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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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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 Drop Pivotal Opener

Big Ten conference lead at stake, final stretch before the playoffs, and home ice on a Thursday night – most would have figured this would have brought out the best effort from the Gophers. While the team did a nice job in holding down the CCM line for a large portion of the game, we got a mostly lifeless offensive effort in a 6 – 2 loss as Michigan picks up their first win in […]

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Gophers Split With Penn State

Minneapolis, Minn. – Minnesota spotted Penn State two goals before finding their game. The Gophers (14-13-0, 9-3-0) rallied for a brief third period lead, but Penn State (17-8-3, 7-5-0-0) capitalized on their opportunity late to win 5-3 at Mariucci Arena in front of 10,151. The Nittany Lions tried and failed to match Minnesota’s speed and skill Friday night according to Zach Saar, but they returned to their team identity of playing simple and playing for […]

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Gophers Shut Out Badgers 4-0

Win Moves MN to Solo 1st Atop the B1G Standings Madison, WI – It looks like the Gophers picked a good time to start playing good hockey. Minnesota (12-10-0 Overall, 7-2-0 B1G) extended their winning streak to four games with a 4-0 shutout of the Wisconsin Badgers (4-11-6 Overall, 1-6-2 B1G). The win moved the Gophers to the top of the B1G conference standings, alone in first place with 21 total points. After successfully killing […]

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Crimson Win Mariucci Classic Championship 4-3 Over Gophers

Brodzinksi, Bristedt, Johnson score three unanswered goals, but team can’t hold onto lead Minneapolis, Minn.—The Gophers set out Saturday seeking their first Mariucci Classic Championship in three seasons and knew they’d have to stop Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey to do it. They kept the Hobey Hat Trick finalist in check for 59 minutes and 26 seconds, but Vesey assisted on a game tying goal and overtime winner as No. 7 Harvard (8-1-3, 4-1-3) beat Minnesota (8-9-0, […]

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Gophers Rally for 3-2 OT Win Over Buckeyes

Novak feeds Fasching for OT winner Minneapolis, Minn.—A two goal Buckeye lead after two periods, had Gophers saying ‘Oh no, not again.’ But Don Lucia reunited his forward lines, got goals from Tyler Sheehy and Tommy Novak to tie the game in the third period, and then an overtime winner from Hudson Fasching earning Minnesota (5-7-0, 1-0-0-0) a 3-2 win over Ohio State (3-10-0, 0-1-0-0) in front of 9,296 at Mariucci Arena. “Obviously when we […]