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Captain Kloos Earns Gophers Split with Sixth Game Winner

Minneapolis, Minn. — The band didn’t get to play the Battle Hymn Saturday night, but a Justin Kloos goal and last minute stand returned the Gophers alone atop the Big Ten Standings with a 3-2 win in front of 10,469 at Mariucci Arena. “I actually didn’t see it go in, I just heard the crowd so I was pretty pumped,” said Kloos. “Crowd was great, that was really fun, one of the most fun games […]

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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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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 Rally for 4-3 OT Win Over Clarkson

Potsdam, N.Y. – It looked like the Gophers let their endgame against St. Cloud State carry over into their weekend in upstate New York after giving up three first period goals. However, Minnesota came out of the locker room a different team to start the second period and rallied to a 4-3 overtime win over the Clarkson in front of 2,815 at Cheel Arena. “The message in the locker room was that if you’re not […]

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Same Story, Different Night as Gophers Swept by Huskies

St. Cloud, Minn.–The Gophers got great starts against the Huskies this weekend by getting early two goal leads each game, but St. Cloud State was able to rally both times for 6-5 and 3-2 wins over the maroon and gold. #7 Minnesota (2-2-0) got goals from Jack Ramsey and Taylor Cammarata in the first period, but #14 St. Cloud State (2-2-0) answered with three consecutive goals by Jack Poehling, Jacob Benson, and Mikey Eyssimont in […]

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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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Four-Goal Third Helps Gophers Beat Ohio State 4-2

Minnesota Advances to B1G Tournament Final vs Michigan with Season on the Line Minneapolis, MN – “We needed the one goal to kind of get us going.” Coach Don Lucia knows that his team needs a spark sometimes to kickstart the offense.  Trailing 1-0 to The Ohio State University after two periods at the Xcel Energy Center Friday night, Lucia’s team was in need of a boost if they wanted to keep their season alive. That […]

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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 […]