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Gophers, Bulldogs Skate to 1-1 Draw in Season Opener

Duluth, MN – Minnesota and UMD have a storied in-state rivalry, but this year’s playing comes with a little extra juice. UMD has beaten Minnesota eight-straight times, with the ‘U’s last win coming in October of 2014.  The most recent of those losses was a 4-3 OT defeat to open the 2017-2018 season. While the beginning of the season stung for Minnesota, it’s nowhere near the agony the Gophers felt as the hands of fate […]

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Woeful Gophers Lose Again in B1G Tourney Opener

Two Last-Minute Second Period Goals Too Much for Maroon and Gold State College, PA – The home team was once again jovial in Happy Valley.  For Gopher fans, the last three games have been more like the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Penn State once again outplayed, outmanned and, most importantly, outscored the Gophers, beating them 5-3 on the strength of a pair of goals in the final 71 seconds of the middle period.  The […]

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Nittany Lions Pour On 61 Shots, Blitz Gophers 5-1

Friday Victory Sets Up ‘Win-and-Stay-Home’ Saturday Scenario for Penn State State College, PA – Coming into the weekend, the Minnesota Gophers only needed one point on the road at Penn State to secure home ice positioning for the first round of the Big Ten playoffs. After Friday’s 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Nittany Lions, the Gophers (19-14-2 Overall, 10-11-2 B1G) may be dreading the fact that another PSU win Saturday means that Minnesota would […]

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Gophers Fell #6 Buckeyes 2-1

Gates, Glover score for Gophers, Robson picks up another win in net Minneapolis, MN – “We’ve been saying it for a while now: it’s playoff hockey.” Jack Glover summed up his team’s mindset following a nailbiting Gopher win Friday night at Mariucci Arena.  The Gophers (19-13-1 Overall, 10-10-1-1 B1G) beat the Ohio State Buckeyes (19-8-4, 12-8-1) by a 2-1 score in a tight, up-and-down thriller of a game that saw Glover get his first goal of […]

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Sheehy’s 3rd Period Brace Beats Badgers

Madison, WI – It’s about as hackneyed a cliche as there is, but Don Lucia always talks about his best players needing to play their best as the season winds down. For Tyler Sheehy, who’s been quiet nearly the entire season after an All-American sophomore campaign in 2016-2017, perhaps Friday night’s game against Wisconsin was a much needed wake-up call. Sheehy scored two go-ahead goals in the third period, including the eventual game-winner with just […]

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Mittelstadt’s OT Winner Lifts Gophers over Irish

Star Freshman Breaks 0-0 Tie with OT Game Winner Minneapolis, MN – After playing good hockey in South Bend in November with nothing to show for it, the Minnesota Gophers were hungry to flip the script against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. It took more than the standard 60 minutes, but in the end the hometown fans went home happy. Minnesota and Notre Dame played yet another exciting hockey game Friday night, with the Gophers dominating […]

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Late Sheehy Goal gets Gophers past Spartans

East Lansing, MI – Wins away from home have been awfully difficult to come by this season for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Usually a tough draw on the road, the Gophers had only won two games away from the friendly confines of Mariucci Arena (a 2-0 win against Union in the Icebreaker, and a 2-1 win over North Dakota in Grand Forks) throughout the 2017-2018 season prior to this weekend’s series at Michigan State.  Despite a […]

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Minnesota Outgunned in St. Cloud

Szmatula, Gates score for Gophers, but are no match for the #1 Huskies’ firepower St. Cloud, MN – The in-state losing streak continues for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. In their 100th all-time matchup, the #1 ranked Huskies (13-2-3 Overall, 7-2-1 NCHC) blitzed the #10 Gophers (12-10-1, 4-7-1-1 B1G), controlling the play throughout the game and winning by a decisive 5-2 score.  Minnesota’s last win against the Huskies came 11/1/2014.  Since that win, they’ve lost four straight […]