On a hot summer day, they were outside talking hockey at Minneapolis’ TCF Bank Stadium Wednesday for the official prelude to an outdoor NHL game in Minnesota. “This is an unbelievable day for us,” Wild owner Craig Leopold said. “We have worked really, really hard in the last seven, eight years to try to get an outdoor game for our market, for our fans.”
The defending NCAA champion Minnesota women’s hockey team has released its schedule for next season. The Gophers officially start the regular season on the road at Penn State with a Thursday-Friday series on Oct. 1-2.
Minnesota’s Taylor Cammarata and Adam Wilcox have won Big Ten honors for their performances in the Gophers’ hockey sweep over Notre Dame. Cammarata was named Big Ten First Star of the Week for leading all NCAA players with 5 points over the weekend — despite not taking a shot on goal.
Minnesota is the preseason pick by WCHA women’s coaches to win the conference this season. The WCHA announced the preseason poll Tuesday. The Gophers, who were beaten by Clarkson in the NCAA championship game last season, are the reigning WCHA regular season and playoff champions.
Sophomore forward Gabe Guertler has been granted his release from the Minnesota Gophers hockey program. Coach Don Lucia announced Guertler’s release Thursday.
The all-day celebration of Minnesota’s official sport is underway across the State of Hockey on Saturday. Outdoor hockey is at its finest at picturesque Handke Pit in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz says it’s a special venue with a lot of history. “You know, it’s kind of a rebirth of how the sport was born. It’s just a unique type of thing,” Dietz said.
Jenelle Kohanchuk and the streaking Boston University set up a championship showdown with undefeated Minnesota in the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four.
The NCAA women’s hockey tournament is down to the final four teams, and Minnesota’s record 47-game winning streak is still alive.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Rau’s goal in overtime lifted Minnesota to a 2-1 win over Bemidji State on Friday night in the first game of a best-of-three playoff series in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. […]
Adam Wilcox made 23 save and Erik Haula had a goal and two assists Saturday as Minnesota beat Bemidji State 4-3 to earn a share of the MacNaughton Cup.
Nick Bjugstad’s second goal at 14:54 of the third period lifted second-ranked Minnesota over Bemidji State 4-2 on Friday, keeping the Gophers’ hopes alive for the McNaughton Cup.
Freshman Dylan Margonari scored his first game-winning goal late in the third period as Minnesota State, Mankato beat Minnesota 5-3 Saturday in a Western Collegiate 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.