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New Scoreboard & Sound System for Mariucci

New Scoreboard & Sound System for Mariucci

A brand new scoreboard and sound system will be added to both Mariucci and Williams Arena's this summer. On Thursday (5/10), the UofM Board of Regents approved a $8 million dollar loan to pay for the improvements to both arena's.

Mariucci's new HD video screen will be roughly 11.6 feet tall and 14.9 feet wide. The old video board at Mariucci was 6 X 8 in size... In addition to the new scoreboards and sound, Mariucci and Williams will also get ribbon boards to go around the arena. For Mariucci the new ribbon board will be in front of the suites, club room and press box. It should be a spectacular addition... The last thing approved is production studio that will be built at TCF Bank Stadium to produce the video board content for Mariucci, Williams, and TCF Bank Stadium.

For the fans, I think the new sound system will be greatly appreciated. For years people have complained about how bad the sound has been at Mariucci. Hopefully now you'll be able to hear what rink announcer Jamie Verbrugge actually says in his little responses after announcing "1 minute remaining in the period".

Below is a concept of what the scoreboard at Mariucci will look like. Obviously this is not final, but it at least gives you a good idea of what it will look like.... Welcome to the 21st century Mariucci!!! Is it October yet?!?!

Image: University of Minnesota This is a concept image of what the new scoreboard at Mariucci will look like.

Written by: Jupiter on Friday, May 11th, 2012

Gophers Win Big in B1G Opener


Wilcox Nets Shutout in 5-0 Victory, Boyd Scores Game Winner in Return to Lineup

East Lansing, Michigan - Minnesota's special teams were on full display Friday night.

The Gophers were +4 on special teams Friday, scoring three power play goals and one shorthanded goal to breeze past Michigan State.

Despite an up-and-down first few months of the season, the Gophers showed why they were the preseason favorite to win the B1G conference Friday night. Minnesota (9-4-0 Overall, 1-0-0 B1G) dominated the Michigan State Spartans (5-9-0, 1-2-0), scor...

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Gophers Fall 3-2 in Road Finale


BOSTON (Via GopherSports.com) – A back-and-forth battle between non-conference foes refused to go the way of No. 3 Gopher Hockey on Saturday night as Minnesota fell 3-2 to Northeastern at Matthews Arena.

Adam Wilcox made a season-high 37 saves for the Gophers while the Gophers’ penalty killing units blanked the Huskies and have not allowed a power-play goal in their last 10 chances over the last three games.

Minnesota (8-4-0 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) won the special teams battle with a pair of power-play goals on three chances and held the Huskies without a power-play goal on three chances...

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Minnesota Bests BC 6-2


Vinni Lettieri gets his first two goals of the season

Boston, Mass. – Kyle Rau was hoping this weekend would be a good one for Minnesota since the Frozen Four will be at TD Garden at season’s end. While the last few trips to Boston haven’t turned out well for the Gophers, this season’s Boston road trip is off to a good start.

The No. 3 Gophers (8-3) got goals from five different players, including two from Vinni Lettieri, and a steady 24 save performance from Adam Wilcox as they beat No. 10/11 Boston College (7-6) 6-2 at Conte Forum.

“You sit and watch Vinni skat...

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