Ryan Chesley celebrates a big goal. Photo by Matt Krohn from Gopher Sports

Gophers Surrender Late Lead, Win in OT over Michigan State

Minneapolis, MN – After an overtime affair Friday night, Sunday’s matinee between Minnesota and Michigan State again needed extra time to settle the score. This time, however, no shootout was required (thank goodness). Jimmy Clark scored the game-winning-goal in the 3-on-3 overtime session as the Minnesota Gophers (7-4-3 Overall, 2-3-1-2 B1G) pulled out an overtime win over the Spartans (10-4-2, 5-0-1-2). Michigan State had scored two goals in the final five minutes of regulation to […]

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Gophers Give Up Three Leads to Sparty, End Up with One Point

Minneapolis, Minn. — The Gophers threw 80 pucks towards the Sparty net on Friday night and had three leads, but only came away with one conference point in a 3-3 tie after losing the shootout. No. 8 Minnesota (6-4-3, 2-3-2) got nice goals from Connor Kurth, Bryce Brodzinski and Rhett Pitlick that all came from great plays getting the puck to right player in the right spot, but No. 7 Michigan State (10-3-2, 5-0-2) found […]

Rhett Pitlick celebrates as goal. By Bjorn Franke from GopherSports

Gophers Earn Series Split with Fighting Irish

Minneapolis, Minn. — Gophers coach Bob Motzko challenged his team to be more mature Saturday after underclassmen made three immature mistakes to feed the Fighting Irish offense in Friday’s 4-2 loss. No. 6 Minnesota’s (6-4-2, 2-3-1) response satisfied their coach during their 4-1 win over No. 17 Notre Dame (7-4-2, 3-1-2). The Gophers got a pair of goals from Rhett Pitlick, one from Jaxon Nelson and one from Ryan Chesley to split the series with […]

Brodzinski just missing a rebound

Sluggish Gophers Drop Series Opener 4-2 to Notre Dame

Minneapolis, MN – Behind 33 saves by 1st Team Big Ten goaltender Ryan Bischel alongside a bevy of blocked shots, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish spoiled the homecoming for the Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-4-1 Overall, 1-3-0-1 B1G), taking the lead in the 3rd and never letting go to win Friday’s contest by a 4-2 margin. Minnesota was giftwrapped a golden opportunity early in the first, when two Notre Dame players went to the box within […]


GPL Podcast #249: A Successful Trip to Yost

The Gophers get 4 out of 6 points in Michigan which is always a good thing! Still struggle on the shootout. We talk about all that as well as the newly signed recruits and preview the weekend against Notre Dame. Audio You can listen to the podcast here, or on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Spotify , Amazon Music and Audible . It is also available on just about any podcast website or player. […]

Jimmy Snuggerud celebrates a goal. Photo by Craig Cotner

Late Snuggerud Goal in Ann Arbor Earns Tie for Gophers

Ann Arbor, MI – Jimmy Snuggerud scored with 4:26 left in the third period as the Minnesota Gophers (5-3-2 Overall, 1-2-0-1 B1G) salvaged a tie on the road against the Michigan Wolverines (5-5-2, 0-3-1-0) Saturday evening. Neither team scored in the 3×3 overtime, and while the game goes down as a tie in the Pairwise rankings, Michigan won the shootout to earn the extra conference point. Like Friday night’s contest, Michigan got on the board […]