Gophers hockey win physical Big Ten battle against Penn State

The No. 15 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey team won, 2-1, in a fast-paced Big Ten battle against the Penn State Nittany Lions in Friday's series opener in a sold-out game at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, Penn. Penn State nabbed the first goal with a well-placed shot by David Goodwin off reigning Big Ten Player of the Year and Goaltender of the Year Adam Wilcox, whose...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Peaking Gophers look to avoid letdown in final stretch

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota men's hockey team is back in first place -- but the Gophers are far from satisfied. After what was a disappointing start to the Big Ten season, Minnesota had to climb its way back up the conference standings. With a sweep of Michigan this past weekend, the Gophers are now tied with the Wolverines for first in the Big Ten. Minnesota seems to be playing...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Stumbles in loss to Minnesota

Wisconsin and Minnesota squared off for a border battle in this classic college hockey rivalry Friday at The Kohl Center. The Badgers came out of the gate with energy. Their offense looked dangerous early for the first time all year. Both teams took awhile to settle into the game, the quick pace of the game seemed to be favoring the Badgers early on. Despite the lack of goals early...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Boyd scores twice, helps Gophers finish 'better' in 5-2 win over Badgers

MINNEAPOLIS -- After his team blew a two-goal lead and lost in a shootout Friday, Gophers senior Travis Boyd called his team's performance "kind of embarrassing." Boyd singlehandedly did his part to make sure Minnesota didn't have another disappointing performance against rival Wisconsin. The senior forward scored two goals as the Gophers dispensed of the Badgers with a 5-2 win during...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Hockey falls 5-0 to the Minnesota Golden Gophers

Michigan State and Minnesota’s captains Mike Ferrantino and Kyle Rau start the game with a physical face-off Michigan State Hockey (5-8-0) hosted its biggest game of the season thus far against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-4-0). The first period against the Gophers was a rough start for the Spartans as Minnesota’s Travis Boyd scored just 3:25 into the first period. Aggressive...
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers hockey endures exhibition loss

The fourth-ranked Minnesota men's hockey squad endured a 5-4, overtime exhibition loss to the U.S. Under-18 Team on Friday night at Maricuci Arena. That gave the U.S. squad its first win over the Gophers in six meetings. All nine goals on Friday came at even strength, as the U.S. Under-18 Team improved to 1-4-1 all-time against Minnesota. The Gophers struck first in Friday's exhibition...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Gophers overwhelmed by No. 13 UMD, 3-0

MINNEAPOLIS – Don Lucia took a breath and started his postgame media swarm with faint praise for his top-ranked Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team. "It was a good thing our goaltender was our best player, otherwise it could have been worse," Lucia said. "They were the better team tonight." There was no no sugar-coating. Praising Adam Wilcox's season-high 35 saves was as close...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rau helps guide Gophers to exhibition romp

MINNEAPOLIS -- Every Monday when the Gophers show up for practice, coach Don Lucia shows them a goal chart from the previous weekend's games detailing where on the ice successful shots originated. Some scores come from the point. Others from the faceoff circles. But the overwhelming majority of goals for the No. 1 team in the land come from smack-dab in front of the net, where Kyle...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Concussion sidelines Gophers' Kessel for season; men's team names captains

Gopher women's hockey star Amanda Kessel will miss the entire 2014-15 season. Head coach Brad Frost confirmed that Kessel, the 2013 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner, will be sidelined because of lingering concussion symptoms dating to her time with Team USA at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. That means Kessel will miss two consecutive seasons in Maroon and Gold. She was...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fourth-line comes through again, helps Gophers sweep Michigan

MINNEAPOLIS -- Conor Reilly took the challenge personally. Minnesota Gophers men's hockey coach Don Lucia called all six members of his constantly juggled fourth line into his office and said he needed more production from the group, which hadn't scored in 11 games dating back to Jan. 4. Reilly, a redshirt freshman, was the last of the six-man rotation to score against RPI on Jan...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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