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Gophers forward Ben Meyers approaches Penn State’s goal during the final period at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Thursday, Nov. 19.

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

Julianna Landis, Sports Reporter
November 25, 2020
Goaltender Jack LaFontaine earned his first collegiate shutout on Tuesday.
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.

Gophers women’s hockey splits season opening series

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 forward Jaxon Nelson fights for possession against Penn State at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Gophers hockey sweeps Penn State in season opener

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.
Photo Courtesy of Gopher Athletics

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

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

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

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 forward Nick Bjugstad keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Nic Kerdiles on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Minnesota leads conference in preseason poll

Julianna Landis
November 9, 2020
The Gophers are the favorite to win the conference and several players made preseason honors.
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.

Men’s hockey announces schedule for first half of season

Julianna Landis
November 5, 2020
The eight game schedule will have the Gophers playing at home for all four November games.
Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Nic Kerdiles on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Big Ten Announces start date for men’s hockey

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

Former Gophers center Bjugstad returns to Minnesota in trade to Wild

Julianna Landis, Sports Reporter
September 12, 2020
In his eighth year in the NHL, Bjugstad was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade for a conditional pick in the 2021 NHL draft.
Members of the Gophers women's hockey team watch play from the bench at Ridder Arena on Friday, Feb. 28. The Gophers scored two power-play goals on the way to a 4-2 victory over St. Cloud State. (Jasmin Kemp / Minnesota Daily)

Hockey Commissioners Association delays start of college hockey season

Julianna Landis
September 10, 2020
The move will impact both the women's and men's hockey teams at Minnesota.