1. 2011-2012 WCHA Power Rankings & Tiers: Down the Stretch

    With just four weekends remaining in the WCHA's regular season, here's another look at the league's Power Rankings. WCHA Standings : 1. Minnesota - 15-5-0 (19-9-1 Overall), 30 Points 2...

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  2. Gopher Hockey "Helmet Stickers" Through St. Cloud State Weekend

    You know how teams like Ohio State and Georgia give out helmet stickers to their players when they score touchdowns or otherwise make big plays? Well, here is a rundown ...

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  3. Minnesota Sweeps Home-and-Home Versus St. Cloud State to Widen WCHA Lead

    Prior to this weekend, Minnesota had not won two consecutive games since the end of December, when they beat Michigan Tech before the Christmas break and Niagara after...

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  4. 2011-2012 WCHA Power Rankings & Tiers: Midseason

    As the WCHA's member teams begin their second half of conference play, here's a look at the league's Power Rankings and Tiers. WCHA Standings : 1. Minnesota - 11-3-0 (15-7-1 Overall), 22 Points 1...

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  5. Gopher Hockey "Helmet Stickers" Through the First Half of the Season

    Gopher Helmet Stickers This is a new section I've started doing alongside the Three Stars of the Weekend post - each player gets a certain number of "points" based ...

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  6. Three Gopher Stars of the Weekend: Minnesota vs. Michigan Tech

    Minnesota split last weekend against Michigan Tech in their last series before the holiday break...

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  7. 2011-2012 WCHA Power Rankings & Tiers: Week 9

    Here's another edition of the WCHA Power Rankings and Tiers. WCHA Results, Week 9 : Alaska-Anchorage - Loss, Loss vs. North Dakota Bemidji State - Tie, Win @ St...

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  8. Three Gopher Stars of the Weekend: Minnesota vs. Minnesota State

    In a weekend where the Gophers struggled to pick up two wins against Minnesota State, which Minnesota players shined the brightest? Find out below in my Three Gopher Stars of the Weekend: 3...

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  9. 2011-2012 WCHA Power Rankings & Tiers: Week 8

    Another interesting week in the WCHA... here are this week's WCHA Power Rankings and Tiers: WCHA Results, Week 8 : Alaska-Anchorage - Win, Tie @ Minnesota State ...

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  10. Three Gopher Stars of the Weekend: Minnesota vs. Michigan State

    In a strange confluence of events, Kent Patterson did not make the Three Gopher Stars of the Weekend for his unusually lackluster performance last weekend...

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  11. Minnesota Loses and Ties in Non-Conference Series Against Michigan State

    Hockey can be a funny game sometimes. It's not like basketball, in which the better team wins nearly all of the time since the teams score throughout the game. This weekend, the team that played better hockey did not win...

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  12. 2011-2012 WCHA Power Rankings & Tiers: Week 7

    Here are this week's WCHA Power Rankings and Tiers: WCHA Results, Week 7 : Alaska-Anchorage - Win, Loss vs. Michigan Tech Bemidji State - Loss, Win vs. North Dakota Colorado College - Win, Win vs...

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  13. St. Cloud Bests Minnesota Friday, but Gophers Dominate Saturday to Earn Split

    Although Minnesota and St. Cloud State have not been playing each other for as long as some of the Gophers' other rivals, the two teams nonetheless have one of the more interesting histories in all of college hockey...

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  14. 2011-2012 WCHA Power Rankings & Tiers: Week 6

    Another week, another set of power rankings in the WCHA - INCLUDING a few big moves in the top six. Read more to find out: WCHA Results, Week 6 : Alaska-Anchorage - Loss, Loss @ Minnesota-Duluth Bemidji State - Tie, Loss vs...

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  15. Three Gopher Stars of the Weekend: Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

    See below for the three Gopher stars of last weekend's games versus the Wisconsin Badgers. 3. Ben Marshall: 0G-1A-0P Marshall recorded a single assist in Minnesota's loss on Friday, and was a minus-three on the weekend...

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  16. 2011-2012 WCHA Power Rankings & Tiers: Week 5

    Things are starting to settle in the WCHA after five weeks of hockey action. Let's see who's up and who's down: WCHA Results, Week 5 : Alaska-Anchorage - Idle ...

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  17. Gophers Edge Sioux 2-0 on Friday to Continue Unbeaten WCHA Start

    If you're looking to see a clean hockey game, the North Dakota-Minnesota tilt probably isn't the one for you to view...

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  18. 2011-2012 WCHA Power Rankings & Tiers: Week 4

    Another interesting week has gone by in the WCHA. Here's where I think the teams stack up in my Power Rankings and Tiers! WCHA Results, Week 4 : Alaska-Anchorage - Loss, Loss vs...

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  19. Minnesota Gophers Depart Alaska with Two Key WCHA Wins, Sit Atop Standings

    The Minnesota Gophers took their longest road trip of the season last weekend as they flew up to Alaska to take on the University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves...

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  20. 2011-2012 WCHA Power Rankings & Tiers: Week 3

    After what can only be deemed as an interesting week in the WCHA, let's take a look at where the teams stack up in my Power Rankings and Tiers! WCHA Results, Week 3 ...

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  21. Minnesota Blows Two-Goal Lead, Loses 5-4 to Vermont Catamounts

    Prior to Sunday, the Minnesota Gophers had not given up a goal at home and had not lost a game anywhere. The Vermont Catamounts had only played one regular season game, a 6-0 drubbing on Friday at the hands of the aforementioned Gophers...

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  22. Patterson Pitches Another Shutout as Gophers Crush Catamounts 6-0

    Kent Patterson did not have a shutout entering the season as the Gopher netminder. The senior goalie appears to be quickly making up for lost time...

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  23. 2011-2012 WCHA Power Rankings and Tiers: Week 2

    After two weeks of regular season play, let's take a look at my very own formulation of the WCHA power rankings and if any teams have moved up or down from their positions in the pre-season predictions...

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  24. Gophers Rout Sacred Heart 9-0, 6-0 in Opening Weekend Sweep

    Let me start by saying this: Sacred Heart is not a very good team. The Pioneers finished 11th out of 12 teams in Atlantic Hockey last season, and they're predicted to do the same this year...

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  25. 2011-2012 WCHA Preseason Predictions

    It's almost that time of year again, folks! Gopher Hockey starts up in a few short weeks, and that means it's another season of the Pride on Ice Blog! I'd like to start ...

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