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…

January 18, 2018

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…

January 7, 2018

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…

December 29, 2017

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…

December 8, 2017

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…

December 1, 2017

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…

November 25, 2017

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…

November 18, 2017

Gophers Blow 3-0 Lead, Lose to Michigan 5-4 in OT

Ann Arbor, MI – So far into the young 2017-2018 season, the Gophers have started out slow before roaring back into their games, to a good amount of success and #4 ranking in the USCHO poll.  Saturday versus Michigan, they tried the opposite tactic, playing well early and jumping out to a lead before settling in and trying to hold it. It did not go very well. After scoring the…

November 11, 2017