Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Gopher hockey team falls, other Minnesota schools rise in latest poll

Author:

The Gopher men's hockey team is no longer the top-ranked college hockey team. Minnesota fell to fourth in this week's USCHO.com college hockey poll.

Minnesota was swept in a home-and-home series over the weekend by the University of Minnesota, Duluth. The Gophers were shut out on Friday 3-0, and SB Nation's College Hockey notes it's the first time in 20 months that Minnesota was shut out at home.

The loss also snapped a 17-game unbeaten streak in Mariucci Arena for the Gophers.

While the Gophers dropped, other Minnesota hockey programs were on the rise. Both UMD and Minnesota State University climbed into the top 10.

Most notably is UMD, which completed its first sweep of the Gophers in almost five years. The Bulldogs have now won five straight games and actually have the last two victories by a visiting team at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota State remained in the top 10 as well, but they were off last weekend. They prepare for a big road series against unbeaten and newly top-ranked Michigan Tech this weekend.

Here is the full Top 10 from USCHO.com

  1. Michigan Tech
  2. North Dakota
  3. Boston University
  4. Minnesota
  5. Massachusetts-Lowell
  6. Colgate
  7. Miami
  8. Minnesota-Duluth
  9. Minnesota State University
  10. Denver

Next Up

Kirk Cousins

Mike Zimmer wants Kirk Cousins to keep 'going for the jugular'

But at what point is being aggressive too aggressive?

pixabay gun holding - CROP

'Extraordinarily bad idea': MN sheriff urges locals against firing 'warning shots'

The sheriff has seen a "handful" of warning shot incidents lately in response to possible prowlers.

waukesha parade screengrab

Waukesha parade: Police ID victims, reveal more about suspect

Two injured children remain in critical condition.

Dodge Center

Large police response to incident in Dodge Center

Triton Public Schools have been placed in a soft lockdown as a precaution.

rochester 1

Gallery: Renovated downtown Rochester home on the market for $2.3M

It's steps from the Mayo Clinic in an historic neighborhood.

hopkins high school GSV Pro - CROP

As students protest Rittenhouse verdict, fight in school prompts shelter-in-place

The high school issued a shelter in place as a result of the altercation.

deer hunting

Man shot in group hunting accident in southern Minnesota

It happened Saturday afternoon in Olmsted County.

long term care elderly

400 MN National Guard members headed to long-term care facilities

The governor also hopes to provide $50 million in federal funding to help facilities hire more workers.

Smack Shack Facebook 2

Smack Shack's 4th Twin Cities location opens in December

It's taking over a former Fuddruckers — meaning lots of seating and a bigger kitchen.

Franconia Sculpture Park - Lorie Shaull - Flickr

5 outdoor spots to explore on Black Friday (instead of shopping)

There's something for everyone on this list of Twin Cities destinations.

holiday shopping

Money Gal Coaching: 4 tips to avoid holiday shopping debt

Kelly Blodgett used her passion behind becoming debt free to launch Money Gal Coaching.

Related