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Gophers Steal 4-3 Win in Michigan, Go Into Xmas Break on High Note

Ann Arbor, MI – Goaltender Mat Robson made up for a puckhandling error which resulted in goal by stopping 50-of-53 Michigan shots, and the Gophers came back with two goals in the third period to go into the holiday break with a 4-3 win over Michigan. Friday’s game saw a good 10-minute stretch of play in the second period from the Gophers, and Saturday started as if Minnesota (5-6-4 Overall, 3-2-3 B1G) would pick right […]

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Robson Brilliant Again, Steals Point in 2-2 Tie at Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI – Goaltender Mat Robson was the best Gopher on the ice for the third game in a row, and just like the previous two contests, Friday’s matchup at Michigan resulted in a 2-2 tie. Also for the third game in a row, the Gophers (4-6-4 Overall, 2-2-3 B1G) lost in the 3-on-3 OT, as Michigan (6-6-4, 2-3-4) scored in the extra-extra-session to earn the extra point in the Big Ten standings. Michigan jumped […]




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Mirror-Match: Gophers, Buckeyes Tie 2-2 Again

Minneapolis, MN – A pair of ties at home to The Ohio State University would once have been considered an abomination of a result for the Gophers. Times have changed. In a mirror-image of Friday’s contest, the Gophers (4-6-3 Overall, 2-2-2 B1G) were outshot and outplayed, but managed to earn a 2-2 tie against the #5 Ohio State Buckeyes (9-4-3, 4-2-2).  Minnesota was down 2-0 in the first, but fought back to tie the game […]

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Pitlick’s Last-Minute PP Goal Gives Gophers 2-2 Tie vs #5 Buckeyes

Minneapolis, MN – Nearly all coaches seem to have some unique variant of the ‘big players make big plays’ mantra in their quote arsenal. Despite a sluggish second period, the Minnesota Gophers (4-6-2 Overall, 2-2-1 B1G) pulled out a tie Friday night against a good Ohio State team (9-4-2, 4-2-1).  Rem Pitlick scored on the powerplay with 40.8 seconds left in the third period to send the game into overtime.  Motzko’s take on the ever-present coachspeak […]

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Gophers Give Up Four Unanswered Saturday, Settle for Spartan Split

Minneapolis, MN – “We let that one slip through our fingers tonight.” First-year head coach Bob Motzko lamented the one that got away, as the Gophers blew a 2-0 lead and fell to Michigan State 4-2 Saturday evening. After a pair of powerplay goals put the Minnesota Gophers (4-6-1 Overall, 2-2-0 B1G) ahead in the second, costly mistakes resulted in two late-second period goals to tie the game for the Michigan State Spartans (5-7-0, 1-3-0).  The […]

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Gophers Lose in OT to Lowly St. Lawrence Saints

Minneapolis, MN – The best of times are still to come in the Motzko era. Tonight, it was the worst of times.  After the game, coach Motzko knew it: “it was not a very good performance by a Gopher hockey team tonight.” The Minnesota Gophers (2-5-1 Overall, 1-1-0 B1G) lost to the St. Lawrence Saints (2-8-0, 0-2-0 ECAC) in overtime, a two-goal third period rally by the Gophers to tie the game late thwarted by a […]

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Wisconsin Wins 3-1 to Split Series

Madison, WI- Not long ago, a 3-1 Wisconsin win would have meant a slogging, painful game in which the Badgers rope-a-doped a couple goals and packed the slot in order to eke out a victory. Under third-year head coach Tony Granato, the defend-and-grind style is no longer welcome in Madison. The Badgers did just eke out a victory to even the series Saturday against the Golden Gophers, but they did so in style. Both teams played […]

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