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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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Badgers Hold on for 3-2 Win, Series Split at Gophers

Mittelstadt and Sadek Goals Not Enough Offense for Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. — A lot of eyes were raised this fall when Tony Granato added a graduate transfer All-American goalie to the red team to the east. Even more eyes were raised as that goalie was benched in favor of sophomore Jack Berry on Saturday night. The decision paid off for No. 14 Wisconsin as Berry made 40 saves including 20 in the third period defeating […]

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Gophers Men’s Hockey Season Ticket Sales Down Eight Percent for 2017-18

Minneapolis, Minn. — Gopher men’s hockey season ticket sales for 2017-18 are down eight percent with 5,474 tickets sold compared to last season’s 5,977. The number continues a downward trend for sales since their first year in the Big Ten when the university sold 7,394 season tickets. Minnesota men’s hockey ‘pick-your-pack’ tickets went on sale Tuesday to Gophers Score members and will go on sale to the public Wednesday. GopherPuckLive has tracked season ticket scanning […]

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Scanned Ticket Data Up One Percent for Gophers Men’s Hockey in 2016-17

Senior Associate Athletics Director Tom McGinnis also addresses Big Ten expansion and specific efforts to improve fan experience with Gopher Hockey Minneapolis, Minn. — The University of Minnesota consistently runs the top revenue producing men’s hockey program in the nation and has racked up a college hockey record six consecutive regular season titles, but an average of 2,583 tickets per home game went unscanned this past season, dampening the atmosphere at Mariucci Arena. Minnesota’s 2016-17 […]

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Gophers Conference Title Could Start Bonus Season

The Big Ten Hockey Conference Title race could be decided by the end of Friday night if Minnesota gets three points with a win over Michigan State at Mariucci Arena. The win would extend the Gophers conference title winning streak to six consecutive and allow coach Don Lucia to pocket another $30,000 bonus check. The head coach has gotten used to collecting some extra money on top of his $350,000 base salary, and his assistants […]

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Captain Kloos Earns Gophers Split with Sixth Game Winner

Minneapolis, Minn. — The band didn’t get to play the Battle Hymn Saturday night, but a Justin Kloos goal and last minute stand returned the Gophers alone atop the Big Ten Standings with a 3-2 win in front of 10,469 at Mariucci Arena. “I actually didn’t see it go in, I just heard the crowd so I was pretty pumped,” said Kloos. “Crowd was great, that was really fun, one of the most fun games […]

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The Slimmest of Margins: Gophers Lose 4-3 On Disallowed Goal with 5 Seconds Left

Minnesota Called Offside on Tying Goal, Drop Opener to Wisconsin Minneapolis, MN – “[The referees] told me he was offsides.  I got a chance to look at the replay, and he was offsides.” Gopher coach Don Lucia has a gift of keeping an even keel in emotional situations.  He’s the sort of guy that never gets too high and never gets too low. Friday’s game between the Minnesota Gophers (18-16-0 Overall, 13-6-0 B1G) and the Wisconsin […]

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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 […]