Late Sheehy Goal gets Gophers past Spartans

East Lansing, MI – Wins away from home have been awfully difficult to come by this season for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Usually a tough draw on the road, the Gophers had only won two games away from the friendly confines of Mariucci Arena (a 2-0 win against Union in the Icebreaker, and a 2-1 win over North Dakota in Grand Forks) throughout the 2017-2018 season prior to this weekend’s series…

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Michigan Sweeps Gophers at Mariucci

Minneapolis, Minn. — Minnesota capped its non-conference schedule with a win over top ranked St. Cloud State, and their 9-3 record against some of the better teams from the NCHC and ECAC positioned them comfortably at No. 9 in the PairWise Rankings. They followed it up with a pair of frustrating efforts against Michigan getting swept at home 5-3, 3-1 in a key weekend to right the ship in conference…

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Gophers Break Losing Streak Against Huskies with 2-0 Win

Romanko Rips Game-Winner, Szmatula Scores Empty Netter, Robson Records 34-Save Shutout Minneapolis, Minn. — There weren’t any WCHA points for grab this weekend, but Minnesota strengthened their PairWise Ranking with a 2-0 win over St. Cloud State at 3M Arena at Mariucci in front of 7,917 Saturday. Darian Romanko took advantage of a sloppy Huskies play early in the third period by intercepting a zone exit play and picking a…

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Minnesota Outgunned in St. Cloud

Szmatula, Gates score for Gophers, but are no match for the #1 Huskies’ firepower St. Cloud, MN – The in-state losing streak continues for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. In their 100th all-time matchup, the #1 ranked Huskies (13-2-3 Overall, 7-2-1 NCHC) blitzed the #10 Gophers (12-10-1, 4-7-1-1 B1G), controlling the play throughout the game and winning by a decisive 5-2 score.  Minnesota’s last win against the Huskies came 11/1/2014.  Since that…

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Gophers Sweep Black Knights

Sheehy, Nanne, Szmatula, Rossini Get Goals in 4-1 Saturday Win Minneapolis, Minn. — Captain Tyler Sheehy said the mental refresh over break was going to be huge for the Gophers, and his message to the team heading into the second half was to relax, play hockey, and have fun with it. No. 10 Minnesota (12-9-1, 4-7-1-1) responded with two solid games against Army West Point (8-10-2, 6-7-2) earning a sweep…

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Gophers Shut Out Army 3-0

Minneapolis, MN – On a bitterly cold Minnesota evening, the Gophers started their second-half push off right. Buoyed by an early Tyler Sheehy goal, Minnesota (11-9-1 Overall, 4-7-1-1 B1G) stymied the Army Black Knights (8-9-2, 6-7-2 Atlantic Hockey), only allowing 13 shots on goal throughout the game.  Eric Schierhorn was 13-13 on saves, picking up his third shutout of the season.  With Casey Mittelstadt and Ryan Lindgren off to the…

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Anemic Offense Plagues Gophers in 2-1 OT Loss

Columbus, OH – For a team loaded with offensive talent, the Minnesota Golden Gophers sure have a hard time putting the puck in the net. The Gophers (10-8-1 Overall, 4-6-1 B1G) fell 2-1 in overtime on Friday night to the Ohio State Buckeyes (9-4-4, 4-4-1), and for the fifth time in the last six games failed to score more than two goals. Ohio State scored in the first period on…

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Badgers Hold on for 3-2 Win, Series Split at Gophers

Mittelstadt and Sadek Goals Not Enough Offense for Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. — A lot of eyes were raised this fall when Tony Granato added a graduate transfer All-American goalie to the red team to the east. Even more eyes were raised as that goalie was benched in favor of sophomore Jack Berry on Saturday night. The decision paid off for No. 14 Wisconsin as Berry made 40 saves including 20…

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