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Freshmen leading Gophers, helping smooth over Wests absence

Freshmen leading Gophers, helping smooth over West’s absence

December 8, 2010

The Gophers needed a spark Saturday night at Bemidji State. They had lost the night before âÄî only their third loss to the Beavers in 48 meetings âÄî and sat in sixth place in the WCHA...

Terry earns WCHA rookie of the week honors

December 8, 2010

  Gophers freshman Kelly Terry earned WCHA rookie of the week after helping the Gophers to a split with Bemidji State this past weekend.  Terry notched one goal and three assists in the Gophers’...

Minn. looks like new team after BSU arena name change

Minn. looks like new team after BSU arena name change

December 5, 2010

What a difference a name can make. At 5:11 p.m. on Friday afternoon, an hour after Bemidji State wrapped up a 2-0 victory over the Gophers, the Bemidji Economic Development Authority sold the naming rights...

Gophers women’s hockey upset by Bemidji State

December 4, 2010

Senior Erin Cody scored early in the first period and added an empty-net goal late in the third as Bemidji State (7-6-2, 5-4-2 WCHA) defeated Minnesota (10-6-0, 5-6-0 WCHA) 2-0 Friday afternoon. BSU goalie...

Lura mighty accomplished for a third-stringer

Lura mighty accomplished for a third-stringer

December 1, 2010

Every game since ninth grade, senior goalie Jenny Lura has listened to the Brad Paisley song âÄúMud on the TiresâÄù before heading on to the ice. But for the past two years, Lura hasnâÄôt...

Goalie Noora Raty makes a save Friday night at Ridder Arena.  Raty saved all 12 shots she faced before being taken out of the game in the second period after taking a shot to the face.

Non-conference remains generous in sweep of Harvard

November 28, 2010

After weekends of injuries and tough losses to WCHA opponents, the Gophers capped their second sweep of a top-10 team this season with a 4-2 victory over Harvard on Sunday. Goalie Noora Raty was back after...

Gophers women’s hockey vs. Harvard LIVE

November 27, 2010

Women's hockey vs. Harvard

Raty earns WCHA defensive player of the week honors

November 26, 2010

Sophomore goalie Noora Raty was named WCHA defensive player of the week after helping the Gophers to a sweep of Minnesota State last weekend. Raty, the WCHA goaltending champion last season, stopped 54...

Freshmen forward Kelly Terry plays against Wisconsin November 6 at Ridder Arena.

Gophers head into Harvard series in much different shape this season

November 23, 2010

A season ago, a surging Gophers womenâÄôs hockey team traveled to Harvard with a 13-2-1 record, ranked second in the nation and, with the exception of a few minor injuries, fully healthy. What...

Offense up and down, but Gophers still complete sweep

Offense up and down, but Gophers still complete sweep

November 21, 2010

Without arguably their two best forwards Emily West and Amanda Kessel, the Gophers seemed vulnerable to an upset against a Minnesota State team that had won four consecutive games. But the Gophers continued...

Live: Gophers women’s hockey vs Minnesota State

November 20, 2010

Gophers women's hockey vs. Minnesota State

Gophers seek to smooth out offensive inconsistencies against MNSU

Gophers seek to smooth out offensive inconsistencies against MNSU

November 17, 2010

MinnesotaâÄôs offensive quandary was on full display against Wisconsin in its most recent series two weekends ago. Senior Emily West, in the lineup for the first time since Oct. 2, helped the Gophers...

Four Gophers skaters see action in Four Nations Cup

November 16, 2010

Juniors Anne Schleper and Sarah Erickson and sophomores Noora Raty and Mira Jalosuo respresented the Gophers at the Four Nations Cup women’s hockey tournament this past weekend. Schleper and Erickson...

Live: Men’s basketball vs. Winona State

November 9, 2010

Men's basketball vs. Winona State

Gophers senior guard Al Nolen maneuvers around Warriors sophomore guard Xavier Humphrey Monday night at Williams Arena.

Gophers barely get by DII Winona St. in final exhibition, 78-72

November 8, 2010

While the Gophers didnâÄôt expect Winona State to be a push over Monday nightâÄôs exhibition didnâÄôt go as smoothly as expected. The Division II Warriors didnâÄôt upset...

Gophers senior forward Emily West plays against Wisconsin Saturday at Ritter Arena.

Up-and-down Gophers split against No. 1 Wisconsin

November 7, 2010

Senior Emily WestâÄôs return propelled the Gophers womenâÄôs hockey team to its finest offensive performance against No. 1 Wisconsin on Friday. But on Saturday, that same offense was nowhere...

Gophers women’s hockey shutout by Wisconsin 5-0

November 6, 2010

  Just one night removed from beating top-ranked Wisconsin 7-5, the Gophers lost to the Badgers 5-0 Saturday afternoon. Hillary Knight scored two goals and Meghan Duggan added a short-handed goal...

Gophers women’s hockey defeats top-ranked Wisconsin 7-5

November 6, 2010

  Senior Emily West scored two goals in her return to the line up as the Gophers defeated top-ranked Wisconsin 7-5 Friday night. Cleared by team doctors to play late this week, West tallied two goals...

Live: Gophers women’s hockey vs Wisconsin

November 5, 2010

Gophers women's hockey vs Wisconsin

Madison native Kessel gets first shot at hometown team

Madison native Kessel gets first shot at hometown team

November 3, 2010

Freshman Amanda Kessel couldnâÄôt ask for a better first shot to beat her hometown team. As the Gophers prepare to host top-ranked Wisconsin, Kessel, a Madison native and the Gophers' leading scorer,...

UMD continues dominance over Gophers in sweep

UMD continues dominance over Gophers in sweep

October 31, 2010

In their first chance to avenge a heart-breaking loss in last yearâÄôs NCAA semifinals, the Gophers again failed to crack Minnesota-Duluth this weekend. The Gophers couldnâÄôt overcome...

Schleper, Raty earn WCHA player of the week honors

October 28, 2010

Junior Anne Schleper and sophomore Noora Raty of the Gophers women’s hockey team earned WCHA player of the week honors after helping the team to a sweep of Saint Cloud State last weekend. Schleper and...

Minnesota, UMD show striking similarities

October 27, 2010

In this yearâÄôs rendition of the Gophers-Minnesota-Duluth rivalry, odds are this weekendâÄôs series will play out in the following way: The winning team will score no more than four goals,...

Freshman Sarah Davis looks to pass Friday night at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.  Davis had 1 of the 5 goals in the Gopher’s win over the Huskies.

Gophers continue road dominance with sweep of SCSU

October 24, 2010

ST. CLOUD âÄî The Gophers womenâÄôs hockey team has a nice pattern going on the road. After opening the season with 5-0 and 3-0 victories at seventh-ranked Clarkson, the team swept St....

NCAA tourney hopes dicey after a loss and tie

October 24, 2010

The Gophers womenâÄôs soccer team had an opportunity to lift its conference record above .500 and improve its NCAA tournament aspirations against Michigan and Michigan State this weekend. A loss...

Gophers women’s hockey team defeats St. Cloud State 5-0

October 23, 2010

The Gophers marked the return of Olympic goalie Noora Raty with a 5-0 victory on the Olympic-sized ice sheet at the National Hockey Center in Saint Cloud. Raty, who was held out of last weekend’s series...

Live: Gophers women’s hockey vs Saint Cloud State

October 22, 2010

Gophers W Hockey vs. SCSU

No suspension handed out after women’s hockey brawl

October 20, 2010

While the Gophers lost for the first time in 29 games to North Dakota Friday night, the 5-4 Fighting Sioux victory was marked as much by what happened after the whistle as what happened in the first 60...

Women’s hockey looking to bounce back against St. Cloud

October 20, 2010

  The Gophers womenâÄôs hockey team discovered last weekend that a 28-0 all-time record against an opponent doesnâÄôt translate into an automatic series sweep. This weekend, they donâÄôt...

A novel sweep: North Dakota gets first two all-time wins over Gophers

A novel sweep: North Dakota gets first two all-time wins over Gophers

October 17, 2010

They were 28-0 all-time against the Fighting Sioux. Only two games had been decided by one goal, and the Gophers had trailed North Dakota or been tied going into the third period only twice. Yet UND came...

Live: Gophers women’s hockey vs North Dakota

October 16, 2010

Gophers women's hockey vs North Dakota

Gophers women’s hockey team loses WCHA season opener 4-3

October 16, 2010

The Gophers women’s hockey team lost to North Dakota 4-3 tonight in their WCHA opener.  Minnesota (3-1-0, 0-1-0 in the WCHA) saw their streak of 28 consecutive victories over North Dakota (3-2-0,...

Gophers women’s hockey vs. North Dakota live

October 15, 2010

Women's Hockey vs North Dakota

Minn. opens WCHA schedule against North Dakota

October 13, 2010

ItâÄôs not often that a team coming off of a Frozen Four appearance has to worry about an opponent that has never beaten them in 28 chances. But an eighth-ranked North Dakota team that defeated...

Gophers women’s golf finishes eighth at Lady Northern golf tournament

October 13, 2010

  The Gophers women’s golf team placed eighth out of twelve teams at the Lady Northern Invitational in Glencoe, Ill. Oct. 10-11. Senior Teresa Puga, the Gophers lowest individual finisher, fired...

Gophers men’s golf team places sixth at Rod Myers Invitational golf tournament

October 12, 2010

  Senior Donald Constable shot a final round two-under-par 70 as he finished four-under-par and tied for second place individually at the Rod Myers Invitational golf tournament in Durham, N.C. Constable...

Freshman forward Amanda Kessel advances the puck up the ice at Ridder Arena on Saturday.

Gophers eek out wins against Whitecaps and Wayne State

October 10, 2010

The Gophers womenâÄôs hockey team has a knack for using the five hole to win close games. While the team consistently creating scoring opportunities but couldnâÄôt get the puck into the...

Women’s hockey shuts out Wayne State 1-0

October 9, 2010

  Sophomore Noora Raty saved 22 shots as an Amanda Kessel goal early in the first period was all the Gophers needed to defeat Wayne State 1-0 Saturday afternoon. Kessel broke away from the Wayne State...

Gophers women’s hockey rallies to defeat Whitecaps 3-2

October 9, 2010

  The Gophers women’s hockey team scored two goals late in the third period to complete a 3-2, come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Whitecaps in an exhibition game Friday night. Down 2-1...

Live: Gophers women’s hockey trails Whitecaps 2-1 after two periods

October 9, 2010

  After 210 minutes and 52 second of scoreless hockey, the Gophers have finally allowed an opponent to find the back of the net and trail 2-1 through two periods. 10:52 through the second period,...

Live: Gophers women’s hockey tied 0-0 after first period

October 8, 2010

  The Gophers women’s hockey team and the Minnesota Whitecaps are tied 0-0 after one period of play. The Gophers are also without senior Emily West, junior Anne Schleper and freshman Amanda Kessel...

Kessel named WCHA rookie of the week

October 6, 2010

  Freshman Amanda Kessel was named the WCHA rookie of the week after recording six points in the Gophers sweep of Clarkson. Kessel contributed two goals and two assists Friday night as the Gophers...

Whose line is it anyway?

Whose line is it anyway?

October 6, 2010

Teammates affectionately refer to the Minnesota WildâÄôs top line of Mikko Koivu, Antti Miettinen and Andrew Brunette as âÄútwo blondes and a brunette.âÄù The Gophers number one...

Womens hockey sweeps Clarkson

Women’s hockey sweeps Clarkson

October 3, 2010

Clarkson had an opportunity for revenge on the Gophers team that ended their season in the NCAA quarterfinals last season. The Gophers, however, would have none of that. The No. 4 Gophers outshot Clarkson...

Women’s hockey completes sweep of Clarkson

October 2, 2010

  The Gophers women’s hockey team finished an opening-weekend sweep of seventh ranked Clarkson Saturday afternoon as they shutout the Golden Knights 3-0 in Potsdam, N.Y. Freshman Amanda Kessel scored...

Gophers women’s hockey defeats Clarkson 5-0 in season opener

October 2, 2010

  The Gophers women’s hockey team outshot Clarkson 37-23 on their way to a 5-0 season-opening victory Friday night in Potsdam, N.Y. Redshirt-junior Jen Schoullis scored her first goal in over a...

Gillanders sisters square off in Gophers’ opener

September 30, 2010

Playing a best friend and big sister is never easy, especially in your first college game. ItâÄòs a task Baylee Gillanders has to manage. Baylee, a freshman defenseman for the Gophers, will play...

Men’s golf finishes ninth at Windon Memorial Classic

September 28, 2010

  Senior Donald Constable fired a final round 68 as the Gophers men’s golf team finished ninth in the Windon Memorial Classic Monday at North Shore Country Club, in Glenview, Ill. Constable was...

Women’s hockey ranked fourth in preseason poll

September 27, 2010

The Gophers women’s hockey team will start the year ranked fourth in the nation, according to the USCHO.com poll.  Minnesota opens the regular season against seventh-ranked Clarkson this weekend...

Women’s hockey set to take on University of Manitoba in exhibition game

September 26, 2010

  The Gophers women’s hockey team gets set to take on the University of Manitoba in a 2:00 exhibition game at Ridder Arena today.  The Gophers are coming off of a 26-9-5 season that ended in...

Kessel scores hat trick in exhibition opener

September 26, 2010

Although it wonâÄôt count as Amanda KesselâÄôs first career collegiate goal, her first score as a Gopher was certainly a memorable one. Early in the first period, Kessel grabbed the puck...

Women’s hockey predicted to finish third in WCHA

September 23, 2010

  The Gophers women’s hockey team is predicted to finish third in the WCHA conference by the WCHA coaches. The Gophers return 16 letter winners from last year’s roster including All-Americans...

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Goalie competition shaping up

September 22, 2010

In-house competition on the Gopher womenâÄôs hockey team may leave an All-American on the bench. Sophomore Noora Raty played the majority of last season as the GophersâÄô starting goaltender,...

Minnesota women’s golf team finishes seventh in Cougar Classic

September 15, 2010

 The Gopher women’s golf team finished seventh out of 21 teams yesterday in their first event of the year, the three day, 54-hole Cougar Classic golf tournament at Yemeans Hall Country Club...

Golfers fall to seventh in Gopher Invitational

Golfers fall to seventh in Gopher Invitational

September 13, 2010

In his first event as Director of Golf, John Harris was pleased with everything but the outcome for the Gophers. The menâÄôs golf team jumped to second place after the first round Sunday, but struggled...

Live: Round Two Gopher Invitational

September 12, 2010

The Gophers find themselves in seventh place in the second round of the Gopher Invitational shooting 17 over par as a team thus far this round.  David Haley Jr. and Timothy Peterzen both carded big...

Live: Gopher Invitational golf tournament

September 12, 2010

After 14 holes, Eric Van Rooyen leads the field at the Gopher Invitational golf tournament at four under par. Minnesota is in seventh place as a team at seven over par. The Gophers are led by Van Rooyen...

Senior Donald Constable chips Sunday during the first round of the Gopher Invitational Tournament in Wayzata.  Constable began the tournament with three straight birdies en route to a 36 hole total of 142

Gophers tied for sixth after day one of Gopher Invitational

September 12, 2010

Senior golfer Donald Constable took full advantage of the great weather on the first day of the Gopher Invitational golf tournament. Constable fired three birdies in his first three holes on his way to...

Golf team opens season in Wayzata under new director

September 9, 2010

The Gopher menâÄôs golf team will have only one NCAA All-American at Spring Hill Golf Club this weekend, and itâÄôs new director of golf John Harris. Harris joined the Gophers this summer...

Harris announces golf program staff

September 9, 2010

Director of golf John Harris officially announced today that John Carlson and Katie Brenny will join his staff as the associate men’s and women’s head coach, and Ernie Rose will return to the...

Field announced for Gopher Invitational golf tournament

September 8, 2010

Defending champion Southern Methodist University will head the 11-team field in this year’s Gopher Invitational men’s golf tournament, held Sunday and Monday at Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata, is...