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.
The University of Minnesota hockey program announced Tuesday that junior Nate Schmidt will forego his senior season with the Gophers and enter the NHL.
Erik Haula scored two goals to lead top-ranked Minnesota to a 4-2 win over St. Cloud State on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Jake Hansen scored two goals and Nate Schmidt had two assists, leading Minnesota to a 7-3 victory over Boston University on Saturday in the West Regional semifinals.
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.
Nate Schmidt scored in the third period as Minnesota came from behind to beat Wisconsin 2-1 Saturday and win the McNaughton Cup championship outright for the first time since 2007.