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.
There’s rarely been a hockey team that went far in a playoff run without great goaltending, and that includes the Gopher’s run to the Frozen Four with Kent Patterson.
That may not seem like a long drought for newcomers Ferris State and Union. But it’s a lifetime by the lofty standards held at one of the most prestigious hockey programs in the country.
With so many high-profile injuries involving hockey players, a major push is underway to improve safety. In fact, some big names came together Thursday morning.
From Ricky Rubio to a former Timberwolves star and to the search for a new athletic director at the University of Minnesota. It’s all a part of this week’s news and notes.
The Gopher men’s hockey team is in an enviable position on college hockey right now: Play well and they will win the WCHA. There are a number of reasons for the turnaround, and the team’s coaching staff points to one player as a shining example.
Maturi’s record with hiring high profile coaches was one big subject of debate during his tenure as athletic director.