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Gophers Swept by Visiting Nittany Lions

Minneapolis, MN – Coming off a successful weekend at Michigan, the Gophers were looking to continue climbing the Big Ten standings as they hosted the Penn State Nittany Lions for a weekend set. After giving up 14 goals in two games, Minnesota left the weekend with as many points as they had when they entered. The Gophers (4-6-2 Overall, 1-3-2-2 B1G) were resoundingly beaten by #8 Penn State (9-2-0, 5-1-0), with the visitors thoroughly outclassing […]

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Young Gophers Swept by Veteran Bulldogs

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota is the youngest team in the nation, boasting 11 freshmen and only eight upperclassmen. There are bound to be growing pains as the team acclimates not just to a new team and new coach, but to college hockey itself. Last weekend was a clash of opposites with as those same Gophers faced the back-to-back national champion Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. Coming off a home sweep of Niagara, the Minnesota Gophers (3-3-0 Overall) were […]

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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 […]