Gophers fire on all cylinders, beat St. Cloud State 5-0

A record-breaking performance in goal by Kent Patterson and a hat-trick from Ryan Bjugstad was more than enough to halt the Huskies.

Gopher fans were probably hoping Saturday's game at Mariucci Arena was the only ice time they'd be seeing.

But No. 1 ranked Minnesota made it worth the snowy trek, competing flawlessly on both sides of the ice.

The Gophers scored five or more goals for the fifth time this year, as sophomore forward Ryan Bjugstad thrilled the crowd with his hat trick outing.

Not outdone, goalie Kent Patterson broke a Gopher record, netting his sixth shutout of the year.

The Gophers will carry this momentum into Thanksgiving and then travel to Michigan State for a series starting Friday.

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Budish leads Gophers over Bemidji State

The Gopher men’s hockey team pounded Bemidji State 3-0 at Mariucci Arena tonight. Zach Budish scored the first two goals and Nick Bjugstad added his team leading 22nd goal of the season. For goalie Kent Patterson, it was his seventh shutout of the season.