Nittany Lions Pour On 61 Shots, Blitz Gophers 5-1

Friday Victory Sets Up ‘Win-and-Stay-Home’ Saturday Scenario for Penn State State College, PA – Coming into the weekend, the Minnesota Gophers only needed one point on the road at Penn State to secure home ice positioning for the first round of the Big Ten playoffs. After Friday’s 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Nittany Lions, the Gophers (19-14-2 Overall, 10-11-2 B1G) may be dreading the fact that another PSU win…

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Gophers Fell #6 Buckeyes 2-1

Gates, Glover score for Gophers, Robson picks up another win in net Minneapolis, MN – “We’ve been saying it for a while now: it’s playoff hockey.” Jack Glover summed up his team’s mindset following a nailbiting Gopher win Friday night at Mariucci Arena.  The Gophers (19-13-1 Overall, 10-10-1-1 B1G) beat the Ohio State Buckeyes (19-8-4, 12-8-1) by a 2-1 score in a tight, up-and-down thriller of a game that saw Glover…

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Minnesota Ranks Second for NCAA Men’s Hockey Revenue

Minneapolis, Minn. — The University of Minnesota has routinely led the nation in generating revenue with its men’s hockey program, but Boston University topped all schools for fiscal year 2017 with $8,567,700 in revenues and the Gophers were second with $5,872,921 in revenues. Minnesota saw ticket revenues at its lowest level in the past six seasons at $4,677,246, but received $1,181,404 in contributions which include amounts received from individuals, corporations, associations,…

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Gophers Sweep Badgers On Road, First Time Since 2016

With Wisconsin coach Tony Granato away at the Olympics, the Gophers played to a 7-1 victory at Kohl Center on Saturday. Minnesota swept the Badgers in front of a sellout crowd of 15,359 and leapfrogged their rivals from fifth to fourth in the Big Ten Standings with two weeks to go in the regular season. Minnesota (18-13-1 overall, 9-10-1-1 Big Ten) got off to a quick start with Leon Bristedt,…

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Sheehy’s 3rd Period Brace Beats Badgers

Madison, WI – It’s about as hackneyed a cliche as there is, but Don Lucia always talks about his best players needing to play their best as the season winds down. For Tyler Sheehy, who’s been quiet nearly the entire season after an All-American sophomore campaign in 2016-2017, perhaps Friday night’s game against Wisconsin was a much needed wake-up call. Sheehy scored two go-ahead goals in the third period, including…

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Fighting Irish Find Four Goals in Win Over Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minn. — When it comes to conference play, Gophers coach Don Lucia has often said you want to sweep at home and split on the road. No. 13 Minnesota couldn’t get either with No. 1 Notre Dame this season, falling 4-1 in front of 9,890 at 3M Arena at Mariucci. Notre Dame (20-5-1, 14-2-0) got a pair of power play goals from Jordan Gross in the first and Jake…

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Mittelstadt’s OT Winner Lifts Gophers over Irish

Star Freshman Breaks 0-0 Tie with OT Game Winner Minneapolis, MN – After playing good hockey in South Bend in November with nothing to show for it, the Minnesota Gophers were hungry to flip the script against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. It took more than the standard 60 minutes, but in the end the hometown fans went home happy. Minnesota and Notre Dame played yet another exciting hockey game Friday…

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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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