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Rosin blossoming as ace, prospect

Published May 3, 2010

Over the course of a collegiate athleteâÄôs career, there are bound to be various highs and lows for the individual and his or her team. The hope is that both player and team finish on the better...

Men, women make early Big Ten exit

Published May 2, 2010

When the Minnesota womenâÄôs tennis team fell to Big Ten foes Illinois and Indiana last month, head coach Tyler Thomson questioned his teamâÄôs attitude. He said it would need an adjustment...

Gophers women’s tennis team ousted from Big Ten’s

Published April 29, 2010

After ending the regular season with six straight team losses, the Gophers women's tennis team saw its free-fall continue Thursday, this time costing the team its post-season. Minnesota entered the Big...

Decker and Triplett selected in NFL Draft

Published April 25, 2010

The long wait between the end of the football season and the NFL draft paid off for two Gophers, as wide receiver Eric Decker and linebacker Nate Triplett heard their names called during the three-day...

Phil Williams delivers a punch to Caleb Truax Friday at the St. Paul Armory.

Judges’ draw gives Truax first blemish of career

Published April 25, 2010

Draw is a word not often heard in sports. For Osseo, Minn. native and University of Minnesota alumnus Caleb Truax , that word spoken at the end of his title fight Friday night signaled the end to his previously...

Football players hoping to hear their names

Published April 21, 2010

For a select few, Thursday marks the beginning of the dream. Collegiate football hope a culmination of years of hard work and on-field performance will be rewarded when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell walks...

Sperling has persevered for Gophers

Published April 19, 2010

Grinder is a term often used to describe the fourth-line hockey player whose main purpose is to serve as an on-ice filler while the top-shift players rest before reclaiming their spots on the ice. Jackie...

Senior Dino Bilankov plays against Wildcats Andrew McCarthy on Sunday at Baseline Tennis Center.

Women drop two more conference matches

Published April 18, 2010

As the regular season nears conclusion, the Gophers womenâÄôs tennis team finds itself in its worst slump of the season. After having their off-court toughness questioned by head coach Tyler Thomson...

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Seniors leave a changed program

Published April 12, 2010

Gophers basketball players Damian Johnson and Lawrence Westbrook will leave the program following collegiate careers that were at the center of the Minnesota programâÄôs renaissance. Johnson and...

Thomson says Gophers need attitude change

Published April 11, 2010

Losing weekends in any sport are bound to happen. The troubling aspect for the Gophers womenâÄôs tennis team is not that it was swept this weekend by Illinois and Indiana, but the lack of emotional...

Olympic diver beginning to feel home

Published April 6, 2010

A transfer student-athlete in her first year at Minnesota may be the best diver in the nation. But for Kelci Bryant, even that is not good enough. Bryant is only a sophomore, but she has earned a list...

Men, women struggle against tough Buckeyes

Published April 4, 2010

For the second straight weekend, the Gophers menâÄôs and womenâÄôs tennis teams had up and down results against Big Ten competition. At home after two matches in Michigan last weekend,...

Ness named to Big Ten Winter Academic All-Conference Team

Published March 31, 2010

In his final academic semester at the University, Gophers wrestler Jayson Ness earned a place on the Big Ten Winter Academic All-Conference team. Ness is 1 of 61 wrestlers to receive the academic honor,...

Gopher senior Jayson Ness finished this season with a perfect 32-0 record and as the NCAA Division 1 Champion.

Title caps legendary career for Ness

Published March 30, 2010

To say NCAA champion wrestler Jayson Ness had a good month of March would be about as appropriate as saying Joe Mauer made a little money in his new Twins contract. Having already graduated with a degree...

Ugandan coaches visit U for training program

Published March 29, 2010

On the surface, they couldnâÄôt be more different. Geographically, the United States is nearly 8,000 miles from Uganda . Economically, the difference is even vaster. While the United States experiences...

Big Ten plays sees men and women win one match, lose another

Published March 28, 2010

The Gophers menâÄôs and womenâÄôs tennis teams both saw Big Ten conference action, with each team ending the weekend with one win and one loss. On the womenâÄôs side, head coach...

Major shakeup in Gophers men’s hockey broadcasts

Published March 26, 2010

The voice of Gophers mens hockey for the past 24 years is no more, as Fox Sports North announced Frank Mazzocco will not have his contract renewed for next season. Mazzocco had teamed with former Gophers...

Hockey vs. North Dakota

Maturi indicates Lucia’s job is still safe

Published March 24, 2010

Just more than a week after the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team saw its season come to a close, The Minnesota Daily sat down with Minnesota Athletics Director Joel Maturi to talk about the 2009-10...

Two Gophers seniors sign entry-level hockey deals

Published March 23, 2010

Gophers senior forwards Tony Lucia and Mike Carman have signed professional contracts with the NHL teams that drafted their rights. Tony Lucia signed a deal with the San Jose Sharks, who drafted the forward...

Hockey vs. Wisconsin

Gophers can’t change last season’s ways

Published March 23, 2010

ItâÄôs beginning to sound like a broken record. The Minnesota menâÄôs hockey team finishes in disappointing post-season fashion. Almost immediately after the season ends, the GophersâÄô...

WCHA Regular Season Awards Announced; Gophers nowhere to be found

Published March 18, 2010

Just hours before the play-in game between Minnesota-Duluth and North Dakota kicks off the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five, the WCHA named its major award winners, and Minnesota was...

Jordan Schroeder bolts U; Signs deal with Vancouver

Published March 18, 2010

Following the first losing season in over a decade, the Minnesota men's hockey team will have to rebound next year without it's most potent playmaker, as sophomore Jordan Schroeder has signed an entry...

Gophers end season with WCHA first-round loss to Sioux

Gophers end season with WCHA first-round loss to Sioux

Published March 15, 2010

GRAND FORKS, N.D. âÄî The first postseason showdown between college hockeyâÄôs biggest rivals in Grand Forks since 1987 took all three games to be decided, and in the end it was the better...

Men’s Hockey Live Blog-GAME 3-Gophers vs. (5) North Dakota

Published March 15, 2010

FINAL-Minnesota will be on the outside looking in of the WCHA Final Five for the first time in 12 seasons. The Gophers drop to 3-2 all-time in Game 3's. North Dakota takes the season series 3-2-2. 00:42...

Men’s Hockey Pre-Game report: Gophers vs. (5) North Dakota-Deciding Game 3

Published March 14, 2010

A weekend series which has seen one of the worst postseason losses in the history of Minnesota men's hockey as well as one of its best played games of the season concludes tonight, with a trip to St. Paul...

Men’s Hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. (5) North Dakota

Published March 14, 2010

FINAL-A Gophers team that looked dead in the water just 24 hours ago pulls off the stunner 4-2, forcing a deciding game 3 tomorrow night. GOPHERS 4; NORTH DAKOTA 2. 00:00.5 3rd-Jordan Schroeder adds the...

Men’s hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. (5)North Dakota

Published March 13, 2010

FINAL-Minnesota is humiliated, left to wonder how they are handed their worst loss of the season, and arguably of the Don Lucia era, in a game they had to win... 4:27 3rd-North Dakota hadn't scored in...

Men’s hockey Pre-Game report: Gophers vs. (5) North Dakota

Published March 13, 2010

We are just under one hour away from the post-season edition of the most intense rivalry in college hockey. While this isn't the dominant Minnesota team of years past, Don Lucia's current squad enters...

Hockey vs. Wisconsin

Gophers visit Grand Forks for WCHA tourney

Published March 10, 2010

Whenever the most-played rivalry in menâÄôs college hockey occurs, itâÄôs bound to be hard hitting and intense. North Dakota and Minnesota meet this weekend for the chance to play in St....

WCHA playoff preview: Round of 10

Published March 9, 2010

The conclusion of the menâÄôs hockey regular season also signals the end to all the hypothetical playoff scenarios, tiebreaker possibilities and playoff pairings. Now, the ten teams have been officially...

Men’s hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. (3) Wisconsin

Published March 7, 2010

FINAL-In a game with no playoff implications except possible momentum moving forward, Minnesota absolutely dominated, winning 6-1. 4:57 3rd-Frustration is starting to boil over for the Badgers, resulting...

Men’s hockey Pre-Game report: Gophers vs (3) Wisconsin

Published March 7, 2010

Due to action around the conference on a busy Saturday night, today's game between the Gophers and Badgers that could have had serious playoff implications for not just those two teams but the entire conference...

Hockey vs. Wisconsin

Wisconsin series split appropriately closes Gophers’ 2009-10 regular season

Published March 7, 2010

The final series of the regular season for the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team against No. 3 Wisconsin encapsulated glimpses of the entire season; from the lack of lucky bounces seen all season in...

Gophers to play Sioux next weekend

Published March 7, 2010

FridayâÄôs 3-2 loss to Wisconsin sealed MinnesotaâÄôs fate as the No. 7 seed in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs. Saturday, two other conference games determined where...

With loss, Gophers men’s hockey team seals No. 7 spot

Published March 6, 2010

After suffering a devestating 3-2 heartbreaker at the hands of No. 3 Wisconsin in a Target Center showdown, the Minnesota men's hockey team has sealed its playoff seeding fate. Combined with a Colorado...

Men’s Hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. No. 3 Wisconsin

Published March 6, 2010

FINAL-Minnesota loses a heartbreaker 3-2. The Gophers had several goals taken away upon review, and Schroeder alone had four excellent chances, none of which found the back of the net. 4:12 3rd-Despite...

Minn. looks to surge into playoffs

Minn. looks to surge into playoffs

Published March 3, 2010

An up-and-down regular season in which the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team opened the year 0-3-1 before making a late season surge concludes this weekend with a series against archrival Wisconsin....

The Gophers attempt to score Saturday against the Bulldogs in Duluth. The Gophers lost the game 0-3 to the Bulldogs.

Gophers fail to carry momentum Saturday

Published February 28, 2010

Will the real Gophers menâÄôs hockey team please stand up? Despite winning 3-2 in the series opener, Minnesota showed the Hyde to its Jekyll Saturday night falling to the Bulldogs 3-0. âÄúWhen...

Men’s Hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. (10) Minnesota-Duluth

Published February 28, 2010

2:31 3rd-After pulling Kangas with three minutes left, Justin Fontaine capitalizes, netting the empty netter. GOPHERS 0; MINNESOTA-DULUTH 3. 11:33 3rd-Kevin Wehrs led a Gophers three-on-two, but Wehrs...

Men’s hockey Pre-Game report: Gophers vs. (10) Minn. Duluth

Published February 28, 2010

Before I get started with the pre-game report, apologies for not producing a live blog of last night's 3-2 Gophers win. Technical difficulties effecting the site prevented me from doing any live blogging....

Men’s Hockey pre-game report: Gophers vs. (10) Minn-Duluth

Published February 27, 2010

In the final regular season series at the DECC, Minnesota-Duluth will take on its interstate rivals in a game with playoff seeding implications for both teams. On the Bulldogs side, a three or four point...

Hockey vs. North Dakota

Gophers hope to stay hot up north

Published February 25, 2010

On the heels of a sweep and suddenly in the hunt for home ice, the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team will have a chance to further its chase of the No. 5 conference spot against a team with a recent...

Nick Leddy takes Rookie of the Week

Published February 24, 2010

Following a three point weekend in the home sweep of Colorado College, defenseman Nick Leddy has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Rookie of the Week. This is the first WCHA rookie...

Men’s Hockey Playoff Outlook

Published February 23, 2010

With just two weeks remaining in the regular season, it is time to start looking ahead to possible first round match-ups of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association conference tournament. For those unfamiliar...

Gophers vs. Huskies lost 3-4

Trade issues could reflect program

Published February 23, 2010

First-round draft picks in any sport are seen as building blocks to the future, key cogs to help jumpstart a downtrodden franchise or move a team from perennial contender to a championship team. In years...

Gophers earn needed sweep

Gophers earn needed sweep

Published February 21, 2010

Facing No. 7 Colorado College in the final full regular season series at Mariucci Arena, the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team skated hard, shot smart and the results showed as Minnesota earned just...

Men’s hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. (7) Colorado College

Published February 20, 2010

FINAL-Minnesota earned its third home sweep of the season at the final full regular season series at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers earned a much needed four points, and have now thrust themselves in contention...

Men’s hockey Pre-Game report: Gophers vs. (7) Colorado College

Published February 20, 2010

Fresh off the heels of a 3-0 Friday night win, Minnesota will look for a sweep roughly 19 hours later in a rare 3 p.m. start. Moved early to account for the time shift in today's Gophers men's basketball...

Men’s hockey Friday night Re-Cap

Published February 20, 2010

Due to technical difficulties we were unable to blog yesterday's Gophers men's hockey game after midway through the second period, but the remainder of the game saw Minnesota do what it could not all season...

Hockey vs. North Dakota

Colorado College visits in late-season crucial series

Published February 17, 2010

Though itâÄôs likely too late, the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team knows any remaining chance they have at gaining home ice in the first round of the conference tournament begins and ends with...

Brewster announces Watson as WR coach

Published February 16, 2010

When finalizing a coaching staff that has seen significant turnover, Gophers head football coach Tim Brewster went for familiarity in picking the next wide receivers coach. Steve Watson played and worked...

Nick Leddy traded to Chicago

Published February 13, 2010

Gophers defenseman and Minnesota Wild first-round draft pick Nick Leddy has been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in a move announced just before the National Hockey League's trade freeze. Leddy...

Hockey vs. North Dakota

Gophers prepare for No. 2 Denver

Published February 10, 2010

Playing a first-round home playoff series is considered a reward for a team that beats conference foes throughout the regular season on a consistent basis. If Don LuciaâÄôs squad hosts a playoff...

Men split weekend home tournament

Published February 8, 2010

As a team hoping to make a deep run in the NCAA Championships, the Gophers menâÄôs tennis team suddenly found itself in a must-win situation this weekend at the Baseline Tennis Center. After a...

Home-ice chances slimming for Gophers

Published February 4, 2010

The Gophers menâÄôs hockey team could realistically find itself anywhere from fourth to eighth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings come the end of the season. Unfortunately...

Christy Ringgenberg is currently trying out to be a member of Team USA’s 15-woman rugby World Cup team.

Alumna tries for second World Cup

Published February 2, 2010

ItâÄôs a sport that has been known to make American football appear as physical as chess. Its fans share a passion rivaled by few in any other field, pitch or rink. To its athletes, pads are virtually...

Gophers split series in Anchorage; remaining games become must-win

Published January 31, 2010

Stuck for almost the entire season in the lower half of the conference standings, the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team spoke of the do-or-die mentality the team would need for the remainder of the regular...

Hockey vs. North Dakota

Minn. prepares for postseason push

Published January 28, 2010

For a Gophers team that has struggled much of the year, it has come down to this: a 10-game stretch to close the regular season that will decide the postseason fate of Don LuciaâÄôs squad. âÄúItâÄôs...

Minnesota forward Nico Sacchetti reacts after St. Cloud State scores their third goal Friday at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.

Sweep sees playoff chances fading

Published January 24, 2010

Getting swept during the stretch of the regular season is tough enough. The fact that the opponent is an in-state rival who happens to be ranked No. 12 in the country only makes it worse. St. Cloud State...

Men’s hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. (12) St. Cloud St.

Published January 24, 2010

FINAL-Minnesota is out-worked, out-played and out-skated for two nights in a row, leading the Huskies to a two-game sweep over the Gophers. 1:03 3rd-Minnesota goes with an empty net hoping to comeback,...

Men’s hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. (12) St. Cloud State

Published January 23, 2010

FINAL-A wild, seven goal game ends with a St. Cloud St. victory. Minnesota fought back, but simply could not overcome what proved to be a fatal first period. A costly penalty with three minutes left by...

Men’s hockey pre-game report: Gophers vs. (12) St. Cloud State

Published January 23, 2010

Playing its best hockey of the season, Minnesota (12-10-2; 7-7-2 WCHA) will face its second straight test of the second-half as they take on red-hot St. Cloud State (14-7-3; 9-5-2 WCHA). After opening...

Gophers men’s hockey loses top scorer to mononucleosis

Published January 20, 2010

Fresh off a three-point weekend against No. 5 North Dakota, the men's hockey team received some potentially devestating news. A report in the Startribune announced leading goal-scorer Mike Hoeffel has...

Minn. looks to stay hot vs. St. Cloud

Minn. looks to stay hot vs. St. Cloud

Published January 20, 2010

Last weekend, the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team sought and received its revenge against conference rival North Dakota when it took three points from the Sioux at Mariucci Arena. This weekend, Minnesota...

Gopher Hockey vs. Bemidji St.

Schroeder brings gold to Gophers

Published January 20, 2010

With all of the success and accolades the Gophers menâÄôs hockey program has had historically, itâÄôs hard to find any new record or trophy that has yet to go unclaimed. But international...

Gophers close break with historic victory over Sioux

Published January 17, 2010

Despite winning six of seven games during winter break, the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team was still questioned by skeptics. Doubters pointed to MinnesotaâÄôs winter break opponentsâÄô...

Men’s hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. (4) North Dakota

Published January 17, 2010

FINAL-A dominant performance in all phases by the Gophers leads to a 5-1 rout of their arch-rivals. Minnesota scored five goals, Alex Kangas made 34 saves, and the Gophers head to a home-and-home series...

Men’s hockey pre-game report: Gophers vs. (4) North Dakota

Published January 17, 2010

After a hard fought opener ended in a 3-3 tie Friday, the Minnesota men's hockey team will try once again to climb to .500 in conference play as they host the University of North Dakota in the second game...

Schroeder named to U.S. National Team

Published December 23, 2009

As suspected, Minnesota sophomore Jordan Schroeder was named to the United States National Junior Hockey team today. This will be the third consecutive year the forward has been named to the team, which...

Royce White reportedly leaving Minnesota

Published December 17, 2009

According to an Associated Press report, Minnesota freshman Royce White will be leaving the Gophers men's basketball program. The announcement from White came in a Youtube video, in which White cites stress...

Gophers men’s hockey sweeps Michigan Tech

Published December 13, 2009

In Houghton, Mich., the Gophers men's hockey team earned a crucial four points in their final conference series of the first half of the regular season. Don Lucia's squad earned back-to-back 3-2 victories...

Gophers could feast during holidays

Gophers could feast during holidays

Published December 9, 2009

As the semester comes to a close and students go home for the holidays, letâÄôs take a look at the upcoming slate of winter games for the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team. Michigan Tech: Dec....

Gophers struggling to keep pace in WCHA without Friday wins

Gophers struggling to keep pace in WCHA without Friday wins

Published December 8, 2009

As the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team enters its final weekend series of the regular seasonâÄôs first half, a team picked to finish fourth in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings...

Minn. splits series with Mavericks

Minn. splits series with Mavericks

Published December 6, 2009

For a team wrought with inconsistency and struggling to find an identity, one continuing trend is starting to emerge for the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team: It simply cannot win on Fridays. For the...

Men’s hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. MSU-Mankato

Published December 6, 2009

FINAL-Minnesota gets a much needed two-points in a 6-2 rout of MSU-Mankato. The Gophers received goals from freshmen Nick Leddy and Josh Birkholz (who scored twice), as well as goals from White, Matson...

Men’s hockey Pre-Game report: Gophers vs. MSU-Mankato

Published December 6, 2009

Tonight may very well be the season-defining moment for the 2009-10 men's hockey team. Heading into the weekend looking for a sweep, the Gophers will now try to salvage yet another weekend with a split. Yesterday's...

Men’s hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. Minnesota State-Mankato

Published December 5, 2009

FINAL-The Gophers suffer what could possibly be a debilitating defeat to Mankato, losing 3-1. The loss puts even more pressure on tomorrow's game, a game Minnesota needs to win to salvage its season. 00:30.8...

Men’s hockey pre-game report: Gophers vs. Minnesota State-Mankato

Published December 5, 2009

Minnesota returns to conference play in a crucial two-game series against in-state rivals Minnesota State-Mankato. The Gophers are coming off a split at the College Hockey Showcase, where they were embarrased...

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Minn. prepares for series with Mavericks

Published December 2, 2009

After splitting last weekendâÄôs College Hockey Showcase, the Minnesota menâÄôs hockey team will head back to the conference portion of their schedule as they round out the first half of...

Gopher Hockey vs. Bemidji St.

Midway through season, Gophers on thin ice

Published November 30, 2009

With two championships in the past decade, the banner program in a state known for hockey used to reside at the University of Minnesota. Signing the stateâÄôs best recruits was a given; favorable...

Gophers split in Michigan road trip

Published November 29, 2009

Entering the College Hockey Showcase as losers of three-straight games, the Gophers still felt they were playing solid, sound hockey despite recent results. Looking to rebound in a tournament in which...

Gophers bounce back vs. No. 8 Michigan State

Published November 29, 2009

One day after the worst loss in the Don Lucia era, the Gophers men's hockey team bounced back with a much needed 2-1 win. After the worst loss in 11 years, Minnesota headed to East Langsing to face the...

Minnesota thrashed against Michigan

Published November 28, 2009

The long season for the Gophers men's hockey team hit a new low, as Minnesota was soundly and throughly defeated 6-0. The loss at the hands of Michigan extends the Gophers free-fall to four straight losses....

In newest college hockey rankings, Gophers nowhere to be found

Published November 24, 2009

In many ways, the state of Minnesota is doing just fine in men's college hockey. The state has two teams in the top 20 of the latest USCHO rankings, one of which is making its way up the rankings, climbing...

Gopher Hockey vs. Bemidji St.

Trip can offer bounce back chance

Published November 24, 2009

Heading into last weekendâÄôs series with Minnesota-Duluth, the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team felt they had finally righted the ship, winning four of their previous six games. Even after...

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Duwell, Mead lead Minnesota at NCAA Championships

Published November 23, 2009

In what head coach Gary Wilson deemed the toughest field of his 25-year career, the Gophers women's cross country team continued their run of consistency at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Qualifying...

University alum Truax wins title, stays undefeated

University alum Truax wins title, stays undefeated

Published November 22, 2009

Five years ago, Caleb Truax entered professional fighting on a whim. Seeing an ad for a âÄútough guyâÄù tournament, the University of Minnesota student entered the competition along with...

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Bulldogs come from behind twice to sweep Gophers

Published November 22, 2009

For two nights in a row, the Gophers menâÄôs hockey team seemed to be on its way to a victory and much needed two points. For two nights in a row, they were left stunned and confused after the...

Men and women set for national championship in Indiana

Published November 22, 2009

The Gophers menâÄôs and womenâÄôs cross country teams will close out their seasons Monday in Indiana at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Making the NCAA Championships is becoming an...

Men’s hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. (20) Minn. Duluth

Published November 22, 2009

00:00 3rd-Just like that, Minn. Duluth earns the sweep. Looking confused and dumbfounded, the Gophers are left to wonder how they let two two-goal leads slip away, and turn a possible four-point weekend...

Men’s hockey pre-game report: Gophers vs. (20) Minn. Duluth

Published November 22, 2009

A hard fought back-and-forth game last night ended with the Gophers men's hockey team receiving zero points. After staking a 2-0 lead, Minnesota allowed three straight unanswered Minn. Duluth goals to...

Men’s hockey Live Blog: Gophers vs. No. 20 Minn. Duluth

Published November 21, 2009

00:12 OT-With just 12 seconds to go in the game, Minn. Duluth ends it early on a goal by Travis Oleksuk. GOPHER 3, MINN. DULUTH 4. 3:06 OT-Mike Hoeffel's penalty ends and the Gophers return to full strength....

Men’s hockey pre-game report: Gophers vs. No. 20 Minn. Duluth

Published November 21, 2009

The tough competition to begin the year continues for the Gophers, who will play a two-game series against the team that ended their 2008-09 season. Minnesota will face Minnesota Duluth for the first time...

Men’s hockey signs five to letters of intent

Published November 21, 2009

The Gophers men's hockey team announced it has signed five student-athletes to national letters of intent. Among the signees, three currently play in the United States Hockey League, while the other two...

Mead, Wilson receive cross country accolades

Published November 18, 2009

On the eve of the NCAA National Cross Country championships, individual honors were bestowed on the top runner of the men's team and the women's head coach. Hassan Mead received his second-consecutive...

Gophers host in-state rival Minnesota-Duluth

Published November 18, 2009

Thoughts of the 2008-09 seasonâÄôs end will undoubtedly make this weekend an emotional series when the Gophers host their biggest in-state rival. The Minnesota menâÄôs hockey team will...

Men’s hockey continues fall in rankings following split

Published November 16, 2009

After a weekend split against Bemidji State, the Minnesota men's hockey team fell further in the newest USCHO poll released today. After receiving the second most votes in the "others receiving votes" category...

Men’s hockey Live Blog: Minnesota vs. No. 7 Bemidji State

Published November 16, 2009

FINAL-What had been a close game turned into a blowout, quickly in the third period. Bemidji State added three goals before Minnesota knew what hit them, and with the win Bemidji State improves to 8-1-1,...

Men’s hockey pre-game report: Minnesota vs. No. 7 Bemidji State

Published November 16, 2009

Don't look now, but after a rough start the Minnesota men's hockey team appears to have fixed its holes and will enter tonight looking for their fifth win in six games. After a tight first period, the...

Gopher Hockey vs. Bemidji St.

Beavers crush Gophers in game two

Published November 15, 2009

This weekend, the Minnesota menâÄôs hockey team showed flashes of the team picked in the top-10 of preseason polls and flashes of why they currently sit sixth in the conference standings with a...