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Beavers Best Gophers in North Star Cup Opener

Bemidji Comes Back in 3rd to Beat Minnesota 4-2 St. Paul, MN – “I’m embarrassed for myself and for our team today.” Justin Kloos did not mince words after the Gophers’ 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Bemidji State Beavers Saturday evening, visibly upset at the effort and the result of yet another Gopher loss at the hands of an in-state rival. Connor Reilly summed it up with a little more verbosity: “We didn’t […]

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Gophers Shut Out Badgers 4-0

Win Moves MN to Solo 1st Atop the B1G Standings Madison, WI – It looks like the Gophers picked a good time to start playing good hockey. Minnesota (12-10-0 Overall, 7-2-0 B1G) extended their winning streak to four games with a 4-0 shutout of the Wisconsin Badgers (4-11-6 Overall, 1-6-2 B1G). The win moved the Gophers to the top of the B1G conference standings, alone in first place with 21 total points. After successfully killing […]

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Gophers Cruise to 5-2 Victory over Spartans

Win Vaults Minnesota into Tie for First Place in B1G Standings Minneapolis, MN – The turmoil of ‘arrogant little jerks’, poorly developing players, and myopic coaching were nowhere to be found in Mariucci Arena Friday evening. After a week in which a critical newspaper article in the CityPages was the talk of the Gopher Hockey community, the team looked like they had put the piece past them from the opening puck drop. Justin Kloos scored […]

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Gophers Dominate Nittany Lions 7-1

Minnesota Rides Stout Defense, Timely Goal Scoring to Easy Victory State College, PA – After controlling the play for the majority of the game on Friday, the Gophers may have felt like they deserved a better result than the 3-2 OT loss to the Nittany Lions that they had. On Saturday, Minnesota was rewarded for their good play. The Gophers controlled play on offense, smothered on defense and were disciplined throughout, resulting in steady advantages […]

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Minnesota Loses 3-2 to Penn State in Overtime

Gophers Fail to Capitalize on Three Breakaways, Lose in OT in Happy Valley State College, PA – The Gophers have made something of a habit of mounting comeback bids recently. Minnesota came back to take the lead against Harvard in the Mariucci Classic, and they came back to beat UConn in the game prior. Comebacks are risky business, though, and tonight the Gophers paid the price. Minnesota dominated the third period and scored twice in […]

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Gophers Win Mariucci Classic Opener 3-2 Over UConn

Fasching’s 3rd Period Game-Winner Gets Gophers to .500 Minneapolis, MN – Gopher Head Coach Don Lucia has maintained all season long that his leaders will have to step up for Minnesota to have success this year. One game into the new year, Hudson Fasching took that message to heart. The junior forward scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season at 5:22 of the third period to put the Minnesota Gophers (8-8-0 Overall, 3-1-0 B1G) […]

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Another Lopsided Loss, as Gophers Trounced 8-3 in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MIĀ – Hockey is a fast game, and things can fall apart quickly, too. It’s hard to imagine after having watched a five-goal blowout win by Michigan, but just past the halfway mark of the second period, the game was tied and the Gophers had the momentum. A decent first thirty minutes cannot make up for a 6-1 goal deficit in the final half, though. The Gophers (6-8-0 Overall, 2-1-0 B1G) suffered their first […]