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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Gophers Find Goals at the Net to Power Past Badgers

Four-goal Second Period Propels Gophers to 5-4 Victory Minneapolis, MN– After putting 86 shots on goal last weekend in South Bend and having only two goals (and zero wins) to show for it, the Minnesota Golden Gophers were looking for offense, with the coaching staff exhorting the players to get to the front of the net and make something happen. The whole roster responded. Five different goal-scorers got on the…

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Gophers Swept out of South Bend

Notre Dame used some timely five on five goals and their superb defense to the tune of a 5 – 2 win on Saturday night to lock up a sweep of the Gophers. Cale Morris stopped 40 shots (84 over the weekend series) for the Irish and was certainly a difference maker again tonight as Notre Dame has now marched to a 6 – 0 conference record in their inaugural…

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Gophers Stymied, Shut Out 1-0 by Notre Dame

South Bend, IN – Some games, the bounces just don’t go your way. Hockey games are often decided “on a bounce of the puck,” but not many adhere to that maxim as literally as Friday night’s top-10 matchup between #6 Minnesota and #4 Notre Dame. The Gophers outshot Notre Dame 44-23 on the evening, but the only goal of the game was scored by the Irish’s Andrew Oglevie, whose second-period…

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Sheehy Overtime Goal Gets Gopher Sweep Over Harvard

Pitlick Scores Seventh Goal, Sheehy Finds Fourth Goal Minneapolis, Minn. — Harvard goaltender Merrick Madsen made Minnesota anxious Saturday as he stonewalled the Gophers for over 54 minutes, but late goals by Rem Pitlick and Tyler Sheehy earned No. 7 Minnesota the sweep in front of 8,845 at 3M Arena at Mariucci. Madsen made 48 saves on the night, looked comfortable, challenged shooters with his 6’ 5” frame the whole…

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Gophers Convert Big Lead, Beat Harvard 4-2

Minneapolis, MN – After a weekend of blown leads at Michigan, Minnesota fans could not be blamed for wondering whether this Gopher team had it in them to convert leads into victories. Friday’s Harvard game provided a good test. After losing three- and four-goal leads last weekend, the #7-ranked Gophers (8-4-1 Overall, 3-2-1-1 B1G) salted away a four-goal lead against #13 Harvard (2-4-0 Overall, 0-1-0 ECAC), bending but not breaking…

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Gophers Fold Again, But Hang On For ‘Tie’

Not entirely sure where to start with one.  Because as bad as some of it looked, there was a lot of good to come from it.  It wasn’t a loss (technically tonight’s result is a 6 – 6 tie) and they ended up getting an extra point in the standings, which we may look back on later in the year as helpful. As well, there weren’t many stretches during the…

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