Matthew Wood transfers to Minnesota. Photos courtesy of the University of Connecticut and the NHL.

Matthew Wood Picks Minnesota Out of Transfer Portal Over Michigan and North Dakota

ByEric VegoeApr 7, 2024

Minneapolis, Minn. — Gophers coach Bob Motzko hinted throughout the season that just because Minnesota had not been very aggressive in the transfer portal the past couple years didn’t mean they were going to avoid dipping their toes in the portal at some point. Sunday afternoon there were two tweets just minutes apart from Mike McMahon and Mike Grinnell signaling that the Gophers might have made the biggest splash in the college hockey portal this offseason by adding Nashville first round pick Matthew Wood to their roster. Wood is a 6’ 4′ ‘ forward that made the move to UConn…

Jimmy Snuggerud is returning for his Junior year at Minnesota! Photo by Craig Cotner.

Snuggerud Announces He’s Back for 24-25

ByEric VegoeApr 2, 2024

Minneapolis, Minn. — While the Gophers knew they were going to be saying goodbye to graduate Jaxon Nelson as he signed his contract with the Boston Bruins this week, the future of sophomore Jimmy Snuggerud was something less certain. A quick social post Tuesday afternoon cleared it up and the team’s leading goal score will be back for his junior year. “I am excited to announce I’m coming back to the University of Minnesota next season,” said Snuggerud. “It was a tough ending to this season, and I feel like we have some unfinished business to accomplish. I am committed…

Jaxon Nelson signs a free agent contract with the Boston Bruins. Photo by Craig Cotner.

Jaxon Nelson Signs with Boston Bruins

ByByEric VegoeApr 2, 2024

Minneapolis, Minn. – Jaxon Nelson did all he could down the stretch trying to get his college team to the Frozen Four next weekend. Nelson came back for a fifth…

Boston University celebrates after getting an empty net goal to seal the victory. Photo by Craig Cotner.

Gophers Bounce Out of NCAA Tournament in 6-3 Loss to Terriers

ByByEric VegoeMar 30, 2024

Sioux Falls, SD — During the first period of the Sioux Falls Regional it looked like the script was going according to plan for the Gophers. Jaxon Nelson scored the…

Jaxon Nelson scores the game winning goal! Photo by Craig Cotner

Gophers Grind 3-2 Win Over Omaha

ByByEric VegoeMar 29, 2024

Sioux Falls, SD — All season the Gopher’s focus has been getting back to the Frozen Four for a third consecutive season. It wasn’t about winning a conference title. It…

Nevers gets his first goal of the season. Photo by Bjorn Franke (Gopher Sports)

GPL Bracketology 2024 Edition: Who Goes Where?

ByByChris EckesMar 24, 2024

With all the conference tournament games in the books, we now know the 16-team NCAA field. Congrats to UMass, narrowly sneaking ahead of Colorado College to nab the last spot…

Jacob Barczewski with a solid effort in a 2-1 Michigan win. Photo by Brad Rempel of Gopher Sports.

Michigan Beats Gophers 2-1 to Advance to Big Ten Championship

ByByChris EckesMar 16, 2024

Minneapolis, MN – Behind a dominating effort, the Michigan Wolverines (21-13-3) beat the Minnesota Gophers (22-10-5) 2-1 to make the Big Ten title game. Jimmy Snuggerud scored his 21st goal…

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