The hockey Gophers blasted Sacred Heart last weekend, scoring 15 goals in two games. It’ll get a little tougher tomorrow night in Duluth, where Minnesota takes on on the defending national champion Bulldogs in a weekend series. Right now, UMD is ranked No. 9 in the nation, the Gophers are ranked 14th.
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Gopher Hockey should trump Colorado
This weekend is kind of an odd week in the WCHA, with several teams not playing. The good news for the Gophers is that they are up against a weaker Colorado College. The Strib's Roman Augustoviz says the Gophers should end the weekend with at least 3 points.
Hockey Bulldogs sink in national polls, Gophers stay pat
The hockey Bulldogs and Gophers took a few hits in the national rankings this week. In the USCHO poll, Minnesota and UMD are ranked second and third. In the USA Today poll, Duluth drops to third, but the Gophers remain number one.
Gopher hockey team controls its destiny
The Gopher Hockey team sits at the top of the WCHA as it heads west to Denver this weekend. Sweeping the Pioneers would strengthen the Gophers position and essentially eliminate Denver from playoff contention. The Strib's Roman Augustovitz says it will happen.
Gopher hockey swept in the Mile High City
Denver handed the Gophers a 4-3 loss in overtime to sweep the weekend series Saturday night. Minnesota (15-7-0 WCHA) had to play without Kyle Rau, who was suspended for a game following a hit Friday night. The Gophers return to home ice against Bemidji State on Friday.
Gopher hockey has chance for payback on trip to Anchorage
Last spring Alaska-Anchorage shocked Minnesota by skating into Mariucci Arena and knocking their hosts out of the WCHA tournament in the first round. This year's high-scoring version of the Gophers has their first crack at the Seawolves in this weekend's two-game set in Anchorage.
Gophers hockey relying on youth
There are 27 players on the Gophers' hockey team. 18 of them are either sophomore's or true freshman. Despite the youth, head coach Don Lucia is hoping his upperclassmen will lead the team on and off the ice. He'll also be expecting many of his talented youngsters to score goals.
Duluth's kings of college hockey will host Gophers in 2018 opener
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