The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team is the consensus preseason favorite to win the Big Ten Conference title this season, according to the coaches poll released Wednesday. The Gophers won the inaugural Big Ten title last year with a 14-3-3 record in league play.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team is one of four left competing for the national title, and the Gophers face rival North Dakota Thursday. The winner of that game plays for the national championship on Saturday.
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.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team scored five unanswered goals, three in the first period, in a 5-1 win over Penn State Friday night at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers (22-4-5) improved to 11-2-2 in Big Ten Conference play with the win.
It’s the first annual North Star Cup, and on Friday night it will allow the Gophers and St. Cloud State to meet for the only time this season.
Travis Boyd and Kyle Rau of the Gopher men’s hockey team earned Big Ten honors as the first and second stars of the week, the Big Ten announced Tuesday. Minnesota, hosting the Mariucci Classic last weekend, earned a split after losing to Colgate in a shootout Friday night and beating RPI 6-2 Saturday night.
Michael Brodzinski and Travis Boyd scored goals for the Gophers, but Colgate battled them to a 2-2 overtime tie and came away with a 2-1 win over Minnesota in a shootout.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team scored six unanswered goals Friday night to overcome a slow start in a 6-1 victory over Minnesota-Duluth Friday night in non-conference action at Mariucci Arena.
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 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.
Erik Haula had a goal and an assist and Adam Wilcox tossed the shutout as Minnesota beat Air Force 4-0 Saturday in the semifinals of the Mariucci Classic men’s college hockey tournament.
Kyle Rau scored 12 seconds into the game and freshman goalie Adam Wilcox made it stand up as Minnesota beat Canisius 1-0 Sunday in men’s college hockey.
Minnesota freshman forward Kyle Rau has been suspended for one game for a late hit on Denver’s sophomore star Jason Zucker.
Sometimes in life things do work out nicely. The Rau family has had that happen many nights in hockey, but it was almost perfect last Saturday night.
The Gopher and Fighting Sioux hockey teams have an intense on-ice rivalry