Mike Koster left the game in the 2nd after getting checked with contact to the head. Photo By Craig Cotner

Gophers Overcome Early Struggles to Sweep Spartans

Minneapolis, MN – In Friday’s game between Minnesota and Michigan State, it took all of nine seconds for the Gophers to take control of the contest. Saturday’s game took much longer to start feeling comfortable. Behind a flurry of goals in the second half of the game, the Minnesota Gophers (20-7-1 Overall (3-3 OT), 13-2-1-2 B1G) turned around an early MSU lead to down the Michigan State Spartans (13-13-2 (1-1), 6-9-3). The Gophers won the […]

Justen Close backstops a 8-0 shutout of MSU. Photo by Eric Miller, GopherSports.

Cooley’s Early Goal Sets the Tone as Gophers Romp Spartans 8-0

Minneapolis, MN – Michigan State was in it with a chance for 8 seconds in Friday’s affair against the Minnesota Gophers. By the ninth second, the Gophers had taken control. Logan Cooley scored on a partial breakaway at 0:09 of the first period, and Minnesota never looked back, scoring eight unanswered goals to dominate the Michigan State Spartans by a 8-0 margin on Friday night. After Cooley’s goal, the game settled down a bit, with […]

Adam Fantilli was pretty big in the weekend series vs Minnesota. Photo By Craig Cotner

Gophers Tie It Late Again; Michigan Flips Script to Win 5-4 in OT

Minneapolis, MN – At the end of the day, it was a split in this weekend’s series between the Michigan Wolverines and the Minnesota Gophers. It felt more like a slugfest. After an emotional overtime win Friday night, the Gophers (15-4-3-3-1 Overall, 11-2-1-2 B1G) found themselves down a goal late in the third once more. Like Friday night, they were able to score late to tie the game and force overtime. Unlike Friday, Michigan (11-7-3-2-1, […]

Knies cuts to the net. Photo by Craig Cotner

Knies’ OT Goal Gives Gophers 4-3 Victory Over Wolverines

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota continues to march toward a Big Ten title. In a “Big Time Atmosphere” at home, the Minnesota Gophers didn’t disappoint. Needing a 3rd period comeback, the Gophers (15-4-3-2-1 Overall, 11-2-1-1 B1G) responded, outshooting the Michigan Wolverines (11-7-2-2-1, 4-6-1-2) 18-6 in the final frame and finding a late Jackson LaCombe goal to force overtime. There, Matthew Knies scored with 8.8 seconds left in the extra session to make the Gophers 4-3 winners. […]


GPL Podcast #229: Guest – Connor Earegood

Connor Earegood from the Michigan Daily was our guest as we talked about the state of Michigan Hockey before the big series at Mariucci this weekend. Got a few good tidbits about their former coach Mel Pearson too! FUN guest! Hope to have him on again in the future! […]

Justen Close shuts out Notre Dame. Photo by Craig Cotner

Close Brilliant in Gophers 3-0 Shutout Over Irish

South Bend, IN – It was a weekend for the goalies. In Friday’s contest, it was Notre Dame’s goaltender Ryan Bischel who stole the show, stopping 36 of Minnesota’s 38 shots along with all three shootout attempts to steal two points for the outplayed Fighting Irish. In Saturday’s affair, Minnesota’s Justen Close answered back. The Senior netminder posted his fourth shutout of the season in a 38-save masterclass, stopping multiple breakaways and shutting down Notre […]

Jackson Nelson just misses. Photo by Joseph Weiser

LaCombe’s Late Goal Gives Gophers Tie vs. Notre Dame

South Bend, IN – It’s been a slow start to the second half for the Gopher offense. After two total goals last weekend against St. Cloud State, Minnesota’s high-flying forwards were once again quiet Friday night against Notre Dame. The Gophers needed a late extra-attacker goal from Jackson LaCombe to tie it up at 2-2. Although the Gophers (14-4-2-2-1 Overall, 10-2-0-1 B1G) lost the shootout, they still earned a valuable point in the Big Ten […]