Gordon and Millen Join Gopher Hockey Staff for 2016-17 Season

Minneapolis, Minn.–Two alums are joining the Gopher Hockey staff for the 2016-17 season. Ben Gordon will be the Assistant Director of Operations and Corey Millen will be a undergraduate assistant for the program while working toward his degree in recreation, park, and leisure studies. Gordon is returning to campus following a successful stint assistant coaching the Tri-City Storm to a USHL Clark Cup championship in 2015-16. Gordon also spent a…

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Rem Pitlick Will Play for Gophers in 2016-17

Minneapolis, Minn.–Gopher hockey commit Rem Pitlick has had a busy summer and was planning to return to the Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) for 2016-17. However, the son of former University of Minnesota defenseman Lance Pitlick is now going to be playing for Don Lucia in the maroon and gold for the 2016-17 season, and is expected to play a top six role at forward. Pitlick was drafted by the Nashville Predators with…

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Campus Sites Coming to Big Ten Hockey Tournament

After adding Notre Dame as a sports affiliate to men’s hockey in late March, the Big Ten will officially announce sometime this off-season that campus sites are coming to Big Ten Hockey Tournament starting in 2017-18. It’s expected that the higher seeds will be the host for all games in conference tournament play. The format will include a best-of-three first round with the top seed getting a bye, a single…

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GPL Podcast #93 Season Finale

This is the last Podcast for the 2015/16 season. We covered A LOT. The Gopher season ended at the B1G Tournament. Brodzinski & Fasching are leaving. Attendance problems at Mariucci continue. Notre Dame coming to the B1G. Women win yet another NCAA Championship. The season didn’t end great, but the podcast was outstanding. You can listen to the podcast below, on iTunes, Stitcher, or the Podcast Page.

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Gopher Men’s Hockey Scanned Tickets Fall Six Percent

The trendy thing to do this season has been writing hot takes on the atmosphere at Mariucci Arena since the formation of the Big Ten Hockey Conference. Star Tribune’s Rachel Blount authored an article calling the Big Ten” a buzzkill for Minnesota fans.” Andy Greder wrote this season that the “gap is widening between the Big Ten and the NCHC” for the Pioneer Press. And of course Cory Zurowski wrote…

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Michigan Ends Gophers Season

St. Paul, Minn. – Expectations are always high at Minnesota, players and fans expect the program to win banners every season, but the 2015-16 team will have to just settle for one as they fell 5-3 to Michigan in front of 6,180 at Xcel Energy Center in the Big Ten Tournament final. Minnesota (20-17-0) sits on the outside of the PairWise rankings at #18 heading into selection Sunday, and it’s…

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Taylor Cammarata scores what turned out to be the game winning goal. (Photo by Craig Cotner)

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…

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GPL Podcast #92 Win B1G or Go Home!

After splitting the final series with the BADgers, Minnesota now enters the Big Ten Tournament that they MUST win to get in to the NCAA Tournament. No Hammy this week, so it’s just Vegoe and myself. We talk about that split with UW. B1G Tourney attendance. Mariucci renovations. Preview the games this weekend where only Michigan is definitely in the NCAA Tournament. The rest of the teams are win or…

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Gophers Celebrate Title with Big Ten Trophy

Gophers Get Fifth Straight Conference Title

Minneapolis, Minn. — Nothing has come easy for Gopher hockey this season, but their leaders stepped up Saturday as Leon Bristedt, Hudson Fasching and Justin Kloos all scored goals in a Big Ten title clinching 4-1 win over Wisconsin in front of 10,383 at Mariucci Arena. The regular season title was the program’s fifth consecutive including the last two WCHA titles and the first three Big Ten titles. Boston University…

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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,…

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