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Gophers Come Up Short in Vegas Against UND

Courtesy of GopherSports.com LAS VEGAS – The No. 5 Gopher Hockey program took its first loss of the season on Saturday night, falling 3-1 to No. 17 North Dakota in front of 7,412 at the 2018 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. After a scoreless first (Minnesota’s third-straight game without allowing or scoring a goal in the first period including both exhibitions contests), the long-time rivals traded goals in […]

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Gopher End Bulldog Unbeaten Streak with Seven

Minneapolis, Minn. — Confidence is a funny thing. When it’s gone like in Minnesota’s record against the in-state schools the past four seasons, you wonder when you’ll ever see it again. The Bulldogs held a nine game unbeaten streak over the Gophers that stretched back to November 14, 2014, but that streak ended Sunday and Minnesota started a new streak by scoring seven goals. “Confidence… that’s the thing every coach wants. That bottle of confidence, […]

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2017-18 Gophers Scanned Ticket Numbers Lowest in Four Seasons

Minneapolis, Minn. — There may have been less no shows than a year ago, but scanned ticket data shows actual 2017-18 attendance for University of Minnesota men’s hockey was the lowest it has been in four years of Big Ten hockey. During Don Lucia’s last season as head coach an average of 6.257 tickets were scanned for home games with 28 percent of tickets distributed unused. After winning a college record six consecutive conference championships, […]

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Good Night Gophers in Happy Valley

Gophers Swept at Penn State, Travel to Pegula Ice Arena for First Round of Big Ten Tournament GopherSports.com. – The No. 8 Gopher Hockey program dropped a 5-2 Big Ten contest to No. 18 Penn State on Saturday night in the regular-season finale at Pegula Ice Arena. Minnesota will return to University Park next weekend to open the Big Ten Tournament with a best-of-three quarterfinal series. Details for that series will be shared when finalized. […]

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Minnesota Ranks Second for NCAA Men’s Hockey Revenue

Minneapolis, Minn. — The University of Minnesota has routinely led the nation in generating revenue with its men’s hockey program, but Boston University topped all schools for fiscal year 2017 with $8,567,700 in revenues and the Gophers were second with $5,872,921 in revenues. Minnesota saw ticket revenues at its lowest level in the past six seasons at $4,677,246, but received $1,181,404 in contributions which include amounts received from individuals, corporations, associations, foundations, clubs or other organizations […]

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Gophers Sweep Badgers On Road, First Time Since 2016

With Wisconsin coach Tony Granato away at the Olympics, the Gophers played to a 7-1 victory at Kohl Center on Saturday. Minnesota swept the Badgers in front of a sellout crowd of 15,359 and leapfrogged their rivals from fifth to fourth in the Big Ten Standings with two weeks to go in the regular season. Minnesota (18-13-1 overall, 9-10-1-1 Big Ten) got off to a quick start with Leon Bristedt, Brent Gates. Jr. and Tyler […]

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Fighting Irish Find Four Goals in Win Over Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minn. — When it comes to conference play, Gophers coach Don Lucia has often said you want to sweep at home and split on the road. No. 13 Minnesota couldn’t get either with No. 1 Notre Dame this season, falling 4-1 in front of 9,890 at 3M Arena at Mariucci. Notre Dame (20-5-1, 14-2-0) got a pair of power play goals from Jordan Gross in the first and Jake Evans in the second and […]

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Michigan Sweeps Gophers at Mariucci

Minneapolis, Minn. — Minnesota capped its non-conference schedule with a win over top ranked St. Cloud State, and their 9-3 record against some of the better teams from the NCHC and ECAC positioned them comfortably at No. 9 in the PairWise Rankings. They followed it up with a pair of frustrating efforts against Michigan getting swept at home 5-3, 3-1 in a key weekend to right the ship in conference play. The Gophers are the […]