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Freshman forward Taylor Wente maneuvers behind the goal line at Ridder Arena on Oct. 29.

Wente goes on scoring surge for the Gophers

November 16, 2017

With 3:13 left in the overtime period, Gophers freshman Taylor Wente rocketed the puck into the back of the net off a pass from Caitlin Reilly to seal the 2-1 victory over Mercyhurst last Friday.  That's...

Forward Alex Woken goes after the puck during the Gophers' game against Wisconsin at Ridder Arena on Sunday, Oct. 29.

The Gophers stay perfect on the road, sweep Mercyhurst

November 13, 2017

Freshman goaltender Alex Gulstene made a huge save with a minute left and the game tied on Friday. The stop sent the game into overtime, and after that, Minnesota was on its way to victory. The Gophers...

Junior forward Sierra Smith watches the game against Wisconsin on Oct. 29.

Whether stopping pucks or putting them through the net, Sierra Smith does it all for Minnesota

November 9, 2017

When the Gophers found themselves down a goalie, they asked Sierra Smith to dress into unfamiliar gear and get behind the net. She accepted.  Fast forward to this past weekend against Mankato, where...

Women’s team wins dual meet; men’s players win matches to end fall season

November 7, 2017

The Gophers men's and women's tennis teams concluded their fall season Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The senior doubles pairing Matic Spec and Felix Corwin, and sophomore Stefan Milicevic on the men's...

Gophers keep perfect road record intact

November 6, 2017

It was a high-scoring two days for Minnesota.  The No. 6 Gophers scored 11 goals and stayed perfect on the road this season. The team moved their record to 7-4-1 after traveling to Mankato to take...

Senior defender Sydney Baldwin prepares to get on the ice at Ridder Arena during the Gophers' game against Wisconsin on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Gophers’ senior captain thrives in both facets of the game

November 2, 2017

It is not often that a player wins Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week and then WCHA Defensive Player of the Month, but Gophers senior captain Sydney Baldwin did just that.  Baldwin...

Gophers send three players to nationals after no players qualified last season

November 1, 2017

Sophomore Stefan Milicevic is looking forward to seeing what he is made of in his first trip to the fall nationals. Last week the Gophers swept the ITA Central Regionals at the Baseline Tennis Center....

Forward senior Caitlin Reilly skates down the ice with puck at Ridder Arena on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Wisconsin sweeps border battle against Minnesota

October 31, 2017

There was no love lost between Minnesota and Wisconsin this weekend as they chipped and clawed at each other every chance they could get. No. 1 Wisconsin needed overtime to beat the No. 6 Gophers 2-1 on...

Gophers men’s golf head coach moves to administrative role

October 31, 2017

Head coach John Carlson is moving to a new role as the director of men’s golf, while assistant coach Justin Smith took over as associate head coach, the University announced Monday. Carlson, who served...

Senior Sabrine Garrison drives the ball during the Minnesota Invitational on Monday, Sept. 11 at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury.

Gophers finish eighth to end fall season

October 30, 2017

Minnesota played through tough conditions on Friday and Saturday. High winds and tough conditions forced the final round of the Louisville Ladies Fall Invitational to be cancelled. Through the weather,...

Gophers finish third in Royal Oaks Intercollegiate

October 26, 2017

Sophomore Thomas Longbella and the Gophers men’s golf team saved their best event for the last in the fall season. The Gophers had their best finish of the fall as a team coming in third out of 13 teams...

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Sidney Peters defends the goal from the Bulldogs on Feb. 4, 2017 at Ridder Arena.

Gophers finding success with two goalies splitting time

October 26, 2017

Playing two goaltenders is a problem head coach Brad Frost is fine having.   Redshirt senior Sidney Peters and freshman Alex Gulstene have both seen quality ice time this season as the Gophers are...

Gophers sweep ITA Regional, send three players to nationals

October 24, 2017

It took less than an hour for Stefan Milicevic to complete the sweep for the Gophers men’s tennis program in the International Tennis Association Central Regional.  Milicevic, along with the senior...

Senior forward Caitlin Reilly skates down the ice at Ridder Arena on Friday, Sept. 29.

Gophers sweep rivals Duluth, extend win streak to four

October 23, 2017

The No. 7 Gophers stole six points this weekend in Duluth after sweeping the No. 8 Bulldogs and increasing their winning streak to four games. The Gophers needed two goals in the third period Saturday...

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Sidney Peters defends the goal from the Bulldogs on Feb. 4, 2017 at Ridder Arena.

Once atop the WCHA, a struggling Gophers and Bulldogs meet in rivalry game

October 19, 2017

A storied rivalry will be renewed for the 20th season this coming weekend when two programs that have combined for 12 national championships meet in Duluth.  The No. 7 Gophers travel north to take...

Freshman Jackson Allen brings Minnesota roots to men’s tennis

October 19, 2017

Jackson Allen, a Shakopee, Minnesota native, has seen his dreams come true since arriving at the University of Minnesota.  Allen ranked 19th best in his recruiting class before coming to Minnesota...

Gophers defenseman Sydney Baldwin maneuvers the puck toward the net at Ridder Arena on Nov. 20, 2015.

Minnesota reaches 600 wins in program history with overtime goal against Bemidji State

October 16, 2017

Captain and senior Sydney Baldwin sent the Gophers home happy after her overtime goal gave Minnesota the sweep against the Beavers.  The Gophers traveled north to face WCHA foe Bemidji State in a...

Peter Jones takes second top-ten in a row, Gophers finish 11th at Alister MacKenzie Invitational

October 13, 2017

The words “dangerous feeling” were used by assistant coach Justin Smith to describe Gophers junior Peter Jones’ attitude. Jones added another top-10 to his resume this year at the Alister MacKenzie...

Alex Woken returns from injury to put pressure on goalies

October 12, 2017

Sophomore Alex Woken suffered a season-ending knee injury last year, her first year at Minnesota. Through the first four games in this season, the sophomore has emerged as an offensive contributor on the...

Senior forward Caitlin Reilly skates down the ice at Ridder Arena on Sept. 29.

Gophers earn one point over the weekend against Ohio State

October 9, 2017

The Gophers battled all weekend in a physical and back-and-forth series against Ohio State.  The No. 4 Gophers took one point this weekend as they dropped the first game on Friday night 3-2 and lost...

Gophers finish 12th at ANNIKA Intercollegiate Invite

October 5, 2017

All 12 teams except one at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate Invite were ranked in the top 25. The Gophers were the one team unranked at the event, and the team's competition proved why.  Minnesota finished...

Angus Flanagan hits his drive at the 12th hole during the Gopher Invitational at Windsong Farms Golf Club in Independence, Minnesota on Sunday, Sept. 10.

One of England’s top golf recruits makes fast impact with Minnesota

October 5, 2017

Moving to a different country can be very scary for some, but for the Gophers men’s golf top recruit Angus Flanagan, the move was nothing new.  Flanagan grew up 20 miles outside London in Woking,...

Freshman forward Grace Zumwinkle chases after the puck during a game against Merrimack at Rider Arena on Sept. 29.

After losing players to the Winter Olympics, Gophers looks to fill void with freshmen

October 5, 2017

The Gophers' top two scorers from last year were both eligible to return to the team for this season. However, that all changed when the two qualified for Olympic teams. Kelly Pannek and Sarah Potomak...

Redshirt junior forward Nicole Schammel readies a pass during a game against Merrimack at Rider Arena on Friday.

Gophers split series against Merrimack

October 2, 2017

The noise from freshman Grace Zumwinkle's shot and the cheers from the crowd at Ridder Arena on Friday meant that college hockey was back. The Gophers kicked off their season against Merrimack on Friday...

The Gophers' helmet against Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 16, 2017 was in celebration of Goldy Gopher's birthday.

For the Gophers design team, creativity is key

September 29, 2017

On the sidelines, Gophers fans have seen a lot of change. In January, not only did the Gophers get a new football coach, but they got a new sense of style when head coach P.J. Fleck entered the building. “What...

Gophers finish tied for 15th out of 18 teams

September 29, 2017

Minnesota golfers had to take a boat to one of the greens at Coeur d'Alene Collegiate Invite, as that part of the Idaho course is completely surrounded by water.  The team struggled with the unique...

Felix Corwin returns the ball at the Baseline Tennis Center on April 21.

Corwin finishes second in doubles, singles tournament in Milwaukee

September 25, 2017

For Felix Corwin, it was good to be home. A native of Milwaukee, the Gophers' senior finished second place in the Milwaukee Classic singles tournament as a total of four Gophers competed in the event....

Angus Flanagan competes in the Gopher Invitational on Sept. 10.

Flanagan leads the pack as Gophers finish sixth

September 25, 2017

Head coach John Carlson called freshman Angus Flanagan England's second-ranked recruit before arriving to Minnesota. In Minnesota's meet at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate Tournament, Flanagan lived up to...

Cammy Frei competes at the 2017 Gopher Invitational at the Baseline Tennis Center on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Three players win singles championships for the Gophers

September 25, 2017

Loud cheers from the Gophers players were abundant all weekend at the annual Gopher Invitational.   “We had very high intensity on the court, we were excited to get out there and play,” said sophomore...

Gophers senior Matic Spec returns the ball to South Florida in the Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

‘Sky is the limit’ for Gophers men’s tennis heading into season

September 21, 2017

The Gophers will be represented at a tournament that  features three players in the top 15 for singles via ITA starting on Thursday. Senior Matic Spec represents the Gophers at the four-day Oracle...

Double pairing wins consolation championship, Hall finishes fourth

September 18, 2017

Head coach Catrina Thompson began her first season by having Cammy Frei, Karyna Bihel and Kalyssa Hall compete in the Drake Invitational at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The partnership of Frei...

Senior Sabrine Garrison drives the ball during the Minnesota Invitational on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minn.

Gophers finish ninth in Minnesota Invite

September 14, 2017

The Gophers learned a lot about themselves in this week's Minnesota Invitational.  Minnesota took ninth place in the Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minnesota with contributions...

Head women's tennis coach Catrina Thompson observes practice on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

New head coach brings ‘good change’ to Gophers women’s tennis

September 14, 2017

The Gophers will be learning under women's tennis head coach Catrina Thompson, and the newly hired head coach might be learning, too. Thompson was hired in June to replace Chuck Merzbacher after she worked...

Gophers finish 12th in Gopher Invitational

September 12, 2017

The Gophers weren't able to use their home field to their advantage on Sunday and Monday. Minnesota finished in 12th out of 16 teams at the Gopher Invitational, an event at Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independence,...

Minnesota loses opening dual to Michigan State

September 11, 2017

The season opener didn’t go quite as planned for Minnesota.  The Gophers lost 4.5-1.5 at a private dual at the Spring Hill Country Club in Wayzata, Minnesota on Saturday against Michigan State.  Senior...

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

Gophers hope experience leads to improvement from past seasons

September 7, 2017

As the fall weather starts to close in on the state of Minnesota, another season awaits the Gophers men’s golf team.  The first tournament of the season, the Gopher Invitational, will take place...

Minnesota wins Diet Coke Classic in first home matches

September 5, 2017

The Gophers did not concede a set in their first three matches of the season at the Maturi Pavilion.  No. 2 Minnesota (5-0) took care of West Virginia, University of Texas, San Antonio and Tennessee...