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Gophers forward Brent Gates Jr. battles for the puck against St. Cloud State at Mariucci Arena on Oct. 21, 2016.

Minnesota men’s hockey sweeps Michigan State on the road

December 12, 2016

The brooms have been sitting idle for nearly two months, but the Gophers brought them out this weekend.No. 11 Minnesota (9-5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) swept Michigan State (4-8-1, 0-2 Big Ten) and won 4-2 on both...

Gophers forward Brent Gates chases down a Duluth player attempting to catch the puck in the second period at Mariucci Arena on October 16, 2015.

Minnesota closes sweep of Michigan State with 4-2 win

December 11, 2016

The Gophers accomplished something they haven’t since Oct. 9 Saturday.No. 11 Minnesota (9-5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) swept Michigan State by winning Saturday 4-2.When the score was all tied up and tensions were...

Senior forward Vinni Lettieri looks to steal the puck on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers tied 5-5 against the University of North Dakota.

Minnesota wins series opener 4-2 over Michigan State

December 10, 2016

The Gophers did something Friday they have done inconsistently this season: played a consistent game.No. 11 Minnesota (8-5-2) emerged victorious Friday against Michigan State (4-7-1) 4-2.In an early game...

Minnesota and Schierhorn aim to fight inconsistency

December 8, 2016

It has been a tale of two seasons so far for goaltender Eric Schierhorn.Schierhorn’s performance, along with the Gophers’ overall play, has been mired in inconsistency.No. 11 Minnesota has split each...

Gophers forward Leon Bristedt carries the puck into the Ohio State zone on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers men’s hockey outscored 11-8 in series split

December 6, 2016

A back-and-forth weekend ended with a tough loss for the Gophers.No. 11 Minnesota (7-5-2, 1-1-0 Big Ten) split the weekend series against No. 10 Ohio State (9-2-4, 1-1-0).The Gophers emerged victorious...

Sophmore forward Tyler Sheehy tries to steal the puck on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers tied 5-5 against the University of North Dakota.

Gophers start Big Ten play with 5-3 win

December 3, 2016

The Gophers escaped with a victory in their first Big Ten game after a shaky opening 10 minutes.No. 11 Minnesota hadn’t won on the first night of a series since October 28th until it beat No. 10 Ohio...

Senior forward Vinni Lettieri looks to steal the puck on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers tied 5-5 against the University of North Dakota.

Gophers men’s hockey set to begin Big Ten schedule

December 2, 2016

The beginning to this season’s battle with a familiar foe starts this Friday.No. 11 Minnesota (6-4-2) opens their first weekend series of the season against No. 10 Ohio State (8-1-4), the Gophers first...

Gophers forward Justin Kloos controls the puck while playing against Michigan in Mariucci Arena on Feb. 26, 2016.

Minnesota men’s hockey splits weekend in Boston

November 29, 2016

Once again, it seemed like two different Minnesota teams were playing this weekend.No. 11 Minnesota lost to Northeastern Friday 6-4, but emerged victorious on Sunday afternoon 4-2 against No. 4 Boston...

Szmatula returns to a familiar place

November 25, 2016

Mike Szmatula is facing a team he is very familiar with this weekend.The forward transferred to Minnesota prior to the start of last season and will face Northeastern on Friday, a team he played on his...

Gophers forward Justin Kloos winds up a shot against Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota men’s hockey splits home-and-home series

November 21, 2016

The Gophers were happy to return home Saturday after a tough Friday matchup in Mankato.No. 7 Minnesota (5-3-2) dropped the first game 4-1 at No. 15 Minnesota State-Mankato (8-5-1), but the Gophers answered...

Gophers forward Justin Kloos winds up a shot against Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota falls 4-1 in home-and-home opener at Mankato

November 19, 2016

It was evident after the second period that the Gophers had nothing going for them Friday night.Primary goaltender Eric Schierhorn was pulled prior to the last stanza of Minnesota's game at Minnesota State-Mankato...

Gophers forward Tommy Novak sneaks the puck around North Dakota on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota aims to reemerge as in-state threat with home-and-home

November 17, 2016

Minnesota will look to reestablish itself as a threat in the “state of hockey” this weekend with a home-and-home series against Minnesota State-Mankato.The No. 7 Gophers (4-2-2) had last weekend off...

Gophers forward Tommy Novak sneaks the puck around North Dakota on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers tied 5-5 against the Fighting Hawks.

Gophers men’s hockey win, tie in rival series

November 7, 2016

A highly-anticipated and turbulent rivalry series returned to Mariucci Arena for the first time since 2013 over the weekend, and it didn’t disappoint.No. 13 Minnesota played to a 5-5 tie and a 2-0 shutout...

Gophers forward Tommy Novak fights to maintain control of the puck while playing against Penn State in Mariucci Arena on Saturday night.

Gophers and Fighting Hawks skate to 5-5 tie in first game of rivalry series

November 5, 2016

Even after two-plus years off, neither Minnesota or North Dakota can claim a renewed-rivalry victory – yet.No. 13 Minnesota (3-2-2) tied No. 3 North Dakota (5-2-1) 5-5 Friday night, the first match between...

Gophers forward Justin Kloos carries the puck during the Frozen Four semifinal on April 10, 2014 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Minnesota defeated North Dakota 2-1.

Minnesota revives storied rivalry with series against North Dakota

November 3, 2016

Two of the most accomplished college hockey programs heat up a historic rivlary once again after a long hiatus.The defending national champion — No. 3 North Dakota (5-2-0) — is here for...

Gophers forward Leon Bristedt passes the puck at Mariucci Arena on Oct. 21, 2016.

Minnesota men’s hockey forges two comebacks for win and draw in NY

October 31, 2016

Late-game heroics saved the Gophers from having another winless weekend.No. 12 Minnesota (3-2-1) emerged victorious on Friday against Clarkson in overtime 4-3. On Saturday — thanks to two goals in...

Gophers forward Leon Bristedt maneuvers the puck down the rink at Mariucci Arena on Saturday during Minnesotas game against Ohio State.

Gophers forge comeback for OT win over Clarkson

October 29, 2016

Minnesota took a page from St. Cloud's book Friday and did the same thing to Clarkson that the Huskies did twice last weekend.The Gophers, who lost to the Huskies by way of 3-goal and 2-goal...

Gophers forward Leon Bristedt assists forward Taylor Cammarata with his first period goal against St. Cloud State at Mariucci Arena on Oct. 21, 2016.

Sophomore duo reaps the benefits of hard work on “trench line”

October 28, 2016

Men’s hockey head coach Don Lucia mentioned two players Wednesday whom he thinks are playing the right way.The duo of sophomore forwards — Jack Ramsey and Darian Romanko — have been finding...

Junior Heather Ciskowski plays at the fourth annual Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at the Minikahda Club.

Women’s golf close out fall season, men tie for seventh

October 28, 2016

Freshman Thomas Longbella is only four tournaments into his collegiate career, but already has a top-ten finish.Both Minnesota golf teams played tournaments this week, one in Texas, one in Kentucky.The...

Gophers forward Leon Bristedt assists forward Taylor Cammarata with his first period goal against St. Cloud State at Mariucci Arena on Oct. 21, 2016.

Huskies sweep Gophers with two comeback wins

October 24, 2016

For the second night in a row, the Gophers gave up a lead to St. Cloud State, leading to a series sweep by the Huskies. Minnesota had the chance to avenge a blown lead from Friday’s loss as the team...

Gophers forward Leon Bristedt assists forward Taylor Cammarata with his first period goal against St. Cloud State at Mariucci Arena on Oct. 21, 2016.

St. Cloud State defeats Minnesota 3-2 for series sweep

October 23, 2016

A weekend with two big leads and Minnesota ends the weekend with two big losses.No. 7 Minnesota (2-2-0) lost another game Saturday night against the No. 14 St. Cloud State (2-2-0), this time at the Herb...

Gophers forward Leon Bristedt struggles to hold the puck against St. Cloud State defender Jimmy Schuldt at Mariucci Arena on Friday.

St. Cloud State stages three-goal comeback to defeat Gophers in overtime

October 22, 2016

A 5-2 third-period lead had been erased in minutes, and now Minnesota was looking to save its game.With 2:07 left in overtime, St. Cloud State forward Jake Wahlin scored his second goal of the...

Gophers forward Brent Gates chases down a Duluth player attempting to catch the puck in the second period at Mariucci Arena on October 16, 2015.

Sophomore forward off to strong start for Minnesota

October 21, 2016

In two games, Brent Gates Jr. has accomplished what took him 35 games last season.Gates has at least one goal in every game so far this year, and he has an official total of three goals in the two-game...

Emie Peronnin plays golf at the Minikahda Club during the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.

Gophers finish eighth place in third tournament of season in Texas

October 21, 2016

The women’s golf team looked to improve on their first two competitions this season after nearly three weeks without an official tournament,Minnesota finished the Betsy Rawls Invitational Tuesday in...

Gophers forward Rem Pitluck fights for the puck on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at Mariucci Arena.

Pitlick’s hat trick highlights men’s hockey exhibition win

October 17, 2016

Minnesota played the U.S. Under-18 Team Friday with an explosive offensive showing in the 9-0 exhibition victory.Even though the game won’t count for the Gophers, it wasn’t grounds for easy-going on...

Sophomore forward Connor Reilly celebrates with teammate Ryan Collins after scoring a goal during the Gopher Mens Hockey game against St. Cloud State University on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers men’s hockey set to play national team

October 14, 2016

No. 9 Minnesota will see some soon-to-be familiar faces when it plays against the U.S. Under-18 team at Mariucci Arena Friday. Nate Knoepke and Scott Reedy of the U-18 team are currently committed to play...

Gophers sixth through the first day of Alister Mackenzie Invitational

October 11, 2016

The Gophers stand at sixth out of 15 teams through the first day of the Alister Mackenzie Invitational.Freshman Thomas Longbella finished the day with a score of 136 – six-under-par – to lead the team....

Minnesota forward Justin Kloos races to the puck in the first period against Michigan State University at Mariucci Arena on Feb. 26.

Minnesota sweeps season-opening games in Alaska

October 10, 2016

Minnesota emerged from its first weekend of non-conference play with two wins and is off to a fast start.The Gophers beat the Seawolves of Alaska-Anchorage 6-0 Friday night and came back Sunday to beat...

Gophers defense Jake Bischoff maneuvers the puck down the rink at Mariucci Arena on Dec. 5, 2015.

Gophers take down Seawolves 6-0 in season opener

October 8, 2016

The Minnesota Gophers beat the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves 6-0 on Friday night, and sophomore goalie Eric Schierhorn tallied a 14-save shutout in front of a home crowd.Schierhorn, an Anchorage native, hadn’t...

Gophers mens hockey coach Don Lucia sits down to talk with Hutchinson locals at the last leg of the Gopher Road Trip: Chalk Talk at the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson, Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3.

Men’s hockey coach, Don Lucia signs two-year contract extension

October 6, 2016

Men’s hockey head coach Don Lucia signed a contract extension Thursday morning to remain in the same role for at least two more years.“It’s truly an honor to coach this program, and I am incredibly...

Gophers forward Justin Kloos controls the puck while playing against Michigan in Mariucci Arena on Feb. 26, 2016.

Gophers open play with weekend road series in Alaska

October 6, 2016

The Gophers looked to tie up some loose ends Wednesday when they held one of their last practices before they open up their season this Friday in Anchorage, Alaska.The reigning Big Ten champions have seen...

Sophomore Maggie Heggerston plays at the fourth annual Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at the Minikahda Club.

Gophers golfers finish in 15th place at Lady Paladin Invite

September 26, 2016

Despite climbing in the standings on the final day, the Gophers didn’t break the top ten at the Lady Paladin Invitational.Minnesota finished the tournament tied for 15th out of 20 teams this weekend...

Sophomore AnneMarie Emme returns the ball to Penn State on March 18, 2016 at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Minnesota finishes strong in first meet

September 26, 2016

The women’s tennis team kicked off its fall season by hosting the Gopher Invitational at the Baseline Tennis Center Friday through Sunday.The Gophers won a majority of the matches they played —...

Junior Heather Ciskowski plays at the fourth annual Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at the Minikahda Club. Ciskowski tied for third place and the Gophers placed ninth in the season-opener tournament overall.

Gophers tied for 17th after two rounds

September 25, 2016

Minnesota improved its position from the first day of the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, S.C. to tie for 17th out of 20 teams after two rounds of play.In today’s second round, the Gophers shot...

Runar Arnorsson plays at the Windsong Farm Golf Club during the Gopher Invitational on Sept. 13.

Gophers tie for sixth at Inverness Intercollegiate meet in Ohio Tuesday

September 23, 2016

The Gophers had strong showings from both veteran and newer players in their second tournament of the year, and the team looks to be taking the meet as a learning experience.Minnesota finished tied for...

Gophers finish tied for sixth, Doeden ties for 20th

September 20, 2016

The Gophers finished their second tournament of the season tied for sixth place. Minnesota scored a 296 in yesterday’s first round and a 287 in the second round, and finished off its third round this...

Gophers fifth through first day

September 20, 2016

The Gophers are in fifth place in the team standings out of thirteen teams through the first day of the Inverness Intercollegiate tournament in Toledo, Ohio. Freshman Thomas Longbella finished...

Junior Heather Ciskowski plays at the fourth annual Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at the Minikahda Club. Ciskowski tied for third place and the Gophers placed ninth in the season-opener tournament overall.

Gopher women’s golf team finishes in ninth place in first tournament of year

September 15, 2016

Despite two career-best individual finishes, the Gophers finished near the bottom of the field in their first tournament of the year.  Minnesota shot a 43-over-par 907 to finish in ninth place out...

Gophers finish ninth in Minnesota Invitational

September 13, 2016

The Gophers maintained their place from day one of the Minnesota Invitational tournament to finish ninth overall in the team standings.Minnesota, anchored by the performances of junior Heather Ciskowski...

Gopher ninth, Ciskowski tied for first through first day

September 13, 2016

Minnesota is in ninth place in team standings out of eleven after the first day of the Minnesota Invitational held at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. Junior Heather Ciskowski finished the day in...

Junior Riley Johnson plays at the Windsong Golf Club during the Gopher Invitational on Sept. 13, 2015.

Gophers tie for ninth in season opener, Doeden ties for 11th place in individual

September 12, 2016

In its first tournament of the season, Minnesota finished tied for ninth out of 15 teams at the Gopher Invitational over the weekend.The first round had the Gophers “A” team tied for tenth with a score...

The University of Minnesota Club Rugby Team practices on Sept. 2, 2016.

New rugby coach embodies tradition

September 9, 2016

Minnesota’s men’s rugby team may be a lesser-known program on campus, but it has long been a key part of Jimmy Hanson’s life.The former University of Minnesota student and rugby team alumnus has...