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Gophers Sweep Spartans

Minnesota Inches Further Ahead in the Race for the Big Ten Title; Magic Number at 1.5 Wins Minneapolis, MN – And then, there were two. Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota each entered the weekend with a chance to win the Big Ten title still, but after Michigan’s Friday loss to Ohio State, just the Gophers and Badgers remained alive in the quest for the championship. Wisconsin took care of business Friday night against Notre Dame before […]

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NCAA Tournament Details — Well Sort Of…

Minneapolis, Minn. — Gophers men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko has joked this season anytime when questions about the NCAA Tournament come up that the media should let him know when they hear something, because no one is asking him for his opinion or telling him what’s going to happen. This week NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee Chairman Mike Kemp, also Omaha’s associate athletic director, made the rounds of the college hockey media landscape […]

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Shutout Sweep in South Bend!

Gophers Bounce Back with Pair of 3-0 Wins South Bend, IN – If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: leaders have to lead, especially at critical moments of the season. Perhaps no juncture of the 2020-2021 Gopher hockey season has been more critical than this weekend’s series against Notre Dame. Minnesota is coming off a home sweep at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers, who vaulted over the Gophers into first […]

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Show Me Series with Notre Dame Up Next

Minneapolis, Minn. — Starting the season with ten straight victories raised optimism for Gopher Hockey this year. Coach Bob Motzko had a veteran roster that showed down the stretch of the pandemic shortened 2019-20 season that they were starting to understand the style of play preferred by their coach and it seemed like banners were possible if COVID didn’t derail the college hockey season. Instead, after getting swept 1-4 and 1-8 to Wisconsin, the coach […]

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Gophers Humbled As Badgers Sweep

8-1 Saturday Win Moves Wisconsin Into 1st Place in Big Ten Minneapolis, MN – The biggest series of the season thus far pitted first-place Minnesota against second-place Wisconsin. The Gophers maintained a five-point lead in the conference standings over the Badgers, and a home sweep would have put Minnesota in the driver’s seat to capture the regular season Big Ten title. Wisconsin had other ideas. The Badgers’ top players came to play, as first round […]

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Gophers Return to Winning Ways with Sweep at Ohio State

5-1, 5-2 Wins keep Minnesota atop Big Ten Standings Columbus, OH – There’s no time like the present to start a new winning streak. After a 10-game jaunt to start the season, Minnesota had lost 3 of 4 to Wisconsin and Notre Dame in mid-January before exploding for 20 goals last weekend against a road-weary Arizona State team. The biggest outstanding question was which Gopher team was more like the real one? The team that […]

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20-Goal Outburst Vaults Gophers to Weekend Sweep of Sun Devils

Minnesota scored 10 goals in back-to-back games to trounce Arizona State Minneapolis, MN – After last weekend’s disappointing losses to Notre Dame, Minnesota needed a good weekend to get back on track. Boy, did they get it. The team’s first losing streak of the season ended with a bang, as the Gophers (13-3-0 Overall, 9-3-0 B1G) outscored Arizona State (5-13-2) 20-2 on the weekend. Minnesota reached the 10-goal plateau both nights – the first time […]

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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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