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Captain Kloos Earns Gophers Split with Sixth Game Winner

Minneapolis, Minn. — The band didn’t get to play the Battle Hymn Saturday night, but a Justin Kloos goal and last minute stand returned the Gophers alone atop the Big Ten Standings with a 3-2 win in front of 10,469 at Mariucci Arena. “I actually didn’t see it go in, I just heard the crowd so I was pretty pumped,” said Kloos. “Crowd was great, that was really fun, one of the most fun games […]

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Badgers Down Gophers 3-2

Minnesota and Wisconsin Tied Atop B1G Standings Minneapolis, MN – Don Lucia likes to talk about process, about doing the right things on the ice and trusting that results will follow. Unfortunately for the Gophers, individual hockey games aren’t always that cut-and-dried. Minnesota (20-9-2 Overall, 11-4-0 B1G) played a pretty good hockey game Friday night versus the Wisconsin Badgers (18-10-1, 11-4-0), but even the Comeback Kids could not claw back from another two-goal third period deficit, […]

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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 trailing once again, beating the […]

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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 the game winner during a […]

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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 the win and sit alone […]

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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 splitting at Minnesota, splitting with […]

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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 38 saves in the victory […]

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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 the Nittany Lions to just […]