Gophers Celebrate Title with Big Ten Trophy
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Gophers Get Fifth Straight Conference Title

Minneapolis, Minn. — Nothing has come easy for Gopher hockey this season, but their leaders stepped up Saturday as Leon Bristedt, Hudson Fasching and Justin Kloos all scored goals in a Big Ten title clinching 4-1 win over Wisconsin in front of 10,383 at Mariucci Arena. The regular season title was the program’s fifth consecutive including the last two WCHA titles and the first three Big Ten titles. Boston University is the only other Division […]

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Gophers Extend Big Ten Lead with 4-2 Win Over Sparty

Kloos Tallies 100th Career Point as a Gopher Minnesota’s split with Michigan last weekend gave the Gophers a lead going into the last lap for a third consecutive Big Ten Title. Coming out of the first turn, Minnesota defeated Michigan State 4-2 while Michigan slipped by falling 7-4 to Ohio State 7-4, giving Minnesota a four point cushion in the conference race. Minnesota’s (18-14-0 overall, 13-4-0-0 Big Ten) victory at Munn Ice Arena over the […]

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Gophers Get Overtime Goal From Fasching

Minneapolis, Minn. —  Minnesota travelled to Ann Arbor in December trying to get out of Yost Arena still ahead of Michigan in the Big Ten Standings. They had the same goal this weekend at Mariucci Arena and an overtime game-winner by Hudson Fasching put the Gophers back in first place with a 3-2 win over the Wolverines. “We feel good, I mean we’re in first place, that’s about as good as you can feel to […]

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Gophers Split With Penn State

Minneapolis, Minn. – Minnesota spotted Penn State two goals before finding their game. The Gophers (14-13-0, 9-3-0) rallied for a brief third period lead, but Penn State (17-8-3, 7-5-0-0) capitalized on their opportunity late to win 5-3 at Mariucci Arena in front of 10,151. The Nittany Lions tried and failed to match Minnesota’s speed and skill Friday night according to Zach Saar, but they returned to their team identity of playing simple and playing for […]

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Gophers Fall 3-2 to Mavericks

St. Paul – Minnesota entered the North Star College Cup well aware of their recent struggles against their in-state rivals. They leave the weekend with two more losses falling 4-2 to Bemidji State, 3-2 to Minnesota State, and are now 1-12 in their last 13 games against the Beavers, Bulldogs, Huskies, and Mavericks. “It’s not like we take these games easier, or lighter than other games, we have these marked on our calendar as I […]

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Gophers Sweep Sparty with 3-1 Saturday Win

Third period goals from Kloos, Connor Reilly, and Bristedt ENG get three points Minneapolis, Minn. – Comebacks have been rare for this year’s Gopher hockey program and there wasn’t much of a response when the Spartans took a lead early in the second period. However, Justin Kloos started the third period with a goal 31 seconds in and goals followed by Connor Reilly and Leon Bristedt giving Minnesota (11-10-0, 6-2-0-0) a 3-1 victory over Michigan […]

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Crimson Win Mariucci Classic Championship 4-3 Over Gophers

Brodzinksi, Bristedt, Johnson score three unanswered goals, but team can’t hold onto lead Minneapolis, Minn.—The Gophers set out Saturday seeking their first Mariucci Classic Championship in three seasons and knew they’d have to stop Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey to do it. They kept the Hobey Hat Trick finalist in check for 59 minutes and 26 seconds, but Vesey assisted on a game tying goal and overtime winner as No. 7 Harvard (8-1-3, 4-1-3) beat Minnesota (8-9-0, […]

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Gophers Head to Break Atop Big Ten Standings

Gophers score first and hold on to beat Wolverines 3-2 Ann Arbor, Mich.—Every time the Gophers and Wolverines are set for a tilt Don Lucia talks about the Michigan 10-minute game, and how fast the maize and blue come out of the gate—especially when it’s at Yost Ice Arena. Minnesota (7-8-0, 3-1-0) weathered the storm Saturday, got on the board first, and then held on for a 3-2 win over No. 9 Michigan (9-3-3, 2-1-1) […]