Going to Tampa! Photo by Craig Cotner
NCAA Tournament

Tampa Bay Bound! Gophers Beat Huskies 4-1 in Regional Final to Advance to Frozen Four

Fargo, ND – The weather is nice this time of year in Tampa Bay. The Minnesota Gophers are going to be able to enjoy it. The Gophers (28-9-1) advanced to the Frozen Four in Tampa with a 4-1 victory over the St. Cloud State Huskies (25-13-3) in the West Regional final. Minnesota will face Boston University on Thursday, April 6th. After a slow start in Thursday’s first-round game against Canisius, Minnesota looked like they were […]

Bryce Brodzinski with a Hat Trick against Canisius. Photo By Craig Cotner
NCAA Tournament

After Sluggish Start, Gophers Use Huge 3rd Period to Beat Canisius 9-2

Fargo, ND – For about 30 minutes of game time Thursday night, the #16-seed Canisius Golden Griffins were the cinderella story of the NCAA hockey tournament. Canisius jumped out to a 2-1 lead early in the second period, and was looking to play spoiler. Then the Gophers showed up. The #1 overall seed Minnesota Golden Gophers (27-9-1) took a while to heat up, but once they did there was no stopping them, scoring eight unanswered […]


For Second Straight Year, Michigan Wins Big Ten Tournament on Mariucci Ice

Minneapolis, MN – The Michigan Wolverines might be getting used to the unfriendly confines of Mariucci Arena. For the second straight season, the Wolverines (24-11-3) beat the Minnesota Gophers (26-9-1) in the Big Ten Championship Game to hoist the Big Ten playoff trophy. The Gophers took a 3-2 third-period lead before Michigan scored two unanswered goals to win the game 4-3. Both teams now look ahead to the NCAA tournament, where each will be a […]

Nelson with the Gopher's first goal. Photo by Matt Krohn of Gopher Sports.

Gophers Seek “Revenge” In Big Ten Title Tilt vs. Wolverines

Minneapolis, MN – Playoffs are upon us, and the Gophers still have a sour taste in their mouths after the way the Big Ten tournament ended last year. Minnesota’s newly-minted Big Ten Hockey honorees spoke about last season’s 4-3 loss to Michigan in the Big Ten playoff championship this week, while looking forward to making this year’s rematch a different outcome. Matthew Knies was looking forward to the “revenge” game against the Wolverines, describing last […]