The Gophers' No. 14 rating in the PairWise standings doesn't look good. Ask head coach Don Lucia and he'll say that ranking doesn't matter until the end of the season. With six games remaining, Lucia says the Gophers are "in a good position right now." He added, "as long as you win games, you don't have to worry about it."
What's open and closed in Minnesota on the Fourth of July
Grocery stores are open, though some have limited hours.
18-year-old killed by exploding firework in Brooklyn Park
Police arrived at the scene to see the victim's friend performing CPR.
Boy found in Brooklyn Park; appeal to find his parents
The boy was found shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday.
1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting involving teens in Duluth
A 17-year-old was arrested around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Neither the victim nor the suspect has been identified.
NASCAR driver joins MN boy in reclaiming 'Let's go Brandon' slogan
Brandon Brundidge gained recognition when his mother shared the story of how he found inspiration in "Let's go Brandon" signs.
White supremacist propaganda flyers distributed in Cottage Grove
The department said the flyers have been left in driveways throughout the city.
Search for 6-year-old girl continues after mother found dead in Northfield
"Police have reason to believe Wade may have been involved in Elle's disappearance before taking her own life."
Kristi Noem's response to 10-year-old Ohio girl pregnant after being raped
Abortion is illegal in South Dakota unless the mother's life is in danger.
Sheriff: Deputy shoots gun-wielding man in western Wisconsin
One deputy fired on the man, striking him in an unknown area of his body.
Man found dead in 26 inches of water in Le Sueur County
The 45-year-old was found in near the shoreline on Lake Washington.
Lucia up for NCAA Coach of the Year
Gophers coach Don Lucia is one of seven finalists for the Spencer Penrose Award, given yearly to the top college coach in the nation. The winner will be announced on April 6th, one day after the Gophers play Boston College in the Frozen Four. Lucia won the award in 1994 when he was at Colorado College.
Lucia says Gophers' best is 'pretty good'
Don Lucia was happy with his team's resiliency after being swept in Denver before coming back and sweeping Bemidji State. The head coach says the Gophers "can be a pretty good team" when they are blocking shots and limiting their turnovers. Minnesota will need a solid effort this weekend against Nebraska-Omaha.
Lucia regrets Gophers' trash talking weekend with Michigan Tech
Head coach Don Lucia says Michigan Tech got a little too aggressive in the closing moments of the Gophers' 6-2 win Saturday night, and the rough play ultimately led to trash talking between the coaches. Lucia said it was "regrettable and hopefully it doesn't happen again."
Lucia worried about Badgers, not MacNaughton Cup
Don Lucia has his Golden Gophers focused on this weekend's series against the Wisconsin Badgers, not winning the MacNaughton Cup. The Gophers need one win to clinch the WCHA regular season title, but Lucia says beating Wisconsin will take care of everything.
Lucia's Gophers preparing for defensive-minded St. Cloud State Huskies
Don Lucia and the Gophers men's hockey team is hoping for a big sweep in their home-and-home series with St. Cloud State University this weekend. If they do sweep, it will be the first time any WCHA team has swept the Huskies this season. Lucia says they are tough to play against because of their strong defense and goaltending.
Lucia: We don't have home-ice advantage
The Gopher hockey team will lace up its skates for the West Regional at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this weekend. However, Don Lucia insists that the Gophers won't have home-ice advantage even though they will only be a 15 minute drive from their school.
Lucia pleased with WCHA start
Despite dropping in the national polls, Golden Gopher men's hockey coach Don Lucia is pleased with his team's play through 14 games. He's especially happy with an 8-2-0 record in WCHA play. The Gophers have a one point lead over UMD for first place in the conference.
Haula returning to Gophers next year
Erik Haula will return to the Gophers for his junior season, according to head coach Don Lucia. Haula led Minnesota in scoring last season. Kyle Rau and Nate Schmidt will also return next season. Lucia says "if everybody comes back, we should be be a very good team next year."
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