As the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team keeps winning, the Big Ten Conference weekly awards keep coming. After the Gophers (23-4-5, 12-2-2) swept Penn State last weekend in their final regular season home series, two players were honored by the league.
Adam Wilcox made 38 saves in net as the No. 1-ranked Gophers hockey team beat No. 5-ranked St. Cloud State 4-1 Friday night in the North Star College Cup at Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota improved to 18-2-3 with the win and advanced to Saturday night’s championship game of the all-Minnesota tournament.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team completed a sweep of Penn State in Big Ten hockey action Monday night with a 5-2 victory in University Park, Pa. The Gophers, ranked No. 1 in the country, improved to 5-0-1 in league play.
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.