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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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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 […]

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Beavers Best Gophers in North Star Cup Opener

Bemidji Comes Back in 3rd to Beat Minnesota 4-2 St. Paul, MN – “I’m embarrassed for myself and for our team today.” Justin Kloos did not mince words after the Gophers’ 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Bemidji State Beavers Saturday evening, visibly upset at the effort and the result of yet another Gopher loss at the hands of an in-state rival. Connor Reilly summed it up with a little more verbosity: “We didn’t […]