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Gophers Steal 2-2 Tie at St. Lawrence

Update: Minnesota’s first goal at 19:00 of the third period has now been credited to Jack Sadek for the sophomore defenseman’s first career goal. Assists on the play went to Jake Bischoff and Mike Szmatula. Additionally, a secondary assist on Minnesota’s second goal at 19:37 of the third period has been credited to Bischoff. The game-tying goal now reads Szmatula from Justin Kloos and Bischoff.  Canton, N.Y. — Minnesota had only one player on their […]

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Gophers Rally for 4-3 OT Win Over Clarkson

Potsdam, N.Y. – It looked like the Gophers let their endgame against St. Cloud State carry over into their weekend in upstate New York after giving up three first period goals. However, Minnesota came out of the locker room a different team to start the second period and rallied to a 4-3 overtime win over the Clarkson in front of 2,815 at Cheel Arena. “The message in the locker room was that if you’re not […]

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Same Story, Different Night as Gophers Swept by Huskies

St. Cloud, Minn.–The Gophers got great starts against the Huskies this weekend by getting early two goal leads each game, but St. Cloud State was able to rally both times for 6-5 and 3-2 wins over the maroon and gold. #7 Minnesota (2-2-0) got goals from Jack Ramsey and Taylor Cammarata in the first period, but #14 St. Cloud State (2-2-0) answered with three consecutive goals by Jack Poehling, Jacob Benson, and Mikey Eyssimont in […]

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Gophers Blow Three-Goal 3rd Period Lead, Lose in OT to Huskies

SCSU’s Jake Wahlin Scores OT Game Winner to Complete Huge Husky Comeback Minneapolis, MN – This is not the article I was hoping to write tonight.  This one’s gonna sting for a while. The University of Minnesota Gophers (2-1-0 Overall) lost to the St. Cloud State University Huskies (1-2-0 Overall) in a way that only Minnesota sports fans could believe possible.  The Gophers methodically built a 5-2 lead through 50 minutes of solid, exciting, fast-paced hockey, […]

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Gophers Put on Exhibition in 9-0 Shutout of US U-18 Team

Pitlick Records Hat Trick in Gopher Blowout Minneapolis, MN- Over the past several years, the Minnesota Gophers (2-0-0) have played exhibition games to warm up prior to their season.  This year, Minnesota already had played two regular season games to tune up for their exhibition-tilt against the United States Under-18 Team. Coming off of a season-opening sweep in Alaska, the Gophers put on an exhibition in their exhibition game against the U-18 team, netting four goals in […]

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Gophers Complete Sweep of Alaska Schools

Anchorage, Alaska — Minnesota completed a weekend sweep of Alaska schools Sunday by defeating Alaska Fairbanks 6-3 with 13 Gophers contributing points in front of 1,682 at Sullivan Arena. Tyler Sheehy had two goals, Mike Szmatula had two assists, and Anchorage native Eric Schierhorn had an assist and made 17 saves for Minnesota (2-0-0) during their win against the Nanooks (1-1-0). “I knew it would be a more difficult game for us tonight, and they […]

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Gophers Get 16-17 Season Off on the Right Foot

Defensemen, Freshmen Power Minnesota to 6-0 Victory Anchorage, Alaska – The Minnesota Golden Gophers opened last season at home against Vermont, and went down in a disappointing 3-0 game. This year started out a little better. Minnesota (1-0-0 Overall) got off to a solid start, beating their former WCHA foes the University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves 6-0. The Gophers got on the board in the first period, with freshman defenseman Ryan Zuhlsdorf scoring the first Gopher […]

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Lucia Signs Two-Year Extension Through 2018-19 Season

Minneapolis, Minn. — As the Gopher athletic department leadership changed from Norwood Teague, to Beth Goetz, to Mark Coyle, their men’s hockey coach Don Lucia continued to work under a contract set to expire after the 2016-17 season. That uncertainty was resolved Thursday morning as Lucia signed a two-year extension worth $621,250 per year keeping him under contract through his 20th season with Minnesota. The deal includes increases in base pay from $350,000 in 2016-17 […]