The Canadian connection?

It’s been an issue for years now — why are there no Canadians on the Gophers? Is it time?
Here is a list of the best Canadians in the WCHA:
F: Paul Comrie — Denver. Native of Edmonton, Alb. 1997-1998 Third Team All-WCHA, First Team WCHA All-Academic.
F: Steve Reinprecht — Wisconsin. Native of Edmonton, Alb. Led all WCHA sophomores in scoring last year. 1997-1998 Second Team All-WCHA.
F: David Hoogsteen — North Dakota. Native of Thunder Bay, Ont. 1996-1997 First Team All-WCHA, 1997-1998 Second Team All-WCHA.
D: Brad Williamson — North Dakota. Native of Thunder Bay, Ont. Two time WCHA All-Academic team. Currently second in WCHA in assists.
D: Paul Manning — Colorado College. Native of Red Deer, Alb. 1997-1998 WCHA All-Rookie Selection. Third round pick of NHL’s Calgary Flames, highest ever draft pick in Colorado College.
G: Brant Nicklin — Minnesota-Duluth. Native of Comox, B.C. WCHA Rookie of the Year in 1996-1997. He made the most saves in the WCHA in the last two seasons.