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Minnesota Closes Boston Trip with 4-2 Win over Boston College

Lettieri breakaway at 11:10 of the third clinches game for Gophers Win is Lucia’s 700th coaching victory Boston, MA – Coming off a gut-wrenching loss at Northeastern Friday night, the Gophers needed something good to happen to turn around the road trip. A trip to Boston College’s Conte Forum was just what the doctor ordered. Minnesota (6-4-2) fought through adversity, including a disallowed game-tying goal, to prevail over the #4 Boston College Eagles (11-4-1) 4-2 Sunday […]

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Gophers Blow Another Third Period Lead, Lose to Northeastern 6-4

Schierhorn shaky yet again Boston, MA – As far as trends go, this might be one the Minnesota Gophers want to eliminate. The Gophers (5-4-2 Overall) staked themselves to a 4-2 lead entering the third, but a lack of aggressiveness until it was too late combined with less-than-stellar goaltending play by Eric Schierhorn led to four unanswered Northeastern Huskies (5-5-4) goals in the final frame.  The team’s fourth loss on the season is also their […]

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Kloos Scores Lone Goal to Earn Gophers Split with Mavs

Minneapolis, Minn.–The Gopher’s struggles against in-state teams continued Friday in a disappointing effort and 4-1 loss to Minnesota State. Don Lucia responded by shuffling his entire forward lineup to spark his captain Justin Kloos, but stuck with the goaltender he pulled after two periods in Mankato. Both decisions paid off as Kloos scored the only goal of the game, Eric Schierhorn delivered a 23-save shutout, and Minnesota defeated the Mavericks 1-0 in front of 9,323 […]

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Minnesota Woes Continue as Gophers Lose to Yet Another In-State Rival

Mankato beats Minnesota 4-1, drops Gophers to 1-15 in their last 16 against MN schools Mankato, MN – If it feels like a long time to you since the Gophers beat another Minnesota school, you’re in good, miserable company. The Minnesota State Mavericks (8-4-1 Overall, 5-4-1 WCHA) used two powerplay goals to power their offense past the Gophers (4-3-2 Overall, 0-0 B1G) 4-1 Friday night in Mankato.  Minnesota has won one out of their last […]

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Rivalry Renewed Weekend Ends With Gopher 2-0 Win

Minneapolis, Minn — Ryan Lindgren and Tyson Jost scrapped along the boards as the seconds ticked down Saturday and 10,310 fans stood in applause at Mariucci Arena as the first weekend of a rivalry renewed came to a close with a 2-0 Minnesota victory. The #13 Gophers (4-2-2) got a bounceback shutout performance from goaltender Eric Schierhorn, and goals from Mike Szmatula and Vinni Lettieri in the victory over the #3 Fighting Hawks (5-2-1). “[I […]

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Gophers Rally, Force Tie with Fighting Hawks

Power play goals, scrums, comebacks, overtime and a very loud arena.  “That had a little bit of everything” said a fairly happy coach Lucia, post-game.   In a game that many fans of both programs had been looking forward to for years, the Gophers and Fighting Hawks did not disappoint.  A back and forth – and wildly entertaining affair – that saw the Gophers rally four separate times to tie the game, including twice with […]