game. Mankato scored the first two goals of the game midway through […]

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Gophers Beat Omaha 7-2 to Advance to West Regional Final

Minnesota to face Minnesota State in the West Regional Final Gophers win First NCAA Tourney Game since 0.6 Seconds Game vs. North Dakota in 2014 Loveland, CO – It has been almost seven years since Minnesota’s last NCAA Tournament win, a Frozen Four thriller against North Dakota where the Gophers scored with 0.6 seconds left to win the game. Since then, Minnesota lost in the 13-14 Championship game against Union and has lost in the […]

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Gophers Explode in 2nd, Hang On in 3rd to Win Big Ten Tournament

Victory over Wisconsin likely seals #1 Seed in NCAAs; Jack LaFontaine Named Tournament MVP South Bend, IN – For the first time since 2016-2017, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers will be hanging a banner. The Gophers (23-6-0 Overall) used a big second period to jump out to a commanding 5-1 lead, hanging on to win 6-4 over the Wisconsin Badgers (20-9-1). Wisconsin drew within one at 5-4 in the final minutes of the game, […]

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Gophers Come Back in 3rd, Win in OT to Advance to Title Game

Minnesota came back to win a game from two-goals down for the first time all season; Brock Faber back in the lineup South Bend, IN – After coming from behind again with a berth in the Big Ten Playoff championship game on the line, perhaps it’s time to stop calling this Gopher team ‘good with the lead’. The Minnesota Gophers (22-6-0 Overall) came back from a two-goal third period deficit against the Michigan Wolverines (15-10-1) […]

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Minnesota Wins Big Ten OT Nailbiter vs. MSU

Gophers Advance to face Michigan in Tournament Semifinal Monday at 7:30PM; Defenseman Faber Hurt South Bend, IN – It’s never easy ending another team’s season. I don’t think anyone thought it would be this hard against Michigan State, though. The Gophers (21-6-0 Overall) looked like they might get shut out by league cellar-dwellers Michigan State (7-18-2) before scoring late to tie and then again to win in overtime. The quarterfinal victory sets up an exciting […]

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