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Gophers’ Nate Schmidt Signs With Capitals

The University of Minnesota hockey program announced Tuesday that junior Nate Schmidt will forego his senior season with the Gophers and enter the NHL.

04/02/2013

Minnesota-Duluth Earns 2-2 Tie With Minnesota

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.

02/23/2013

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Gopher Nick Bjugstad Stays On College Ice

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.

02/16/2013

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Gopher Hockey Ready To Battle Wisconsin … Outside

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.

02/13/2013

St. Cloud State Edges Top-Ranked Minnesota 4-3

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.

02/09/2013

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WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee And Mike Max Sports

Mike Max joined Dave Lee for a Tuesday morning sports report.

01/08/2013

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2012 In Review: Top Local Sports Stories

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.

12/26/2012

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Gophers’ Mike Reilly Named To U.S. World Junior Team

University of Minnesota freshman defenseman Mike Reilly has been selected to skate for the U.S. squad at the upcoming 2013 World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.

12/25/2012

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Minnesota Ties Colorado College 4-4

Alexander Krushelnyski had two goals and an assist in the third period as Colorado College rallied from a three-goal deficit to earn a 4-4 tie with Minnesota on Saturday.

12/08/2012

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2 Gophers Selected To U.S. National Team

The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday that two hockey players have been selected to play for the U.S. National Team in the upcoming World Junior Championships.

12/04/2012

Minnesota Beats Nebraska-Omaha 3-2

Erik Haula had a goal and an assist as Minnesota beat Nebraska-Omaha 3-2 Saturday to earn a split of their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.

12/01/2012

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Minnesota Beats Vermont 3-1

Freshman goalie Adam Wilcox made 26 saves to help the Minnesota Gophers beat Vermont 3-1 Saturday for a sweep of their men’s college hockey series.

11/24/2012

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Doug McLeod Named New Voice For Gopher Hockey

Officials announced Wednesday there’s a new play-by-play voice for Gopher men’s hockey this season.

09/26/2012

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Bjugstad Says He’s Coming Back To Gophers

One of the top college hockey players in the country said Wednesday he’s coming back for another season at the University of Minnesota.

07/12/2012

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Mike Max’s News And Notes For April 14, 2012

There’s some Vikings stadium talk, some Gopher athletic director talk and some Minnesota Wild trade talk that’s all part of this week’s news and notes.

04/14/2012

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Haula Contributing In Many Ways To Gophers Frozen Four Run

One of many keys to the Gopher hockey team’s run to the Frozen Four has been the production of Eric Haula.

04/04/2012

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Gophers Riding Confident Goaltender To Frozen Four

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.

04/03/2012

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U Of M Police Prep For Gophers Trip To Frozen Four

University of Minnesota officials are hoping that the Gopher hockey team has success in the Frozen Four, and calm on campus.

04/03/2012

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Gophers Back At Frozen 4 For 1st Time In 7 years

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.

03/28/2012

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Sid Hartman Monday Sports

Sid Hartman joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Monday to review a fantastic weekend for local sports teams.

03/26/2012

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UND Back At X; Gophers Try To Get Frozen 4 Instead

North Dakota has returned to the Xcel Energy Center ice for more tournament action. Minnesota will be there, too, trying to get that ticket to the Frozen Four instead.

03/23/2012

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Minnesota Beats Alaska-Anchorage 2-1 In WCHA Playoffs

Erik Haula scored both Minnesota goals as the Golden Gophers beat Alaska-Anchorage 2-1 Friday in the opening game of their Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff series.

03/10/2012

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Minnesota Beats Nebraska-Omaha 3-2 In OT

Sophomore defenseman Jake Parenteau scored his first career goal in overtime to help Minnesota maintain its lead in the Western Collegiate Association with a 3-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha on Friday.

02/25/2012

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Denver Beats Minnesota 5-3

Kyle Ostrow had a goal and two assists as Denver defeated second-ranked Minnesota 5-3 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game on Friday.

02/11/2012

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Taylor Matson: A Heart And Soul Player For The Gophers

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.

02/08/2012

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