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Gophers Get 2 of 6 Points vs. Michigan

Minneapolis, MN – With a team as talented as Michigan, it doesn’t take much to create scoring opportunities. The Wolverines have seven first-round NHL draft picks on their roster, including four of the top five from the most recent draft, and that talent was on full display this weekend at Mariucci Arena. Minnesota themselves are no slouches, boasting two first rounders of their own (Ryan Johnson and Chaz Lucius). All in all, it was a […]

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Minnesota Seeks Consistency with Michigan Coming to Mariucci

Mistakes During Alaska Loss Drops Minnesota to No. 12 in PWR Minneapolis, Minn. — Bob Motzko’s crew seemed ready to stay the course this past weekend despite dealing with a tidal wave of unexpected news. The Minnesota men’s hockey team played a solid game against Alaska Friday night in a 4-1 win. However, undercurrents that frustratingly have yet to disappear grabbed ahold of them Saturday when a crucial early mistake forced them to chase the […]

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Gophers LaFontaine Signs Pro Contract with Canes

Fifth-year goalie will immediately join Carolina taxi squad Minneapolis, Minn. — Gophers men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko was watching the Minnesota Vikings wrap up their season Sunday when his phone rang and it brought the type of news that usually doesn’t come until after his own team wraps up their season — fifth year player Jack LaFontaine informed him that he was signing a professional contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. “According to him, he got […]

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Gophers Kick Off 2nd Half With 4-1 Win at MSU

East Lansing, MI – A lot has happened since the Gophers last won in Michigan just a month ago. A 5-1 Friday clinic was followed up by a disappointing 6-2 Saturday finish for Minnesota’s fifth-straight split. Minnesota had four players (Brock Faber, Matthew Knies, Chaz Lucius, Ryan Johnson) depart for the World Junior tournament in Canada. The World Juniors were cancelled. The NHL pulled out of the Olympics. Several Gopher players (Faber, Knies, Meyers, Johnson) […]

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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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