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.
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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.
Colorado College presents a speedy challenge for Golden Gophers
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