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First Battle Hymn Weekend for Gophers Comes Against Clarkson

Three Thoughts from 3M Arena at Mariucci Minneapolis, Minn. — Minnesota ended a streak of splits and poor specialty team play with a pair of home wins over No. 9 Clarkson. The power play produced three goals on 10 opportunities and the penalty kill did its job on all four shorthanded situations. Senior assistant captains Leon Bristedt and Mike Szmatula scored their first goals of the season, both on the power play, and junior goaltender […]

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Schierhorn Backstops Gophers to 3-1 Win over Clarkson

Minneapolis, MN– On a night when the forward lines for the Gophers were malleable, Minnesota’s standout goaltender was solid. Two-time B1G goalie of the year Eric Schierhorn led the way once again for the No. 7 Gophers (4-3-0 Overall, 1-1-0 B1G), making 26 saves and holding the No. 9 Clarkson Golden Knights (4-2-1 Overall, 0-0-0 ECAC) scoreless for nearly 59 minutes to help earn a 3-1 victory in an important non-conference tilt. Gopher coach Don […]

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Schierhorn Stands Tall in 2-1 Gopher Victory over UND

Grand Forks, ND – Eric Schierhorn stood on his head, stopping 34 of 35 shots as the Minnesota Gophers (3-2-0 overall, 1-1-0 B1G) eked out a 2-1 win over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks (3-2-0 overall, 0-0-0 NCHC). The 10-minute game has been a constant mantra for head coach Don Lucia in the young season, but the Gophers did not seem to be all that prepared in the first ten minutes of this contest.  UND led […]

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Gophers Split Weekend with Nittany Lions

McManus Hat Trick Propels Gophers Past Penn State 6-3 Minneapolis, Minn. — The 10-minute game has been getting a lot of attention early this season when assessing Minnesota’s play. The No. 7 Gophers (2-2-0, 1-1-0-0) once again showed the bad on Friday, but responded with the good in their second game of the weekend with a 6-3 win over No. 11 Penn State (2-2-0, 1-1-0-0) in front of 8,114 at 3M Arena at Mariucci. “Right […]

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Uninspired Gophers Drop Big Ten Opener 3-1 to Nittany Lions

Minneapolis, MN – Gopher fans are accustomed to seeing exciting hockey at Mariucci arena.  Quick passes, fast skating, and quality goal-scoring chances are all commonplace within the walls of Gopher Hockey’s home turf. Fans who purchased a ticket tonight were treated to some pretty exciting hockey – it just happened to come from the visiting team. Penn State (2-1-0 Overall, 1-0-0 B1G) built a 3-0 lead midway through the second period and salted it away […]

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Schierhorn Shutouts Union in Icebreaker Win

Duluth, Minn. – The Gophers didn’t let their Friday night loss to Minnesota Duluth carry over into an afternoon game before a sparse crowd at Amsoil Arena on Saturday. Goaltender Eric Schierhorn earned his ninth career shutout, behind only the school record 13 held by Kellen Briggs and Adam Wilcox, with 26 saves, and #3 Minnesota got past #16 Union 2-0 on goals by Casey Mittelstadt and Rem Pitlick. After a night where all the […]