Game Recaps

Captain Kloos Earns Gophers Split with Sixth Game Winner

Minneapolis, Minn. — The band didn’t get to play the Battle Hymn Saturday night, but a Justin Kloos goal and last minute stand returned the Gophers alone atop the Big Ten Standings with a 3-2 win in front of 10,469 at Mariucci Arena. “I actually didn’t see it go in, I just heard the crowd so I was pretty pumped,” said Kloos. “Crowd was great, that was really fun, one of the most fun games […]

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Game Recaps

Gophers Sweep Sparty with Pair of 4-2 Wins

East Lansing, Mich. — Inconsistency was the buzzword swarming Gopher hockey this week as the Gophers had one more chance before break to correct a trend of seesaw series. Minnesota delivered 120 minutes of consistent defense, held Michigan State to just 33 shots on the weekend, earned a pair of 4-2 wins, and their first road sweep of the Spartans since 1978. The #11 Gophers (9-5-2, 3-1-0-0) got their game winner from Brent Gates Jr., […]

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Game Recaps

Same Story, Different Night as Gophers Swept by Huskies

St. Cloud, Minn.–The Gophers got great starts against the Huskies this weekend by getting early two goal leads each game, but St. Cloud State was able to rally both times for 6-5 and 3-2 wins over the maroon and gold. #7 Minnesota (2-2-0) got goals from Jack Ramsey and Taylor Cammarata in the first period, but #14 St. Cloud State (2-2-0) answered with three consecutive goals by Jack Poehling, Jacob Benson, and Mikey Eyssimont in […]

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Gophers Complete Sweep of Alaska Schools

Anchorage, Alaska — Minnesota completed a weekend sweep of Alaska schools Sunday by defeating Alaska Fairbanks 6-3 with 13 Gophers contributing points in front of 1,682 at Sullivan Arena. Tyler Sheehy had two goals, Mike Szmatula had two assists, and Anchorage native Eric Schierhorn had an assist and made 17 saves for Minnesota (2-0-0) during their win against the Nanooks (1-1-0). “I knew it would be a more difficult game for us tonight, and they […]

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Podcast

GPL Podcast #94 – 2016/17 Season Premiere

We are back for our 5th season of the GPL Podcast Sponsored By Vintage MN Hockey! We preview the Freshman class (Pitlick, Lindgren and Zuhlsdorf). The addition of Mike Szmatula. Renovations at Mariucci. Recruiting. How the B1G will be this year. The games up in Alaska. There is also a TON of audio that Vegoe captured at media day. 30+ minutes worth. So give it a listen! You can listen to the podcast above, or […]

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News

Gophers Top Big Ten Coaches Poll for 2016-17 Season

Minneapolis, Minn. – Pre-season speculation is underway in college hockey and a Big Ten Hockey Coaches Poll predicted a fourth consecutive regular season title for the Gophers. The coaches also noted Justin Kloos, Jake Bischoff, Leon Bristedt and Eric Schierhorn on the Big Ten Watch List. Minnesota has won all three conference titles in the latest version of the Big Ten Hockey Conference, and the last two of the old version of the WCHA. If […]

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Game Recaps

Michigan Ends Gophers Season

St. Paul, Minn. – Expectations are always high at Minnesota, players and fans expect the program to win banners every season, but the 2015-16 team will have to just settle for one as they fell 5-3 to Michigan in front of 6,180 at Xcel Energy Center in the Big Ten Tournament final. Minnesota (20-17-0) sits on the outside of the PairWise rankings at #18 heading into selection Sunday, and it’s streak of four post-season appearances […]

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Podcast

GPL Podcast #90 Still atop the B1G

Vegoe is out sick this week, so it’s just Hammy and myself. We talk about the jekyll & hyde weekend that has become pretty typical with this team. The team owns their destiny right now. They lead the B1G and can stay there if they want. Hammy and I also talk a bit about Rachel Blount’s article on how the Big Ten is a buzzkill for fans in Minnesota As usual there is bonus audio […]