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Gophers Swept out of South Bend

Notre Dame used some timely five on five goals and their superb defense to the tune of a 5 – 2 win on Saturday night to lock up a sweep of the Gophers. Cale Morris stopped 40 shots (84 over the weekend series) for the Irish and was certainly a difference maker again tonight as Notre Dame has now marched to a 6 – 0 conference record in their inaugural season as a (affiliate) member […]

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Gophers Fold Again, But Hang On For ‘Tie’

Not entirely sure where to start with one.  Because as bad as some of it looked, there was a lot of good to come from it.  It wasn’t a loss (technically tonight’s result is a 6 – 6 tie) and they ended up getting an extra point in the standings, which we may look back on later in the year as helpful. As well, there weren’t many stretches during the game tonight where the Gophers […]

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Bulldogs Get By Gophers

Two Gates Power Play Goals not Enough, as Miska paces Bulldogs   Tough loss for Goldy tonight – they dropped a disappointing and maybe even frustrating 3 – 2 loss in their final NSCC opener, to UMD. Some positives and negatives came out of the game but ultimately they fall again in trying to take down an (in this case top ranked) in-state rival.   The Gophers got the start they wanted, and really, needed.  […]

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Gophers Rally, Force Tie with Fighting Hawks

Power play goals, scrums, comebacks, overtime and a very loud arena.  “That had a little bit of everything” said a fairly happy coach Lucia, post-game.   In a game that many fans of both programs had been looking forward to for years, the Gophers and Fighting Hawks did not disappoint.  A back and forth – and wildly entertaining affair – that saw the Gophers rally four separate times to tie the game, including twice with […]

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Gophers Drop Pivotal Opener

Big Ten conference lead at stake, final stretch before the playoffs, and home ice on a Thursday night – most would have figured this would have brought out the best effort from the Gophers. While the team did a nice job in holding down the CCM line for a large portion of the game, we got a mostly lifeless offensive effort in a 6 – 2 loss as Michigan picks up their first win in […]

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Gophers Send Badgers Back to the Barn

Gophers Score in Bunches, Early and Late, Sweep Bucky with Blowout Plenty of Gopher offense, plenty of cheap shot Badger play…some things rarely change in this rivalry. The Gophers jumped out to an early lead against a struggling & disinterested defensive team (usually known for its defense), withstood some sloppy play in the middle, and put their foot on Bucky’s throat late, to the tune of a 9 – 2 win on Saturday night. The […]

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Overtime Sweep

Bristedt saves Collins with OT goal after back and forth affair All ‘things’ (concerning the first 6 to 7 weeks of the season) being equal, it was certainly an entertaining game tonight. The (first place!) Gophers swept Ohio State back to Columbus with another OT win, tonight off the stick of Leon Bristedt, after the Buckeyes rallied with two late third period goals, to win 5 – 4. Coach Lucia has mentioned the slow starts […]