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Adam Wilcox was one of many winners for the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team Monday as the Big Ten Conference handed out its inaugural awards. Wilcox, one of the top goalies in the country, earned the Big Ten Player of the Year and Goaltender of the Year awards.
Tyler Matson spent some golden years as a Golden Gopher. “Unbelievable experience,” Matson said. “Playing for Don Lucia, the Gophers and being in Minnesota and being a Minnesota kid … you want to play there.” His current residence is just over three hours south in Des Moines, where he plays for the Wild’s AHL team – the Iowa Wild. Interstate 35W and a whole bunch of players are between him and the big club.
History tonight for the first outdoor game at the U of M in 80 years. Listen to Gopher Men’s Hockey Coach Don Lucia talk with Dave Lee about the game.
Is there a problem in the Timberwolves Locker Room? Click the link to hear Mike’s insight into the tiff at Target Center.
Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, along with Gopher men’s coach Don Lucia and women’s coach Brad Frost, will shoot pucks into the net and “light the lamp,” signifying the start of the 10-day festival. The ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team battled with Michigan State to a 2-2 tie in regulation Friday night, then lost to the Spartans in a shootout in Big Ten Conference play. The Gophers, ranked No. 1 in the nation, didn’t score any goals in the shootout and goalie Adam Wilcox stopped two of the three shots he faced.
An incoming University of Minnesota freshman hockey player has been indefinitely suspended after a DWI arrest Saturday. Gabe Guertier, 18, was pulled over by University Police early Saturday morning. He was detained at the Hennepin County Jail for several hours after being charged with fourth-degree DWI. Gopher mens hockey coach Don Lucia announced Sunday that Guertier would be suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. His suspension will be re-evaluated in November.
Two of the steadiest players returning to play for the University of Minnesota men’s hockey program have been named captains for the upcoming season, coach Don Lucia announced on Monday. Nate Condon, a senior forward , and Kyle Rau, a junior forward, were selected as the team’s captains for the 2013-14 season.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team released its 2013-14 schedule Wednesday morning, the program’s first season in the newly-formed Big 10 Conference.
Top-ranked Minnesota jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 4-1 win over second-ranked Notre Dame in men’s college hockey on Tuesday.
Minnesota scored three times on the power play Friday to beat Minnesota State, Mankato 3-2 in a Western College Hockey Association game.
Second-ranked Minnesota lived up to their billings Friday, scoring three times in the first period and coasting to a 5-1 men’s college hockey win over Michigan State.
Minnesota freshman forward Connor Reilly will miss the 2012-13 hockey season after hurting his knee.
One of many keys to the Gopher hockey team’s run to the Frozen Four has been the production of Eric Haula.