The hockey Gophers are back on the ice Friday night in the Mariucci Classic. After a 20-day layoff, they play Niagra to open the weekend tournament -- which also features Northeastern and Princeton. The Gophers will skate without stars Nick Bjugstad and Kyle Rau, who are playing for Team USA in the World Junior Championships.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
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One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
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2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
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Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Bjugstad, Rau, invited to U.S. junior team pre-tournament camp
Gophers forwards Nick Bjugstad and Kyle Rau have been invited to the U.S. team pre-tournament camp for the World Junior Championships. If they make the team they’ll play for the World Junior title starting the day after Christmas.
Gophers' Bjugstad has injured shoulder
Golden Gophers' forward Nick Bjugstad may not play for Team USA in the upcoming World Junior Championships. Bjugstad injured his shoulder December 10th in Minnesota's win over Michigan Tech. He's been wearing a yellow, no-contact jersey during practice. Team USA head coach Dean Blais says Bjugstad won't play unless he's 100-percent healthy.
Bjugstad remains day-to-day with injury
An undisclosed injury might keep Gophers' forward Nick Bjugstad out of Team U.S.A.'s exhibition finale on Friday against Slovakia. He practiced at full-speed Thursday, but U.S. head coach Dean Blais says he's unsure if Bjugstad will play. It's also possible Bjugstad doesn't play Monday in the U.S. team's World Junior Classic opener against Denmark.
Bjugstad's hat trick helps U.S. crush Latvia, 12-2 at World Juniors
Gophers' forward Nick Bjugstad had a hat trick and two assists to help lead Team USA over Latvia in the relegation round of the World Junior Championships. Kyle Rau also scored in the blowout. The U.S. plays in the seventh place game against Switzerland on Wednesday.
Bjugstad injury isn't serious, expects to play at World Junior Championships
Gophers' forward Nick Bjugstad says his undisclosed injury isn't serious and he expects to play for Team USA at the World Junior Championships. Bjugstad sustained an injury December 10th at Michigan Tech. He says he is day-to-day but will play in the third exhibition game Friday and "definitely be ready" for the opening game of the World Junior Championships December 26.
Gophers' Bjugstad still hasn't decided if he'll return for junior season
A shockwave went through the Twitter universe Monday afternoon when a false report surfaced that Nick Bjugstad was going to return to the Gophers for his junior season. Bjugstad, however, hasn't decided and won't decide until he's done with Florida Panthers' training camp.
Stay in college or go pro? Bjugstad to decide in May
Gophers sophomore center Nick Bjugstad is still unsure if he'll return to the Gophers for his junior season or go pro, according to the Star Tribune. Bjugstad, who led the Gophers with 25 goals last season, is expected to make a decision after the semester ends in mid May.
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