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Gophers Split Weekend with Nittany Lions

McManus Hat Trick Propels Gophers Past Penn State 6-3 Minneapolis, Minn. — The 10-minute game has been getting a lot of attention early this season when assessing Minnesota’s play. The No. 7 Gophers (2-2-0, 1-1-0-0) once again showed the bad on Friday, but responded with the good in their second game of the weekend with a 6-3 win over No. 11 Penn State (2-2-0, 1-1-0-0) in front of 8,114 at 3M Arena at Mariucci. “Right […]

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Gophers Seeking First Mariucci Classic Title Since 2012

Minneapolis, Minn.–Minnesota returned from their 20-day winter break with some rust on their structure, but none on their skill. Brent Gates Jr. tallied his first collegiate hat trick, Leon Bristedt scored a bar down snipe, and Justin Kloos added an empty netter in a 5-1 win over Mercyhurst to open the Mariucci Classic in front of 9,910. The #11 Gophers (10-5-2, 3-1-0) haven’t won their hosted tournament since 2012 and were guarding against a letdown […]

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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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Rivalry Renewed Weekend Ends With Gopher 2-0 Win

Minneapolis, Minn — Ryan Lindgren and Tyson Jost scrapped along the boards as the seconds ticked down Saturday and 10,310 fans stood in applause at Mariucci Arena as the first weekend of a rivalry renewed came to a close with a 2-0 Minnesota victory. The #13 Gophers (4-2-2) got a bounceback shutout performance from goaltender Eric Schierhorn, and goals from Mike Szmatula and Vinni Lettieri in the victory over the #3 Fighting Hawks (5-2-1). “[I […]

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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 Send Badgers Back to the Barn

Gophers Score in Bunches, Early and Late, Sweep Bucky with Blowout Plenty of Gopher offense, plenty of cheap shot Badger play…some things rarely change in this rivalry. The Gophers jumped out to an early lead against a struggling & disinterested defensive team (usually known for its defense), withstood some sloppy play in the middle, and put their foot on Bucky’s throat late, to the tune of a 9 – 2 win on Saturday night. The […]

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Gophers Cruise to 5-2 Victory over Spartans

Win Vaults Minnesota into Tie for First Place in B1G Standings Minneapolis, MN – The turmoil of ‘arrogant little jerks’, poorly developing players, and myopic coaching were nowhere to be found in Mariucci Arena Friday evening. After a week in which a critical newspaper article in the CityPages was the talk of the Gopher Hockey community, the team looked like they had put the piece past them from the opening puck drop. Justin Kloos scored […]

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Gophers Dominate Nittany Lions 7-1

Minnesota Rides Stout Defense, Timely Goal Scoring to Easy Victory State College, PA – After controlling the play for the majority of the game on Friday, the Gophers may have felt like they deserved a better result than the 3-2 OT loss to the Nittany Lions that they had. On Saturday, Minnesota was rewarded for their good play. The Gophers controlled play on offense, smothered on defense and were disciplined throughout, resulting in steady advantages […]