Pitlick’s OT Winner Caps Thrilling Gopher Sweep

Kloos’ goal with 3.5 seconds remaining sends game to overtime Gophers hold three-point lead in B1G standings State College, PA – The University of Minnesota’s moniker is the Golden Gophers, but this year’s edition of the Men’s hockey team is looking to go by a new name: Comeback Kids. Down 2-0 early in the second period, the Gophers (20-8-2 Overall, 11-3-0 B1G) fought back to claw out a victory after…

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Gophers Stretch Out Past Nittany Lions

Rem Pitlick Pockets First Gopher Hat Trick in 6-3 Win Minnesota’s pursuit of a record sixth consecutive conference title got a boost Friday night as the Gophers pulled away with a 6-3 win over the Nittany Lions in front of 6,137 at Pegula Ice Arena. Rem Pitlick scored a goal in every period, Ryan Norman and Taylor Cammarata each netted their fourth goals of the season, and Justin Kloos scored…

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Gophers Ride 6 PPG to Crazy 6-5 Victory over Ohio State

Minnesota sets school PPG record in win Columbus, OH – Head coach Don Lucia likes to talk about how the Gophers will go as far as their defense will take them. Tonight, however, the offense led the way. Riding a school record six powerplay goals, Minnesota (18-8-2 Overall, 9-3-0 B1G) upended The Ohio State University (14-8-6, 5-6-1) by a 6-5 final score.  The Gophers erased a three-goal deficit to pull out…

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Buckeyes Outscore Gophers

#12 Ohio State Capitalized on Chances to Beat #5 Minnesota Columbus, Ohio — Two of the nation’s top scoring teams runned and gunned Friday night, and the Buckeyes topped the Gophers 5-4 to get themselves back into Big Ten Conference race in front of 5,132 at Value City Arena. #12 Ohio State (14-7-6, 5-5-1) has been on a roller coaster this season rising to eighth in the Pairwise Rankings after…

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Gophers Sweep Nittany Lions Back East

Minneapolis, Minn. — Penn State came to Mariucci Arena with the nation’s highest scoring offense, but Minnesota swept them back to Happy Valley following up Friday’s 5-1 win with a 5-2 Saturday victory in front of 9,963. Leon Bristedt led the Gophers with his first collegiate hat trick, Brent Gates Jr. scored his 12th goal of the season, Taylor Cammarata tallied his third of the season, and Eric Schierhorn made…

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Gophers Maul Nittany Lions 5-1

Pitlick Scores Twice to Pace Gophers Minneapolis, MN – “These games are huge for the end of the year.” Jake Bischoff stressed that the Gophers understood the importance of this weekend’s series against #4/6 Penn State.  The way Minnesota played, Friday night’s contest looked like it was the most important game of their lives. Minnesota (16-7-2 Overall, 7-2-0 B1G) dominated Penn State (16-5-2, 5-3-1 B1G), scoring five goals and holding…

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Schierhorn Shuts Out Beavers in 4-0 NSCC Win

St. Paul, Minn. — While watching the Gophers first three pairs of defensemen give up three consecutive breakaways, Don Lucia had visions of Vince Lombardi yelling what the hell is going on out there. Fortunately for Minnesota, Eric Schierhorn knew exactly what was going on out there as he stopped all three chances and made 25 saves for his fourth shutout of the season in a 4-0 win over Bemidji…

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Bulldogs Get By Gophers

Two Gates Power Play Goals not Enough, as Miska paces Bulldogs   Tough loss for Goldy tonight – they dropped a disappointing and maybe even frustrating 3 – 2 loss in their final NSCC opener, to UMD. Some positives and negatives came out of the game but ultimately they fall again in trying to take down an (in this case top ranked) in-state rival.   The Gophers got the start…

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North Star College Cup Shelved

Minneapolis, Minn.–After a four-year cycle, the North Star College Cup is no more, as fan apathy towards college hockey in Big Ten and National College Hockey Conference era stubbornly persists. “Institutions had hoped the tournament would appeal to more fans, however, the interest level has not grown over the last four years as we had hoped,” said the University of Minnesota in a release. The event drew paid attendance of…

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Streak Ends at Seven

Madison, Wisc.–The Gophers had a chance Saturday to extend their winning streak to the longest in over a decade, but let it slip away midway through the second period and lost 5-3 to Wisconsin in front of 14,868 at the Kohl Center. #7 Minnesota (14-6-2 overall, 6-2-0-0) seven-game winning streak tied Minnesota’s longest since the 2006-07 season and they jumped out to a 2-1 lead after the first period with…

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