Gophers Cruise to 5-2 Victory over Spartans

Win Vaults Minnesota into Tie for First Place in B1G Standings Minneapolis, MN – The turmoil of ‘arrogant little jerks’, poorly developing players, and myopic coaching were nowhere to be found in Mariucci Arena Friday evening. After a week in which a critical newspaper article in the CityPages was the talk of the Gopher Hockey community, the team looked like they had put the piece past them from the opening…

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Gophers Dominate Nittany Lions 7-1

Minnesota Rides Stout Defense, Timely Goal Scoring to Easy Victory State College, PA – After controlling the play for the majority of the game on Friday, the Gophers may have felt like they deserved a better result than the 3-2 OT loss to the Nittany Lions that they had. On Saturday, Minnesota was rewarded for their good play. The Gophers controlled play on offense, smothered on defense and were disciplined…

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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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