1. Gopher Relapse: UNO Turns Back Two Minnesota Comebacks, Sweeps in Minneapolis

    This weekend's series against the University of Nebraska-Omaha was chock full of storylines. Had the Gophers finally turned their backs on the disappointments of the last several ...

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  2. New Year, New Team: 10 Goals Propel Gophers to 2-0 Start over UMass

    If there was one thing the University of Minnesota Hockey team struggled with last year, it was scoring goals. Apparently, scoring troubles are a thing of the past...

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  3. Minnesota Hockey Forward Preview: Healthy Barriball and Cepis Energize Gophers

    While goaltending and defense are crucial aspects of hockey, if your team doesn't score any goals they're not going to win any games...

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  4. Gopher Goalie Preview: Kangas, Patterson, Kremer Lead Experienced Gopher Squad

    The Gophers return three goaltenders in 2010-2011: senior Alex Kangas and juniors Kent Patterson and Jake Kremer. Let's take a look at each as an individual before commenting on the goalies as a unit...

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  5. Gopher Defenseman Preview: Fairchild, Wehrs, Ness Pace a Very Raw Gopher D

    The Gophers return only four defensemen from the 2009-2010 squad. Two seniors (Cade Fairchild and Kevin Wehrs), one Junior (Aaron Ness) and one Sophomore (Seth Helgeson)...

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  6. Gopher Hockey 2010-2011 Season Preview

    We're only days away from a brand new Gopher Hockey season. Last year ended on a sour note (loss to the Sioux in the first round of the WCHA playoffs). Gopher fans have gone two full seasons without an NCAA postseason bid...

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  7. Gophers Continue Winning Ways with Victory over Minnesota-Duluth

    Don't look now, but the Minnesota Golden Gophers are quietly putting together a playoff run. The Gophers (11-12-2 WCHA, 16-15-2 overall) defeated a reeling UMD Bulldogs (14-10-1, 18-14-1) 3-2 on Friday night at the DECC in Duluth...

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  8. Minnesota Golden Gophers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive with Sweep of Colorado College

    After a disappointing two losses against Denver University, the Gophers could have given up hope for the season. They apparently decided to keep fighting. The Gophers handed then-No...

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  9. Jekyll and Hyde Gophers Lose a Pair To Surging St. Cloud State

    Another weekend, another step backwards for the Gophers. Just a week after the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher hockey team posted a breakthrough 5-1 victory against arch-rival North Dakota, ...

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  10. Signs of Life? Minnesota Gophers Humiliate North Dakota Fighting Sioux 5-1

    If the Gophers end up turning this season around and making a charge into the playoffs, tonight's game was the game where the Gophers turned the corner...

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  11. College Hockey: Minnesota Gophers Eke Out Gritty Tie on Late Cepis Goal

    The Gophers were on track for yet another well-played game in which they fought hard but couldn't score a big goal, only to lose a close one. Then the team's newest player provided the spark that the team needed and had been waiting for...

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  12. Minnesota Gophers Split Home-and-Home with Mankato, Fall To 6-9-1 on the Year

    The Gophers avoided a sweep last weekend after another vapid and uninspired Friday night performance at Mariucci Arena...

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  13. Mini-Hiatus in Minnesota: Disappointing Gophers Force Blogger To "Take a Break"

    At right: Freshman defenseman Nick Leddy, who was picked 16th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2009 NHL Draft, may be back for the Gophers this weekend. Sorry about the hiatus, loyal readers (are there any of you out there?)...

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  14. Minnesota Gophers Ride Kangas' Big Game; Beat Badgers 5-2 to Earn Split

    The Gophers righted the ship on Saturday by defeating the hometown Wisconsin Badgers 5-2. The game was won mostly on the back of junior goaltender Alex Kangas, who made 45 stops en route to earning a much needed two points...

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  15. Wisconsin Plays Tough D, Beats Gophers 4-2

    The University of Wisconsin Badgers played their usual brand of stifling defense and opportunistic offense to take care of the University of Minnesota on Nov. 6 in Madison, downing the visiting Gophers 4-2...

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  16. Gophers-Badgers: College Hockey Series Preview

    The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers will hop on the bus to Mad Town this weekend to take on the hometown University of Wisconsin Badgers...

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  17. Barriball Hurt in Gopher Practice, Out For the Season?

    I have just heard from a few sources that Minnesota senior forward Jay Barriball was injured fairly severely in practice and may be out for the season...

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  18. Gophers Wake Up, Sweep UAA Handily in Weekend Series

    Maybe all the Gophers needed was a spark. An injury to one of the team's up-and-coming players propelled the Gophers to a pair of convincing wins this weekend over the visiting University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves...

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  19. Gopher Oh-fer: Minnesota Hockey Shut Out Twice by Visiting Pioneers

    Perhaps the Pioneers really are the team that garnered nearly all of the first place votes in this year's preseason poll. Or perhaps the Gophers just aren't that good.I think it's a little of both...

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  20. Minnesota Hockey: Blake Wheeler Decides to Depart Golden Gophers, Go Pro

    Junior winger Blake Wheeler has left the University of Minnesota Gopher hockey team for greener pastures. Wheeler, whose draft rights are owned by the Phoenix Coyotes, could join former Gopher ...

    Chris Eckes Written by Chris Eckes about over 6 years ago 822 reads 2 comments