Bemidji State
2
Minnesota
5


Final

Next Game
Bemidji State
   Sat 10/25/14    7:00 PM
   Mariucci Arena
   TV:  FSNPLUS
   Stream:  BTN2Go
   Radio:  1500am

BigTen Standings
  Minnesota
0
  Wisconsin
0
  Michigan
0
  Michigan State
0
  Ohio State
0
  Penn State
0

Bemidji State 2  
Minnesota 5
Final   

Gophers Bounce Back, Gain Split

Gophers Bounce Back, Gain Split

Offensive Talent Overpowers Punchless Badgers

One night after playing their worst game of the season, the Gophers bounced back with a fairly dominating performance on Saturday night. They outskated, outshot and most certainly out-chanced the Badgers to the tune of a 4 – 1 victory.

The first period was a good summary of the entire game except for the score. After twenty minutes, the Gophers had a 12 – 3 shot advantage, but left the period tied. Seth Helgeson scored his first of the season with a shot from the point through traffic, just 6:12 into the game.

Bucky tied the game at one with just under five minutes to go in the period. Tyler Barnes finished off a nice tic-tac-toe play when on a four-on-four situation. Kent Patterson was left out to dry as the four Gopher skaters on the ice were dazed by the crisp passing of the Badgers.

The second period didn’t feature any scoring but a couple of interesting situations. The Badgers basically spiked themselves, screwing up two fantastic scoring chances. After a questionable five minute checking from behind call that the Gophers couldn’t score on (seemingly nobody does on these calls anymore), logic figured that the Badgers would come back with some momentum.

Not the case. Goldy simply took over the game after their power play futility.

The Badgers, after spending a long shift in the own zone without a change, couldn’t get the puck up ice and got caught changing. Nate Condon got the puck through the neutral zone and drew two defenders to him. He made a nice pass over to a streaking Taylor Matson, who five holed Joel Rumpel for a lead the Gophers would not relinquish.

About five minutes later, Nick Bjugstad ended it. He intercepted a brutal pass at the Badger blue line, took a couple of strides and just toasted Rumpel with an upper corner laser beam of a shot.

And unlike recent Gopher teams, this version keeps the pedal on the gas. Nate Condon ended the scoring shortly after – and capped a great third period – by outhustling the Badger defense to a loose puck, raced in on a breakaway and put it past Rumpel.

Weekend summary: Friday = toilet. Saturday = much better. The Gophers are a significantly better team that Wisconsin. A sweep would have been nice, but games like Friday night happen to every team from time to time. Let’s move on to next weekend. St. Cloud is ready and waiting for the Gophers for the first end of a home and home series as conference play continues before a one-week reprieve over Thanksgiving.

Written by: Jeff Oftos on Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Gophers Win Second Straight IceBreaker


Wilcox, Reilly's Lead the Way

The Gophers completed a weekend 'sweep' on Sunday morning/afternoon with a 3 - 0 win against RPI, to win their second straight (3rd overall) IceBreaker tournament. Adam Wilcox was solid in net with 21 saves, and offensively the Gophers were led by the Reilly's as Connor Reilly tallied a power play goal & and assist and his brother Mike added two assists of his own.

Hudson Fasching was named the tournament MVP with two goals and one assist on the weekend. Kyle Rau, Mike Reilly, Brady Skjei and Adam Wilcox were also named to the al...

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Sam Warning Scores Early, Gophers Hang On Late to Win Opener


Minnesota Opens Season with 4-3 Win vs. UMD

Nearly every year expectations are high for the U, but this season could be one of the most anticipated in recent memory for Gopher fans.

Coming off a heartbreaking 7-4 loss in the National Championship game to Union, the Gophers returned every NHL eligible player and are ranked #1 in the preseason polls. The team's difference makers from last season all came back with one goal in mind: winning the National Championship.

Those difference makers were on display early on in the team's season-opener against the Minnesota-Dul...

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Gophers Drive for Six Ends in 7-4 Loss to Union


Minnesota national runner-up for seventh time

Philadelphia, Penn. – Minnesota is a program that goes into each season looking to raise banners. This year’s team was able to win the inaugural Big Ten regular season title, but came up short in the conference tourney and then again falling 7-4 to Union in the NCAA title game.

The Gopher coaching staff often preaches that their philosophy starts from defending their own goal and extends from there. Saturday night, the team was caught watching, waiting, wishing for their goalie to freeze the puck, but the Dutchmen kept ge...

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