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.
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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.
Hockey Gophers enter tournament without Bjugstad, Rau
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.
WCHA suspends Gophers' Kyle Rau
Rau is required to serve his one-game suspension Saturday night during the series finale at the University of Denver. He was given a five-minute major penalty for boarding and a ten-minute game misconduct after a high check to Denver's Jason Zucker Friday night.
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.
After weekend sweep, hockey Gophers ranked No. 1 in country
With a weekend sweep of the Fighting Sioux, the Gophers hockey team (6-0, 9-1) is now No. 1 in the USA Today and the U.S. College Hockey Online polls.
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.
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