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Schierhorn Shutouts Union in Icebreaker Win

Duluth, Minn. – The Gophers didn’t let their Friday night loss to Minnesota Duluth carry over into an afternoon game before a sparse crowd at Amsoil Arena on Saturday. Goaltender Eric Schierhorn earned his ninth career shutout, behind only the school record 13 held by Kellen Briggs and Adam Wilcox, with 26 saves, and #3 Minnesota got past #16 Union 2-0 on goals by Casey Mittelstadt and Rem Pitlick. After a night where all the […]

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Gophers Sports Sells 3M Naming Rights to Mariucci Arena

Minneapolis, Minn. — Seeking new revenue streams to fund their $169 million athlete village, the University of Minnesota announced a 14-year, $11.2 million sponsorship agreement with 3M on Monday.  The Gopher hockey facility will now be known as 3M Arena at Mariucci, and funding from naming rights will directly support construction of the new Athletes Village. “I feel like we’re enhancing our program, we talk all the time, we’re such a visual element of the […]

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Scanned Ticket Data Up One Percent for Gophers Men’s Hockey in 2016-17

Senior Associate Athletics Director Tom McGinnis also addresses Big Ten expansion and specific efforts to improve fan experience with Gopher Hockey Minneapolis, Minn. — The University of Minnesota consistently runs the top revenue producing men’s hockey program in the nation and has racked up a college hockey record six consecutive regular season titles, but an average of 2,583 tickets per home game went unscanned this past season, dampening the atmosphere at Mariucci Arena. Minnesota’s 2016-17 […]

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North Star College Cup Shelved

Minneapolis, Minn.–After a four-year cycle, the North Star College Cup is no more, as fan apathy towards college hockey in Big Ten and National College Hockey Conference era stubbornly persists. “Institutions had hoped the tournament would appeal to more fans, however, the interest level has not grown over the last four years as we had hoped,” said the University of Minnesota in a release. The event drew paid attendance of 28,906 and 28,715 during the […]