Gopher men’s hockey beats Notre Dame to game split of weekend series

MINNEAPOLIS – The Gopher Hockey program closed out the Big Ten regular-season schedule with a 2-1 victory over No. 16 Notre Dame on Saturday at 3M Arena at Mariucci as Minnesota locked up a winning record in conference play for the fifth time in six years of Big Ten play. Minnesota (14-15-4 overall, 11-10-3-0 Big Ten) found goals from Tyler Nanne and Scott Reedy while Mat Robson made 26 saves to pick up the victory in goal for the Maroon & Gold. Nanne put the Gophers up early with a first period goal at 8:53 when he was left all … Continue reading Gopher men’s hockey beats Notre Dame to game split of weekend series

Gopher men’s hockey sweeps #2 Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Rem Pitlick’s 100th career point with Gopher Hockey proved useful as the junior forward set up the game-winning goal on Saturday night in a 4-3 win for Minnesota, completing the road sweep over No. 2/3 Ohio State. Minnesota (13-14-4 overall, 10-9-3-0 Big Ten) never trailed over the weekend, picking up goals from Scott Reedy, Nathan Burke, Brent Gates Jr. and Tyler Sheehy on Saturday as the Gophers claimed a 4-3 win over the Big Ten frontrunners for the second-straight night. The Maroon & Gold scored four goals on just 16 shots in the series finale. Things started … Continue reading Gopher men’s hockey sweeps #2 Ohio State

Photo Gallery: Michigan upends Gophers 4-2

The Gophers were outshot 45-26 in the Friday night home loss to Michigan. Photos by Bryan Singer Click here for photo gallery MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s special teams continued to find success on Friday night but Michigan came out on top with a 4-2 win in this weekend’s series opener at 3M Arena at Mariucci. The Gophers (10-12-4 overall, 7-7-3-0 Big Ten) went 2-for-7 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill as Rem Pitlick notched his third-straight multi-point game while playing in his 100th career game. The Maroon & Gold have now tallied on the advantage in six-straight … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Michigan upends Gophers 4-2

Men’s Hockey: Badgers edge Gophers 4-3

MINNEAPOLIS – A 3M Arena at Mariucci record crowd was on hand for a back-and-forth battle between Gopher Hockey and Wisconsin as the Badgers edged Minnesota 4-3 on Saturday night in this weekend’s Border Battle finale. With an attendance of 10,686 fans on hand, the series finale broke a 14-year old facility record when 10,587 fans turned out to watch Minnesota and Wisconsin battle on Nov. 6, 2004. For the second night in a row, Minnesota (10-11-4 overall, 7-6-3-0 Big Ten) tallied three power-play goals with two tallies from Rem Pitlick and one from Brent Gates Jr. Tyler Sheehy recorded … Continue reading Men’s Hockey: Badgers edge Gophers 4-3

UMD, St.Cloud State 2,3 in latest U.S.A. Hockey poll

Rank School Last Week’s Rank 2018-19 Record Weeks in Top 15 1. University of Notre Dame, 490 (17) 3 3-0-1 4 2. University of Minnesota Duluth, 458 (6) 2 4-1-1 4 3. St. Cloud State University, 446 (9) 4 4-0-0 4 4. Ohio State University, 419 (1) 1 3-1-0 4 5. University of Minnesota, 338 (1) 6 1-0-1 4 6. Providence College, 324 5 3-1-1 4 7. Minnesota State University, 290 8 3-1-0 4 8. Cornell University, 272 7 0-0-0 4 9. Penn State University, 241 11 4-0-0 3 10. University of Denver, 214 9 3-0-1 4 11. Union College, … Continue reading UMD, St.Cloud State 2,3 in latest U.S.A. Hockey poll

UMD #1, St.Cloud #4 in pre-season hockey poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 2018-19 Men’s College Hockey Poll – Preseason #1 (First-place votes in parentheses) Rank School Final 2017-18 Rank 2017-18 Record Weeks in Top 15 1. University of Minnesota Duluth, 505 (30) 3 25-16-3 1 2. Ohio State University, 456 (3) 2 26-10-5 1 3. University of Notre Dame, 431 1 28-10-2 1 4. St. Cloud State University, 379 (1) 6 25-9-6 1 5. Providence College, 369 8 24-12-4 1 6. University of Michigan, 355 4 22-15-3 1 7. Cornell University, 296 7 25-6-2 1 8. Boston University, 243 11 22-14-4 1 9. Boston College, 233 — 20-14-3 … Continue reading UMD #1, St.Cloud #4 in pre-season hockey poll

Lucia out as Gopher Hockey coach

University of Minnesota Athletics Director Mark Coyle and Head Coach Don Lucia today announced that Lucia will step down as Minnesota’s head men’s hockey coach, pending the approval of the University’s Board of Regents later this week. Coyle and Lucia have agreed that he will remain with Gopher Athletics as special assistant to the athletics director through June 30, 2019. “Gopher Hockey is not just a college hockey program, it’s a cultural institution in the state of Minnesota, built on more than 90 years of success and tradition. Few have contributed as much to that legacy as Don,” said Coyle. … Continue reading Lucia out as Gopher Hockey coach