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Gophers Fall 3-2 to Mavericks

St. Paul – Minnesota entered the North Star College Cup well aware of their recent struggles against their in-state rivals. They leave the weekend with two more losses falling 4-2 to Bemidji State, 3-2 to Minnesota State, and are now 1-12 in their last 13 games against the Beavers, Bulldogs, Huskies, and Mavericks. “It’s not like we take these games easier, or lighter than other games, we have these marked on our calendar as I […]

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Beavers Best Gophers in North Star Cup Opener

Bemidji Comes Back in 3rd to Beat Minnesota 4-2 St. Paul, MN – “I’m embarrassed for myself and for our team today.” Justin Kloos did not mince words after the Gophers’ 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Bemidji State Beavers Saturday evening, visibly upset at the effort and the result of yet another Gopher loss at the hands of an in-state rival. Connor Reilly summed it up with a little more verbosity: “We didn’t […]

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Gophers Send Badgers Back to the Barn

Gophers Score in Bunches, Early and Late, Sweep Bucky with Blowout Plenty of Gopher offense, plenty of cheap shot Badger play…some things rarely change in this rivalry. The Gophers jumped out to an early lead against a struggling & disinterested defensive team (usually known for its defense), withstood some sloppy play in the middle, and put their foot on Bucky’s throat late, to the tune of a 9 – 2 win on Saturday night. The […]

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Gophers Shut Out Badgers 4-0

Win Moves MN to Solo 1st Atop the B1G Standings Madison, WI – It looks like the Gophers picked a good time to start playing good hockey. Minnesota (12-10-0 Overall, 7-2-0 B1G) extended their winning streak to four games with a 4-0 shutout of the Wisconsin Badgers (4-11-6 Overall, 1-6-2 B1G). The win moved the Gophers to the top of the B1G conference standings, alone in first place with 21 total points. After successfully killing […]

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Gophers Sweep Sparty with 3-1 Saturday Win

Third period goals from Kloos, Connor Reilly, and Bristedt ENG get three points Minneapolis, Minn. – Comebacks have been rare for this year’s Gopher hockey program and there wasn’t much of a response when the Spartans took a lead early in the second period. However, Justin Kloos started the third period with a goal 31 seconds in and goals followed by Connor Reilly and Leon Bristedt giving Minnesota (11-10-0, 6-2-0-0) a 3-1 victory over Michigan […]

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Gophers Cruise to 5-2 Victory over Spartans

Win Vaults Minnesota into Tie for First Place in B1G Standings Minneapolis, MN – The turmoil of ‘arrogant little jerks’, poorly developing players, and myopic coaching were nowhere to be found in Mariucci Arena Friday evening. After a week in which a critical newspaper article in the CityPages was the talk of the Gopher Hockey community, the team looked like they had put the piece past them from the opening puck drop. Justin Kloos scored […]

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Gophers Dominate Nittany Lions 7-1

Minnesota Rides Stout Defense, Timely Goal Scoring to Easy Victory State College, PA – After controlling the play for the majority of the game on Friday, the Gophers may have felt like they deserved a better result than the 3-2 OT loss to the Nittany Lions that they had. On Saturday, Minnesota was rewarded for their good play. The Gophers controlled play on offense, smothered on defense and were disciplined throughout, resulting in steady advantages […]

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Minnesota Loses 3-2 to Penn State in Overtime

Gophers Fail to Capitalize on Three Breakaways, Lose in OT in Happy Valley State College, PA – The Gophers have made something of a habit of mounting comeback bids recently. Minnesota came back to take the lead against Harvard in the Mariucci Classic, and they came back to beat UConn in the game prior. Comebacks are risky business, though, and tonight the Gophers paid the price. Minnesota dominated the third period and scored twice in […]