Minnesota Loses 3-2 to Penn State in Overtime

Gophers Fail to Capitalize on Three Breakaways, Lose in OT in Happy Valley State College, PA – The Gophers have made something of a habit of mounting comeback bids recently. Minnesota came back to take the lead against Harvard in the Mariucci Classic, and they came back to beat UConn in the game prior. Comebacks are risky business, though, and tonight the Gophers paid the price. Minnesota dominated the third…

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Crimson Win Mariucci Classic Championship 4-3 Over Gophers

Brodzinksi, Bristedt, Johnson score three unanswered goals, but team can’t hold onto lead Minneapolis, Minn.—The Gophers set out Saturday seeking their first Mariucci Classic Championship in three seasons and knew they’d have to stop Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey to do it. They kept the Hobey Hat Trick finalist in check for 59 minutes and 26 seconds, but Vesey assisted on a game tying goal and overtime winner as No. 7 Harvard…

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Gophers Win Mariucci Classic Opener 3-2 Over UConn

Fasching’s 3rd Period Game-Winner Gets Gophers to .500 Minneapolis, MN – Gopher Head Coach Don Lucia has maintained all season long that his leaders will have to step up for Minnesota to have success this year. One game into the new year, Hudson Fasching took that message to heart. The junior forward scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season at 5:22 of the third period to put the Minnesota…

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Gophers Head to Break Atop Big Ten Standings

Gophers score first and hold on to beat Wolverines 3-2 Ann Arbor, Mich.—Every time the Gophers and Wolverines are set for a tilt Don Lucia talks about the Michigan 10-minute game, and how fast the maize and blue come out of the gate—especially when it’s at Yost Ice Arena. Minnesota (7-8-0, 3-1-0) weathered the storm Saturday, got on the board first, and then held on for a 3-2 win over…

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Another Lopsided Loss, as Gophers Trounced 8-3 in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – Hockey is a fast game, and things can fall apart quickly, too. It’s hard to imagine after having watched a five-goal blowout win by Michigan, but just past the halfway mark of the second period, the game was tied and the Gophers had the momentum. A decent first thirty minutes cannot make up for a 6-1 goal deficit in the final half, though. The Gophers (6-8-0 Overall,…

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Overtime Sweep

Bristedt saves Collins with OT goal after back and forth affair All ‘things’ (concerning the first 6 to 7 weeks of the season) being equal, it was certainly an entertaining game tonight. The (first place!) Gophers swept Ohio State back to Columbus with another OT win, tonight off the stick of Leon Bristedt, after the Buckeyes rallied with two late third period goals, to win 5 – 4. Coach Lucia…

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Gophers Rally for 3-2 OT Win Over Buckeyes

Novak feeds Fasching for OT winner Minneapolis, Minn.—A two goal Buckeye lead after two periods, had Gophers saying ‘Oh no, not again.’ But Don Lucia reunited his forward lines, got goals from Tyler Sheehy and Tommy Novak to tie the game in the third period, and then an overtime winner from Hudson Fasching earning Minnesota (5-7-0, 1-0-0-0) a 3-2 win over Ohio State (3-10-0, 0-1-0-0) in front of 9,296 at…

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Mariucci Renovations Approved by Board of Regents

This fall the University Of Minnesota Board Of Regents approved a list of upgrades to Mariucci Arena renovating the locker rooms, training rooms, player lounge and film room. The $4.3 M for updates was approved this fall, but won’t begin until April 2016 and should be complete by the start of the 2016-17 season. “The area from when you walk in the double-doors, all the way to our locker room…

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