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NBA: OSU’s Titus making “mockery” of draft

April 30, 2009

  Ohio State guard Mark Titus was basically told to scram by the NBA when he announced his intention to forego his senior year with the Buckeyes and enter this year’s draft.   There’s...

Brewster channels Kutcher in Twitter Challenge

April 29, 2009

  Gophers football coach Tim Brewster wants to add his name to an already long list of people who have dominated the Timberwolves this year in competition. The Minnesota coach has accepted former...

WCHA tables Bemidji State decision, looking for 12th team

April 28, 2009

The WCHA tabled its vote to admit Bemidji State into the conference on Tuesday at the WCHA annual meetings in Marco Island, Fla. Citing scheduling issues that an 11-team conference would create, WCHA commissioner...

Wheeler up for NHL’s Goal of the Season

April 7, 2009

Former Gophers forward and current Boston Bruins skater Blake Wheeler is one of five nominees for the Fan’s Choice for Goal of the Season in the NHL for his goal against Manny Legace and the St. Louis...

Tyler Bozak, Denver’s Gopher killer, signs with Toronto

April 4, 2009

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who dislikes having college hockey players leave school early for the pros more than Minnesota’s Don Lucia.   But one of this year’s early departures...

Gopher Underground: Schroeder, Director’s Cup and more

March 26, 2009

HEADLINES: -Men’s hockey freshman forward Jordan Schroeder was named National Rookie of the Year today by College Hockey News. Schroeder led all Division I rookies with 13 goals and 32 assists in...

Men’s Hockey: Bulldogs win 2-1

March 19, 2009

Update: WCHA Goaltending Champion Alex Stalock lost his bid for a shutout but managed to hold on to pick up the Bulldogs first win over Minnesota this year. Fairchild’s goal appeared to bounce off of...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers advance to Final Five with 3-0 win

March 14, 2009

Update: Alex Kangas picked up his third career shutout and second in three games as the Minnesota men’s hockey team completed a WCHA First Round sweep over St. Cloud State with Saturday night’s 3-0...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers take one game lead with 4-2 win

March 13, 2009

Update: Okay the third period was a prime example of me repeatedly putting my foot in my mouth. I had five inches of an Alex Kangas shutout story written before the sophomore gave up his first of the night...

Gophers Underground: Headlines

March 12, 2009

  Here are today’s Minnesota sports headlines…   -Minnesota wrestling legend and U alum Verne Gagne will not be charged in the beating death of a 97-year old last month. Prosecutors...

U study shows goalies hurt most by player contact

March 10, 2009

A University study led by the Minnesota men’ s hockey team physician has found that player contact is the leading injury for college goalies. Two examples come to mind. In Dec. 2006, MSU goalie Dan...

Men’s hockey playoff scenarios

March 7, 2009

With the Gophers season finale under an hour away, here is the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's outline for possible playoff scenarios:   http://www.wcha.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/030709aaa.html

Men’s Hockey: Gophers sneak into fifth place with 5-3 win

March 1, 2009

Update: MaGregor Sharp did a lot of things just over six minutes into the third period. He gave his team a 3-2 lead – his 3-2 lead – when he picked off a Gophers pass in front of Kangas. He scored...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers tie 2-2 in OT

February 14, 2009

Update: Sorry to say, no goals either way. Christianson came up huge to stone a Jay Barriball spinning shot at the 2:55 mark, but that was about as close as it got. Check back later for the story. Third:...

Men’s Hockey: Badgers sweep with 5-4 win

February 8, 2009

Update: 3:42 coincidental pens, Bostrom for slashing the goaltender and McDonagh for roughing. 7:27 Minn pen, Wehrs for interference. 9:48 Wisc goal, Mitchell (12) from Gorowsky (12) and Bohmbach (9)....

Men’s Hockey: Badgers hold on to win 3-2

February 7, 2009

Update: The Gophers finally woke up in the third period after sleeping through the second. Mike Hoeffel deflected an Anderson attempt through Connolly’s five hole to cut the lead to two goals at the...

Volcano may postpone UAA/SCSU series

February 4, 2009

Only got a minute before class, but I wanted to throw this up. The Alaska-Anchorage home series this weekend may be postponed due to an active volcano. Apparently, St. Cloud State may have transportation...

Men’s Hockey: Mavs win 3-1

January 31, 2009

Update: Minnesota finally got on the board in the third period when Patrick White picked up his own rebound and scored on the open net. Drew Fisher picked up his first point of the season with an assist....

Men’s Hockey: Minn. loses 6-2

January 31, 2009

Update: Minnesota State holds on to win 6-2. Kent Patterson, not surprisingly, replaced Alex Kangas in net to start the third. 13:08 MN PP Goal, Ness (2) from Schroeder (18) and Barriball (15). The fact...

Frost “unlikely” for U.S. assistant job

January 27, 2009

Gophers women's hockey coach Brad Frost is an "unlikely" candidate for an assistant coaching job with the 2010 U.S. Olympic women's team according to Minnesota athletic communications.     Frost,...

UW’s Johnson named coach of women’s Olympic team

January 27, 2009

 Just a few quick notes and links this morning... - UW women's coach Mark Johnson was named the 2010 U.S. Olympic women's ice hockey coach today by USA Hockey. Johnson will take a year-long break...

Dorniden, McGinnis, Rombough earn Big Ten awards

January 27, 2009

  A trio of nation leading performances from Gophers highlight three conference awards for indoor track and field.   Senior Heather Dorniden earned the Big Ten Women’s Indoor Track Athlete...

Men’s Hockey: Hockey Headlines

January 26, 2009

Plenty to talk about despite Minnesota being off last weekend… -          Anyone remember Steve Kampfer, the Michigan skater who was assaulted by a Wolverines...

Men’s Hockey: Minnesota edges SCSU 8-6

January 17, 2009

Update: Dan Dunn replaced Weslosky in goal for SCSU at the beginning of the third. Lucia also made a change to the roster and moved Shack up to wing to take Tony Lucia's spot, presumably. Schack' has played...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers win 5-1

January 17, 2009

Update: 7:53 MN PP goal, White (4) from Ness (9) and Lucia (4). Minnesota took a four-goal lead when White got just enough of a one timer from Aaron Ness to beat Weslosky top shelf on the glove hand. White,...

Football OC Mike Dunbar resigns

January 6, 2009

Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster announced this morning that offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar has resigned and will pursue other professional interests.    “Coach Dunbar has contributed...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers win 3-2 in OT

January 4, 2009

Update: Despite the longer overtime period, it only took 1:38 for Patrick White to end the game with his third goal of the year. Barriball and Stoa had helpers on the play. All-tournament team: Patrick...

Men’s Hockey: MN wins 6-2

January 3, 2009

Update: Despite a strong comeback effort from Brown, Minnesota holds on tonight to win 6-2 and advance to play No. 6 Northeastern tomorrow night. After only tallying three shots on goal in the games first...

Wheeler’s nomination for goal of the year

December 22, 2008

Blake Wheeler has to be feeling pretty good about his choice to turn pro after last year.  The Boston Bruins are sitting atop the Northeast Division and are 9-1-0 in their last ten games.    Wheeler...

Men’s Hockey: NCAA travel restrictions, Hastings honored

December 22, 2008

NCAA Travel Restrictions   -          The NCAA Championships/Sports Management Cabinet will look at re-establishing travel restrictions for NCAA tournaments...

Coaching contracts: Brewster compared to other coaches

December 17, 2008

I was reading about Joe Paterno’s contract extension last night when I came across some interesting facts in regards to NCAA coaching contracts.   It’s interesting to me that Paterno,...

Ruesegger’s highlight pass

December 16, 2008

Just figured I’d throw this up in between finishing up a final and starting to study for another one…   Check out Tyler Ruegsegger’s absolutely phenomenal pass to Joe Colborne during...

Men’s Hockey: CC hands Minnesota 1-0 loss

December 14, 2008

Update: The majority of the third period looked a lot like the first two periods, but the Gophers did pick up their pace with about five minutes remaining. Unfortunately, by then it was too late as Bachman...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers win 4-1

December 14, 2008

Nico Sacchetti tallied his first career goal with 1:23 left in regulation to make it 4-1 and give Minnesota its first win since Nov. 21 (a 5-2 win over Denver). Sachetti's goal was Minnesota's third power-play...

Men’s Hockey: Minnesota up 3-1 after second

December 14, 2008

Wow, Minnesota put just three shots on goal in the second period, while the Tigers threw another 11 onto the shot chart.  Despite that, the Gophers increased their lead to 3-1 thanks to another power-play...

Men’s Hockey: Gophes lead 2-1

December 14, 2008

The young guys are looking sharp tonight for the Gophers. Mike Hoeffel and Jake Hansen both score, five of Minnesota’s six points come from freshmen and sophomores, and several others had great chances....

Men’s Hockey: Pre-game

December 14, 2008

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the rebirth of the Gophers men’s hockey blog. After two months of struggling to get a working computer (thanks Best Buy and enjoy my $300), the hockey blog is and...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers jump to No. 1

November 17, 2008

 Apparently the Minnesota men's hockey team didn't need coach Don Lucia's vote to move up to the No. 1 team in the country. The Gophers jumped over Boston University today in the USCHO.com/CBS Sports...

Women’s XC repeats at Region Championship, Mead wins indy title for men.

November 15, 2008

The women's cross country team repeated as NCAA Midwest Region champs today in Stillwater, Okla.  Following a fourth place finish by Megan Duwell, all five of the Gophers scorers finished in the top...

Men’s Hockey: Tied 2-2 after OT

November 15, 2008

Update: Tech simply owned the second period although the Huskies didn't have anything to show for it. In the third period, they wouldn't come away empty handed - scoring a pair of goals to push OT. Here...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers tie with UNH 2-2 in OT

November 8, 2008

Update: Gophers come from behind to tie 2-2 in overtime, remember tomorrow's game is at 6 pm. Here's an interesting stat. The Gophers only had two powerplay chances in the game's first two periods. Meanwhile,...

Men’s Hockey: Minnesota wins 6-3

November 2, 2008

Update: Minnesota held on to win 6-3 tonight despite a late surge from the Mavs. Jerad Stewart scored with minutes remaining, but the deficit was too much to overcome. After Zacharias was pulled in favor...

Men’s Hockey: Game ends in 3-3 tie.

October 31, 2008

Update: The Mavs started out with a penalty in the five-minute OT period. With 3:29 to go, Zacharias lost his helmet for the second time tonight and this time he paid for it when Davis caught him with...

Twin Cities lose out on 2011 World Juniors

October 27, 2008

The International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-20 Championship will return to the United States in 2011. Buffalo, N.Y. beat out the Twin Cities and Grand Forks, N.D. to host the ten-nation tournament...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers win 5-2

October 25, 2008

Update: Thurber finally ended Kangas' shutout with his first career goal and it was pretty. In the midst of the muck in front of the net, Thurber slipped a shot in as he was falling down almost Ovechkin-like...

Men’s Hockey: 2-2 Tie

October 24, 2008

Update: OT's on the fly. 1:02 left in a MN powerplay to start the five minute period. Fischer's shoulder doesn't seem to be bothering him, he just blasted a slap-shot from the point. Nobody scored, check...

Men’s hockey jumps to sixth in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll

October 20, 2008

Two days after sweeping St. Cloud State to open the 2008-2009 campaign, the Minnesota men's hockey team jumped up to No. 6 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine national poll. The Gophers are also ranked...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers sweep with 2-1 win

October 18, 2008

UPDATE: The Gophers held on again tonight to beat SCSU 2-1. Jay Barriball, the Gophers top returning scorer with all of six goals last season, made it 2-0 when he scored his first goal of the season at...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers up 2-1 going into the third

October 17, 2008

Ryan Stoa scored his first points in nearly a year, scoring a shorthanded goal just over 14 minutes into the second period with a top shelf glove-side shot from the top of the slot. Jordan Schroeder recorded...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers tied 1-1 with two to go

October 17, 2008

Update: A week after going 0-for-5 on the power-play, Minnesota converted its first opportunity tonight at the National Hockey Center. Tony Lucia scored at the 8:58 mark to make it 1-0 Gophers when he...