1. Minnesota Gophers Hockey Rumors: John Hill out, Guentzel in as Assistant Coach

    The rumor mill is swirling today as multiple sources, including former Minnesota Hockey Journal writer Fiona Quick and Scott Hamilton of HammyHockey , are reporting that John ...

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  2. Minnesota Gophers: Season Over After Anchorage Losses, Lucia's Contract Extended

    As you may have gathered by my sullen silence since Saturday the 12th, the Gopher hockey team was swept at home by Alaska Anchorage in the first round of the WCHA playoffs...

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  3. A Minnesota Gopher Fan's "Who to Root For" Guide for College Hockey's Playoffs

    According to the Pairwise prognosticators at Gopher Puck Live, a Gopher sweep in this weekend's playoff series would go a long way toward an NCAA tournament at-large bid...

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  4. Gopher Hockey Playoff Preview: Minnesota vs. Alaska-Anchorage

    The Gophers (16-12-6 overall, 13-10-5 WCHA) earned fifth place in the WCHA's regular season and will faceoff against the eighth seed University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves (14-17-3 ...

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  5. Minnesota Gophers Beat Beavers Early in Overtime, NCAA Hopes Get Shot in the Arm

    Prior to Saturday night's game against Bemidji State, the Gophers had not won a regular season conference overtime game since November 4th, 2006. Make that March 5th, 2010...

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  6. Minnesota Explodes for Seven Goals, Rips No. 4 Denver in Series Finale

    Minnesota's 2-1 loss to Denver on Friday night was most notable for the Gophers' inability to score goals. The Gophers had plenty of scoring chances, but simply could not beat Denver's Sam Brittain between the pipes...

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  7. Gophers All Over Seawolves, Beat UAA 5-1 to Gain Ground in WCHA Race

    The Gophers (10-9-3 overall, 7-7-2 WCHA) took to the ice last night against the Seawolves of the University of Alaska-Anchorage (7-12-3 overall, 6-10-2 WCHA), in a game ...

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  8. College Hockey: North Dakota Dominates Minnesota, Making Harder Road to NCAA's

    After an emotional win Friday night against North Dakota, the Fighting Sioux came back strong Saturday, and thoroughly dominated the Minnesota Gophers in all facets of the game to win by a 4-1 margin...

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  9. Gophers Win Fierce Battle in Grand Forks, Beat Sioux 3-2 to Open Series

    The start of the second half of the WCHA season is a tough one for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The schedule includes: home against Alaska-Anchorage, at Minnesota-Duluth, home against Denver and at Wisconsin...

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  10. Gophers Lose and Tie in Mariucci Classic, NCAA Hopes Slip Even Farther Away

    The Gophers took on Union College and Ferris State last weekend, in their first games back after the University’s Christmas break...

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  11. NCAA Hockey: Missed Opportunities for Gophers and Bulldogs Result in 2-2 Tie

    Coming off a surprising 3-2 victory over the No. 2 University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, the Minnesota Golden Gophers had a rare chance to sweep the 12-3-2 Bulldogs, who had not been swept all year...

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  12. Gophers Win a Thriller Versus #2 Minnesota-Duluth

    The Minnesota Gophers face a tough challenge this weekend in the University of Minnesota-Duluth...

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  13. Minnesota Hockey: Disgraceful Gophers Swept in Mankato

    On a weekend that was supposed to mark a new beginning in the University of Minnesota athletic department, the feelings of woe and despair surrounding the Gopher hockey team remained uncomfortably the same...

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  14. Minnesota Hockey Showcase: 3 Gopher Stars of the Weekend

    Here are the three Gopher players who shined during the College Hockey Showcase: Third Star(s): Nick Larson and Taylor Matson Both Larson and Matson provided great effort ...

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  15. Minnesota Gophers Play Best 'Full' Game of the Season, Beat Michigan, 3-1

    As if an ugly loss Friday night at the hands of then 4-6-3 Michigan State wasn't bad enough, the Gophers were set to host the then-No...

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  16. Minnesota vs. Michigan State Hockey: Friday Blues Continue as Gophers Lose, 5-2

    The Minnesota Gophers entered the final year of the annual College Hockey Showcase riding high. They were winners of two straight and had gone 5-1-1 in their last seven...

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  17. Minnesota Gophers Win Both Games in Houghton, Sweep at Michigan Tech

    Last weekend the Gopher hockey team went up to Houghton, Michigan to face the Michigan Tech Huskies...

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  18. Border Battle: Minnesota's Three Stars of the Weekend

    Here are the three Gopher Stars of the Weekend, as selected by yours truly: Third Star: Taylor Matson Matson's consistent effort has resulted in a move up the depth chart and an increased responsibility to score...

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  19. Border Battle: Minnesota's 3 Stars of the Weekend

    Here are the three Gopher Stars of the Weekend, as selected by yours truly: Third Star: Taylor Matson Matson's consistent effort has resulted in a move up the depth chart and an increased responsibility to score...

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  20. Wisconsin Ekes Out Tie on Late Goal, Departs Minnesota with Three Point Weekend

    After their 6-0 drubbing at the hands of the rival Wisconsin Badgers on Friday night, the Minnesota Gophers were looking to get off to a quick start and avoid digging themselves another big hole to start the game...

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  21. Wisconsin Ekes Out Tie on Late Goal, Departs Minnesota with 3-Point Weekend

    After their 6-0 drubbing at the hands of the rival Wisconsin Badgers on Friday night, the Minnesota Gophers were looking to get off to a quick start and avoid digging themselves another big hole to start the game...

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  22. A New Low: Minnesota Gophers Trounced 6-0 by Visiting Wisconsin Badgers in WCHA

    All the talk about the Minnesota Gophers coming into this series with momentum and having turned a corner sure took a hit on Friday night, when the arch-rival Wisconsin Badgers ...

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  23. Minnesota Gophers-Wisconsin Badgers: Border Battle Preview

    This weekend's series pits the Minnesota Gophers (5-3-0 Overall, 3-3-0 WCHA) against the Wisconsin Badgers (5-2-1 Overall, 2-1-1 WCHA) in a classic matchup of powerhouse teams...

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  24. Minnesota Hockey: Gophers Get 13 Goals vs. Colorado College for Rare Away Sweep

    The Minnesota Golden Gopher hockey team has shown flashes of brilliance amidst signs of mediocrity this year. The team has played lock-down defense for a period here and there during some games...

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  25. Minnesota Gophers Split Hockey Series with St. Cloud State Huskies

    This year's Minnesota Gophers made a living of playing about 30 good minutes of hockey per game. Last weekend against St...

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