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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 […]

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Kloos Scores Lone Goal to Earn Gophers Split with Mavs

Minneapolis, Minn.–The Gopher’s struggles against in-state teams continued Friday in a disappointing effort and 4-1 loss to Minnesota State. Don Lucia responded by shuffling his entire forward lineup to spark his captain Justin Kloos, but stuck with the goaltender he pulled after two periods in Mankato. Both decisions paid off as Kloos scored the only goal of the game, Eric Schierhorn delivered a 23-save shutout, and Minnesota defeated the Mavericks 1-0 in front of 9,323 […]

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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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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 […]