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Gophers Humbled As Badgers Sweep

8-1 Saturday Win Moves Wisconsin Into 1st Place in Big Ten Minneapolis, MN – The biggest series of the season thus far pitted first-place Minnesota against second-place Wisconsin. The Gophers maintained a five-point lead in the conference standings over the Badgers, and a home sweep would have put Minnesota in the driver’s seat to capture the regular season Big Ten title. Wisconsin had other ideas. The Badgers’ top players came to play, as first round […]

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Gophers Return to Winning Ways with Sweep at Ohio State

5-1, 5-2 Wins keep Minnesota atop Big Ten Standings Columbus, OH – There’s no time like the present to start a new winning streak. After a 10-game jaunt to start the season, Minnesota had lost 3 of 4 to Wisconsin and Notre Dame in mid-January before exploding for 20 goals last weekend against a road-weary Arizona State team. The biggest outstanding question was which Gopher team was more like the real one? The team that […]

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20-Goal Outburst Vaults Gophers to Weekend Sweep of Sun Devils

Minnesota scored 10 goals in back-to-back games to trounce Arizona State Minneapolis, MN – After last weekend’s disappointing losses to Notre Dame, Minnesota needed a good weekend to get back on track. Boy, did they get it. The team’s first losing streak of the season ended with a bang, as the Gophers (13-3-0 Overall, 9-3-0 B1G) outscored Arizona State (5-13-2) 20-2 on the weekend. Minnesota reached the 10-goal plateau both nights – the first time […]

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Gophers Swept by Notre Dame

Fighting Irish Stifle Gopher Offense En Route to Mariucci Sweep Minneapolis, MN – For the first time all season, the Gophers lost two games in a row last weekend. Notre Dame (5-4-1-1-0-1 Big Ten, 7-6-1 Overall) came into Mariucci Arena and swept Minnesota (9-3-0, 11-3-0), handing the Gophers their first sweep of the season, and first sweep since losing at home to North Dakota in November of 2019. Notre Dame’s suffocating defensive structure (which, incidentally, […]

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Gophers Lose Saturday, Come Back Sunday to Earn Split in Madison

Road Split Means Gophers Keep Pace in Big Ten Standings Madison, WI – All good things must come to an end. Not since Cornell in 1970 has an NCAA Men’s hockey team gone undefeated. Minnesota’s bid for a perfect season ended in their 11th game, as the Gophers fell to the Wisconsin Badgers 3-1 Saturday night for their first loss of the season. The visitors bounced back on Sunday, coming from behind to win 5-3 […]

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Unbeaten Gophers Surge to #1 Ranking at the Break

Minnesota’s 8-0 Start is Best Since 87-88 Ann Arbor, MI – Jack LaFontaine started his career wearing Maize and Blue and playing home games at Yost Arena. He leaves Yost with an emotional shutout victory for the visiting team, capping off a perfect 8-0-0 start for the University of Minnesota. The Gophers (8-0-0 Overall, 8-0-0-0-0-0 B1G) swept the Michigan Wolverines (5-5-0, 3-5-0-0-1-0) to continue their unbeaten streak beginning the year. Minnesota moved up to #1 […]

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Gophers Sweep Again at Michigan State

3-1, 4-2 Wins Give Minnesota First 6-0 Start Since 01-02 East Lansing, MI – Another weekend, another sweep for the Gopher Men’s Hockey team. Building upon their 4-0 start with home sweeps of Penn State and Ohio State, the Minnesota Gophers (6-0-0 Overall, 6-0-0 B1G) went into East Lansing and swept the Michigan State Spartans (2-3-1, 1-3-0). The Gophers are the first team in the country to six wins, and the 6-0 start is the […]

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Gophers Sweep Buckeyes to Stay Perfect in 20-21

Minnesota Starts 4-0 for 1st Time Since 14-15 Minneapolis, MN – Normally, Gopher fans have to wait a whole week to see their team take the ice again. 2020 has disrupted everything, included the beloved Friday-Saturday cadence of college hockey. The Minnesota Gophers (4-0-0-0 B1G, 4-0-0 Overall) hosted the Ohio State Buckeyes (0-2-0-0, 0-2-0) in a rare Monday-Tuesday series, just a few days after Minnesota swept Penn State to open the 2020-2021 campaign. The Gophers […]