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Game Recaps

First Battle Hymn Weekend for Gophers Comes Against Clarkson

Three Thoughts from 3M Arena at Mariucci Minneapolis, Minn. — Minnesota ended a streak of splits and poor specialty team play with a pair of home wins over No. 9 Clarkson. The power play produced three goals on 10 opportunities and the penalty kill did its job on all four shorthanded situations. Senior assistant captains Leon Bristedt and Mike Szmatula scored their first goals of the season, both on the power play, and junior goaltender […]

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Gophers Extend Winning Streak to Six

Minneapolis, Minn.–Vinni Lettieri notched his first hat trick as a Gopher by scoring on the power play, a penalty shot, and converting an empty netter in Minnesota’s 4-2 win over Michigan in front of 10,042 at Mariucci Arena. Lettieri’s 11 goals are second to Tyler Sheehy’s team leading 14 goals, and the senior has grown his game to contribute in all situations for #9 Minnesota (13-5-2, 5-1-0-0). “Vinni really works at the game, he’s improved every […]

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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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Podcast

GPL Podcast #94 – 2016/17 Season Premiere

We are back for our 5th season of the GPL Podcast Sponsored By Vintage MN Hockey! We preview the Freshman class (Pitlick, Lindgren and Zuhlsdorf). The addition of Mike Szmatula. Renovations at Mariucci. Recruiting. How the B1G will be this year. The games up in Alaska. There is also a TON of audio that Vegoe captured at media day. 30+ minutes worth. So give it a listen! You can listen to the podcast above, or […]

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News

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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Game Recaps

The Slimmest of Margins: Gophers Lose 4-3 On Disallowed Goal with 5 Seconds Left

Minnesota Called Offside on Tying Goal, Drop Opener to Wisconsin Minneapolis, MN – “[The referees] told me he was offsides.  I got a chance to look at the replay, and he was offsides.” Gopher coach Don Lucia has a gift of keeping an even keel in emotional situations.  He’s the sort of guy that never gets too high and never gets too low. Friday’s game between the Minnesota Gophers (18-16-0 Overall, 13-6-0 B1G) and the Wisconsin […]

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Gophers Extend Big Ten Lead with 4-2 Win Over Sparty

Kloos Tallies 100th Career Point as a Gopher Minnesota’s split with Michigan last weekend gave the Gophers a lead going into the last lap for a third consecutive Big Ten Title. Coming out of the first turn, Minnesota defeated Michigan State 4-2 while Michigan slipped by falling 7-4 to Ohio State 7-4, giving Minnesota a four point cushion in the conference race. Minnesota’s (18-14-0 overall, 13-4-0-0 Big Ten) victory at Munn Ice Arena over the […]

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Justin Time! Kloos Scores OT Winner to Down Ohio State

Gophers Give Up Goal With 0.1 Seconds Left but Bounce Back with Kloos OT Goal Columbus, OH – There’s a saying in golf that ‘there’s no pictures on the scorecard’, meaning it is the end result that counts and not the way you arrived at it. Tonight, the Gophers (15-13-0 Overall, 10-2-0 B1G) are glad there are no pictures on their scorecard after a sloppy but ultimately victorious 5-4 effort against The Ohio State University […]