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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. […]

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Gophers Chop Down #2 Buckeyes 4-3

Columbus, OH – A week removed from a road sweep at the hands of Penn State, the Gophers faced another steep road test at the #2 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. What a difference a few days makes. Relying on simple passing, timely scoring, and shutdown defense, the Minnesota Gophers (12-14-4 Overall, 9-9-3 B1G) took a first-period lead to the house, never looking back in a 4-3 victory over the highly-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (19-6-4, 12-4-3). […]

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Penn State Pounds Gophers 7-2

State College, PA – When Penn State visited Mariucci Arena in early January, the Gophers held the nation’s top offense to just five goals over two games. The Nittany Lions all but made up for that Friday evening in State College. Penn State’s offense erupted for seven goals against the normally-stingy Gophers (11-13-4 Overall, 8-8-3 B1G), driving stalwart Mat Robson to the bench after giving up three goals in the first period. The Nittany Lions […]

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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 […]