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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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Gophers Sweep Sparty

Schierhorn Makes 21 Saves for 10th Career Shutout Minneapolis, Minn. — It wasn’t exactly a Picasso for the Gophers, but they made enough brush strokes to sweep the Spartans with a 4-0 shutout on Saturday. “We haven’t proven to be an offensive juggernaut,” head coach Don Lucia said. “We just kind of methodically get to 2 or 3 or 4, enough to win games.” No. 5 Minnesota (7-3-0 overall, 3-1-0-0 Big Ten) got the first […]

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First Battle Hymn Weekend for Gophers Comes Against Clarkson

Three Thoughts from 3M Arena at Mariucci Minneapolis, Minn. — Minnesota ended a streak of splits and poor specialty team play with a pair of home wins over No. 9 Clarkson. The power play produced three goals on 10 opportunities and the penalty kill did its job on all four shorthanded situations. Senior assistant captains Leon Bristedt and Mike Szmatula scored their first goals of the season, both on the power play, and junior goaltender […]

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Gophers Split Weekend with Nittany Lions

McManus Hat Trick Propels Gophers Past Penn State 6-3 Minneapolis, Minn. — The 10-minute game has been getting a lot of attention early this season when assessing Minnesota’s play. The No. 7 Gophers (2-2-0, 1-1-0-0) once again showed the bad on Friday, but responded with the good in their second game of the weekend with a 6-3 win over No. 11 Penn State (2-2-0, 1-1-0-0) in front of 8,114 at 3M Arena at Mariucci. “Right […]

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Gophers Back Atop Big Ten Standings with 4-1 Win

Ann Arbor, Mich. — Minnesota boasts seven forwards with double-digits goal totals, but their top line of Tyler Sheehy, Rem Pitlick, and Justin Kloos leads the way, and did so Saturday by scoring three goals in a 4-1 win over Michigan in front of 5,522 at Yost Ice Arena . The top line has 50 of the 131 goals scored by #5 Minnesota (22-10-2, 13-5-0-0) this season and is a big reason why Minnesota is […]

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Gophers Sweep Nittany Lions Back East

Minneapolis, Minn. — Penn State came to Mariucci Arena with the nation’s highest scoring offense, but Minnesota swept them back to Happy Valley following up Friday’s 5-1 win with a 5-2 Saturday victory in front of 9,963. Leon Bristedt led the Gophers with his first collegiate hat trick, Brent Gates Jr. scored his 12th goal of the season, Taylor Cammarata tallied his third of the season, and Eric Schierhorn made 38 saves in the victory […]

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Gophers Seeking First Mariucci Classic Title Since 2012

Minneapolis, Minn.–Minnesota returned from their 20-day winter break with some rust on their structure, but none on their skill. Brent Gates Jr. tallied his first collegiate hat trick, Leon Bristedt scored a bar down snipe, and Justin Kloos added an empty netter in a 5-1 win over Mercyhurst to open the Mariucci Classic in front of 9,910. The #11 Gophers (10-5-2, 3-1-0) haven’t won their hosted tournament since 2012 and were guarding against a letdown […]

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Buckeyes Blowout Gophers 8-3

Minneapolis, Minn. — The last time Minnesota surrendered eight goals to a visiting team at Mariucci Arena was nearly 20 years ago when Minnesota Duluth handed the Gophers an 8-4 loss on Valentine’s Day in 1997. Saturday, it was the Buckeyes who dealt the Gophers heartbreak handing them an 8-3 loss in front of 9,178 at Mariucci. #10 Ohio State (9-2-4, 1-1-0-0) was Don Lucia’s pick to win the Big Ten this season and the […]