Ferris State, Colgate and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will join Minnesota in the Gophers’ 23rd annual Mariucci Classic. The matchups were announced Monday.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey program released its television schedule Monday for the upcoming 2013-14 season, and 31 of its 36 regular season games will have a broadcast. It will be the first year for the Gophers and coach Don Lucia in the newly-formed Big Ten Conference.
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.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey program had four incoming freshman chosen Sunday in the NHL Entry Draft. Tommy Vannelli of Minnetonka led the group, getting picked in the second round with the 47th overall pick by the St. Louis Blues.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey program announced Friday it will host a contest to name its inaugural Minnesota Tournament at Xcel Energy Center next season.
The season has been over since early March, but the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team handed out awards Tuesday night at the team’s banquet at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers tied for the WCHA regular season title before losing to Colorado College in the WCHA Final Five at Xcel Energy Center.
Century Community College left-handed ace Jared Dettman, who is pitching in the Junior College World series, should get drafted for a second time next week. Cedar Rapids Kernels’ manager Jake Mauer sees some similarities between first-round prospect Byron Buxton and his brother – the Twins’ Joe Mauer. The Timberwolves are concerned about Kevin Love’s conditioning since his injury ended his season.
For the second time in as many days, a University of Minnesota men’s hockey player is leaving the program for the NHL.
The University of Minnesota hockey program announced Tuesday that junior Nate Schmidt will forego his senior season with the Gophers and enter the NHL.
Jake Hendrickson scored midway through the third period to help Minnesota-Duluth earn a 2-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association tie with Minnesota on Saturday.
Friday night he scored a goal in the Gophers win over Wisconsin. The fact Nick Bjugstad is playing for the Gophers this season is a story by itself. With a professional option in front of him, he chose to come back – with no regrets.
It’s strange to say “Gopher hockey” and “Soldier Field” in the same sentence, but that’s the backdrop for the Gophers’ game with Wisconsin on Sunday.
Nic Dowd had a goal and an assist and Drew LeBlanc scored the game-winner as St. Cloud State held off No. 1-ranked Minnesota 4-3 Saturday.
Mike Max joined Dave Lee for a Tuesday morning sports report.
It was another somewhat crazy and eventful year in Minnesota sports filled with big wins, tough losses, some controversy and fresh faces hitting the scene.