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Gophers Sweep Niagara

Minneapolis, MN – Former Gopher coach Doug Woog often said that ‘split on the road, sweep at home’ was a recipe for a successful season. By that metric, the Gophers are right on track. After an opening split at Colorado College, Minnesota (3-1-0 Overall) returned home to sweep visiting Niagara (0-2-0) last weekend, with 3-2 and 4-2 victories. Freshmen again played crucial roles in the team’s success all weekend, but it was Minnesota’s sophomores that […]

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19-20 Regular Season Kicks Off with Split @ CC

Colorado Springs, CO – Minnesota Golden Gophers: Get To Know ‘Em? Lots of new names and faces dotted the Gopher lineup for their first weekend of action in the 2019-2020 season. This year’s Minnesota Gophers sport 19 underclassmen (11 of which are freshmen), a sophomore captain in Sammy Walker, a wide-open goaltending competition between the three netminders on the team, and loads of opportunities for players to win starting jobs. Lots of question marks, but […]

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Season Ends as Gophers fall to Irish in OT

South Bend, IN – “That was an absolute travesty, the way that game ended.” Coaches aren’t often known to hurl invective, but Gopher coach Bob Motzko felt it was deserved after his Golden Gophers lost in overtime to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Saturday night, ending the Gophers’ season. Motzko was upset at a pair of weak penalties called late in the game.  The first, what Motzko described as a “dive” from Notre Dame’s Dylan […]

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McManus’ OT Goal Lifts Gophers to Win in Playoff Opener

Minneapolis, MN – “Home ice advantage is what you want,” said sophomore forward Brannon McManus after Friday’s game. “Especially when you have long games like this one.” Minnesota (17-15-4) found itself down 2-0 21:08 into the game and showing very little life, but dug deep and found a third period spark to tie Michigan (13-15-7) in the final frame and win it 3-2 on McManus’ overtime goal. The Gophers could not have started much worse, […]

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Gophers Sweep Sun Devils to Round Out 18-19 Season

Minneapolis, MN – The Gopher Men’s Hockey team had not swept an opponent at home since beating Army December 29th and 30th, 2017. Minnesota’s outgoing senior class made sure that they’d go out on a positive note. Seniors Jack Ramsey and Darian Romanko scored the first two goals for the Gophers, and senior Eric Schierhorn earned the win as Minnesota (16-15-4 Overall, 11-10-3 B1G) swept #12 Arizona State (21-12-1) to earn the team’s first home sweep […]

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All is Right in the World: Gophers Pummel Arizona State

Minneapolis, MN – Self-pitying Gopher fans (or “fans” like a certain Mr. Reusse) were getting ready to wring their hands and decry the state of the program when highly-touted sun-belters Arizona State came to town to end the regular season. Unfortunately for them (and fortunately for the rest of us) Minnesota didn’t play to that pessimistic script. The Gophers (15-15-4 Overall, 11-10-3 B1G) handed #12 Arizona State (21-11-1 Overall) one of their biggest losses of […]

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Gophers Split with Notre Dame to End Big Ten Schedule

Minneapolis, MN – Coming into the weekend series against Notre Dame, the Gophers knew a few things to be true: 1) They just about needed to win out to have a chance at an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. 2) They had a good chance to play the first round of the Big Ten tournament on home ice with at least one win. After a weekend split against the Fighting Irish, it doesn’t appear very […]

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Gophers Sweep Ohio State, Keep NCAA At-Large Hopes Alive

Columbus, OH – For twenty seconds, Ohio State and Minnesota were tied in Saturday’s rubber match in Columbus. One early goal, and the Gophers never looked back. Buoyed by their fastest goal of the season, Minnesota (13-14-4 Overall, 10-9-3 B1G) swept the class of the Big Ten Ohio State Buckeyes (19-7-4, 12-5-3) to remain in second place in the Big Ten conference standings as the season comes to a close in just a few weekend’s time. […]