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Gophers bring out the brooms in Duluth

Gophers defenseman Madeline Wethington pursues an opponent at Ridder Arena on Sunday, Nov. 22. The Gophers ultimately fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes 2-1.
Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter
December 1, 2020
The Gophers are on top of the WCHA standings after a two-game sweep over the No. 6 UMD Bulldogs.

Paul Martin returns to Gophers men’s hockey as undergraduate assistant

Gophers Forward Ben Meyers chases the puck in the 3M Arena on Friday, Oct. 25.  The Gophers went on to lose 2-5 to the University of Minnesota - Duluth.
Julianna Landis, Sports Reporter
November 25, 2020
Paul Martin won two national championships with the Gophers on the ice. Now, he looks to lead Minnesota back to national championship heights on staff as an undergraduate assistant.

Gophers sweep Buckeyes to start season 4-0 for the first time since 2014

Gophers forward Ben Meyers approaches Penn State’s goal during the final period at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Julianna Landis, Sports Reporter
November 25, 2020
Goaltender Jack LaFontaine earned his first collegiate shutout on Tuesday.

Gophers women’s hockey splits season opening series

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team plays against Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers ended the night with a 4-0 win.
Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter
November 22, 2020
Gophers goalie Lauren Bench had an impressive debut for Minnesota, stopping 69/71 shots on goal over the weekend.

Gophers hockey sweeps Penn State in season opener

Gophers forward Jaxon Nelson fights for possession against Penn State at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Julianna Landis, Sports Reporter
November 21, 2020
Minnesota had a strong showing against the Nittany Lions in its first two games, beating the Nittany Lions 4-1 on Thursday and 3-2 on Friday.

Gophers women’s hockey faces tough schedule including opener against Ohio State

Photo Courtesy of Gopher Athletics
Matthew Kennedy
November 20, 2020
The Gophers face three of the top four WCHA teams in their eight-game slate.

A new face in the net for Gophers’ women’s hockey

Photo Courtesy of Gopher Athletics
Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter
November 16, 2020
After the departure of 2019-20 WCHA Goaltender of the Year Sydney Scobee, the Gophers brought in senior transfer Lauren Bench, who’s ready to fill her predecessor’s shoes.

Minnesota leads conference in preseason poll

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Nic Kerdiles on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Julianna Landis
November 9, 2020
The Gophers are the favorite to win the conference and several players made preseason honors.

Men’s hockey announces schedule for first half of season

Gophers Forward Ben Meyers chases the puck in the 3M Arena on Friday, Oct. 25.  The Gophers went on to lose 2-5 to the University of Minnesota - Duluth.
Julianna Landis
November 5, 2020
The eight game schedule will have the Gophers playing at home for all four November games.

Big Ten Announces start date for men’s hockey

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Nic Kerdiles on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Julianna Landis, Sports Reporter
October 6, 2020
The modified season will include 24 conference games and an additional four against independent Arizona State.