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The Gophers line up in preparation for their game against Ohio State in Mariucci Arena on Jan. 24, 2020. The Gophers went on to win 6 to 3.

Gophers secure win and tie against Notre Dame, continuing late-season rally

February 17, 2020

The Gophers secured a win and a tie in a two-game series against Notre Dame over the weekend. Minnesota now sits at first place in the Big Ten conference standings, tied with Penn State at 36 points. With...

Gophers Forward Jaxon Nelson follows the puck after a goal attempt at the 3M Arena at Marriucci on Friday, Feb. 7. Gophers won against Michigan State 4-1.

Gophers men’s hockey ready to face Notre Dame after loss

February 13, 2020

After losing to Michigan State on Saturday, and with it their six-game winning streak, the Gophers men's hockey team isn't worried about a late-season stumble.   They've handled the loss well, and...

 Amber Fiser pitches during the game against Louisiana State University on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Gophers win three of five games on opening weekend

February 11, 2020

The Gophers' softball team returned to the field for the first time in 2020 over the weekend, winning three games at the NFCA Division 1 Leadoff Classic.  Wins over Missouri State and NC State Friday In...

Gophers Forward Jaxon Nelson follows the puck after a goal attempt at the 3M Arena at Marriucci on Friday, Feb. 7. Gophers won against Michigan State 4-1.

Men’s hockey splits weekend with Spartans

February 10, 2020

Minnesota headed into its weekend series against the Michigan State Spartans on the cusp of a remarkable climb in the standings. Several weeks ago it looked like the Gophers were destined to stay at the...

Gophers Defenseman Tyler Nanne chases the puck at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The Gophers ended the night with a 6-3 victory over Ohio State. 

Minnesota continues its hot streak with Wisconsin sweep

February 3, 2020

Entering the weekend, the Gophers men's hockey team sat at fifth in the Big Ten standings, but by the end of the weekend, following a sweep of the Wisconsin Badgers, Minnesota now sits just one point out...

The Gophers line up in preparation for their game against Ohio State at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The Gophers ended the night with a 6-3 victory over Ohio State. 

Men’s hockey to keep new line together against Wisconsin

January 30, 2020

Minnesota's offensive spark in its series sweep over Ohio State last weekend came from an unlikely source.  The second line, which had just lost the team's top scorer Scott Reedy in the previous game...

Gophers Forward Ben Meyers takes a shot on net at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The Gophers ended the night with a 6-3 victory over Ohio State. 

Gophers men’s hockey sweeps Ohio State

January 27, 2020

Following a 2-1 exhibition loss to the U.S. Under-18 team last week, head coach Bob Motzko thought the team's energy was lacking.  There was no lack of energy this weekend. The Gophers swept the No....

Forward Sammy Walker looks to control the puck during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The Gophers won 4-1.

Gophers lose exhibition game against USA Hockey’s U-18 squad 2-1

January 20, 2020

Although it won't officially count in the record books, the Minnesota men's hockey team lost an exhibition match in heartbreaking fashion to U.S. National Under-18 team, 2-1.  Team USA forward Landon...

The Gophers play Ohio State as part of an outdoor game at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Jan. 18. (Anna Landis / Minnesota Daily)

Hockey Day Minnesota experience special for local Gophers

January 20, 2020

It seems the entire city of Minneapolis has been swept up in the fanfare surrounding Hockey Day Minnesota, which started off bright and early Saturday morning with a game between Minneapolis and Warroad...

Head coach Bob Motzko watches the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 22. The Gophers won 4-1.

Men’s hockey takes a loss and a tie against Buckeyes

December 9, 2019

After getting swept by a top-ten ranked team in North Dakota last week, the Gophers' men's hockey team faced another tough test for a weekend series at No. 7 Ohio State. While Minnesota didn't come away...

Gophers get stuffed by rival North Dakota in holiday series

November 29, 2019

  Thanksgiving day/night game: North Dakota strikes first in Holiday game, [FINAL SCORE] First period details:  early goal need to get in closer to net on shots  turnovers? ! penalty...

Forward Sammy Walker looks to control the puck during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The Gophers won 4-1.

Gophers men’s hockey tie Wisconsin 3-3 in border battle finale, give up extra point

November 25, 2019

After recovering from an early Wisconsin lead, Minnesota men's hockey took the Badgers all the way to a shootout, but couldn't put away the game-winner, sacrificing the extra conference point in a 3-3...

Gophers win 4-1 over Wisconsin

November 23, 2019

  Minnesota jumped to an early two-goal lead en route to a 4-1 win in the first game of the Border Battle against Wisconsin.     They got on the board early in the first...

Forward Blake McLaughlin chases after the puck during the game against the Penn State at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 15.

Gophers swept by Penn State

November 19, 2019

The Gophers were overpowered at home this weekend, falling in a pair home games to the then-No. 8 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions. Minnesota couldn't stop Penn State throughout the weekend, getting outscored...

LaFontaine stood tall in return to Michigan

November 15, 2019

    Minnesota goaltender Jack LaFontaine has history with the Michigan Wolverines, and it's something that has spurred questions since the preseason. Last weekend the questions finally...

Gophers hockey makes improvements in Notre Dame series

November 1, 2019

While the Gophers hockey team didn't technically walk away with a win this weekend, the team surely has to feel better about it's performance against Notre Dame after getting swept by Minnesota Duluth...

Forward Ben Meyers chases the puck at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Oct. 25. The Gophers went on to lose 2-5 to the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Gophers swept by Minnesota-Duluth

October 28, 2019

In their latest series against Minnesota-Duluth, the Gophers faced the Bulldogs team with something to prove.  After they got swept by Wisconsin, coach Bob Motzko said he anticipated facing an ornery...

Minnesota soccer reflects on the season as it draws to a close

October 23, 2019

      For co-captain Marisa Windingstad, this season has been unlike any past year in her time with Gopher soccer.    With an overall record of 3-11-4, the...

Midfielder Katie Duong launches a pass at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Gophers went on to tie Nebraska 1-1.

Minnesota falls to Iowa in final home game

October 21, 2019

In their final home game of the season, Minnesota women's soccer was able to take Iowa to overtime but lost after the Hawkeyes scored with just 26 seconds left on the clock to win 2-1.  After a few...

Gophers sweep Niagara in men’s hockey home opener

October 19, 2019

After splitting their opening series of the season against Colorado College, the men's hockey team played in front of the home fans for the first time on Friday and Saturday. The result was a pair of wins...

Minnesota draw Nebraska with comeback goal

October 17, 2019

  A goal in the first half for Nebraska put the Gophers behind early in their afternoon game against the Cornhuskers on Thursday, but a comeback in the second period prevented a loss for the...

Ben Meyers

October 17, 2019

  Hockey is unique among other college athletics in that for players hoping to make it to the college game, high school or club teams are not the only answer. Throughout Canada and the United states,...

Forward Sammy Walker eyes the puck during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers make comeback to split opening weekend at Colorado College

October 14, 2019

The Gophers opened their season in quick fashion against the Colorado College Tigers on Friday.  Assisted by Joey Marooney and Garrett Wait, senior captain Tyler Nanne scored just two minutes into...

Goalkeeper Maddie Nielsen saves a goal at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Friday Sept. 27, 2019. The Gophers lost to Penn State 0-1 in overtime.

Gophers lose 0-1 to top-ranked Wisconsin

October 14, 2019

The Gophers traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to play the top-ranked Badgers on Friday, hoping for a win to help turn around their struggling season.  Wisconsin entered the night atop the Big Ten standings...

Courtesy of Brad Rempel / Gopher Sports.

Gophers’ Katie Duong is making an impact in her freshman season

October 10, 2019

From the start of this season, if you were to ask anybody on the women's soccer team about freshman midfielder Katie Duong, it would be nothing but praise.  "The kid battles her heart out. It's kind...

Forward Ryan Norman skates after the puck at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Mar. 1. The Gophers defeated Arizona State 5-1. 

Fresh-faced Gophers ready to begin regular season

October 10, 2019

This year the Gophers men's hockey team will take the ice with a much younger look than last season.  The Gophers lost 11 players from last season to either graduation or professional signing and...

Defender Nikki Albrecht talks to her coach on the sidelines at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 12. The Gophers defeated North Carolina State 1-0.

Gophers fail to climb in Big Ten standings after 0-1 loss to Indiana

October 7, 2019

Minnesota faced off against Indiana on Sunday in a match that was crucial to its success in the Big Ten. Before playing the Hoosiers, the Gophers were ranked 13th in the 14-team conference, with Indiana...

Gophers tie Michigan as Big Ten soccer play continues

October 4, 2019

 As the temperature dipped into the 40s in St. Paul, the Gophers soccer team got off to a hot start against the Michigan State Spartans. After beating Ohio State on Sunday Sept. 29, Minnesota continued...

Forward Patricia Ward fights for the ball at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 5. The Gophers lost to Marquette 1-0.

Gophers end dry spell with win over Ohio State

September 30, 2019

Minnesota had been shut out in all games dating back to Sept. 12, but that finally changed Sunday afternoon against Ohio State as Athena Kuehn put one past the Buckeyes in the 11th minute en route to a...

Forward Sarah Potomak chases after the puck at Ridder Arena on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Gophers put ten goals on Colgate in opening weekend

September 30, 2019

After raising the championship banner for last year's Julianne Bye Cup and the WCHA regular season, the Minnesota women's hockey team opened their regular season play against the Colgate Raiders this weekend...

Forward Makenzie Langdok looks to pass the ball up the field at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 12. The Gophers defeated North Carolina State 1-0.

Minnesota battle Penn State into overtime, fall 0-1

September 28, 2019

Minnesota continued conference play Friday against Penn State in a rematch of last year's Big Ten Championship, but unlike that match, the Gophers weren't able to pull out a win, falling 0-1 at home in...

Forward Haley Hartkemeyer huddles with her team at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 12. The Gophers defeated North Carolina State 1-0.

Gophers drop a pair of matches to open Big Ten play

September 23, 2019

For the second time in three days, the Minnesota women's soccer team found themselves behind on the scoreboard early, and on both occasions the Gophers fell short. Minnesota lost 2-0 on Sunday to Mayland...

Gophers open Big Ten play at Rutgers

September 20, 2019

   After a quick start against nationally-ranked Rutgers to open Big Ten play for the season, the Gophers found themselves down by two goals at the end of the first half. Minnesota had shots...

Goaltender Maddie Nielsen picks up the ball. Gopher women's soccer lost to Wisconsin 3-2 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Gophers fall to Jackrabbits 1-0

September 16, 2019

The Gophers' women's soccer team headed into Sunday's matchup against South Dakota State hoping to build upon its first win of the season against NC State just three days earlier. However, a stifling performance...

Senior Emily Heslin handles the ball during the game against DePaul on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Gophers soccer alumna Emily Heslin signs pro contract

September 16, 2019

Gophers soccer alumna Emily Heslin signing a professional contract with Israeli club Maccabi Kishronot Hadera over the summer was a great achievement for the midfielder and former captain, but no surprise...

Goaltender Maddie Nielsen picks up the ball. Gopher women's soccer lost to Wisconsin 3-2 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Minnesota grabs first win of season over NC State

September 13, 2019

The rain mercifully let up as game time neared on Thursday, but the Gophers still had work to do against the NC State Wolfpack as they chased their first win of the season.  The teams traded chances...

Defender Marisa Windingstad intercepts the ball at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16. The Gophers defeated Northwestern 2-0.

Gophers drop match to Virginia

September 10, 2019

After falling to Marquette in their home opener, Minnesota soccer was still looking for their first win of the season on Sunday, but they were unable to secure it against fifth-ranked Virginia, losing...

Defender Alana Dressely heads the ball at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 5. The Gophers lost to Marquette 1-0.

Gophers fall to Marquette in women’s soccer home opener

September 6, 2019

Despite a strong showing against SEC teams last week, the Gophers left the weekend still searching for their first win of the season in women's soccer. On Thursday, they took the field at home for the...

April Bockin dribbles down the field during the game against DePaul on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Gophers soccer finds inspiration in USA’s World Cup win

September 5, 2019

Over the last several months, women’s soccer has dominated the global sports conversation in ways it never has before. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and athletes competing in it spurred discussions...

Goaltender Maddie Nielsen picks up the ball. Gopher women's soccer lost to Wisconsin 3-2 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Gophers soccer still looking for its first win of the season

September 2, 2019

The Gophers women’s soccer team is still looking for their first win after beginning the season in California with matches against UC Santa Barbara (2-2 draw) and Cal State Fullerton (2-0 loss). They...