Michigan Ends Gophers Season

St. Paul, Minn. – Expectations are always high at Minnesota, players and fans expect the program to win banners every season, but the 2015-16 team will have to just settle for one as they fell 5-3 to Michigan in front of 6,180 at Xcel Energy Center in the Big Ten Tournament final. Minnesota (20-17-0) sits on the outside of the PairWise rankings at #18 heading into selection Sunday, and it’s…

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Four-Goal Third Helps Gophers Beat Ohio State 4-2

Minnesota Advances to B1G Tournament Final vs Michigan with Season on the Line Minneapolis, MN – “We needed the one goal to kind of get us going.” Coach Don Lucia knows that his team needs a spark sometimes to kickstart the offense.  Trailing 1-0 to The Ohio State University after two periods at the Xcel Energy Center Friday night, Lucia’s team was in need of a boost if they wanted to…

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Gophers Celebrate Title with Big Ten Trophy

Gophers Get Fifth Straight Conference Title

Minneapolis, Minn. — Nothing has come easy for Gopher hockey this season, but their leaders stepped up Saturday as Leon Bristedt, Hudson Fasching and Justin Kloos all scored goals in a Big Ten title clinching 4-1 win over Wisconsin in front of 10,383 at Mariucci Arena. The regular season title was the program’s fifth consecutive including the last two WCHA titles and the first three Big Ten titles. Boston University…

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The Slimmest of Margins: Gophers Lose 4-3 On Disallowed Goal with 5 Seconds Left

Minnesota Called Offside on Tying Goal, Drop Opener to Wisconsin Minneapolis, MN – “[The referees] told me he was offsides.  I got a chance to look at the replay, and he was offsides.” Gopher coach Don Lucia has a gift of keeping an even keel in emotional situations.  He’s the sort of guy that never gets too high and never gets too low. Friday’s game between the Minnesota Gophers (18-16-0 Overall,…

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U-G-L-Y: Gophers Trounced by Spartans 5-0

East Lansing, MI – After a hard-fought victory over the Michigan State Spartans Friday night, the Minnesota Gophers (18-15-0 Overall, 13-5-0 B1G) laid a massive egg Saturday evening, getting shut out by Michigan State for just the second time in school history, and the first time in nearly sixty years, in a humiliating 5-0 defeat. Michigan State scored just 46 seconds into the game, and from then on the Gophers…

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Gophers Extend Big Ten Lead with 4-2 Win Over Sparty

Kloos Tallies 100th Career Point as a Gopher Minnesota’s split with Michigan last weekend gave the Gophers a lead going into the last lap for a third consecutive Big Ten Title. Coming out of the first turn, Minnesota defeated Michigan State 4-2 while Michigan slipped by falling 7-4 to Ohio State 7-4, giving Minnesota a four point cushion in the conference race. Minnesota’s (18-14-0 overall, 13-4-0-0 Big Ten) victory at…

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Gophers Get Overtime Goal From Fasching

Minneapolis, Minn. —  Minnesota travelled to Ann Arbor in December trying to get out of Yost Arena still ahead of Michigan in the Big Ten Standings. They had the same goal this weekend at Mariucci Arena and an overtime game-winner by Hudson Fasching put the Gophers back in first place with a 3-2 win over the Wolverines. “We feel good, I mean we’re in first place, that’s about as good…

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Gophers Drop Pivotal Opener

Big Ten conference lead at stake, final stretch before the playoffs, and home ice on a Thursday night – most would have figured this would have brought out the best effort from the Gophers. While the team did a nice job in holding down the CCM line for a large portion of the game, we got a mostly lifeless offensive effort in a 6 – 2 loss as Michigan picks…

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