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Season Ends as Gophers Lose 3-2 to Notre Dame

Minnesota blows two-goal lead to set up early NCAA exit Manchester, NH – Despite a successful regular season and a great start to their opening-round NCAA tournament game, the Minnesota Gophers (23-12-3) let it slip through their collective fingers on Saturday, blowing a two-goal lead to the fourth-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish (22-11-5) to end their season. The Gophers got on the board early, with Connor Reilly scoring his first of the season just 2:07 […]

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Gophers Fall in 2OT to Nittany Lions

PSU advances to face UW for B1G Tourney title PSU PP Goal wins it in 2OT Detroit, MI – Despite a valiant effort, the Minnesota Gophers (23-11-3) fell to the Penn State Nittany Lions (23-11-2) in 2OT Friday night, ending their run at their second-ever B1G Tournament title. PSU started fast, getting a goal in the first minute and change of action. The Gophers responded with two first-period goals from Rem Pillick and Justin Kloos to […]

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Gophers End Regular Season with 1-1 Tie, Shootout Loss to Spartans

Minneapolis, Minn. — Wrapping up their NCAA record sixth consecutive conference title on Friday meant all six seniors including Mitch Rogge got to play Saturday at Mariucci Arena in front of 9,988. Rogge earned his first Gophers experience outside of an exhibition game, and his first college ice time since January 18, 2014 when he last played with Sacred Heart. Rogge has been a five-time member of the Dean’s List at Minnesota, and Gophers coach […]

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Gophers Shutout Spartans to Clinch Sixth-Straight Conference Title

Minnesota’s 4-0 Victory over Michigan State gives them at least a share of the B1G Title Six Consecutive Conference Championships Sets NCAA Record Minneapolis, MN – Don Lucia’s feeling following the Gophers’ victory over Michigan State?  “Relief.  Spoken like a true coach!” Lucia might have been relieved, but his players were nothing short of ecstatic following their 4-0 win over the Michigan State Spartans (7-23-3 Overall, 3-14-2 B1G).  The victory clinched at least a share […]

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Gophers Conference Title Could Start Bonus Season

The Big Ten Hockey Conference Title race could be decided by the end of Friday night if Minnesota gets three points with a win over Michigan State at Mariucci Arena. The win would extend the Gophers conference title winning streak to six consecutive and allow coach Don Lucia to pocket another $30,000 bonus check. The head coach has gotten used to collecting some extra money on top of his $350,000 base salary, and his assistants […]

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Gophers Back Atop Big Ten Standings with 4-1 Win

Ann Arbor, Mich. — Minnesota boasts seven forwards with double-digits goal totals, but their top line of Tyler Sheehy, Rem Pitlick, and Justin Kloos leads the way, and did so Saturday by scoring three goals in a 4-1 win over Michigan in front of 5,522 at Yost Ice Arena . The top line has 50 of the 131 goals scored by #5 Minnesota (22-10-2, 13-5-0-0) this season and is a big reason why Minnesota is […]

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Gophers Fall to Wolverines 5-3

Three Michigan Goals with less than four minutes remaining down Minnesota Ann Arbor, MI – Hockey teams like to be playing at their best late come March. The Michigan Wolverines (11-17-3 Overall, 4-11-2 B1G) won’t be playing much longer barring several major upsets, but they played their best hockey late in Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (21-10-2, 12-5-0). Minnesota scored with 6:12 left in the third to take a 3-2 lead, but […]