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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?!?!

[picl_label=,Image: University of Minnesota]This is a concept image of what the new scoreboard at Mariucci will look like.[/picl_label]

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

Gophers Uneven in 3-2 Loss to Huskies

Second period goals from Bischoff and Bristedt not enough.

Minneapolis, Minn—Don Lucia has stressed that his young college hockey team needs to find more consistency on game night. Minnesota (4-6-0) certainly didn’t have it against #7 St. Cloud State (10-3-0) and lost 3-2 in front of 10,280 at Mariucci Arena.

“We’re not good enough to play that way,” said Lucia. “I thought there was too much on the forecheck of poke and hope, trying to poke a puck by someone not playing the body. I didn’t think we had great energy as far as the pace of our play.”

St. Cloud State to...

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Minnesota State Steals One from Minnesota

Mavericks come back in last four minutes to tie and win 3-2 in OT

Minneapolis, Minn. -- After 40 minutes and with 2-0 lead, it looked like Don Lucia was getting his 400th win at Minnesota. But as all college hockey fans know—games are 60 minutes. The Gophers (4-5-0) gave up their two goal lead, and then fell 3-2 in overtime to Minnesota State (6-6-0) at Mariucci Arena in front of 9,739.

“We just kind of went in the shell, just started playing strictly defense,” said Justin Kloos. “You can blame it on immaturity but us older guys have to be better at the end. Give the...

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Minnesota Blanks Mavericks in Mankato

Schierhorn Shines as Gophers Shut Out Minnesota State

Four Different Score for the Gophers in 4-0 Win

Photo by Craig Cotner Bristedt sneakes one past Huggins.

Mankato, MN - "Staying consistent."

That was Eric Schierhorn's mantra following the Gophers' 4-0 win in Mankato Friday night. Schierhorn certainly has been Minnesota's most cons...

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