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Fighting Irish Find Four Goals in Win Over Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minn. — When it comes to conference play, Gophers coach Don Lucia has often said you want to sweep at home and split on the road. No. 13 Minnesota couldn’t get either with No. 1 Notre Dame this season, falling 4-1 in front of 9,890 at 3M Arena at Mariucci. Notre Dame (20-5-1, 14-2-0) got a pair of power play goals from Jordan Gross in the first and Jake Evans in the second and […]

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Michigan Sweeps Gophers at Mariucci

Minneapolis, Minn. — Minnesota capped its non-conference schedule with a win over top ranked St. Cloud State, and their 9-3 record against some of the better teams from the NCHC and ECAC positioned them comfortably at No. 9 in the PairWise Rankings. They followed it up with a pair of frustrating efforts against Michigan getting swept at home 5-3, 3-1 in a key weekend to right the ship in conference play. The Gophers are the […]

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Gophers Break Losing Streak Against Huskies with 2-0 Win

Romanko Rips Game-Winner, Szmatula Scores Empty Netter, Robson Records 34-Save Shutout Minneapolis, Minn. — There weren’t any WCHA points for grab this weekend, but Minnesota strengthened their PairWise Ranking with a 2-0 win over St. Cloud State at 3M Arena at Mariucci in front of 7,917 Saturday. Darian Romanko took advantage of a sloppy Huskies play early in the third period by intercepting a zone exit play and picking a spot in the right side […]

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Gophers Sweep Black Knights

Sheehy, Nanne, Szmatula, Rossini Get Goals in 4-1 Saturday Win Minneapolis, Minn. — Captain Tyler Sheehy said the mental refresh over break was going to be huge for the Gophers, and his message to the team heading into the second half was to relax, play hockey, and have fun with it. No. 10 Minnesota (12-9-1, 4-7-1-1) responded with two solid games against Army West Point (8-10-2, 6-7-2) earning a sweep with 3-0 and 4-1 wins. […]

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Badgers Hold on for 3-2 Win, Series Split at Gophers

Mittelstadt and Sadek Goals Not Enough Offense for Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. — A lot of eyes were raised this fall when Tony Granato added a graduate transfer All-American goalie to the red team to the east. Even more eyes were raised as that goalie was benched in favor of sophomore Jack Berry on Saturday night. The decision paid off for No. 14 Wisconsin as Berry made 40 saves including 20 in the third period defeating […]

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Sheehy Overtime Goal Gets Gopher Sweep Over Harvard

Pitlick Scores Seventh Goal, Sheehy Finds Fourth Goal Minneapolis, Minn. — Harvard goaltender Merrick Madsen made Minnesota anxious Saturday as he stonewalled the Gophers for over 54 minutes, but late goals by Rem Pitlick and Tyler Sheehy earned No. 7 Minnesota the sweep in front of 8,845 at 3M Arena at Mariucci. Madsen made 48 saves on the night, looked comfortable, challenged shooters with his 6’ 5” frame the whole night and it took 50 […]

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Gophers Sweep Sparty

Schierhorn Makes 21 Saves for 10th Career Shutout Minneapolis, Minn. — It wasn’t exactly a Picasso for the Gophers, but they made enough brush strokes to sweep the Spartans with a 4-0 shutout on Saturday. “We haven’t proven to be an offensive juggernaut,” head coach Don Lucia said. “We just kind of methodically get to 2 or 3 or 4, enough to win games.” No. 5 Minnesota (7-3-0 overall, 3-1-0-0 Big Ten) got the first […]

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First Battle Hymn Weekend for Gophers Comes Against Clarkson

Three Thoughts from 3M Arena at Mariucci Minneapolis, Minn. — Minnesota ended a streak of splits and poor specialty team play with a pair of home wins over No. 9 Clarkson. The power play produced three goals on 10 opportunities and the penalty kill did its job on all four shorthanded situations. Senior assistant captains Leon Bristedt and Mike Szmatula scored their first goals of the season, both on the power play, and junior goaltender […]