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Gophers Hockey Solidifies 2014-15 Big Ten Schedule

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team said Tuesday it has confirmed its 2014-15 Big Ten schedule, and all but one series will be games on Friday and Saturday. The Gophers won the inaugural Big Ten Conference regular season title last year on the way to making a run to the Frozen Four and eventually the national title game.

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Minnesota Grants Sophomore F Guertler’s Release

Sophomore forward Gabe Guertler has been granted his release from the Minnesota Gophers hockey program. Coach Don Lucia announced Guertler’s release Thursday.

07/17/2014

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U Of M’s Guertler Granted Release From Hockey Team

The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that sophomore Gabe Guertler has been granted a release from the hockey program.

07/17/2014

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Gophers Hockey Announces 2014-15 Schedule

Coming off its second Frozen Four appearance in three years and a trip to the national championship game, the University of Minnesota men’s hockey program announced its schedule Thursday for the 2014-15 season.

05/22/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee—————-Friday 3-28-14

Miss something from today’s show? Click the link above to listen back to high lights from today’s program.

03/28/2014

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Gophers’ Wilcox Earns Big Ten Player Of The Year

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.

03/18/2014

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Former Gopher Matson Keeps NHL Dream Alive

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.

01/27/2014

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1-17-14 Don Lucia On The Morning News With Dave Lee!

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.

01/17/2014

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1-10-14 Mike Max Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Is there a problem in the Timberwolves Locker Room? Click the link to hear Mike’s insight into the tiff at Target Center.

01/10/2014

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‘Light The Lamp’ Ceremony Opens Hockey City Classic Winter Festival

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.

01/09/2014

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Gopher Hockey Falls To Michigan State In Shootout

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.

12/07/2013

Gopher Hockey Player Suspended After DWI

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.

09/01/2013

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Condon, Rau Named Gopher Hockey Captains

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.

08/27/2013

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Gopher Hockey Releases 2013-14 Schedule

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.

05/08/2013

Minnesota Beats Notre Dame 4-1

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.

01/08/2013

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