Gophers ranked No. 10 in the nation

Don Lucia's Golden Gophers jumped four spots in the USA Today/USA National College Hockey rankings from No. 14 to No. 10 in the country. Minnesota is off to a 4-0 start after sweeping UMD over the weekend.
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Don Lucia's Golden Gophers jumped four spots in the USA Today/USA National College Hockey rankings from No. 14 to No. 10 in the country. Minnesota is off to a 4-0 start after sweeping UMD over the weekend.

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