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The Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team had been at the top of the WCHA standings all season until Friday night in Grand Forks. Warroad native Brock Nelson scored a goal late in the final period to give North Dakota an entertaining victory over Minnesota, 2-1.Meanwhile, about 500 miles away in Omaha, Neb., the hottest team in the WCHA was winning again. Minnesota-Duluth turned a tight 2-2 game into a 6-2 rout with four third-period goals to take over the top spot in the conference.Gophers head coach Don Lucia was asked if Friday night's results put added pressure on his young team. "I don't think so," said the Gophers' bench boss, "but the fact that we have lost three straight overall, all by one goal, might ramp up the stakes for our club."To Lucia's point on the close calls, Minnesota is now 15-8-1 overall and, in seven of the eight losses, it has lost by a single goal. Senior goaltender Kent Patterson was asked about the emotions of his team looking ahead. "Right now," said the netminder, "I think we are frustrated that we are letting games get away from us late. We need to be better at crunch time."Friday night the Gophers really struggled on the power-play, going 0-for-4. "There were key spots in the game," said captain Taylor Matson, "where our power-play needed to step up and we didn't get the job done."The WCHA title race is on and the defending NCAA-champion Bulldogs lead.For now however Lucia is looking for his team to show the same fight it did earlier in the season. "We need to get back to playing a more complete game right now," said said. "It's the attention to the details that will make the difference and I'm excited to see how our kids respond."
BEST OF MAXIM
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Fueled by a rabid, partisan crowd, North Dakota upset fifth-ranked Minnesota, 2-1, in WCHA rivalry hockey action Friday.
Junior defenseman Andrew MacWilliam tallied his first career goal, highlighting North Dakota's triumph at Ralph Engelstad Arena, in front of 11,846 fans. MacWilliam's goal knotted the game at 1-all in the second period.
Grand Forks, ND – North Dakota and Minnesota have played in some epic battles over the years. One could compare UND vs. UMN Hockey to the famous Hatfield’s and McCoy’s feud, every game is highly contested and usually has a lot of drama. Tonight was no different, as the UND hockey team beat the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers 2-1.
Historically, when the two team’s...
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Nate Condon produced a pair of goals Saturday, propelling fifth-ranked Minnesota to a resounding, 6-2 triumph over rival North Dakota in WCHA men's hockey action. Condon ended the night with three total points, a feat that was matched by Gophers teammate Taylor Matson. That helped Minnesota end a three-game losing streak and avenge a 2-1 loss to North Dakota...
Minnesota defensive back Troy Stoudermire has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA that will allow him to return for a fifth season with the Golden Gophers.
The school made the announcement Friday.
Stoudermire started the first four games last season before going down with a broken forearm. He had two interceptions in the four games and will return as the Big Ten...
Grand Forks, ND – The University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota have had some epic battles over the years, and the opening game of this series was no different as UND gutted out a 2-1 win.
The second game of the series would turn out to be a one that the UND Hockey team will want to wipe from their memory bank as soon as possible.
Saturday night’s game...
University of Minnesota cornerback/kick returner Troy Stoudermire has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten Conference. Stoudermire’s participation in the 2011 season will not count against him. He will have one season of eligibility remaining.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Finally, just when the game's projected outcome seemed inevitable, the Minnesota Gophers men's...
Tonight the 17th ranked University of North Dakota; formerly known as the Fighting Sioux hockey team, hosts the No. 5th ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers in a two-game series at Ralph Engelstad Arena (7:37 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday); it will be the last time these two teams play at the Ralph Engelstad Arena as WCHA foes.
This series is historic because it will be the first...
No. 6 Illinois got two wins over ranked opponents at 197 and 165, but it wasn't enough as the Minnesota Gophers took the match 25-9 on Friday.
The No. 14 ranked Missouri Men's swimming and diving team fell to Minnesota Gophers in a Saturday afternoon dual meet by a score of 183-115.
Jan 15, 4:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bryce Jordan Center Sunday as host Penn State looks to handle the Minnesota Golden Gophers in NCAAB action.
The Nittany Lions sit at 9-9 (4-7-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Gophers are currently...
The 2011 season wasn’t particularly bountiful on the good-news front for Minnesota, but 2012 is starting off a little bit better for the Gophers. Senior cornerback Troy Stoudermire suffered a fractured arm in September and did not play the remainder of the season. At the time it was thought he might’ve played his final game…
UND Forward Lines
29 Brock Nelson–10 Corban Knight (A) –7 Danny Kristo
9 Mario Lamoureux (C) – 27 Carter Rowney – 14 Taylor Dickin
21 Brendan O’Donnell–16 Mark MacMillan–13 Connor Gaarder
8 Dan Senkbeil–28 Stephane Pattyn–15 Michael Parks
UND Defense Paring
18 Dillon Simpson–24 Ben Blood (A)
2 Andrew MacWilliam (A) – 5 Nick Mattson
20 Joe Gleason–22...
Rachel Sheffer had 20 points, six rebounds and two blocks to help lead the Michigan Wolverines over the Minnesota Golden Gophers today at Crisler Arena.