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Gophers Outclassed at Home by Michigan

Minneapolis, MN – Throughout the season, the Gopher hockey team has leaned heavily on goaltender Mat Robson to keep them in the game long enough to have a chance. Unfortunately, Robson can’t score goals as well. Minnesota again looked competent on the powerplay, but the lack of five-on-five scoring came back to haunt the team Friday night.  In the end, the Golden Gophers (10-12-4 Overall, 7-7-3 B1G) fell 4-2 to the Michigan Wolverines (10-10-6, 6-6-4), […]

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Badgers Come Back Twice Saturday to Beat Gophers

Minneapolis, MN – Splits aren’t going to cut it. Needing wins to get back into the race for the NCAA tournament, the Minnesota Gophers (10-11-4 Overall, 7-6-3 B1G) came up one goal short Saturday evening against the Wisconsin Badgers (9-11-4, 5-5-4).  In a game that saw four lead changes and four ties, the Badgers had the last laugh, scoring the last two goals of the game to earn the weekend road split at Mariucci. The […]

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Gophers Snap Spartan Skid, Beat Badgers Badly

Minneapolis – Coming off a road sweep at the hands of the lowly Michigan State Spartans, the Gophers needed a good result to get right heading into the end of the year. Friday’s game should help. The Gophers (10-10-4 Overall, 7-5-3 B1G) scored early and late, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first and netting the game’s final four goals in the third period after Wisconsin (8-11-4, 4-5-4) had closed within one in the […]

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McLaughlin’s GWG with 7.8 Seconds Left Lifts Gophers to Sweep in South Bend

South Bend, IN – A college hockey player’s first collegiate goal is usually something they remember for the rest of their lives. For Blake McLaughlin, his second Gopher goal was even more memorable. For the second night in a row, McLaughlin scored the game winning goal to lift the Minnesota Gophers (9-8-4 Overall, 6-3-3 B1G) over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-8-1, 5-6-1).  Saturday’s goal, McLaughlin’s second as a Gopher, came in breathtaking fashion: a […]

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Robson Again Brilliant as Gophers Beat Irish 5-1

South Bend, IN – As Mat Robson goes, so too go the Gophers. The Junior goalkeeper was on his game yet again, making 42 saves on 43 shots to backstop Minnesota (8-8-4 Overall, 5-3-3 B1G) to a win over #9 Notre Dame (12-7-1, 5-5-0).  Tommy Novak and Blake McLaughlin scored their first goals of the season to lead Minnesota on the offensive side of the puck and get the Gophers back to a .500 record […]

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Gophers Come Alive to Beat Penn State 4-1

Minneapolis, MN – Bob Motzko has been preaching the need for the Gophers to get that separation goal to put their stamp on games. Saturday night, the Gophers finally met that request. A stellar second period, punctuated by Gopher goals from Brent Gates and Jack Ramsey, put Minnesota (7-8-4 Overall, 4-3-3 B1G) on top for good in Saturday’s rematch versus #9 Penn State (12-6-2, 4-5-1-1).  The Gophers built a 3-1 lead by the end of the […]

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Gopher Woes Continue in 4-2 Loss vs. Penn State

Minneapolis, MN – Halfway through the 2018-2019 season, the two biggest problems for this Gopher team have been costly defensive lapses and lack of finishing. Both were on display Friday night. Minnesota (6-8-4 Overall, 3-3-3 B1G) played well enough to win in the series opener versus Penn State (12-5-2, 4-4-1), but their two big issues reared their heads throughout the game, and as the dust cleared after the final horn the Nittany Lions walked away […]

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Gophers drop Series Finale vs Ferris State 3-2

Minneapolis, MN – One step forward… The evolution of this Gopher team under Bob Motzko is a process, and there are plenty of growing pains.  Saturday night was one of them. The Gophers (6-7-4 Overall, 3-2-3 B1G) fumbled a chance at their first sweep of the season, giving up a third-period lead to lose to a Ferris State team (5-14-1, 2-9-1 WCHA) that had not won a game since November 3rd. Just like Friday night, […]