Gopher Hockey Opens Season With Sweep Of Anchorage

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team beat Alaska-Anchorage 6-3 Sunday night to a complete a weekend sweep in its opening series.

The Gophers beat Anchorage 6-0 Friday night as Eric Schierhorn got the shutout in net. Schierhorn, an Anchorage native, also got an assist in Sunday’s win. The Gophers had 13 different players tally points Sunday night.

Minnesota scored two short-handed goals in the win, from Tyler Sheehy and Justin Kloos. Brent Gates Jr., Vinni Lettieri and Kloos each scored goals in the second period. Ryan Zuhlsdorf and Sheehy added third period goals to solidify the victory.

The Gophers out-shot the Nanooks 27-20 in the win. Minnesota hosts St. Cloud State in its official home opener on Oct. 21. The Gophers host the U.S. Under-18 team on Friday.


One Comment

  1. Ian Bui says:

    Even though both games were played in Anchorage, only Friday’s game was against the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves. Sunday’s game was against the Alaska (Fairbanks) Nanooks.

  2. golfer says:

    Boy cant wait for the big ten / big twelve/ big six ??? there is not ten teams in any of these divisions. I was at a game last year and it was the most boring gopher hockey game i have ever been at ( I go once or twice a year since 1980 ) and it was against michigan with the winner of that game most likely winning the division !!! no-body likes this stupid big ten hockey division- all of college hockey is seeing its decline because of the stupid NCAA. bring back the old leagues or at least re-align these divisions again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Mike Sunderman says:

    The Gophers played two different teams this weekend, Alaska-Anchorage and Alaska-Fairbanks. Both games were played in Anchorage.

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