Gopher Hockey News Archive
Gophers 2013-2014 hockey Schedule is out!
Gopher hockey fans, the Gophers 2013-2014 hockey schedule is out! We will have tickets very soon, as always. Gophers Hockey Tickets.com will have the best selection with reasonable prices for our favorite Gopher fans! There will be some great matchups including a six-game home stand at Mariucci Arena with Minnesota State (Nov. 15-16), Minnesota-Duluth (Nov. 22-23) and Wisconsin (Nov. 29-30). Keep checking back to get your tickets as soon as possible!
Gopher Alum Nick Leddy on the Blackhawks vs our NHL Minnesota Wild
Gophers Alum Nick Leddy plays with the NHL Chicago Blackhawks and he will be facing off against our NHL Minnesota Wild in the first round of the playoffs. We can't wait to see this rivalry in action this week! We have Minnesota Wild Tickets for all of our Gophers Hockey fans! We hope to see you at the game. Check out our ticket selection for various ticket prices and selections. Go Wild!
Thank You, Minnesota Gophers Hockey Fans
Thank you for a great season, Gophers hockey fans! We appreciate all of your support!
Keep checking back to Gophers Hockey Tickets.com for team updates and Gopher hockey ticket news!
Junior Defenseman Mark Alt signed Contract with Philadelphia Flyers!
Gopher hockey fans, this just in. Gopher hockey defenseman Mark Alt is skipping his senior season with the Gophers, and he signed an entry-level deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. Are we sad to see him go? Yes. Mark Alt is 6'5'', at least 200 pounds. He has been a great defenseman on the Gopher team, which we all know has only been increasing in their skill level as the years continue.
However, as of now, Alt represents the 37th contract on the Flyers' reserve list, and 46th if you count the nine restricted free agents under organizational control for next season, which we don't. We wish Mark Alt all the best in his coming years as a hockey super star!
Nate Schmidt Signs with Washington Capitals
More exciting Gopher hockey news: the National Hockey League team announced on April 2nd that Minnesota defenseman Nate Schmidt has signed a two-year entry level contract with the Washington Capital.
The Gopher hockey team will for sure miss Nate Schmidt, in 96 career games at Minnesota, Schmidt tallied 74 points and 12 goals as a two-time All-WCHA defenseman. Also, in his final two seasons with the program, Schmidt and his Gophers won back-to-back MacNaughton Cups as Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season champions and made two trips to the NCAA tournament including the team's run to the NCAA Frozen Four in 2011-12. You can't really beat a record like that, huh? Good luck with your hockey career, Nate Schmidt! You will be missed!
Zach Budish Signs with Nashville Predators
And we have even more exciting news! Minnesota captain Zach Budish has signed an amateur tryout deal with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League. Milwaukee is the AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, who signed Budish to a two-year entry level deal on Wednesday after drafting Zach Budish in the second round (he was the 41st overall pick) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Zach Buddish has had great seasons with the Gophers: In 129 career games with the Maroon and Gold, Zach Budish tallied 94 points and 35 goals! And he helped the Gophers to two-straight MacNaughton Cups as Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season champions as well as two NCAA tournament berths including the team's run to the Frozen Four in 2011-12. Another star in the making, and we are so proud of Zach Budish and the progress he made in his years with the Gophers. Good luck with your hockey future!
Nick Bjugstad Signs with Florida Panthers
And we can't forget about Nick Bjugstad. Nick Bjugstad has elected to forego his senior season with the Minnesota Gophers after signing an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers, the National Hockey League organization announced on Wednesday.
No Gophers have tallied more goals over the last three seasons than Nick Bjugstad with 54 while the junior tallied 98 total points in 109 career games. In Nick Bjugstad’s final two seasons with the program, the Gophers earned two-straight MacNaughton cups as Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) regular-season champions and two NCAA tournaments including the team’s run to the Frozen Four in 2011-12. Nick Bjugstad has been a great addition to the team and he will be missed. Good luck with the rest of your hockey career!
Erik Haula Signs with Minnesota Wild
This is too exciting! Junior forward Erik Haula has elected to forego his senior season with the Minnesota Gophers after signing an entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild. The NHL announced this news on Sunday. Erik Haula is expected to finish out the season with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League, and we can't wait to see him in action.
In 114 career games, Erik Haula posted a huge number of 124 total points and 42 goals. He is the the first Gopher since Ryan Potulny (who played 2003-06) to finish his collegiate career with an average of more than a point a game. The forward led Minnesota in scoring each of the last two years as the Gophers earned two-straight MacNaughton cups as WCHA regular-season champions and two NCAA tournament berths including the team’s run to the Frozen Four in 2011-12. It can't get any better than that, and we look forward to watching Erik Haula play with the Wild in upcoming seasons.
Thank you, Senior Seth Helgeson
Seth Helgeson has had a great career in the MN Golden Gophers men's hockey team. He's from faribault, Minnesota and attended Faribault High School. He is 6'4'' and weighs 215 lbs. His birthday is October 8th. Thoughout the years as a Gopher, we noticed that Seth never put up a lot of points, but he made strong, crisp outlet passes and did a good job of getting the puck through traffic and towards the net. His style is not flashy, but it’s proven to be very effective so far him at the collegiate level. He also led the team in penalties and penalty minutes (oops) with 31 penalties and 70 penalty minutes his junior season.
We love that Seth Helgeson brought a different and unique set of skills to the table than many of the other defenseman in the system. We wish him the best of luck as he will turn pro for the 2013-14 season.
Gophers Lost to Yale in Over Time
Well, Gopher fans, another season has come and gone for the Golden Gophers men's hockey team without adding that national championship trophy to its collection. We're sure you've all seen it: Yale shocked Minnesota with a goal nine seconds into overtime, making the score 3-2. This win knocked the Gophers out of the NCAA Tournament in the opening round on Firday, March 29th. The Gophers were 26-9-5 and finished the season with back-to-back losses. The first loss being a score of 2-0 to Colorado College in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Five last week. Good effort, Gophers. We can't wait to see what next year brings!
Minnesota Men's Gophers Team is No. 2 Overall Seed in the NCAA Tournament
The Minnesota men's gophers team is No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA tournament. The Gophers will open the regionals Friday against Yale. And you know, we have all the tickets you need! Get your family and friends together and make it out to the Gopher game on Friday against Yale.
Congratulations to the Gophers Womens Hockey Team for a Perfect Season
Everyone at GophersHockeyTickets.com would like to congratulate the Gophers Womens hockey team for a perfect season and their win at the NCAA Womens ice hockey tournament. We loved watching the girls play and take it all! We can't wait to see it again next year!
Gophers Lost to Colorado College in the WCHA
The Gophers lost to Colorado College at the WCHA games. It was a disappointing game for everyone; it would have been so fun for the Gophers to play the Badgers in the WCHA. Colorado beat the Minnesota Gophers 2-0 in a tough loss. Better luck next year, Gophers! We loved watching you play.
WCHA Final Five Tickets
Gophers Hockey Tickets.com has your WCHA Final Five Tickets available. Be there to support the Minnesota Gophers or your favorite Final Five team!
WCHA games at the Xcel Energy Center: Game Schedule
Hey Gopher hockey fans, we have all your news. This weekend there are WCHA games at the Xcel Energy Center. Here is the game schedule so you know when to make it to a game and cheer on your Gophers.
Thursday: 3/21 Minnesota State vs Wisconsin 2:07 pm WCHA Final Five Quarterfinal St. Paul
Thursday: 3/21 Colorado College vs North Dakota 7:07 pm WCHA Final Five Quarterfinal St. Paul
Friday: 3/22 Minn St/Wisconsin vs St. Cloud State 2:07 pm WCHA Final Five Semifinal
Firday: 3/22 Colorado College/North Dakota vs Minnesota 7:07 pm WCHA Final Five Semifinal
Mariucci Arena was Rocking with WCHA Playoffs, we have the Results
Mariucci Arena was Rocking with WCHA Playoffs, we have the results you need. Friday's game was Gophers vs. Bemidji State during the WCHA First Round, and the Gophers won 2-1 in over time. Saturday was just exciting with the Gophers winning again 4-3. Keep watching the WCHA tournament and support your favorite Gopher hockey team so they can win it all!
WCHA Playoffs at Mariucci Arena 3/15-3/17
The WCHA playoffs are at Mariucci and we are so excited to be hosting. The playoffs will be over the 3/15-3/17 weekend. We have tickets, be there or be square to support your Gopher hockey team. They will need it! Click the link below to order your tickets!
WCHA Final Standings
Hockey fans everywhere! Here are the WCHA Men's final standings:
Tied for first place: St. Cloud State and Minnesota
Second place: North Dakota
Tied for third place: Wisconsin, Denver, Minnesota State
Fourth place: Nebraska Omaha
Fifth place: Colorado College
Sixth place: Minnesota Duluth
Seventh place: Michigan Tech
Eighth place: Bemidji State
Ninth place: Alaska Anchorage
Gophers Bemidji Game Recaps
What a great weekend for the Gopher Men's hockey team! Did you miss the games this weekend? Your Golden Gophers were away at Bemidji State for some friendly instate rivalry against the Bemidji State Beavers. The Gophers won both games, with a tight 4-3 win on Friday night and an easy win on Saturday with a score of 5-1. We saw some winning goals from Ben Marshall , Nick Bjugstad , and Justin Holl . These great wins allow Minnesota to clinch home ice for the WCHA First Round.
Gophers Bemidji Game Recaps
What a great weekend for the Gopher Men's hockey team! Did you miss the games this weekend? Your Golden Gophers were away at Bemidji State for some friendly instate rivalry against the Bemidji State Beavers. The Gophers won both games, with a tight 4-3 win on Friday night and an easy win on Saturday with a score of 5-1. We saw some winning goals from Ben Marshall , Nick Bjugstad , and Justin Holl . These great wins allow Minnesota to clinch home ice for the WCHA First Round.
Gopher Denver Games Recap
We found Friday maddening as the Gophers fell to Denver in a 2-0 loss.
So, let's talk about that win on Saturday. Minnesota rebounded from that bad loss Friday night with a huge effort and win on Saturday. The No.2 Minnesota men's hockey team scored five unanswered goals, including four in the third period, as the Gophers picked up a 5-1 win. Now the Gophers are tied for second in WCHA with two more games to go. Zach Budish had four points (two goals and two assists) to tie his career-high to help the win.
Gophers Host Denver this Weekend
Gopher fans - I bet you can't wait for this weekend for the Gophers to host Denver. GophersHockeyTickets.com has great tickets left with a variety of seats and prices. The Minnesota Gophers need to win this to dominate the WCHA standings. Be there to give them the support and fan power they need! Be there to cheer them on. Get your tickets now.
Gopher MN Duluth Game Recap
Anyone make it out the the Gopher Bulldogs game? It was great! If you missed it, here is a Gopher MN Duluth game recap:
Friday night was great for the Gophers, pulling a 5-3 win over the bulldogs. Erik Haula and Kyle Rau both scored in the third period to tie up the game and Nate Condon also scored scored to help the Gophers win against the Bulldogs.
Saturday night was a tie game, 3-3 with an exciting but unsuccessful overtime period. The Gophers had goals from Mike Reilly and Travis Boyd. Both teams played well and the effort was there by everyone.
Are you kicking yourself because you missed the rivalry? Make it to the next Gopher game, we have tickets for all events!
Gophers Badgers Hockey Split The Weekend
The Gophers Badgers hockey split the weekend. Playing at Solider Field in the Hockey City Classic was so awesome. The Gophers leave the weekend tied for 4th place in the WCHA with North Dakota with 28 points. Gophers won at Wisconsin on Friday, February 15th, 3-2 and lost on Sunday, February 17th, 2-3. Gopher goalie, Adam Wilcox, is the hottest goalie in the Midwest, you better make it to the next Gopher game to see him on the ice!
Gophers Minnesota Duluth Games at Mariucci Arena Top Sellers
The Gopher Bulldog hockey games at Mariucci Arena are top sellers. You can't miss either of these games this year, come on out to a game and support your favorite Gophers.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Vs. Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs: Friday 2/22/2013 7:00 pm
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Minnesota Golden Gophers Vs. Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs: Saturday 2/23/2013 7:00 pm
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Gophers Hockey Tickets on Sale Now!
Gophers Hockey Tickets are on sale NOW.
We have single game tickets for sale, so don't wait! There are many improvements coming to Mariucci Arena that you won't want to miss. Plus, it is always fun to save up and experience a Gophers road series.
This team is HOT right and with the NHL lockout in full swing, Minneosta hockey fans are turning to Gophers hockey. Buy tickets before they are gone.
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Gophers North Dakota Sioux Weekend Game Reviews
The Gophers hockey team played great this weekend, as usual, for the "Let's Play Hockey" festivities across the state on Minnesota. The Gophers beat the Sioux on Friday 5-1, but weren't as lucky on Saturday as they rallied to tie UND 4-4 at Mariucci Arena. Nate Condon , who had five points on the weekend, netted the game-tying goal. The three points finally put the U on top of the WCHA in first place tied with St. Cloud State with 22 points apiece. The Gophers are 17-3-4 overall and 9-3-4 in the conference.
The University of Minnesota still will rule the college hockey universe into next week as both No. 1 ranked Golden Gopher men's and women's team swept their WCHA series. What a great weekend for hockey!
Minnesota Gophers Alaska Anchorage Seawolves Weekend Game Reviews
This weekend (and week) was another great one for Gopher Hockey as they came away with two MORE wins against Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves. Three wins in one week. No surprises there.
And here is a short recap of the Gopher Alaska-Anchorage hockey games.
Friday 01/11/13 Minnesota Gophers vs. Alaska-Anchorage W 4-3
Saturday 01/12/13 Minnesota Gophers vs. Alaska-Anchorage W 7-1
The sophomore forward, Kyle Rau, who leads the Gophers with 13 goals, scored two goals in a span of 6 minutes to record his first collegiate hat trick and break open a close game into a 7-1 Minnesota win for the team's first WCHA sweep.
Minnesota returns to action next weekend at Mariucci Arena, hosting WCHA rival North Dakota for the final time in the regular season as members of the WCHA. Friday's series opener is set for a 7 p.m. start while Saturday's finale will begin at 5 p.m. as part of Hockey Day Minnesota.
Gophers Sioux Games at Mariucci Arena Top Sellers
The Gopher Sioux hockey games at Mariucci Arena are top sellers. You can't miss either of these games this year, come on out to a game.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Vs. North Dakota Fighting Sioux: 1/18/2013 7:00 pm
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Minnesota Golden Gophers Vs. North Dakota Fighting Sioux: 1/19/2013 5:00 pm
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Thank you fans who Attended Mariucci Arena Classic
Thank you to all the fans who attended the Mariucci Arena Classic! There were great games against Air Force and Boston College. It was wonderful to see the Gopher support.
Did you miss the games? Never fear, we have a recap for you! Minnesota won both their games with ease. On Saturday 12/29/12, Gophers played Air Force at Mariucci Arena and won, 4-0. And on Sunday 12/30/12, Gophers played Boston College and won, 8-1. This was a hot game because the No. 4 Gophers picked up a decisive 8-1 victory over No. 1 Boston College. This victory improved Minnesota's record to 13-3-3 this season while Boston College fell to 12-3-1.
Minnesota will return to the ice for a home game against Notre Dame on January 8th. Watch for tickets so you can see a great Gopher hockey game!
Gophers Hockey Tickets make Great Gifts!
Gopher hockey tickets make great gifts for the hockey fan in your life. No game is sold out from GophersHockeyTickets.com and we have tickets to games starting at $50 each.
How about Gophers vs. Alaska on 1/11 - perfect post holiday gift! Check out tickets now and find what game best suits your crazy holiday life!
Gophers Nebraska Weekend Recap from Mariucci Arena
In case you missed the Gopher Nebraska hockey games this weekend, here's a recap:
Friday's game: Minnesota played inspired hockey for the first period, but gave up their 2-1 lead in the second period and couldn't slow down the Mavericks who ended up winning 3-2.
Saturday's game: Saturday night's win looked like the awesome team effort that fans expected from this Gopher men's hockey team. Minnesota won 3-2 even though they missed multiple times on an empty-net at the other end of the ice.
Gophers Badgers Hockey Recap
The Minnesota Golden Gophers hosted the Wisconsin Badgers for a two-game set this weekend. They finished with a tie on Friday, 2-2 and a victory on Saturday, 3-1.
Friday's games was close as Gophers Zach Budish scored early in the first period and Wisconsin tied it less than 30 seconds later. Same story in the second period where Erik Haula scored to help the Gophers gain the lead, 2-1, but shortly after Wisconsin tied it once again. The game ended 2-2.
On Saturday, Wisconsin scoted 16 minutes into the first period, but Minnesota reacted with three unanswered goals to win the game. Yes, Gophers! That is what we like to see!
Minnesota Gophers vs Wisconsin Badgers at Mariucci Arena
Hey Gopher fans, tickets for the Gophers vs. Badgers games on 11/16 and 11/17 are selling fast. Buy tickets now if you want to go to the Gopher Badger game. This great hockey border rivalry can not be missed and let's make sure there is more marooon and gold jerseys and less red and white fans in the Mariucci Minneapolis hockey arena.
Buy tickets for the Gopher Badger hockey game and come on out to the Mariucci arena to get a high five from your favorite Golden Gophers mascot, Goldie the Gopher!
NHL Charity Event Announced at Mariucci Arena
NHL charity event has been announced at Mariucci Arena.
See Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and others on October 28th at 7 pm. Come on out to support our nations heros. We have your tickets here!
Gophers Hockey is Going to be Great This Season
Gophers Come Out Strong in Exhibition Game
Your Minnesota Golden Gophers came out strong in their first exhinition game. The Gophers played Lethbridge and won 7-0. The boys looked good on the ice.
Be at Mariucci Arena this season to see how good this Gopher hockey team is!
We have tickets to every single game because we are Gopher fans, just like you.
Gopher Hockey Single Game Tickets
Major Gopher college hockey fans are already buying their single game tickets, so don't be left out.
Top 3 selling Gopher Hockey Games:
Season Opener- Gophers vs Griffs on 10/28
Instate Rivalry- Gophers vs Mankato on 11/02
Top Rivalry- Gophers vs Sioux 01/19
Other games are selling as well. Can't decide what days you'll be able to make it out to Mariucci? Take a peek at our game schedule and make sure you can make it to some games this season. Reserve your seat at Mariucci Arena today!
2012-2013 Gopher Hockey Captains
Who is going to lead our Golden Gophers hockey team to many victories this season? None other than junior Zach Budish, right winger, jersey number 24. And who will wear the A's? Seth Helgeson and Nick Bjugstad will both serve as the teams alternate captains. If you can't wait to see this seasons captains dominate on the ice, grab your Gopher Hockey tickets now!
New Mariucci Arena Scoreboard
The University of Minnesota announced recently plans to make improvements at Mariucci Arena before the start of the 2012-13 season. Williams Arena will receive upgrades as well.
The Gophers are installing new center-hung LED scoreboards, LED fascia boards and sound systems that should be done in time for the Gophers hockey season.
The new scoreboard at Mariucci Arena will be 11 feet, 6 inches tall by 14 feet, 9 inches wide.
Check out these new scoreboards in person. Start saving to buy your Gophers hockey tickets!
Mariucci Classic Tournament, December 28-29
The Mariucci Classic tournament will have a NCAA tournament atmosphere surrounding it. The Mariucci Classic features Air Force, Boston College, Alabama Huntsville and Minnesota.
Don't miss out - the Mariucci Classic is sure to be a hot ticket! We will have tickets for sale very soon so keep checking back.
The tournament takes place December 28-29.
Gophers Hockey Schedule is Out
The Gophers Hockey schedule has been released. We will have your Gophers hockey tickets very soon!
Remember, we have a WCHA title to defend. Since this will be the final season of the Gophers in the WCHA, you won't want to miss a single exciting game!
Gophers Hockey Schedule Highlights:
- Hosting Wisconsin Nov. 16-17
- Hosting North Dakota Jan. 18-19
- Hosting Minnesota Duluth Feb. 22-23
It is going to be a great year to be a Gopher hockey fan! We will see you at Mariucci Arena!
Norwood Teague U of M Athletic Director
Norwood Teague is the new athletic director for the University of Minnesota Gophers. Welcome Norwood Teague!
We are excited to have Norwood as part of the University of Minnesota team. We hope he provides great support and leadership for the Gophers hockey team.
Gophers Lose to Boston College in Frozen Four
Boston College proved why they were the favorites to win the 2012 Frozen Four. The Eagles beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 6-1 to advance to the national final against Ferris State on Saturday. The win was the Eagles 18th straight.
Jake Hansen scored the only goal for the Gophers. Hansen's goal came 1:26 in. The Eagles responded just 22 seconds later to take the lead back.
Congratulations to the Gophers for a successful and fun hockey season!
Gophers Beat UND in WCHA Playoffs
Only one week after University of North Dakota beat the Gophers, the Gophers rebounded with a 5-2 victory over UND. The win took place on Sunday in the championship game of the NCAA West Regional at the Xcel Energy Center.
Erik Haula, Taylor Matson and Travis Boyd scored second-period goals for the Gophers, leading to a solid win over UND. UND wasn't able to muster any sort of comeback. Instead, the Gophers remained consistent through to the final seconds.
The Minnesota Gophers are headed to the Frozen Four!
Minnesota Gophers Frozen Four Bound
The Minnesota Gophers are coming off strong wins as they head into the Frozen Four! We have your Minnesota Gophers tickets and Frozen Four tickets.
Don't wait! These will sell fast! The Gophers are one of the hottest teams around, get your Gophers Frozen Four tickets now!
Minnesota 7, Boston University 3
The Gophers and Boston University Terrier took nine penalties each, but the Terriers spent more time on the penalty kill thanks to a five-minute major for contact to the head assessed to Justin Courtnall in the second period. Both teams scored twice on their respective power plays.
Two Gopher goals 29 seconds apart spelled doom for BU, as Minnesota finished exceptionally strong, winning 7-3.
Gophers Beat Alaska Anchorage
The Minnesota Gophers beat Alaska Anchorage in grand fashion! If you weren't there, don't miss the Gophers this weekend at the Xcel Energy Center for the WCHA Final Five Tournament.
Erik Haula scored two goals early in the third period, 18 seconds apart, to ignite the Gophers to a 7-3 comeback victory. Want to see more of Erik Haula ? Get your WCHA Final Five Tournament tickets!
Gophers Earn Top Seed
For the first in five years, Minnesota is getting ready for the league playoffs as the top seed in the WCHA. As the WCHA regular season champion, the Gophers will take the McNaughton Cup into their best-of-three first-round series against Alaska Anchorage next weekend.
The Seawolves swept the Gophers in Minnesota last season, sealing a third straight year missing the NCAA tournament.
The six winners of the first round will advance to the WCHA Final Five, held March 15-17 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Congratulations to the Minnesota Gophers Men's hockey team for being the WCHA Champs and gaining the top seed in the WCHA playoffs!
Gophers Beat Wisconsin Badgers
The Minnesota Gophers picked up a solid win over Wisconsin after scoring two 3rd period goals.
After Nick Bjugstad was given an extra minor coming out of a melee early in the third, Erik Haula and Nate Schmidt scored less than three minutes apart for the Gophers. The Gophers went on to win 2-1 as Minnesota improved to 24-12-1, 20-8-0 in the WCHA. Wisconsin fell to 16-16-2, 11-5-2 in the WCHA.
The Gophers celebrated the program's 13th MacNaughton Cup with the win.
Minnesota Beats Nebraska in Overtime
The Minnesota Golden Gophers improved their league-leading record to 18-7-0 and 22-11-1 overall as they edged the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 3-2. The Mavericks dropped to 14-13-6 on the year and 11-9-5 in the WCHA.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers scored 1:46 into overtime.
Gophers Hockey Single-Game Tickets to Key Series Matchups
Gophers Hockey Tickets has single-game tickets available now for all games at Mariucci Arena for the 2011-12 Gophers Hockey season.
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Gophers Complete Sweep of Bemidji
The No. 7 Minnesota men's hockey team cemented home-ice advantage in the first round of the WCHA playoffs by defeating Bemidji State 4-1 on Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. The victory secured the team's seventh sweep of the season and moved the Gophers two points ahead of Minnesota-Duluth for first place in the conference.
No. 7 Minnesota took won on Friday and Saturday with 3-0 and 4-1 wins, respectively.
Minnesota also played an uncharacteristically clean series and only took three penalties all weekend to earn a sweep over in-state rival Bemidji State. The Gophers finished 9-1-0 against teams from Minnesota this season.
The following are key players in the Bemidji-sweep:
Gophers Lose in Sweep to Pioneers
The University of Minnesota Gophers have gone the entire season without suffering a sweep in a two-game series.
Nick Shore scored twice to give Denver a 4-3 win and a sweep over the Gophers. Erik Haula, Zach Budish and Nico Sacchetti scored for Minnesota.
The Gophers lost their first game to Denver 5-3.
Gophers Complete Sweep of St. Cloud State
The Gophers pulled off a much needed sweep of St. Cloud State over the weekend. Also good news, the Michigan Tech Huskies shocked University of Minnesota Duluth twice on the Bulldogs' home ice.
As the results of the weekend came in, the Gophers moved up to second in the USCHO.com poll and in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, the Gophers leapt over the Bulldogs for the top spot!
Gopher fans, keep your fingers crossed that the Gophers can carry this momentum through the week off and into Denver next weekend. A couple of wins in Denver would be huge. We will keep an eye on the WCHA this weekend while the Gophers are idle. Check back for Gophers news!
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Gophers Split North Dakota on the Road, Split Colorado College at home, Is there a Friday Night Curse?
The Gopher mens hockey team is suffering from “splitsville” or some fans are calling it the “Friday Night Curse.” The Gophers lost to North Dakota 2-1 on Friday night and then rebounded to win 6-2 on Saturday night. It was a repeat performance this weekend as the Gophers hosted Colorado College on Friday night and lost 2-1 and then managed to rebound and win 2-1 on Saturday night.
The Gophers remain ranked in the top 5 nationally and are still at the top of the WCHA, but they need the support of fans now more than ever to keep that lead and break the "Friday Night Curse."
The Gopher mens hockey team returns to the ice this weekend for a home-and-home series against the St. Cloud State Huskies. The Gophers will host the Huskies on Friday night at Mariucci Arena and then will travel to SCSU Saturday night. The Gophers need to end the “Friday Night Curse” and sweep the Huskies.
Go Gophers! We Believe!
Gophers Rally Late, But Notre Dame Hockey Team Wins
Our Gophers mens hockey team gave Mariucci Arena fans something to get excited about last Saturday night when they scored two goals in the final three minutes. Unfortunately, the late Gopher goals weren't enough to erase a 4-1 defecit and the 5th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey team won 4-3 over our Gophers.
It was great to see Mariucci Arena filled to capacity with college hockey fans and if you missed the game do not miss another chance to see the Gophers at Mariucci this season. I suggest buying tickets to the Colorado College match-up on January 20th and 21st - ticket prices start at $35 each!
Gophers Split with Michigan Tech
The Minnesota Gophers hockey team split with Michigan Tech, continuing to show that they are the hockey team to beat! The Gophers are one a role, preserving their fantastic talent on the ice.
Things really heated up near the end of Saturday's Minnesota-Michigan Tech game. The Gophers were comfortably ahead, 6-2, near the end of the game. Players and coaches were involved when Seth Helgeson (Minnesota) and Carl Nielsen (Michigan Tech) went at it in front of the Gopher's bench.
Both players' helmets were ripped off, and Nielson got many punches in - a major no-no in college hockey. Both players were sent off the ice with penalties and the teams continued to jaw at each other.
The coaches became involved when Tech assistant coach Bill Muckalt walked toward the Minnesota bench and began gesturing at the coaches.
Minnesota went on to win.
Minnesota Gophers vs Michigan Tech
Michigan Tech is in town this weekend and the Gophers hockey team couldn't be more ready for a fast-paced showdown. Gopher hockey is hot and tickets are hard to find, but we still have some!
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Gophers Hockey Team is Ranked Number One, Do you have your Gophers Tickets yet?
Gophers Hockey is #1!
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Gophers Sweep UND
The Minnesota Gophers swept UMD recently and are officially the hottest team in college hockey! Buy your Gophers hockey tickets now and grab a piece of the glory.
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Gophers Hockey is Hot
The Gophers hockey team continues to show fans they are ready to score with a weekend split against Vermont! Gophers hockey is back and hotter than ever.
Have you reserved your spot at the arena yet? Don't wait! The hockey team is getting better and better all the time. Catch the Gopher hockey team in winning action at the next home game! See you at Mariucci Arena.
Minnesota Gophers Sweep UMD
The Minnesota Gophers went into the weekend series with the defending national champ UMD looking to prove they're back and the Gophers left Duluth with a sweep of the Bulldogs! Minnesota found ways to win both nights by a score of 5-4 despite the hostile environment. The Gophers didn't have their best hockey, featuring little to no defense, but they found a way to get it done.
With the Gophers off to an exceptional start, Gopher hockey tickets are flying out the door! Gopher hockey has become the top pastime of the metropolitan area! Get your hockey tickets and get ready to see this fast paced team. They are ready to prove they can win the national championship this year.
Gopher Hockey Starts Strong
Hockey fans rejoice! With Gopher football not playing so hot and basketball weeks away, many Gopher fans are happy to have hockey back.
The Golden Gopher hockey team started with a bang over the weekend, playing Sacred Heart and picking up 15 goals and giving up zero! It is fair to acknowledge that Sacred Heart isn't the strongest team around, but they are a D1 opponent and the Gophers handled them strongly.
The Gophers have given fans plenty of goals to be excited about. Buy your Gophers hockey tickets now and get ready for more fast paced Mariucci Arena action!
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Single game Gophers hockey tickets are on sale now to all games at Mariucci Arena. We at Gophers Hockey tickets.com are excited to see what the maroon and gold can do on the ice this Gopher hockey season!
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Minnesota Gopher Hockey Tickets Available; MN-ND Game Hot Item
Gophers Hockey Tickets.com has all the single-game Minnesota Hockey tickets on sale now. It may come as no surprise to Minnesota hockey fans that the hottest selling Minnesota Gophers game is against North Dakota Sioux on November 4th!
School is right around the corner and with students back on campus, Gopher hockey tickets sell quickly. Beat the Gopher fan rush and buy your Minnesota Gophers vs North Dakota Sioux tickets soon!
Last year, the Gophers spilt the North Dakota series by winning the first game 3-2. The second game, however, went to the Sioux as the Gophers lost 1-4. This year is likely to boast another competitive and evenly matched series against the North Dakota Sioux. Don't miss out on the intense competition!
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Mike Guentzel Name Associate Head Coach
Mike Guentzel has been named to Associate Head Coach for the Minnesota Gophers.
Guentzel is now beginning his 14th season on the Golden Gopher hockey staff. Guentzel is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he played from 1981-85. Mike Guentzel is widely regarded as one of the best assistnat coaches in the country.
Coaching Changes May Lead to New Gopher Hockey Motivation!
Assistant coach John Hill is leaving the Minnesota Gopher hockey program after eight seasons. Rumors have Don Lucia turning to Mike Guentzel, a longtime University of Minnesota assistant who left in 2008, to fill the vacancy.
Coaching changes for the Minnesota Hockey program could mean new whistles to fire up the boys of Gopher hockey! Get Gophers hockey tickets now and see what we mean!
Congratulations to the Gopher Hockey NHL Drafts
Congratulations to the Minnesota Gopher Hockey players drafted in the NHL Draft last week. We hope all Minnesota Hockey players shine on the ice, whether it be at Mariucci or the Xcel Energy Center.
Never forget your Minnesota roots and we hope you enjoy success in the National Hockey League!
2011-12 Gophers Hockey Schedule Released
The 2011-12 Gophers Hockey schedule has been released. GophersHockeyTickets.com will have your tickets soon, keep checking back for great seats for the best fans in college hockey!
Taylor Matson Named Captain of Minnesota Hockey
Taylor Matson, a senior Gopher for the 2011-12 season, was voted the team's captain. He succeeds Jay Barriball, a former teammate at Holy Angels Academy.
Matson is one of the seven projected seniors for next year's season. Other seniors include: Jake Hansen, Nick Larson, Joe Miller, Nico Sacchetti, and goalies Kent Patterson and Jake Kremer.
Last season Matson scored a career-high 10 goals in 33 games. He had four goals in his final six games before suffering a lower body injury at Bemidji State. The injury resulted in Matson missing the Gophers' next game at Bemidji State and the two playoff losses to the Seawolves.
Matson will be the 149th captain or assistant captain at the University of Minnesota.
Minnesota Gophers Hockey News
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Congratulations to the University of Minnesota Duluth!
Congratulations to the University of Minnesota Duluth hockey team for winning the Frozen Four and becoming the NCAA Champions! Our sister school really showed the country what they are made of and made Minnesota proud
Again, congratulations to UMD from GophersHockeyTickets.com!
Frozen Four Tickets Available Now
We bought extra Frozen Four playoff tickets in hopes that our beloved Gophers would make the big show. They didn't, but we still have the tickets for sale!
Buy tickets now and enjoy college hockey at it's best!!
Thank You, Gopher Hockey Fans! You Are Great!
Gophers Hockey Tickets would like to thank all the Gopher Hockey fans and customers who shared this past hockey season with us. The end came too soon for all of us, but we are already looking to another year shared with the best fans in hockey!
We hope you enjoyed this season of Gopher Hockey as much as we did and look forward to serving you next year and beyond. Thanks, again, for all the maroon and gold fan support!
Gophers Hockey Misses Out on WCHA Playoffs
The Minnesota Gophers, the Yankees of College Hockey, have missed out on the WCHA Playoffs for the third year in a row after being swept out of the playoffs by Alaska-Anchorage. The Gophers lost 4-3 on Friday night after trailing 3-0 after one period. The next game against Alaska-Anchorage wasn't any better as the Gophers lost 2-0.
The Gopher Hockey team has long been considered the Goliath of College Hockey and while fans may be disappointed, GophersHockeyTickets.com is confident the team will make a turnaround in the off season. Stay tuned for Gopher Hockey updates and tickets. We will get 'em next year boys!
WCHA Playoff Tickets Available with Gopher Hockey Tickets
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Minnesota Gophers - Michigan Tech Game Review
After falling behind 1-0, the Minnesota Men's hockey team pounded in four consecutive goals to slide in to a 5-2 victory against Michigan Tech to kick off Senior Weekend at Mariucci Arena. The win leapfrogged the Gophers over Wisconsin, who fell to St. Cloud State 4-2, to reach fifth place in the WCHA.
Minnesota controlled the play in the first period and game close to grabbing the first goal of the game, but that feat went to Michigan tech. The Gophers rebounded from the goal almost instantly when Taylor Matson shelved a long blast after a feed from senior Pat White. Nick Larson gave the Gophers a lead they would not relinquish.
The two teams continued their play on Senior Night at Mariucci Arena.
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Gophers Hockey Tickets.com is your WCHA playoff ticket headquarters. We have tickets available now for the first round at Mariucci Arena. Check out the Mariucci Arena Schedule to see all of our available tickets! Hurry before they are gone!
Minnesota Gophers and Michigan Tech Upcoming Series
The Michigan Tech Huskies will be making a visit to the ice at Mariucci Arena for an upcoming series against the Minnesota Gopher Hockey team. Don't miss out on these two crucial games at Mariucci, purchase your Minnesota Gopher hockey tickets now!
This series at Mariucci Arena will be full of Minnesota Gopher fans - don't miss out!
Gophers Split Weekend Series with Denver Pioneers
The Minnesota Men's Hockey team celebrated Hockey Day Minnesota with a 7-3 win over the fourth-ranked Denver at Mariucci Arena. The win over Denver marked the Gophers' first home win against Denver since Minnesota's first Hockey Day on January 20, 2007. The win also snapped a seven game losing streak to the Pioneers.
Minnesota scored seven goals at home for the first time since February 20, 2010 when it beat Colorado College 7-4! In the previous six meetings with Denver, the Gophers have only scored three goals and haven't scored seven against the Pioneers since an 8-5 win on March 1, 2003.
Minnesota will return to the ice when they travel to No. 7 Wisconsin for a pair of important conference games.
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Minnesota Gophers Play Alaska Anchorage in Exciting Series
The Minnesota Gophers - Alaska Anchorage Seawolves will play each other at Mariucci Arena this January 28th and 29th. The series looks like it will be a fun one for the Gopher fans and an exciting match-up for both teams!
Gophers Hockey Tickets has just reduced ticket prices. Take advantage of our low prices and buy tickets to both Gopher-Seawolves games at Mariucci Arena!
Alex Kangas Out, Enter Alex Fons
With senior Alex Kangas out for the season after undergoing surgery on a torn labrum, the Minnesota men's hockey team will look to freshman Alex Fons.
Fons played at Hopkins last year and contacted the Minnesota Hockey program when Kangas suffered his season-ending injury. Fons had actually applied to be on the team in the fall, but with three goalie positions filled, the Gophers didn't need another one.
Interested to see how the freshman will fair between the pipes? Purchase tickets to upcoming Gopher Hockey games and support Alex Fons and the Minnesota Gophers!
Mariucci Classic Review
The Minnesota Gophers were coming off their most impressive series of the year against No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth and had nothing but good vibes to carry them in to the Holiday Season.
Those good vibes fell flat at the Mariucci Classic.
After falling in overtime 3-2 to Union on Friday, the Gophers managed a tie (2-2) against Ferris State Saturday in the Mariucci Classic. Bemidji State, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association rival, came away as tournament champion.
The winless weekend comes just before the No. 19 Gophers start a brutal conference stretch starting with a trip to North Dakota.
Gophers Prepare for Mariucci Arena Classic Tournament
The Minnesota Gophers hockey team is currently on Holiday break, but you can bet the Gopher Hockey team is preparing for the Mariucci Arena Classic Tournament coming up. The Mariucci Classic takes place on 12/31 and 01/01. You should get prepared for the tournament too! Purchase tournament tickets for yourself or as holiday gifts!
Don't miss the best opportunity for Mariucci Classic tickets; make the Holiday season perfect for the Gopher fan in your life!
Don't Miss Upcoming Gopher Hockey Games at Mariucci Arena
The Minnesota Gophers keep giving the fans games to cheer about. Coming off a win over the #8 ranked team in the country, the Minnesota Gophers are looking for more big wins. Support the Minnesota Gopher hockey team and purchase Gophers Hockey Tickets -- there are really great games coming up!
Minnesota Gets Much Needed Win Over Michigan
After a loss to Michigan State, where the Gophers seemed to be hugely outworked and out hustled, the Minnesota Gophers managed to skate away with a 3-1 victory over Michigan on Sunday. That would mean the Gophers lost to the two-win Spartans on Friday and beat the #8 team in the country - Michigan - two days later.
While the Gophers are seemingly inconsistent, the games at Mariucci Arena are highly entertaining for fans. Don't miss the Gophers in their upcoming games.
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We have great Mariucci Arena Tickets available for sale in addition to PARKING PASSES for every game. Avoid the hassle of finding parking and buy your spot ahead of time. Purchase Gopher Hockey tickets and parking passes today!
Gophers Hockey Day After Thanksgiving
The day after Thanksgiving will be filled with Gopher Hockey for many fans. Tickets to the Gopher Hockey game taking place on that Friday are selling fast! Be thankful for the Minnesota Hockey team this holiday season, buy your Minnesota Gopher Hockey tickets now!
Minnesota Falls to Wisconsin
No. 17 Minnesota had to settle for a tie against border rival, Wisconsin, despite leading for a majority of the third period in their final game of the series. The tie allowed for Wisconsin to claim the series.
After being held scoreless on Sunday, Minnesota pounced quickly when junior Taylor Matson scored his fourth goal in four games and his fifth of the season.
Max Gardiner assisted on his first goal in collegiate play despite his older brother, Jake, being on the ice for the Badger defense.
Minnesota added to their lead with a power-play goal (the first of two on the night). Jacob Cepis scored the goal.
Wisconsin tied the game in the second period, early, when Jordy Murray scored his first goal of the night. The second period carried on with high physical contact that resulted in 18 minutes of penalties.
Through the third, the battle raged on penalty-free until Murray finished the scoring late in the third period.
The Gophers have a break until they travel to Houghton, Michigan for a WCHA series with Michigan Tech on November 19-20.
Minnesota Gophers Host Wisconsin Badgers
The Minnesota Gophers will be hosting border-rivals Wisconsin Badgers on November 5th and 6th in, what will be, a brutal battle of the puck!
Gopher fans, you can count on Mariucci Arena being packed for the Minnesota vs Wisconsin game. Purchase your Gophers Hockey Tickets soon, wear your maroon and gold, and pack Mariucci Arena with loud University of Minnesota Gopher fans; shutout those Badgers fans as the Minnesota Gophers look to shutout the Wisconsin Badgers hockey team. Get your University of Minnesota Gopher hockey tickets before the Badgers do!
Gophers Sweep Colorado College
The Minnesota Gopher Hockey team, who started WCHA play with three straight losses, is now 3-3-0 in the conference and 5-3-0 overall. The sweep against Colorado College was the first for the Gophers since they won a pair of games over Michigan Tech last December. The Gophers scored nine goals, the most since the Gophers shutout Alaska Anchorage 9-0 back in 2005!
Nate Condon had two goals and three assists for Minnesota on Saturday.
Minnesota Gophers Earn Split With St. Cloud Huskies
Sunday's matinee at Mariucci Arena between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the St. Cloud Huskies could be dubbed the turning point in a slow start for the Minnesota Gophers' hockey season. The Golden Gophers had been experiencing a disturbing trend, starting games down by 1, 2, 3 goals and never being able to make a comeback. The first game against the Huskies from St. Cloud followed this trend.
Sunday was different. Don Lucia shifted some offensive lines and started junior Kent Patterson in the net instead of Alex Kangas and put two players on the ice for their premier debuts. Though Minnesota, true to form, went behind again 0-1, Minnesota made a quick rebound, scoring 2 goals and winning 2-1.
The win over St. Cloud has the University of Minnesota breathing a sigh of relief. Look for the Golden Gophers to continue their winning streak as they head to Colorado College.
Minnesota Gophers Face St. Cloud State Huskies
St. Cloud State, similar to the Minnesota Gophers, have struggled early in the start of the season. The Huskies, who play at Mariucci Arena will be in town Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Last weekend, St. Cloud State was home against Miami, losing the first night and tied the second night.
The Gophers' top offensive threat is Garrett Roe, a senior forward zeroing in on the Gophers' all-time scoring record. See Roe and the rest of the Gophers take on St. Cloud State at Mariucci Arena, purchase your Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey tickets today!
Minnesota Gophers Swept by Nebraska Omaha
The Minnesota Gophers came out of the Nebraska Omaha series with two losses, but the team fought back to make the games close instead of the blowouts they had looked like. The Minnesota Gophers look to be more competitive over the 60 minutes in future games after taking the first off in recent games.
The Defense for the Golden Gophers looks to improve as the coaching staff and upper-classmen need to prepare the team with a better purpose for upcoming games.
The Gophers take on St. Cloud State University next weekend. Both St. Cloud and the University of Minnesota need wins from a game that hardly ever disappoints.
Gophers Hockey is Hot, Pack Mariucci with Maroon and Gold
The Minnesota Gopher Hockey team has started their season off strong, sweeping Mass in their home opener. Be a part of the crowd as the Golden Gophers skate to success this season. Pack Mariucci Arena with maroon and gold, buy your Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey tickets today!
Gophers Look Ahead to Minutemen, Mavs and Huskies
Coming off a win over British Columbia, the Gophers look for wins in their upcoming games. There are six upcoming regular season home games for the Minnesota Gopher Hockey team at Mariucci Arena. Pick your favorite opponent, or least favorite that you would love to see whomped, and reserve your seats at Mariucci Arena today.
Below are the upcoming games at Marriucci Arena for the Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey Team:
Minnesota Gopher Hockey Sweeps Mass
The Minnesota Gopher Hockey team was the highlight in a bleak week for Minnesota Sports with a sweep over Massachusetts; The Gophers have been shining on the ice at Mariucci Arena!
The Minnesota Golden Gophers hosted Massachusetts in their home opener. The game was packed with physical brutality as both teams worked to sharpen their skates and dust off any cobwebs that may have lingered from the off season. Jay Barriball had a hat trick for the University of Minnesota, with two of Barriball's goals coming on power plays and all three goals coming in the first period.
The Gophers will play Nebraska-Omaha next weekend at home.
Gopher Hockey Skill Sculpted Win Over British Columbia
The Minnesota Gopher Hockey team showed off their skill and depth on Sunday when the Gopher Hockey team utilized three goalies for the shutout. In addition the Gopher Hockey team had five players combining for six goals with the first four goals coming within 12 minutes of the puck being dropped.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers ousted British Colombia hockey at Mariucci Arena before a crowd of almost 8,100 fans who had plenty to cheer about with a 6-0 win. Look for the Gophers to be very competitive in their upcoming games on the ice.
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Gophers Hockey Tickets For Sale, Buy Now!
Gophers Hockey Tickets are available for the 2010-2011 Minnesota Gophers hockey season. They are selling fast so buy them quick! The Minnesota Gophers are primed for a successful season under Don Lucia and hope to win a National Championship this year. The Gophers hockey roster boasts many returning players and a great incoming freshman class.
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Gophers Hockey Players Drafted in NHL
Several members of the Minnesota Gophers hockey roster were drafted in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles. Nick Bjugstad was selected 19th overall by the Florida Panthers, Mark Alt was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes 53rd overall, Justin Holl was selected next 54th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks and Max Gardiner was selected by the St. Louis Blues with the 74th overall pick.
Congratulations Gopher hockey players for having your talents recognized by the NHL.
2010 Gophers Hockey Schedule
The 2010-2011 Minnesota Gophers mens hockey schedule has been released and for the first time in over 45 years, the Gophers hockey team will open the season with six straight home games. Mariucci arena will be a busy place!
Let's hope that home ice advantage will give the Golden Gophers hockey team a great start to a new season. Gophers Hockey Tickets will be available very soon so keep checking back.
Gophers Hockey Roster will include Nick Bjugstad and Mark Alt
Nick Bjugstad from Blaine and Mark Alt from St. Paul Cretin-Derham Hall High School will attend the University of Minnesota in the fall and play hockey for the Golden Gophers.
Both players are among the top-ranked draft-eligible North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting Service and will be great assets to the Gophers hockey team...let's just hope they don't start their NHL careers before leading the Gophers to a national championship!
Nick Bjugstad and Mark Alt join five other National Letter of Intent signees from the fall: Seth Ambroz from New Prague MN, Nate Schmidt from St. Cloud MN, Max Gardiner and Justin Holl from Minnetonka MN and Eric Haula from Finland. Look for their player profiles to appear on Gophers Hockey Tickets.com soon!
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Thank you for visiting our Gophers Hockey Tickets site. We are not affiliated with the University of Minnesota or Gophers athletics. We are regular Gopher fans who want to help other Gophers fans get into the big games.
Many Gopher Hockey games are sold-out to the general public, but www.GophersHockeyTickets.com can get you into Mariucci Arena to see all the action. Once the 2010-2011 Gopher mens' hockey schedule is released, we will have tickets for sale to all the games including the rival match-ups between the Gophers and UMD Bulldogs or the Gophers and North Dakota Fighting Sioux.
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Gophers Hockey Captains for 2010-11 Gophers Hockey Season
At the annual Gophers mens hockey banquet, Gophers head coach Don Lucia announced that a trio of seniors will serve as team captains for the 2010-11 Gophers hockey season. Jay Barriball will be the Gophers team captain and Mike Hoeffel and Alex Kangas will be assistant captains.
Congrats to Jay Barriball, Gophers hockey fans are looking forward to your return to the ice and your leadership for the 2010-11 Gophers season.
Gophers Hockey adds Big Recruit; Nick Bjugstad
Blaine hockey star Nick Bjugstad signed a letter of intent with the Gophers hockey team and plans to be ready this fall for his University of Minnesota experience.
The 6 foot 5, 198 pound, reigning Mr. Hockey Award winner is bound for the NHL and probably won't stay at the UofM his full four years. The Gophers hockey team will utilize Nick Bjugstad's size and his playmaking skills while he is on the Mariucci ice and Gophers hockey fans should make plans to see him in maroon and gold before it's too late.
Keep checking back to our Gophers Hockey Tickets site for more gopher player updates and exclusive Gophers ticket deals. Remember, you will be able to buy Gophers hockey tickets here first!
Boston College Eagles hockey wins NCAA Title
Congratulations to the Boston College Eagles for winning the 2010 NCAA Mens ice hockey championship. It's the second championship in three years for the Eagles who blanked the Wisconsin Badgers 5-0 for the title.
NCAA Frozen Four - Wisconsin Badgers Tickets
Congratulations to this years Frozen Four teams:
Miami (Ohio), Boston College, Rochester (RIT) and Wisconsin Badgers.
We loaded up on Frozen Four Tickets just in case the Gophers hockey team made it and are now selling them to other teams fans, mostly Wisconsin Badgers fans that have used our site for previous border battle games. Yes, we also sell Wisconsin Badgers tickets, sorry Gopher loyalists. Anyway, if you need tickets to the Frozen Four, buy them here! We ship our tickets quickly via FedEx and your Frozen Four tickets are 100% guaranteed.
NCAA Mens Hockey Tournament Showcase WCHA Talent
The NCAA Division I Mens hockey tournament will have 4 WCHA teams in the 16 team pool. The Denver Pioneers, Wisconsin Badgers, St. Cloud State Huskies and North Dakota Sioux will all be a part of the tournament which starts this weekend.
Calling all Wisconsin Badgers Fans and St Cloud State Fans -
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Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, MN
Friday, March 26, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Great hockey at the "X" - Hope to see you there!
North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA Final Five Champs
Congratulations to the North Dakota Fighting Sioux for winning three games in a row to become this years WCHA Final Five Champions.
Gophers Hockey Tickets ended up selling most of our seats to loyal North Dakota hockey fans. In fact, Fighting Sioux coach Dave Hakstol even said, "we had an extra man on the ice all weekend with the Fighting Sioux fans." He was right, I was in Saint Paul this weekend and it was a sea of green and white Sioux jerseys.
Congrats Fighting Sioux, you are a worthy Gopher opponent.
WCHA Final Five Tickets - WCHA Final Five Schedule - Be There
The Gophers may not be in the WCHA Final Five this year, but we still have GREAT WCHA Final Five tickets.
Calling all Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, North Dakota Sioux, St Cloud State Huskies, Wisconsin Badgers and Denver Pioneers hockey fans!
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2010 Red Baron WCHA Final Five
Xcel Energy Center • Saint Paul, MN
Thursday, March 18
Friday, March 19
Saturday, March 20
Gophers Hockey Season Ends, No WCHA Final Five for Minnesota
The North Dakota Fighting Sioux had more fight in them than the Golden Gophers could manage. The Gophers lost the WCHA playoff series, losing on Friday night 0-6, winning on Saturday 4-2, but losing a hard hitting series decider 1-4 on Sunday.
The Gophers hockey season ended with an 18-19-2 record as they miss the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five for just the second time in the history of the event and first time since 1998.
Thank you for a great season Gophers Hockey Fans!
Gophers Playoff Games against North Dakota
The WCHA Playoffs are here!
The Gophers playoff game will be against the North Dakota Fighting Sioux in North Dakota at Ralph Engelstad Arena. It will be a best of three series starting on Friday night March 12th. If you want to travel to Grand Forks, we have tickets for Gopher hockey fans!
North Dakota is on a roll right now and is coming into the series with a 7 game winning streak. The Gophers are ready to win, too, and have advanced to the WCHA Final Five the past 11 seasons. The Gophers and Sioux split their meetings this year with each team winning and tying on their home ice so this will be a very competitive series.
Gophers Badgers Split Series; Target Center Ice Bad Luck
Perhaps the Target Center ice was bad luck for the Golden Gophers who lost a nail biter to the Wisconsin Badgers 2-3 last Friday night. The Golden Gophers looked much more confident on Sunday, back on the Mariucci Arena ice, when they put the Badgers to bed with a 6-1 victory. Tony Lucia and Mike Carman each scored two goals with Jacob Cepis and Nick Leddy each scoring once. It was the final regular season game for the Golden Gophers and the Gopher team was clearly committed to sending its senior class out with style. Way to go Gophers!
The Gophers are now the 7th seed in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) playoffs starting next week. Let's hope it's a lucky number 7!
Gopher Badgers Hockey Game is a Hot Ticket
The Minnesota Gophers hockey team concludes the regular season this weekend by hosting the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday at the Target Center at 7 pm and Sunday at Mariucci Arena at 1 pm.
This is a rare and cool opportunity to see a hockey game at the Target Center Minneapolis so don't pass up the chance to watch the Gophers Badgers face-off. This is a border battle game you won't want to miss! Go Gophers!
Yes, we sell tickets to Wisconsin Badgers fans, too. We offer a free local pick-up so you can order tickets even at the last minute.
Choose in-store Minneapolis pick-up and one of our customer service reps will contact you to confirm your seat numbers and the retail office hours on game day.
Minnesota Duluth Tough Opponent for Golden Gophers Hockey Team
The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs proved to be a tough opponent for the Golden Gophers hockey team this season. Duluth swept the Gophers at home earlier in the season and the Gophers only managed a series split in Duluth last weekend. The Gophers hockey team beat Duluth 3-2 on Friday night, but lost 0-3 on Saturday getting outshot 22-37. Ouch.
The loss cements the fact that the Minnesota Gophers will start the WCHA playoffs on the road March 12-14 and there is a good chance that the Gophers will be back in Duluth to face the UMD Bulldogs so they better figure out how to beat those dogs!
Goal Happy Gophers Sweep Colorado College
A flurry of goals helped the Gopher mens hockey team sweep Colorado College at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers beat seventh-ranked Colorado College Tigers 3-0 on Friday night and 7-4 on Saturday.
Seven different Gopher players scored goals on Saturday night as Mariucci Arena erupted in glee with each point. The Gophers crashed the net and put tons of pressure on the CC Tigers goalie with an impressive 42 shots on goal.
If you missed the offense laden games, you missed some great Gophers hockey and you won't want to miss another chance to cheer on the Minnesota Gophers hockey team.
Minnesota has four regular season games remaining: a two game series next weekend at Minnesota Duluth and then the Gophers host Wisconsin to conclude the regular season the following weekend.
Gophers Lose in Denver, Host Colorado College this Weekend
The Gopher hockey team got swept by the Denver Pioneers over the weekend and are looking forward to returning home to the Mariucci Arena ice. Denver dominated the series beating the Gophers 3-1 on Friday and 5-1on Saturday. With the Gopher sweep, the Denver Pioneers moved into first place in the WCHA.
The Gophers mens hockey team returns home to face Colorado College this weekend. We have tickets for $50 each. The Gophers Colorado College game times have changed to Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m.
We hope to see you there, Go Gophers!
Gopher Hockey Game Alert
If you want to see the Gophers hockey team this February, you only have one weekend!
That's right, one chance to the see the maroon and gold at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers host Colorado College Tigers on February 19 and 20.
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Gophers Hockey Tickets start at $70.
Gophers Hockey Splits Alaska Series
The Gophers hockey team split their weekend series against the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves winning on Friday 7-4 and then losing Saturday night 2-1. The Gophers are in 7th place in the WCHA and only have a few more games to improve their standing.
It's worth noting that Minnesota will not travel to Alaska next season when the WCHA adds Nebraska-Omaha and Bemidji State. The Alaska Seawolves will travel to Mariucci Arena for the only series of the season as the new 12-team league begins its unbalanced schedule.
The Gophers have the upcoming weekend off before traveling to Denver for a two game series on February 12th and 13th.
St Cloud State Sweeps Gophers Hockey; Gophers Need Wins for WCHA Standing
It was a tough weekend for Gophers hockey fans as St Cloud State beat the Gopher men 4-3 on Friday night in St Cloud and 4-1 on Saturday night in Minneapolis.
The Golden Gophers hockey team put 43 shots on goal, but couldn't manage to squeeze enough past the St Cloud State goalie.
It was another sold out Mariucci Arena game as Gopher fans and St Cloud State Huskies fans were eager to cheer their team to victory.
Unfortunately, the Gophers loss puts the Gopher hockey team further out of contention in the WCHA with a 7-9-2 conference record. The Golden Gophers hockey team plays their next four games on the road, beginning with a two-game series at Alaska Anchorage next weekend.
Come on, Gophers!
Let's win some games!
Gopher Hockey St Cloud State Series
Gophers Hockey Team Shows Up and So Do the Fans
The Golden Gophers hockey team took on arch rival North Dakota Fighting Sioux Friday night and Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. Friday night the teams tied 3-3, but Saturday night the Gophers team showed up ready to play and beat the Sioux 5-1 in front of the second largest paid attendance in Mariucci Arena history.
Way to be there Gopher fans!
Way to cheer on your Gopher team!
"It was a real good effort by our club this weekend," Gophers head coach Don Lucia said of the blowout win and getting a tie in the series opener. "We'll take the three points and look forward to St. Cloud next weekend."
It was a GREAT effort Gophers and fans look forward to more exciting series like that one!
Gophers Hockey Team Sweeps Harvard Crimson
The Gophers Hockey Team performed well at Mariucci Arena sweeping Harvard Crimson. The Gophers out shot Harvard 45-22 on Friday night, winning the game 5-2. On Saturday the Golden Gopher hockey team out shot Harvard 43-22 and won 3-1.
Let's hope the Gophers hockey team can keep up their winning ways. Buy a Gophers Hockey Ticket and find out!
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Mariucci Arena Ice busy with Gophers Hockey Games - Buy Gophers Tickets Today
If you haven't had a chance to see your maroon and gold Gophers hockey team, now is your chance! There are several upcoming series you won't want to miss:
Gophers vs. Harvard Fri/Sat Jan 8/9
Gophers vs. North Dakota Fri/Sat Jan 15/16
Gophers vs. St Cloud State Sat Jan 23
The Mariucci Arena Ice will be heating up and the Gophers will need your fan support. Gophers hockey tickets are available for all games right now. Other sites may be sold out, but here at Gophers Hockey Tickets .com we have seats for loyal Gopher fans!
Gophers Hockey Team 2nd Place in Dodge Holiday Classic
The Gophers hockey team fell to Northern Michigan 2-4 in the championship game of the Dodge Holiday Classic Tournament. The Gophers beat Bowling Green 3-1 on Saturday night to advance to the championship game, but came up short against Northern Michigan. Not short on shots, just short on actual goals. The Golden Gophers put a season-high 50 shots on goal, but the Northern Michigan goalie was too hot for the Gophers to handle.
Better luck next time, Gophers
Mariucci Arena Dodge Holiday Classic
Northern Michigan, Clarkson and Bowling Green will be at Mariucci Arena this upcoming weekend for the annual Dodge Holiday Classic.
The prestige college hockey tournament starts on Saturday January 2nd at 4pm when Northern Michigan and Clarkson face off. The Golden Gophers play the evening game against Bowling Green Falcons with the puck dropping at 7pm. Sunday January 3rd will be the losers at 4pm and the winners at 7pm. We still have great tickets so make plans to head over to Mariucci Arena in the New Year!
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Gophers End First Half of Season on High Note
A Gophers road trip to the state of Michigan proved to be beneficial to the Minnesota Gophers mens hockey team. The Golden Gophers beat the Michigan Tech Huskies 3-2 to end the first half of the college hockey season on a winning note.
Gophers Hockey team splits Mankato Series
The Gopher mens hockey team split the home and away Mankato Mavericks series this past weekend, losing 1-3 Friday night at Mariucci Arena and then winning 6-2 Saturday in Mankato.
Saturday nights victory included three Golden Gophers scoring first goals of the season. Freshman Josh Birkholz and Nick Leddy both scored their first career Gopher goals and Taylor Matson also scored his first goal of the season. It was also a key conference win for the Minnesota Gophers who are now 6-9-1 overall and 4-7-1 in the WCHA.
If you missed Friday nights game at Mariucci Arena, you are going to have to wait until the New Year to see the Gophers at home again. We have Gophers Hockey Tickets to all games in the New Year so check out the complete Gophers Schedule and remember Gophers Tickets make great gifts!
Gophers Hockey Tickets for ONE NIGHT ONLY in December
There is only one chance to see the Gopher mens hockey team the entire month of December and that is on Friday December 4th against Minnesota State Mankato. Don't wait to buy Gophers Hockey Tickets for this game because they will sell out fast and then you will be without live Gopher hockey until the New Year!
Gophers Hockey Team Loses to Minnesota Duluth
The Gopher mens hockey team lost both games against Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs last weekend. Both nights, the Gophers were up by two goals at one point, but couldn't stop Bulldog rallies or score additional goals of their own to secure a victory.
Mariucci Arena was a sell-out crowd and if you missed the excitement don't pass up another chance to see the Gophers in action. They need your support!
Gophers vs. UMD Bulldogs Tickets For Sale
This weekend the Golden Gophers mens hockey team hosts the University Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at Mariucci Arena. The puck will drop at 7pm on Friday and Saturday night. There are still Gophers Bulldogs Tickets for sale so make plans to head over to Mariucci Arena and see some great Minnesota rivalry hockey. UMD Bulldogs are always a tough opponent for the Golden Gophers and they usually have plenty of their own fans in Mariucci Arena. Be sure the Gophers keep home ice advantage and show up to support your Golden Gophers!
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Gopher Hockey Team splits Bemidji State Beavers Series
The Gopher mens hockey team just couldn't get enough goals between the pipes on Sunday, losing to the Bemidji State Beavers 6-2 after beating the Beavers the night before 4-1.
The Gophers showed promise early on, but just couldn't contain the speed of the Bemidji Beavers. The Sunday loss was the first time that Bemidji has beaten Minnesota in eight all-time meetings. It was a huge victory for the Bemidji State Beavers who are looking forward to joining the WCHA conference in the near future. The Bemidji Series split puts the Gophers record at 4-5-1.
Next up for the Golden Gophers is another in-state opponent when they host Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs this Friday and Saturday at 7 pm each night.
Gopher Hockey hosts Bemidji State at Mariucci Arena
It's going to be a big weekend at Mariucci Arena as the Gopher mens hockey team hosts the Bemidji State Beavers. Bemidji may not be in the WCHA yet, but the Bemidji State Beavers hockey team is a huge intra-state rival to the Minnesota Gophers. Bemidji State Beaver fans are loyal and you can bet you will see plenty of them at Mariucci Arena (yes, we sell tickets to Bemidji fans, too).
Be sure to buy your Gophers hockey tickets and wear your maroon and gold!
Gophers Hockey Split Badgers Series Thanks to Alex Kangas and Zach Budish
The Gophers hockey team split the Wisconsin Badgers series on the road, losing on Friday night 2-4 and winning on Saturday 5-2.
The Gophers Saturday night win was thanks to stellar goal tending by Alex Kangas who faced 47 shots on goal and made one big save after another. Gopher freshman Zach Budish turned up the heat on the Badgers, scoring two goals and an assist on Saturday night. Brain Schack, Patrick White and Gopher captain Tony Lucia also scored goals on Saturday night for the Gophers.
You can bet the Badger Gopher split will make both teams even hungrier for a sweep when the Wisconsin Badgers come to Minneapolis in March. Check out the Gopher Schedule for game details and available tickets.
Remember, no Gopher hockey game is sold out!
Gophers Badgers Tickets For Sale
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Gophers Hockey gets back in the Win Column
The University of Minnesota Gophers hockey team finally got in the win column sweeping Alaska Anchorage Seawolves with a 5-1 victory on Friday and 4-1 win on Sunday.
The increased scoring was led by Patrick White, Tony Lucia, Mike Hoeffel and Jay Barriball who each scored a goal on Sunday at Mariucci Arena.
The Gophers mens hockey team hopes to keep the high scoring momentum heading over to Madison, Wisconsin to take on the Wisconsin Badgers this weekend.
Gophers Hockey This Weekend at Mariucci Arena Minneapolis
The Gophers hockey team will look for its first victory of the season when it hosts WCHA rival Alaska Anchorage Seawolves on Friday at 7pm and Sunday at 4pm.
There are still great Gophers Hockey Tickets for sale and if you choose "In-Store Minneapolis" pick-up you don't pay any shipping fees.
Pick up your Gopher hockey tickets at our retail store located at 212 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. Ticket office hours are Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm.
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Golden Gopher TV is no Substitute for the live Mariucci Arena Experience
Minnesota Gophers mens hockey games will be televised 31 times during the 2009-10 Gopher season, very similar to last seasons TV schedule. However, anyone who has ever been to Mariucci Arena can tell you that watching the Gophers on TV is no substitute for buying a Gophers hockey ticket and seeing the Gophers play live.
So, don't be a couch potato, Buy Gophers Hockey Tickets and plan to experience Gophers hockey live! There is no alternate for singing the Minnesota rouser with 10,000 other fans or yelling out M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A, Gooooo Gophers after a Gopher goal.
Minnesota Gophers Shutout by Denver Pioneers
It was a rough weekend for the Gophers hockey team as the nationally ranked Denver Pioneers shut the Gophers out 0-3 in two straight games. The Gophers dropped to 0-3-1 for the season and are hungry for their first regular season win.
Gophers Hockey Team Loses Opener to Fighting Sioux, Looking Forward to Mariucci Arena Ice
The Gophers Hockey Team lost 0-4 on Friday night in Grand Forks against the hard hitting Fighting Sioux hockey team. Minnesota rallied on Saturday night to salvage a 3-3 tie and one point from the weekend series.
The Gopher hockey team is looking forward to playing on their home Mariucci Arena ice this Friday and Saturday against another tough WCHA rival Denver Pioneers.
We still have great Gophers Hockey Tickets for sale for the entire Gopher Pioneer weekend. Gopher Hockey Ticket prices start out at $60.
Gophers Hockey Season Ready to Begin
The Golden Gopher Mens Hockey season will begin this weekend in Grand Forks, North Dakota against the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. The puck drops at 7:30pm on Friday and at 7:00 pm on Saturday at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Both games will be televised live on FSN. Be sure to cheer your Gophers on!
Gophers Hockey Team Wins Exhibition Game, Ready for 2009-10 Gophers Hockey Season
The Minnesota Gopher mens hockey team beat the British Columbia Thunderbirds 6-1 at Mariucci Arena on Sunday achieving the Gophers 12th exhibition win in a row.
The Golden Gopher team looked strong with six different players scoring goals, two in each period. The Gopher hockey defense was solid too, limiting British Columbia to a mere 11 shots on goal.
Scoring for the Gophers: Jay Barriball, Mike Hoeffel, Cade Fairchild, Tony Lucia, Nico Sacchetti and Nick Leddy.
Gophers open the regular 2009-10 hockey season in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday October 16th. The game will be televised on FSN.
We have Gophers Hockey tickets to ALL home games!
Minnesota Gophers Wisconsin Badgers Game Tickets
Most people would name the Wisconsin Badgers the biggest rival of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, especially in football. This Saturday at 11am the Gopher Football team will be hosting the Wisconsin Badgers at TCF Bank Stadium in a hot, hot game! As Gopher fans, it's a must see so we are selling extra TCF Bank Stadium Tickets just for Gopher fans!
Check out Gopher Badger Football Tickets today. Remember choose In-Store Minneapolis pick-up and save the shipping fees! Go Gophers!
Gophers Hockey Captains 2009-10 Season
Seniors Ryan Flynn and Tony Lucia will be the Gophers Mens Hockey Captains for the 2009-10 Gopher Hockey Season.
Gopher Fans look forward to the leadership of Flynn and Lucia both on and off the ice. The staff over here at Gophers Hockey Tickets thinks that GOLDY should be an honorary captain, too!
Remember, Single game tickets are on-sale right now!
Single Game Gophers Hockey Tickets On Sale Right Now
We have single game Gophers hockey tickets on sale right now. We know you want to sit by your friends so we don't just offer scattered single seats, we have actual pairs of seats that are right next to each other and for most games we have groups of four tickets that are all right next to each other.
So, don't be shy - buy a couple of Gophers hockey tickets today. The hottest games and the biggest groups of seats always sell the quickest so don't wait if you want to see the Gophers face off against rivals like North Dakota Fighting Sioux or the newest in-state rivals Bemidji State Beavers.
Check out our Gophers hockey ticket choices by clicking on the Gophers Season Schedule and then clicking on VIEW TICKETS next to the game you want to see.
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Gophers Hockey Players Keep Skills Sharp
Several Gophers hockey players are keeping their skills sharp in Lake Placid, New York trying out for the U.S. World Junior team. Jordan Schroeder finished as Team USA's leading scorer with five goals and nine assists. Nick Leddy racked up three goals and Zach Budish scored two goals of his own playing in every game.
The Gophers hockey team is making quite an impact in New York and are keeping their skills sharp as they are waiting for the Gophers hockey season to begin!
First game: Sunday October 4th vs. British Columbia
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Grant Potulny named Gophers Coach
Former Gopher Grant Potulny has been busy climbing the ladder of coaching duties with the Minnesota Gophers hockey team this summer. Initially Potulny signed on as a volunteer Gophers coach, then was elevated to interim assistant coach after the departure of Mike Hastings and has now been awarded a full-time coaching position with the Gophers.
Grant Potulny is excited to bring his youthful energy to the team and his past experience winning a national championship as a University of Minnesota Golden Gopher. Potulny played in a total of 146 games for the Gophers, totaling 68 goals and 48 assists.
Our favorite Grant Potulny Gopher moment? When he scored the overtime game-winning goal in the 2002 national championship game at the Xcel Energy Center.
Welcome home coach Grant Potulny, we are glad to have you!
Gophers Hockey Schedule
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Gophers Hockey Tickets are now available for purchase for all homes games! Go Gophers!
Gophers Hockey Players Drafted in NHL
The Gophers hockey program had five selections in this years NHL Entry Draft. Nick Leddy and Jordan Schroeder were each chosen in the first round. Leddy was selected 16th player overall by the Minnesota Wild and Schroeder was selected 22nd overall by Vancouver Canucks.
Nick Leddy is excited to be selected by his hometown Minnesota Wild team and Jordan Schroeder will join current Gophers junior Patrick White as a Vancouver Canucks first round pick.
Incoming Gopher hockey freshmen Zach Budish, Josh Birkholz and Seth Helgeson each went in the top four rounds as well giving the NHL plenty of Gopher Power.
Congrats to each of the outstanding players...Let's hope these guys will stick around the University of Minnesota and help lead the Gophers to a National Championship before joining the big leagues.
Gophers Hockey Coach Change
Gophers hockey assistant coach Mike Hastings resigned his position to accept the associate head coaching position at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Volunteer assistant coach and former Gopher Grant Potulny will be elevated to interim assistant coach until the position is filled in mid-July.
We wish Mike Hastings and his family much success and happiness in Omaha.
Gophers Hockey Tickets sells Gophers Football Tickets
The Gophers hockey ticket department is pretty slow these days so we have teamed up with a local Gopher football ticket source to offer GOPHER FOOTBALL TICKETS on this site!
Click on this Gophers Tickets link to see all the games available at TCF Bank Stadium. Choose In-Store Minneapolis or St Paul pick-up and save the shipping fees!
Gopher Grant Potulny Back with Golden Gophers Hockey Team
Former Minnesota Gopher hockey star, Grant Potulny, will return to the Gopher men's hockey team this fall as a volunteer assistant coach. Grant Potulny was on the ice with the Gophers from 2004-2004 and helped his Gopher squad win two championships.
After spending time battling injuries in the NHL, Grant Potulny decided he would like to purse a career in coaching and feels great about starting that career with his alma mater. I guess it's true when they say "Once a Gopher, Always a Gopher."
Gophers Hockey in the WCHA Conference
The Minnesota Gophers hockey team may have more Minnesota competition in the WCHA conference soon. Bemidji State University (Bemidji, Minnesota) put in an application last week to join the Gophers conference. It is reported that the WCHA conference could possibly add Bemidji State and another yet to be named school for 2011-12 hockey season.
Currently competing in the WCHA are Minnesota Gophers, St. Cloud State Huskies, Minnesota State Mankato Mavericks, Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, Wisconsin Badgers, North Dakota Sioux, Denver Pioneers, Colorado College Tigers, Michigan Tech Huskies and Alaska Anchorage Seawolves.
By adding two teams, the new WCHA would be 12 conference teams. College Hockey fans might wonder what would happen to the infamous postseason WCHA Final Five tournament, which draws big crowds to the Xcel Energy Center. The league would most likely turn the event into a "final six" and eliminate the third-place game.
The WCHA is arguably the best conference in college hockey and it may be getting even more competitive in the near future. Stay Tuned.
NCAA Hockey Champions
Congratulations to Boston University Terriers for winning the NCAA Ice Hockey Championship this weekend. The No. 1 ranked Terriers played tough and came from behind to beat Miami Ohio in overtime. Let's hope us Gopher fans are celebrating a National Championship soon...or even a WCHA title, right?!
The Gopher hockey season may be over, but keep checking back to Gophers Hockey Tickets for Gopher hockey updates including Gopher ticket pre-sales!
Gopher Jordan Schroeder Rookie of the Year
Gophers Hockey Tickets wants to congratulate forward Jordan Schroeder on being named National Rookie of the Year by College Hockey news and Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Rookie of the Year. What an honor to win both awards!
Hockey fans got pretty excited when they saw Schroeders #19 Gopher jersey take the ice this season. In fact, the youngster scored 13 goals and 32 assists in 35 games - a true asset to the Gopher hockey program.
Congratulations Jordan Schroeder - We look forward to another great Gopher Hockey season with you next year!
Ryan Stoa Signs with Colorado Avalanche
Gopher junior Ryan Stoa signed with the NHL Colorado Avalanche this past weekend officially ending his career as a Minnesota Gopher. Stoa signed for the maximum amount allowed by the NHL labor agreement and is excited to get the opportunity to play in the NHL. Gopher fans will certainly miss Ryan Stoa's size, skill and leadership next season.
Ryan Stoa scored 97 points with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers in a total of 120 games.
Good Luck in the NHL, Ryan Stoa. Make us Gophers proud!
Mariucci Arena Hosting Regionals
Mariucci Arena will be the host site this weekend for the NCAA Midwest Hockey Regionals. Sadly, our beloved Minnesota Gophers won't be on the ice, but check-out the schedule anyway:
NCAA Midwest Hockey Regionals
Friday, March 27
Denver Pioneers vs. Miami (OH) Redhawks, 4:30pm
UMD Bulldogs vs. Princeton Tigers, 8:00pm
Saturday, March 28
Winners Play-off, 8:00pm
We love hockey so much over here at Gophers Hockey Tickets, we have NCAA hockey tickets to every playoff game! Even if the Gophers aren't playing )-:
Gophers WCHA Final Five Loss Detrimental
The Golden Gophers mens hockey team lost to UMD Bulldogs 2-1 last Thursday night in the opening round of the Final Five tournament. The heartbreaking loss felt even worse when the NCAA hockey tournament pairings were announced yesterday and the University of Minnesota Gophers did not make the list. It is the first time in nine years that the Minnesota Gophers will not be competing.
Minnesota Gophers finished the season 17-13-7.
Better luck next year, Gophers!
Gophers WCHA Final Five Schedule
The Gophers hockey team advances to their 11th straight WCHA Final Five tournament thanks to a weekend sweep over St Cloud State Huskies.
The Gophers Mens Hockey team will play on Thursday March 19th vs. UMD Bulldogs at the Xcel Energy Center. The puck drops at 7:07pm. Buy a Gopher hockey ticket and cheer them on!
WCHA Final Five Schedule
Thursday, March 19
No. 5 UMD Bulldogs vs. No. 4 Minnesota Gophers, 7:07pm
Friday, March 20
No. 3 Wisconsin Badgers vs. No. 2 Denver, 2:07pm
UMD/Gophers vs No. 1 North Dakota, 7:07pm
Saturday, March 21
Third Place Game, 2:07pm
Championship Game, 7:07pm
Gophers hockey tickets.com has great tickets to all WCHA Final Five games and we have just contracted a local retail ticket office right by the Xcel Energy Center that will be available for ticket pick-ups two hours prior to game time.
Choose "In-Store ST PAUL Pick-Up" and save the shipping fees. Ticket office is located just off the corner of Kellogg and W. 7th Street, 186 W. 7th Street, St Paul, MN 55102.
Gophers St Cloud State Face Off
The Minnesota Gophers will host St Cloud State Huskies at Mariucci Arena in a best of three game series this weekend. Thanks to a 2-0 victory over Michigan Tech last Saturday night, the Golden Gopher mens hockey team secured home ice advantage in the first round of the WCHA playoffs.
The Gophers have NOT lost to St Cloud State this season and Gopher fans are hoping for a WCHA First Round Sweep of SCSU. If you buy Gopher tickets to the Sunday Gopher St Cloud game and the game is not played, you will be issued a full refund (minus any shipping charges).
Buy Gopher hockey tickets today! The puck drops at 7:07pm Friday, Saturday and maybe Sunday!
Gophers Hockey Tickets has great tickets to all of the upcoming college hockey playoff games. Click on the schedule button and check out the inventory.
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Gophers Michigan Tech Game Crucial
The Golden Gopher hockey team managed to pull off a win over the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs in the final regular season home game last Saturday night in front of a worked up Mariucci Arena crowd.
The Gopher victory boosts the Gophers into a fifth place tie with the UMD Bulldogs in the WCHA standings. The Gophers hold the tiebreaker with Minnesota Duluth and will secure home ice advantage for the first round of the WCHA playoffs IF the Gophers win both games at Michigan Tech effectively staying in front of Minnesota Duluth and St Cloud State.
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Gopher Hockey Schedule and Tickets
The regular season Gopher Hockey schedule is winding down, but hockey playoffs are just around the corner - don't miss a single game! Gophers Hockey Tickets is your best bet for great Gopher tickets - we are Gopher fans helping other Gopher fans get into the game!
Gophers Hockey Ticket Prices
We have lowered our Gopher Hockey Ticket prices for this weekends series against Minnesota Duluth! It is the FINAL CHANCE for Gophers hockey fans to see the team this season on the Mariucci Arena ice. Check out our exclusive Gophers hockey ticket deals - you won't find these tickets cheaper on any other site!
Choose "In-Store Minneapolis" as your delivery option and pay NOTHING for shipping! Simply pick your Gopher tickets up at our ticket retail store located at 212 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-Noon. There is plenty of parking and picking up your seats is easy and FREE!
Minnesota Gophers Need Points for WCHA Playoffs
After suffering a pair of losses in Colorado last weekend, the Minnesota Gophers mens hockey team is determined to earn some much needed points for the WCHA Playoffs. The first opportunity to gain some ground will be this weekend when the Gophers host Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at Mariucci Arena. It is the only time this season that these in-state rivals play and the Gophers want to be sure to come out on top.
Minnesota Duluth is currently in fifth place in the league and holds a two-point lead over the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. With the standings so tight, Gophers Hockey fans won't want to miss the chance to cheer on the Gopher home team live. Buy Gophers Hockey Tickets today and cheer the maroon and gold into the playoffs! Friday night the puck drops at 7:07pm and Saturday night the puck drops at 6:07pm. Be there!
Gophers Hockey Battles for a Win
Gophers hockey ticket holders got their moneys worth last weekend as the Gophers battled the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves Friday night that ended in a 2-2 draw. The Golden Gopher hockey team was hungry for a win when they took the Mariucci Arena ice on Saturday. The Gophers pulled out a sweetheart of a win, winning 4-2 in front of a sold out Valentines crowd.
The University of Minnesota now heads to Colorado College for a two game series against the WCHA rival Tigers. The series is crucial for the Gophers playoff hopes as Colorado College has a two point lead over the Gophers in the league standings. Go Gophers!
NOTE: There are only TWO home games left in the regular season. Buy Gophers hockey tickets today and see the maroon and gold before it's too late!
Hockey Gophers Down But Not Out
The Minnesota Mens Gopher Hockey team suffered two more losses last weekend to the Wisconsin Badgers. Ouch! The Golden Gophers may be down, but they are not out. The Gophers are ranked sixth in the WCHA standings, but only a few points behind the leader since the top eight teams are separated by a mere eight points. Every game is going to be big in the final stretch to the WCHA playoffs.
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Gopher Hockey Team Rebound
After two heart breaking losses to Minnesota State Mankato, the Golden Gopher Mens Hockey Team is ready to rebound and what better team to take down than the Wisconsin Badgers!
There are still great Badgers Gophers tickets in our inventory and this is a border rival series you won't want to pass up. Mariucci Arena will be filled to the brim with hockey excitement this weekend. The puck drops at 7:07pm on both Friday and Saturday. See ya there!
Gophers Hockey Tickets For Sale
There are still great Gophers Hockey Tickets available for the Minnesota Gophers vs Mankato Mavericks game on Saturday January 31st at Mariucci Arena.
Buy Gophers Hockey Tickets securely on-line 24 hours a day! Click on the Gophers Schedule link to view all upcoming Gopher games and make your ticket selection.
Gophers Shoot and Score to sweep St Cloud State
There were plenty of biscuits in the basket on Friday night at Mariucci Arena Minneapolis and then again on Saturday night at the Hockey Center in St Cloud. Both times the Minnesota Gophers hockey team came out on top winning 5-1 on Friday and 8-6 on Saturday. It was a Minnesota Gopher sweep for the second time this season. The Golden Gophers are now 12-5-5 overall and 9-4-3 in the WCHA conference.
The Gophers have a weekend off before returning to action in another home and away series against Minnesota State Mankato.
Gophers Hockey team loses to North Dakota Fighting Sioux
The Gopher mens hockey team lost to WCHA rival North Dakota Fighting Sioux not once, but twice. Ralph Engelstad Arena Grand Forks proved too much for the Minnesota Golden Gophers as they lost 6-3 Friday night and 6-1 Saturday night. It was the first time in Gopher Goalie Alex Kangas career that he allowed six goals in a game (ouch!). The Gopher offense wasn't much help either only making 21 shots on goal Friday and 23 on Saturday compared to 40 plus shots nightly on goal by the Sioux.
The Golden Gophers are looking forward to returning to their home ice on Friday night playing St Cloud State Huskies at Mariucci Arena in the first game of a home and away series. Buy Gophers hockey tickets today and show the Golden Gophers your Gopher Hockey Spirit!
Gopher men come out on top
The Gopher mens hockey team won the Dodge Holiday Classic tournament in grand fashion thanks to a sudden death overtime goal from Gopher sophomore Patrick White. The winning power play goal came after the Gophers rallied from behind to force overtime with 6th ranked Northeastern Huskies and won a critical face off just 1:38 into the OT period.
The Golden Gophers hockey team won the tournament without three of its players (Cade Fairchild , Mike Hoeffel and Jordan Schroeder) who were playing in the World Junior Championships and without their head coach Don Lucia who is suffering from an undisclosed illness.
Next up for the Gopher Hockey team is a series in Grand Forks, ND vs. WCHA rival North Dakota Fighting Sioux.
Gophers Dodge Holiday Classic Tournament
The next Mens Gopher Hockey event is the annual Dodge Holiday Classic tournament that will ring in the New Year on January 2nd and January 3rd. Teams from Northeastern, Western Michigan and Brown College will be visiting Mariucci Arena Minneapolis to play for the coveted title. The Golden Gophers hockey team plays at 7:07pm on both Friday and Saturday night and there are still great Gopher hockey tickets available.
Gophers vs Brown Bears Friday January 2nd
tickets start at $69/each
Gophers vs Northeastern Huskies - Saturday January 3rd
tickets start at $79/each
We also sell Mariucci Arena parking passes that guarantee you a spot in the maroon lot - a lot reserved for VIP guests! Buy a parking pass at the same time you are buying Gophers tickets.
Gopher hockey tickets make great gifts
Gophers hockey tickets are a hot commodity in the Twin Cities and you can bet the hockey fan in your life would love a set for the holidays.
Gophers hockey tickets make great gifts!
Order Gopher tickets today and choose "Standard Shipping" to receive your tickets in time for the holidays or if you are in the Minneapolis area, choose "In-Store Pick-up" and save yourself the shipping charges. We are open Monday through Friday 9am-6pm at 212 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN.
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Gophers Split Colorado College Series
The Golden Gophers hockey team beat WCHA rival Colorado College last Friday night 4-1. The Gophers power play line skated hard and scored on three of their four one man advantage chances. The Gopher mens hockey power play team did not perform as well on Sunday when they let the Colorado College Tigers score a short handed goal in the first period. That lone goal turned out to be the game winner as Colorado went on to win 1-0.
The Gophers hockey team is now on winter break until January 2nd when they host Brown in the Dodge Holiday Classic.
Gopher Hockey Schedule and Ticket Links
Click on the appropriate Gopher Ticket link to view ticket choices and prices by game. There is no substitute for LIVE Gopher hockey!
Check back next week for the 2009 Gophers Hockey Schedule!
Catch the Gophers LIVE this weekend
This weekend is your last chance to see the Gophers Hockey Team before the long holiday break. The Gophers play WCHA rival Colorado College Tigers on Saturday December 13th at 7:07pm and then again on Sunday December 14th at 4:07pm on the Mariucci Arena ice. Both games should be intense match-ups and Gophers tickets start out at $74/each.
Congratulations to Gopher Jordan Schroeder for being named the college hockey National Rookie of the Month!
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Gophers Hockey Loses and Ties at Mariucci Arena
The Golden Gopher hockey team lost to the Michigan Wolverines 6-3 last Friday night at Mariucci Arena and tied the Michigan State Spartans 4-4 on Saturday night advancing their record to 7-2-5 overall. If you have been following the Gophers hockey team this year, this pair of games follows the Gophers pattern of playing tougher on the second game of the weekend.
Gophers Hockey Tickets advice to ticket buyers?
Buy tickets to a Saturday night game and you won't be disappointed!
Gophers Hockey First Season Loss, Looking Forward to Mariucci Games
The Gophers hockey team suffered their fist loss of the season in Denver when the Denver Pioneers shut them out 4-0 on Saturday night. The shutout loss snapped the Gophers season opening 11 game unbeaten streak.
The Gopher hockey team returns to their home ice, Mariucci Arena, for a College Hockey Showcase post-Thanksgiving weekend. The Gophers will face off against the Michigan Wolverines on Friday and Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. Both games start at 7:07pm.
Check out Minnesota Golden Gophers Tickets today and make plans to rest your weary shopping feet in a maroon or gold Mariucci Arena seat.
Strong Gophers Team leads WCHA
The Gopher Mens Hockey team continues to lead the WCHA with an undefeated record. The Gophers tied Michigan Tech Huskies 2-2 on Saturday afternoon and then beat the Huskies 3-0 Sunday afternoon continuing the pattern of dominance in the second game of a series.
Gopher goalie Alex Kangas worked extra hard Sunday stopping 38 shots to earn his first career shutout. Kangas was once again on top of his game and the Gopher offense didn't let him down either. Ryan Stoa, Tony Lucia and Jordan Schroeder all scored for the Gophers on Sunday in front of a pumped up Mariucci Arena crowd.
Next up: The Gophers hockey team travels to Colorado to take on Denver Pioneers. These two teams are WCHA rivals and you can bet it will be a fast and furious series. The Gophers have had a tough time winning in Denver in the past, but they definitely have momentum on their side this year. Go Gophers! Go!
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Gophers set to host Michigan Tech at Mariucci in pair of Afternoon Games
The 4th ranked Minnesota Gophers hockey team is looking forward to hosting Michigan Tech Huskies on Saturday and Sunday at Mariucci Arena. Both games are at an odd 1pm start so don't be late Gopher fans! Buy Gophers Hockey Tickets today!
The current Gophers record is 5-0-3. As an undefeated team, the Gophers will be taking on Michigan Tech with great intensity on the Mariucci Arena ice. Look for more top performances by gopher players Ryan Stoa, Jordan Schroeder and Ryan Flynn.
Gopher Hockey Team Remains Undefeated
The Golden Gopher mens hockey team remains undefeated after tying the 5th ranked New Hampshire Wildcats 2-2 on Friday night at Mariucci Arena Minneapolis and then coming away with an explosive 6-2 victory on Saturday night in front of 10,000 plus fans. This is the third straight Gopher hockey weekend that they have tied on Friday and bounced back with a strong showing on Saturday. Here's a hint Gopher fans, buy Gophers hockey tickets to the Saturday games and you won't be disappointed!
Gopher Hockey team wins again, continues to dominate on the ice
The Gopher Mens Hockey team remains technically undefeated this season after tying and beating Minnesota State Mankato this past weekend. The Gophers hockey team rallied on Saturday to put 6 goals in the net against the in-state rival Mavericks. Gopher freshman Jordan Schroeder scored twice for the Golden Gophers and freshman teammate Cade Fairchild picked up four assists.
Many college hockey analysts doubted the Gophers ability to be a championship contender this season due to the large number of freshman skaters, but the Gophers have proven themselves to be young and powerful, not young and inexperienced.
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Gopher Hockey Team performs well against Badgers on the road, Looking forward to playing Mavericks this Weekend
The Gopher mens hockey team put on a tough performance vs the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison last weekend. The Golden Gophers rallied for a 2-2 tie on Friday and then pulled off a big 5-2 victory on Saturday night to remain unbeaten this season. Gopher Ryan Stoa continues to shine on offense scoring twice in the Gopher Badger game and notching a goal in every game so far this season.
Up next for the Gopher hockey team is a Friday night Mariucci Arena game vs Mankato Mavericks. It's Halloween night and you can bet there will be plenty of ghosts and goblins intermixing with the Gophers. I bet there may even be a few headless horsemen.
On Saturday night, the Gophers Hockey schedule has a stop in St Paul at the Xcel Energy Center to take on Minnesota State Mankato once again as part of the WCHA Minnesota college showcase event.
Gophers hockey tickets has great seats for each night. Check out the schedule and links below. Friday night tickets start out at $49 and Saturday's Minnesota College Hockey Showcase starts at $69.
Gopher Hockey Season starts out 2-0
The Gopher mens hockey team started out the new season on the right foot, or should we say the right skate? The Gophers hockey squad won both the away and home contest against the St Could State Huskies this past weekend and if you missed it, you missed out on a great set of games. The energy at Mariucci Arena on Saturday night was unbelievable and the Gophers did not disappoint. Every fan got their money's worth as the Gophers squeaked by the Huskies.
Gopher Hockey Score Updates:
Fri Oct 17 vs St Cloud State WIN 3-2
Sat Oct 18 vs St Cloud State WIN 2-1
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Gophers win exhibition contest, look forward to St Cloud State Huskies
The Minnesota Golden Gopher men's hockey team won it's lone exhibition game last Friday night. The Gophers hockey team beat the University of British Columbia 3-1 in front of 9,320 fans at Mariucci Arena. Scoring for the gophers were Ryan Flynn, R.J. Anderson and Patrick White.
Fans were excited to see the on ice chemistry of the new team and are looking forward to opening night at Mariucci Arena vs the St Could Huskies on Saturday October 18th. There are still great tickets available from Gophers Hockey Tickets.com - Check out the Mariucci Arena Schedule for details.
Gopher Hockey Season Ready to Start
The countdown to the start of the Gopher Hockey Season is almost done. With less than 5 days until the puck hits the ice for the Gophers vs British Columbia exhibition game, Gophers Hockey fans are chomping at the bit to the see the team live on the Mariucci Arena ice. Buy your Gophers Hockey Tickets today!
Upcoming Game Details:
Who: Gophers vs. University of British Columbia Thunderbirds
What: Exhibition Mens Ice Hockey
When: Friday October 10th, 2008 7:07 p.m.
Where: Mariucci Arena - UofMN Campus
Tickets: (tickets start at $49/each)
Mariucci Arena Parking
If you have been around Mariucci Arena lately, you have noticed a few changes in the landscape with the brand new Gopher Football Stadium fully erected just across the street. The new stadium is amazing and is sure to sell plenty of Gopher Football Tickets.
As a dedicated gopher hockey fan I was worried that there would be parking headaches associated with the new stadium construction, but things appear to be fine. Parking facilities around Mariucci Arena for the general public include the University Avenue Ramp, 4th Street Ramp and Lots 37 and 33 across 6th street from the arena. My personal favorite is Lot 33 because it is easy to get in and out of. It costs $9 to park on Gopher Hockey game nights and I would recommend getting there early to get a good spot just like you should buy your Gophers hockey tickets early to get a good spot in Mariucci Arena! Go Gophers!
Gopher Hockey Captain Ryan Stoa
Gophers Hockey captain Ryan Stoa is excited for the upcoming Gopher hockey season. Stoa missed nearly all of last season due to a bad knee injury that happened in the second game of the season against Michigan, but was still elected captain of the Gopher hockey team by his Gopher teammates and is going into the 2008-09 Gopher mens hockey season with a positive attitude. Here is what he said about the 2008-09 Gopher team and season:
"...we've got a bunch of horses coming in and, in the weight room anyway, we've got a lot of big bodies, strong kids, quick kids, a lot of athletes. So, I'm excited about it."
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Gophers hockey game times
Gone are the days of all Gopher hockey games starting at 7:07pm. In order to accommodate a complicated television broadcast schedule, several Gopher games for the 2008-09 season have been moved to earlier start times. The Gophers Wildcats game on November 8th will begin at 6:07pm as will the Gophers Mavericks game on January 31st and the Gophers Bulldogs game on February 28th. The Gophers vs Colorado College Tigers at Mariucci Arena game scheduled for Sunday December 14th has been changed to 4:07 p.m. Gophers hockey tickets will work on updating our Mariucci Arena Schedule in the next few days to reflect the changes.
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Gopher Hockey Attendance makes Gophers Hockey Tickets hard to find
From the Gophers Official web site:
"Tickets were once again hard to come by during the 2007-08 men's hockey season as the University of Minnesota ranked third among all NCAA Division I teams in average attendance at 9,943 fans per game. Seats for every Minnesota home game were sold out..."
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Dodge Holiday Classic
The Dodge Holiday Classic will be a part of the Gophers hockey schedule for the 17th consecutive year. This year the tournament will be a little later in schedule than usual and will be held in the beginning of January. The four teams competeing in the Dodge Holiday Classic trophy will be: Minnesota Gophers, Western Michigan Broncos, Brown College Bears and Northeastern Huskies. Both Brown and Northeastern have not been a part of the tournament since 1997. The Dodge Holiday Classic tournament schedule looks like this:
Dodge Holiday Classic - Mariucci Arena:
Fri. Jan 2 Northeastern vs. Western Michigan 4PM
Fri. Jan 02 Minnesota vs. Brown 7PM
Sat. Jan 3 Brown vs. Northeastern or W. Michigan 4PM
Sat. Jan 3 MN vs. Northeastern or W. Michigan 7PM
On Saturday the game winners play the winners from Friday and the losers play the losers, but regardless of if Minnesota wins or loses, they get the Satruday evening game so buy tickets today and see the Gophers attempt to add another trophy to the trophy case.
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Gophers Hockey Schedule Notes
October may seem like a long way off, but it's not! The Minnesota Gophers hockey schedule has been out for about 6 weeks and many Gophers fans have already purchased their tickets.
The Gophers schedule is intense especially at the beginning of the season. The Minnesota Gophers jump right into WCHA Conference play with six conference games to open the season including a home-and-home series against St. Cloud State to open the season and then a trip across the border to play the Wisconsin Badgers. November will bring 6 home games to Mariucci Arena so save a weekend in November for Gopher hockey! Go Gophers!
Gophers Hockey Schedule includes hosting other conference champions
The Gopher mens hockey schedule includes some tough competition in 2008. Besides the regular WCHA conference games, the Gophers hockey team will also face off against two other defending regular season champions. First, the Gophers will host the defending Hockey East champion New Hampshire Wildcats November 7th and 8th at Mariucci Arena. Then, the Gophers hockey team will face defending Central Collegiate Hockey Association champion Michigan Wolverines on the day after Thanksgiving, November 28th. Gophers hockey tickets to both events are currently on sale so reserve your seats today!
Gopher Hockey Tickets Available
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Gopher fans will want to scoop up tickets early to the Wisconsin Badgers game in February and the closing regular season match-up between the Golden Gophers and the UMD Bulldogs. Those conference games are sure to determine the final rankings in the WCHA.
Blake Wheeler Boston Bruins
Former Golden Gopher Blake Wheeler, has agreed to a deal with the Boston Bruins. This Gophers hockey fan predicted it would be an East Coast team, but I have to say I am surprised at how quickly the announcement came. Wheeler can't officially sign until July 1st, but all the reports state that Blake Wheeler and the Boston Bruins have agreed on a two year contract deal. Best of Luck to you Blake Wheeler. Gopher Hockey fans will be watching.
Blake Wheeler NHL Update
Blake Wheeler turned down the NHL contract offered by the Phoenix Coyotes and will take his chances at free agency in the NHL this July. Wheelers agent responded with comments that eluded to the fact that Blake Wheelers decision was not based solely on money, but is more about having the opportunity to choose where he is going to live and play. At one point, there were rumors that Blake Wheeler would play for the Minnesota Wild, but recent statements indicate he is looking elsewhere, perhaps at the east coast teams.
Gophers Hockey fans will be keeping an eye on the Blake Wheeler story and you can bet Gophers Hockey Tickets .com will keep you posted on Blake Wheelers status! Check back soon!
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Gophers Hockey hires new coach Mike Hastings
The University of Minnesota Gopher mens hockey team selected Mike Hastings as their new assistant coach. Hastings is a Crookston, Minnesota native and played collegiate hockey for St Cloud State Huskies. His coaching career includes many years at the helm of the Omaha Lancers in the United States Hockey League, where Mike Hastings is crowned as the winningest coach in USHL history. Mike Hastings has extensive coaching and recruiting skills that he will bring with him to the University of Minnesota hockey program. If you want to read the job description for a Gophers Assistant Head Coach, check it out on this Golden Gophers blog.
Let's hope the 2008-09 Gophers season will be a great one for Don Lucia, Mike Hastings and the Gopher hockey team! Welcome to the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, Mike Hastings!
Gophers Hockey Captain Ryan Stoa
The Gopher hockey team selected their 2008-09 team captain as Ryan Stoa. The Minnesota Gopher junior forward was an assistant captain last year despite missing nearly the entire 2007-08 men's hockey season with a knee injury. Stoa will return to the ice next year wearing the Golden Gopher Captain "C" on his jersey and coach Don Lucia will look for Ryan Stoa's leadership to help propel the mens gopher hockey team to a successful season.
Stay tuned for Gopher Hockey Schedule announcements!
Blake Wheeler NHL bound
Minnesota Gopher junior forward Blake Wheeler has withdrawn from the University of Minnesota to pursue a career in the NHL. Wheeler was a 2004 first-round draft pick by the Phoenix Coyotes and has until the beginning of June to sign with the team or will then take his chances at NHL free agency. Blake Wheeler is fast on his skates and has the ability to put the puck between the pipes in stressful situations. Blake Wheeler's on ice talent will be missed by the Gopher mens hockey team and his great play making abilities will be missed by Gopher hockey fans, as well.
Best of luck to you Blake Wheeler in the NHL.
Alex Kangas MVP
Gopher Goaltender Alex Kangas was awarded the Gopher mens hockey team Most Valuable Player award at Saturday's team awards banquet at Mariucci Arena. Kangas was also named the team's Rookie of the Year and Playoff MVP.
Alex Kangas celebrated a record setting year with the Golden Gophers, setting single-season school records with 1.98 goals against average and .930 save percentage. Kangas also was ranked sixth nationally in goals against and seventh in save percentage, including second among all freshman goalies in the country.
Congratulations Alex Kangas!
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Gopher coach Mike Guentzel Resigns
Mike Guentzel resigned his post of assistant head coach to the University of Minnesota men's hockey program to pursue other coaching opportunities. Guentzel played for the Minnesota Gophers himself from 1982-1985 and has spent the past 14 years coaching with the Gopher hockey team. Mike Guentzel was a large part of the Gophers winning back to back national championships in 2002 and 2003.
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Gopher Hockey News
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Salute to Gopher Seniors
Gophershockeytickets.com wants to salute the Gophers mens hockey teams seniors: Ben Gordon, Mike Howe, Evan Kaufmann, Derek Peltier, Brent Solei and Tommy Pohl. Thank you for your efforts this Gopher hockey season and we wish you the best of luck in the future! We will move your Gopher player profiles to past players in the coming months, but the memories you have created playing for the maroon and gold will live on forever. Thank you Gophers for a great season!
Gophers lost to Boston College, End Gopher Hockey Season
The Minnesota Gophers lost to Boston College 2-5 ending their NCAA playoff chances and the 2007-08 Gopher Hockey season. Boston College Eagles controlled most of the first period and were firing the puck at mach speed toward Gopher goalie Alex Kangas. The Gophers never led the contest, but did manage to tie the score briefly in the second period. The third period of the NCAA playoff game was wacky as the Gophers scored and the referee waived it off only to have the play reviewed later and a goal announced. The stroke of luck for the Gophers wasn't enough for them to come back, but definitely gave the college hockey fans something to get excited about.
Gophers fans were disappointed that the team couldn't continue on their remarkable postseason run, but there is always next year Gophers fans!
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Gophers set to play Boston College in NCAA Tournament
The Golden Gophers hockey team will take on Boston College Eagles in the opening round of the 2008 NCAA tournament at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. on Saturday March 29th at 6:30pm. The Minnesota Gophers are 19-16-9 overall and the third seed in the regional, making their 32nd trip to the NCAA tournament, including their eighth straight. Boston College Eagles are 21-11-8 and the second seed, making their 28th trip to the tournament, including finishing as national runner-up the past two seasons.
The Gophers and Boston College are classic hockey rivals, but have missed two opportunities to play during the regular season tournaments so the NCAA playoff will be a heated battle between two teams playing their best hockey right now. The Boston College Eagles swept through the Hockey East playoffs and the Golden Gophers came from behind to earn the second place title of the WCHA.
The Gophers lead the all-time series with Boston College 14-10-2, but the teams have not played since a 2-1 Minnesota victory in 2002. Let's hope the Gophers are ready to be the Cinderella team in the NCAA hockey tournaments. Go Gpohers!
Gophers settle for second place in WCHA Final Five
After a whirlwind WCHA tournament, the Gophers hockey team had to settle for second place, losing to the Denver Pioneers in the Championship game 1-2. The Gophers were the seventh seed in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs, but won four straight one-goal games, including three overtime contests and proved many Gopher hockey critics wrong.
The Gophers were disappointed with the loss, but proud of how far they had come. "We did what we needed to do in the last 10 games." Gopher head coach Don Lucia said. Indeed, they did. The Gophers played hard beating the Mankato Mavericks, St Cloud State Huskies and the Colorado College Tigers. They won the necessary games to get to the WCHA Championship game and to more importantly to get a berth into the NCAA tournament. Way to go Gophers! Way to go!
WCHA Final Five Schedule
The WCHA Final Five tournament begins tonight at the Xcel Energy Center St Paul. Here is the complete WCHA Final Five Schedule:
Thurs Mar 20
St. Cloud State vs Minnesota Gophers 7PM TICKETS
Fri Mar 21
Denver vs. North Dakota 2PM TICKETS
Minnesota/St. Cloud vs. Colorado College 7PM TICKETS
Sat Mar 22
Third Place Game 2PM TICKETS
Championship Game 7PM TICKETS
Gophers compete in WCHA Final Five
The Minnesota Gophers will take on St Cloud State Huskies tomorrow night at the Xcel Energy Center. The winner between seventh-ranked St. Cloud State and twelfth ranked Minnesota Gophers will advance to the WCHA playoff semi-finals against WCHA champion Colorado College Tigers on Friday night. The entire WCHA Final Five Tournament will provide top notch college hockey match-ups and with two Minnesota teams taking the ice tomorrow, attendance will be at an all time high.
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Gophers beat Mankato Mavericks
The Golden Gopher mens hockey team beat the Mankato Mavericks hockey team in the best of 3 series last weekend winning Saturdays overtime game 2-1 and Sundays double overtime game 3-2. The series win will propel the Gophers to the WCHA Final Five at the Xcel Energy Center this weekend.
The Mankato playoff series was one of the best in college hockey match-ups and both goalies were remarkable. Gopher goalie Alex Kangas played phenomenal hockey stopping 115 of 119 shots and remaining cool under the playoff pressure. Gophers fans will want to buy WCHA Final Five tickets and head to St Paul to see top college hockey match-ups. Regardless of who wins or loses, the college hockey fan will have an experience to remember.
WCHA playoff season has finally begun! The Gopher hockey team will be in Mankato taking on the Mavericks. Other first-round WCHA playoff matchups include: top-seeded Colorado College Tigers hosting 10th-seeded Alaska Anchorage, second-seeded North Dakota Fighting Sioux hosting ninth-seeded Michigan Tech and fifth-seeded St. Cloud State Huskies hosting sixth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers. All three game series will run this Friday and Saturday with a possible third game on Sunday to determine which team will move on to the WCHA final five tournament.
Gophers play in Mankato for WCHA Tournament
The Golden Gopher mens hockey team will take on Minnesota State Mavericks in Mankato on Friday night for the first-round Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff series. It will be the first time in seven years that the Gopher mens hockey team begins the conference playoffs on the road.
The Mankato Mavericks finished the season with an 18-14-4 record and fourth in the WCHA while the Minnesota Gophers finished with a 15-14-9 record and seventh in the WCHA. The winner of the three game series will be given a berth in WCHA Final Five Tournament that will be held March 20-22 at the Xcel Energy Center. Let's go Gophers!
Gophers win one, lose one in regular season finale
The Gophers hockey team beat the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at Mariucci Arena Friday night 4-1, extending the Gophers unbeaten streak to five games. Blake Wheeler scored two goals and the Gophers played solid hockey. However, Saturday night the Gophers looked like a different team vs the Duluth Bulldogs dropping the contest 3-2. The Gophers went one for six on power plays and didn't get any solid scoring chances in the last few minutes of the game.
The Saturday night Mariucci Arena loss didn't affect the Gophers seventh place standings in the WCHA, but it is sure to have an impact on their momentum as a team heading into the playoffs. It was the last time the Gopher seniors would play at Mariucci Arena and they were disappointed they couldn't give the home crowd a victory. Gophers forward Ben Gordon said: "Last game at Mariucci," he explained, "it was sad, especially getting the loss."
It was sad for the Gopher hockey fans as well. Let's hope the Gophers can play tougher in the playoffs!
Last Chance Gopher Game
The Golden Gophers Mens Hockey team has one more home series this season vs. the University Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs. The Friday Saturday night series will be on the Gopher Mariucci Arena ice and is sure to be a sold out game! This could be your last chance to see this Gopher team at Mariucci Arena so be sure and buy your Gopher hockey tickets today!
Gophers earn three more points on the road
The Gophers traveled to Anchorage Alaska last weekend with hopes of a series sweep and four points to boost them in the WCHA standings. The Gophers were 10-3-1 against the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves in Alaska since Don Lucia took over as the Gophers coach so the goal was not out of reach. The Gophers tied the Seawolves on Friday night 2-2, but came away with the win Saturday night 4-1. Gopher Goalie Alex Kangas was once again fantastic and kept the team in the game. The Seawolves season is now over, but the Golden Gophers mens hockey team has one more series left! Go Gophers!
The Gophers hockey team travels to Anchorage to play Alaska Anchorage Seawolves this weekend in another WCHA battle. Both Friday and Saturday nights game will be broadcast on FSN. Gophers hockey fans will be glued to their TV's. Go Gophers!
Gophers earn three points at Mariucci arena
The Minnesota Gophers hockey team earned 3 out of 4 points playing the Wisconsin Badgers in a tough WCHA rivalry match-up last weekend. The Gophers beat the Badgers 4-2 on Friday night and then went on to tie 4-4 on Saturday in front of a sold out Mariucci crowd. In fact, it was the largest crowd this season, recorded as 231 over capacity. If you didn't have Gopher hockey tickets, you definitely missed out!
The Gophers took the lead 4 times on Saturday night and the Badgers answered back after every goal. It was a high strung game filled with plenty of shots on goal and a roaring Mariucci Arena crowd."That was the loudest I've heard this building the whole season," Gopher Jay Barriball said.
The NCAA tournament remains within reach, the Gophers have just got to keep winning! Go Gophers!
Gophers face Wisconsin Badgers at home
The Gophers hockey team will face the Wisconsin Badgers at Mariucci Arena on Friday February 22 and Saturday February 23rd. The border battle will be heated as the Gophers try to stay alive in the WCHA. The Gophers hockey season is quickly winding down and Gophers fans won't want to sit home during this series. Buy your Gopher Wisconsin tickets today!
Minnesota State Mavericks vs. Wisconsin Badgers
A friend of mine made the long journey to Madison, Wisconsin last Saturday for the Minnesota Golden Gopher Basketball game versus the Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center. His buddy that he went with also had hockey tickets to that night's Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota State Mavericks hockey game which was also played at the Kohl Center. Because he is a hockey fanatic he decided to check out the game even though he despises both of the teams that were playing.
Here are a few of his thoughts from his Kohl Center hockey experience:
1. Mariucci Arena is a much better venue to watch a hockey game at.
2. The Wisconsin Badgers are a formidable WCHA team that seems to be getting better.
3. The Wisconsin Badger Student Section is rowdy and knowledgeable.
4. The Golden Gophers will be lucky to split their series this weekend with the Badgers.
5. Wisconsin Badger Hockey Tickets are easier to get than Gopher Hockey Tickets.
6. He is definitley going to next year's Gophers versus Badgers series at the Kohl Center in Madison.
The highlight of the game for him was when the Wisconsin Badger Student Section chanted in unison "Gopher Rejects" at the Mankato players. I guess that cheer could be viewed as a compliment to the Gophers even though Minnesota State is ahead of the Gophers in the WCHA Standings.
Bucky Badger at Kohl Center, pumping up the Badger fans
Gophers tie and lose one in Denver
The gophers mens hockey team tied the Denver Pioneers in Denver last Friday night and then lost on Saturday night 1-4. The ailing Gophers hockey team is in seventh place with a 6-11-5 WCHA record. If seventh place sounds like uncommon territory for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey program, it is. The Gophers have not finished as low as seventh in the WCHA since 1976-77, when they went 13-16-3. The Gophers have this weekend off and coach Don Lucia is giving his guys a few days of rest to prepare for the remainder of the 2007-08 Gopher hockey season.
Gophers on the road in Denver
From gophersports.com Minnesota hits the road for a two-game Western Collegiate Hockey Association series at the Denver Pioneers. Both teams have struggled in recent weeks as Minnesota is 1-3-3 over its last seven games and Denver is 1-4 in its last five outings. The Gophers remain in a tight race in the middle of the league standings as five points separate fourth through ninth place. Friday's game can be seen live on the Big Ten Network, while Fox Sports Net North will televise Saturday's game live.
A pair of wins in Denver could give the Gophers hockey team a much needed lift. Go Gophers!
Next home game is Feb 22 and 23rd when the Golden Gophers take on the Wisconsin Badgers. Check the Gopher Schedule for tickets.
Gophers lose and tie at Mariucci Arena, Gophers dont score enough goals for a win
The Gophers hockey team had a tough time closing the deal with University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux at Mariucci Arena last weekend. The Gophers played hard and sent both Friday nights game and Saturday nights game into overtime. On Friday night, the Gophers lost the match-up 1-2 as Sioux player Evan Trupp batted a goal past Gopher Goalie Alex Kangas in overtime. I mean literally batted, Trupp was diving towards the ice and used his stick just right to hit the mid air puck into the net. It was definitely a shot for the highlight reels.
Saturday nights Gopher Sioux game was a hard hitting tense game as both teams looked chippy. UND made some heavy hits and there a few fights to accentuate the evening. The Gophers ended Saturday night with a 1-1 UND tie. There was excellent goal tending by both teams during the series and it was just a matter of who could get the most shots on goal and who had the stronger offense. UND showed why they are ranked second in the WCHA.
Gophers take on North Dakota at Mariucci Arena
The Minnesota Gophers mens hockey team will take on University North Dakota Fighting Sioux this weekend at Mariucci Arena. The Gopher Sioux faceoff is at 7:07 pm both Friday and Saturday night. The Gophers need to earn a few points in the WCHA this weekend and being on the Mariucci Arena home ice is just what they need. There will be plenty of Sioux fans in attendance, but Gophers fans will be flocking to the campus arena as well. Buy Gophers hockey tickets today!
Gophers third period woes continue
The Golden Gophers hockey team had a tough weekend at the Kohl Center battling the Wisconsin Badgers and losing Friday night 1-3 and then walking away with a tie Saturday night 2-2. The Gophers outshot the Badgers Saturday night and looked like they were going to split the series, but the Badgers battled back and scored two goals further extending the Gophers third period fall-out pattern. In fact, the Minnesota Gophers have been outscored 36-18 in third-period play this season.
With five weekends left before the WCHA playoffs, the Wisconsin Badgers are tied with Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs for fourth place with 17 points while the Gophers have 15 points, just one point in front of St. Cloud State, Michigan Tech and Minnesota State Mankato. The Gophers will need to come on strong if they want to make the playoffs. Go Gophers!
Gophers get a three-point weekend after beating Duluth 2-1 Saturday
The University of Minnesota Gopher men's hockey team had a considerably better weekend fighting the Duluth Bulldogs than they had in St. Cloud, when they let the Huskies come back to get a 4-4 tie. The Gophers were able to maintain a tie Friday night in Duluth after the Bulldogs somehow got a five man to three advantage. Many Gopher players and coach Don Lucia believe that the five on three was a turning point for the Gophers in the season.
The Gopher hockey team got their sixth win in the WCHA the following night on Saturday, beating the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs 2-1. With the Duluth trip out of the way, the Gophers will head to Wisconsin this weekend for an important Wisconsin Badger border battle. Get Gopher tickets to see this intriguing series and go Gophers!
Gophers hockey team on the road
The Golden Gopher hockey team will be on the road the next two weekends facing tough WHCA rivals. First up is University Minnesota Duluth this weekend and then the University of Wisconsin Badgers next weekend. The next home game for the Gopher mens hockey team will be Super Bowl weekend vs. University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux.
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Gophers travel to St Cloud and walk away with a tie
The Gophers mens hockey team traveled to the National Hockey Center in St Cloud Minnesota to play the St Cloud State Huskies on Saturday. The Gophers played in front of a roaring 6,000 plus crowd, most fans donning Huskies jerseys and loud Husky voices. If the crowd wasn't intimidating enough, the Gophers had to deal with a fluke Huskies goal that started the Huskies three goal comeback.
Gophers goalie Jeff Frazee started the game for the Gophers, but was replaced with Alex Kangas at the start of the second period. The shot count was close, but the Huskies had a slight 33-32 edge over the Gophers team. The offensive part of the hockey game was definitely the battle of the freshman as Freshman Huskie Garrett Roe scored two goals for the Huskies, and Gopher freshman Mike Hoeffel scored two for the Gophers.
It was a crazy game and Gopher Goalie Alex Kangas is quoted as saying, "I'm glad we don't play St. Cloud again." Most Gophers hockey fans will definitely agree.
Gophers lose to St Cloud on home Mariucci Arena ice
The Gophers hockey team lost to St Cloud State at Mariucci Arena last Friday 1-3. It was a tough WCHA conference loss for the Golden Gopher team. The game was tied 1-1 through two periods, but St Cloud State came on strong in the final two minutes and slipped a puck past Gopher goalie Alex Kangas and then added an empty netter to seal the deal. Kangas finished the game with 32 saves, but the Gopher offense just couldn't get going. St. Cloud native Mike Howe scored the lone goal for the Gophers hockey team.
Gophers Host St Cloud State
The Gophers mens hockey team returns to WCHA competition this weekend with a home-and-home series against St. Cloud State. The Minnesota Gophers will play host to the Huskies on Friday night at Mariucci Arena at 7:07pm. There are still a couple of Gopher St Cloud State tickets available from www.gophershockeytickets.com. If you need other Gopher tickets, feel free to call one of our friendly customer service representatives at 888-474-4053 and be sure to ask for the Gopher Hockey website discount! Go Gophers!
Minnesota Gophers sweep Wayne State at Mariucci Arena
The Minnesota Golden Gophers mens hockey team swept Wayne State in a Friday Saturday night series at Mariucci Arena last weekend. The Gophers hockey team beat the Warriors 5-1 on Friday night and then stomped them again 5-2 on Saturday night.
"We needed it," coach Don Lucia said. The Gophers have not been playing to their normally elite standard and Gopher fans, players and even the coach hope these back to back victories can bring some momentum to the Gopher hockey team.
Gophers host Wayne State at Mariucci Arena
The Gophers mens hockey team will be hungry for a win on their home ice this weekend as they host Wayne State Warriors for a Friday Saturday night series at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers will be looking to gain some fan support after a disappointing first round loss at the Holiday tournament last weekend. Gophers tickets start out at $49 each and are selling fast so buy now before they are gone.
Gophers beat the Air Force for consolation title
The Golden Gophers mens hockey team beat the Air Force Falcons in an overtime shootout to win the consolation title of the Dodge Holiday Classic at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers led most of the game, but the Falcons pulled their goalie in the final minutes of the third period and used the extra man to their advantage slipping a goal past Gophers goalie Alex Kangas. The 2-2 tie sent the game into overtime. After a scoreless five minute session, Minnesota won the shootout 2-0, scoring on two of its three tries and stopping the Air Force Falcons on four attempts.
Boston College claimed the tournament title with a 6-0 rout of Rochester Institute of Technology. It was Boston College's first Dodge Holiday Classic title in its fourth tournament appearance.
Gophers lost to RIT in round one of Holiday Tournament
After nearly 3 weeks off, the Golden Gopher mens hockey team was stunned when it lost to RIT in the first round of the Dodge Holiday Classic. RIT beat the Gophers 4-3 and forced the Gophers to play for consolation against Air Force. Minnesota had won the tournament 11 times in the 16-year history of the event and was sorely disappointed with the loss. RIT's Matt Smith broke a 3-3 tie with 11 minutes left in the game to give the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers the victory. The Gophers had many opportunities to score late in the third period including a Mike Hoeffel breakaway and a five on a three Minnesota power play, but couldn't manage to put one between the pipes.
Dodge Holiday Classic Tournament
The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher mens hockey team will be back on their home ice this weekend for the Dodge Holiday Classic Tournament. The two day tournament starts on Saturday December 29th at 4:07pm when the Air Force faces off against Boston College at Mariucci Arena. The evening game brings the maroon and gold Gophers against RIT. Sunday games will be the losers vs. the winners. Both evening games will be broadcast on FSN, but don't sit home and watch the games buy gophers hockey tickets today!
Minnesota Wild GM said he would never recruit midseason
With the departure of Gopher Kyle Okposo to the NHL New York Islanders mid season, plenty of college hockey coaches are rumbling over the NHL's player stealing tactics. WCHA Commissioner Bruce McLeod was equally disturbed by the Islanders' decision to go after Okposo in the middle of the Gopher season, calling it virtually unheard of. Asked about that, Minnesota Wild general manager Doug Risebrough said he simply would not sign a player away from his college team during the season. Risebrough said a player often wants to jump from one place to another because he's not happy, but that's not healthy motivation.
"This is too hard a business," he said. "You've got to persevere. You've got to hang in there, and just the fact that it isn't working out, you know, you've got to kind of make the commitment to stay."
Kyle Okposo Departing for the NHL
"University of Minnesota sophomore Kyle Okposo has chosen to forgo the remainder of the 2007-08 season and his career with the Golden Gophers to sign a contract with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.
Okposo was the Islanders' first-round draft choice and the seventh player taken overall in the 2006 entry draft. He is the eighth Minnesota player to leave college early for the professional ranks since the end of the 2005-06 season." Read more here.
Gophers time off
The Golden Gophers hockey team has over a two week down period before the Dodge Holiday Classic at Mariucci Arena on Saturday December 29th and Sunday December 30th. Let's hope the Gophers use the time to practice, practice, practice. The team needs to come out strong in the new year and be ready to battle for the WCHA title. Let's go Gophers!
Gophers split Fighting Sioux road series
The Minnesota Gophers hockey team split the University of North Dakota Series in Grand Forks last weekend, losing to the Fighting Sioux on Friday night 2-4 and then squeaking by with a win on Saturday night 4-3 at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Fighting Sioux are ranked 8th and the unranked Gophers knew it would be a tough battle. At one point the North Dakota Sioux were picked to win the WCHA this year so a series split is a real victory for the ailing Gophers.
Gopers lose two in a row, need to regroup
The Gophers mens hockey team tied Michigan state the day after Thanksgiving and then lost to Michigan on Saturday. Perhaps the maroon and gold just had too much turkey. The team played sloppy offense and just couldn't put together passes to score on their Michigan rivals.
Up next is another Michigan for the Gophers, fourth ranked Michigan Tech will be at Mariucci Arena on Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st. Let's hope the Gophers hockey team can regroup and beat the Huskies before Gopher hockey fans give up on them.
Upcoming Gopher Games
The Gophers hockey team travels to Michigan State to play on Friday November 24th and then play Michigan Saturday November 25th. The Gophers will be back at Mariucci Arena on Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st to play fourth place Michigan Tech. See the full Gophers Schedule for game times.
Gophers split Seawolves series, still rank 12th
The Gopher hockey team split its home series with WCHA opponent Alaska Anchorage. The Gophers earned a shutout on Friday night beating the Anchorage Seawolves 3-0, but lost on Saturday 4-2.
Saturday's loss was a heartbreaker for the fans at Mariucci arena. The Gophers were leading after two periods, but the Seawolves put together an offensive surge to score three goals in the third period to win the game.
"In the third period, they just took it to us," said Gophers defenseman Cade Fairchild, who assisted on his team's two goals. "They just outworked us."
Minnesota outshot the unranked Seawolves in every period and finished with a 32-25 edge, but Anchorage goaltender Jon Olthuis made some good saves while benefiting from Minnesota hitting the pipe once and several times simply missing an open net.
Gophers Sweep Mavericks, look ahead to Seawolves
The Golden Gophers Hockey team beat the Mankato Mavericks in the home and home series last weekend. The University of Minnesota beat Mankato State 4 to 3 in Mankato and then 5 to 3 back on Gopher campus at Mariucci Arena. This weekend the Gopher hockey team will face Alaska Anchorage at Mariucci playing at 7pm both Friday and Saturday night. Buy your Gophers hockey tickets now!
Gophers face Mankato State
The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher mens hockey team will take on Minnesota State Mankato Mavericks this weekend in a home-and-home series.
Friday November 9th's game is at Mankato at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday November 10th's game is at Mariucci Arena at 7:07 p.m. As your top source for Gopher Hockey Tickets, we have great seats to both games! View the Gopher Hockey Schedule for ticket information!
Gopher Hockey Team
This Gopher Hockey fan had high hopes for this years Gopher team, but they are looking less than stellar. I am wondering if Kyle Okposo has any regrets about not going with the New York Islanders in the NHL? Can losing over and over again really be that much fun? The Gophers are getting 30+ shots on goal and that is always fun to watch.
Most of the Gopher hockey games are still sold out unless you buy your tickets from www.gophershockeytickets.com - we are never sold out! Goooooo Gophers!
Disappointing Weekend for the University of Minnesota
The big Gopher Sports weekend turned out to be a big Gopher disappointment. The Gopher Hockey team lost both of their Denver match-ups at Mariucci Arena, losing Friday night 1-5 and then Sunday afternoon 1-4. The Gophers came out strong on Sunday and even score the first goal, but Denver's Tyler Bozak scored a hat trick with two shorthanded goals as the Pioneers dealt the Gophers their fourth straight league loss. The defeat put the Gophers at 4-4 overall and 0-4 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association for the first time ever.
The Gopher football team looked equally pathetic and lost their homecoming match-up to the Illini 17-44 at the HHH Metrodome.
The only hope for Gopher sports fans? Gopher Basketball which starts this Saturday at Williams Arena vs. Army.
Gophers Hockey Team Sweeps Ohio, Looks Ahead to Denver in Big Gopher Sports Weekend
With its sweep of Ohio State last week, the Gopher hockey team moved up two spots to eighth in this week's NCAA men's hockey rankings. Minnesota was 10th in last week's poll before sweeping 14th-ranked Ohio State 3-1 and 2-1 last week at Mariucci Arena.
Minnesota will play another ranked opponent this weekend when it hosts seventh-ranked Denver Pioneers at Mariucci Arena in a rare Friday Sunday series with games on Friday at 7:07 pm and Sunday at 2:07 pm due to a Gopher homecoming football game on Saturday night. Need Gopher tickets? Gophershockeytickets.com is your best source!
Gophers Hockey vs. Pioneers Nov. 2nd 7pm @ Mariucci
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Gophers Rebound at Mariucci
The Golden Gopher Mens Hockey team beat Ohio State 3-1 last night on the Gopher home ice, Mariucci Arena. After losing two games against Colorado College last weekend, the Gophers were ready to prove they are a top notch college hockey team and better than their current 10th place college hockey rank.
Gopher Junior Justin Bostrom, Seniors Ben Gordon and Mike Howe all scored goals to propel the Gophers to the victory over the Buckeyes.
The teams meet again tonight at Mariucci Arena at 7:05 p.m and there are still good seats available for less than $50. Buy Ohio State Gopher hockey tickets.
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Golden Gophers lost to Colorado College
The Gophers got swept on the road by Colorado College dropping Friday nights game 3-1 and then losing Saturday night 2-1 in overtime. It was the first time since 2004 that Minnesota was swept in a road series and opened the Western Collegiate Hockey Association season with two losses. It was the first time since 1999 that the Gophers were swept by Colorado.
Colorado College freshman goaltender Richard Bachman had a big night Saturday night stopping 37 shots, stopping 21 in the third period alone. The Gophers had a solid scoring chance in overtime when Blake Wheeler had an open look that was stopped by Bachman.
Next up for the Gophers is a Thursday night game at Mariucci Arena vs. Ohio State. Let's hope the Gopher hockey team can turn the season around rather quickly and show Minnesota Gopher hockey fans why the Gopher Hockey Team is our Pride on Ice.
Gopher Hockey Captains
University of Minnesota hockey head coach Don Lucia announced today that senior defenseman Derek Peltier will serve as the captain for the 2007-08 season. Senior forwards Mike Howe and Evan Kaufmann and junior forward Ryan Stoa were also named assistant captains. The announcement was made at this afternoon's media day at Mariucci Arena following a vote of the team. The Gophers will play in the annual Ice Breaker tournament this weekend at the Xcel Energy Center St Paul.
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The first of the preseason rankings has been announced and for the first time since the 2000-01 season, University North Dakota has been picked to win the league. The Grand Forks Herald's annual preseason coaches' poll gave the fighting Sioux 7 first place votes and the Minnesota Gophers 3 first place votes.
In the past, college hockey coaches have considered being picked the favorite to be a jinx, but the poll correctly picked the Gophers to win in 2005-06 and last season, the Gophers won it again after tying with Wisconsin for the top spot in the preseason poll.
Here is how the coaches vote turned out:
Former Gopher Believes in Team
The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey Team has often been called the Yankees of college hockey. They have a cult like following, they get the best recruits and play in the best facilities. The Gopher hockey team is consistently good and former Gophers star Thomas Vanek of the NHL Buffalo Sabres predicts his alma mater will contend for another WCHA championship this season, despite having lost underclassmen Alex Goligoski, Erik Johnson and Jim O'Brien to professional contracts.
Take it from Vanek, the Gophers Hockey Team will be a force to be reckoned with and tickets will sell out fast. Go Gophers!
Ice Breaker Invitational
Some of the best "pre-season" college hockey takes place right here in the state of Minnesota, home of the Golden Gophers. The University of Minnesota will be playing hockey at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul on Friday October 12th and Saturday October 13th. The Xcel is home to the NHL Minnesota Wild and is considered one of the best hockey arenas in the country and the Golden Gophers are stoked to be taking the ice one month from today.
The October event will be the 2007 Ice Breaker Invitational. Since its inception at the beginning of the 1997-98 season, the Ice Breaker perennially brings together some of the best teams in the nation and provides fans with a destination to celebrate the start of a new year of college hockey. The Golden Gophers hockey team will join Boston College from Hockey East, the University of Michigan from the CCHA, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) of ECAC Hockey. All of the teams are top notch college hockey teams and are sure to provide fans with a great hockey watching experience. There will be two games on both days:
Friday October 12th
Saturday October 13th
On ticket gets you into both games for the day so buy your college hockey tickets now! Go Gophers!
Make a great weekend in Madison
Last weekend, I visited Madison, Wisconsin because I had concert tickets for a show in nearby East Troy, Wisconsin. Let me tell you, Madison is a great place to visit. I know many Minnesota Golden Gopher hockey fans have only driven by the beautifully town of Madison, Wisconsin on their way down I-90 to bigger destinations like Chicago or Cleveland. So if you've never been to downtown Madison to check out the student life or the beautiful architecture of the capitol building, you have a great excuse to go if you get some Golden Gopher hockey tickets! The Gophers will take on the University of Wisconsin Badgers in Madison on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, surely making for a weekend of delightful bar hopping and hockey action. If you're a hockey fan, don't pass up Gopher hockey tickets for that weekend!
Buy Gopher Tickets Early
It's no secret that Mariucci Arena is one of the best arenas in the country to watch a college hockey game and Mariucci Arena tickets are often a hot commodity. The Gophers have released their 2007-08 Gopher hockey schedule and gopher hockey fans will want to buy tickets early to the hottest games.
February and March are going to be highly competitive months for the Gopher hockey team. The Gophers play the North Dakota Fighting Sioux on February 1st and 2nd, Wisconsin Badgers on February 22nd and 23rd and finally the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs on March 7th and 8th. All 3 two game match-ups are sure to be sell-outs so buy gophers hockey tickets now!
Another Gopher goes to the Hall
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth, Minnesota will welcome another former University of Minnesota Gophers men's hockey player into its hallowed halls. Roseau, Minnesota native Aaron Broten is the latest Gopher great to be inducted. Broten played a fleeting but magnificent two years (1979-81) at the University of Minnesota before going to the NHL. He set a record for points as a rookie and was named freshman of a year. His sophomore year saw him record a Gopher record 106 points. After his career with Gopher hockey, he played 748 games in the NHL (1981-92). Broten is the 15th Golden Gopher player to join the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. He follows his older brother, Neal Broten.
O’Brien dips out on the U
As if losing two key undergrads wasn't enough, the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hockey team suffered another blow on Monday when the team lost defenseman Jim O'Brien to the Western Hockey League. O'Brien chose to play junior hockey this year for the Seattle Thunderbirds, a move he believed would help him adjust his hockey game to the next level.
Needless to say, Gophers head coach Don Lucia and Gopher hockey fans alike weren't too pleased with O'Brien's decision. Gopher hockey practice begins in less than two months, and O'Brien bailed on the Gophers far later than Lucia would have wished. Presumably, Lucia was ready to start the season with O'Brien in the lineup, but now he has to consider candidates to take over for the departed defenseman.
Gophers Junior Players Invited to Play with the Best
Six Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hockey players are among 45 players right now at the 2007 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, New York. The camp goes from August 3-11. The players from the Gophers at the camp are Mike Carman, Cade Fairchild, David Fischer, Ryan Flynn, Kyle Okposo and Patrick White. The camp will determine the 2008 U.S. National Junior Team that will compete in the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship that runs from December 26, 2007 to January 5, 2008. The tournament will be held in Pardubice and Liberec, Czech Republic.
The six players at the camp are the most representatives from any U.S. institution. Fairchild and White are incoming freshman to the Gophers this fall, and Carman, Fischer, Flynn and Okposo will be sophomores for the 2007-08 season at the U of M. The players at the camp will get to face off against the best players from Sweden and Finland.
Mariucci Joins the Elite
Not like you needed another excuse to buy tickets for perennially exciting Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey, but Mariucci Arena has been named as one of the top ten college sports venues in the nation by Sports Illustrated On Campus. This isn't just college hockey venues mind you, it's all college sports! In fact, Mariucci Arena was ranked higher than number 10 Allen Fieldhouse (home of Kansas basketball) Number one was the Rose Bowl venue and number two was the venue that basically makes Duke basketball invincible, Cameron Indoor Stadium. With the word spreading fast about how great a place Mariucci Arena is to see a hockey game, sports fan from around the nation will want to experience it for themselves. Snatch up your Gophers hockey tickets now to revel in this growing treasure of a hometown venue!
Another Stadium for Stadium Village
With TCF Stadium going up for the Gophers football team in 2009, Mariucci Arena next door is going to be primetime real estate to see Gophers hockey. There will be two more years of construction before the Gophers start playing there, but hockey, football and basketball fans will soon all convene in one giant jamboree of maroon and gold. Buy Golden Gophers Tickets now!
Great College Hockey Matchups, Great Tickets
The Minnesota Gophers Men's hockey team is slated to kick off the season with a highly anticipated "home" game at the Xcel Energy against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Other enticing matchups to buy tickets for in the upcoming season include a matchup with Ohio State for two contests on October 25 and 26, 2007. The Gophers will then face Denver the following week on November 2 and 4. The border battle with the Wisconsin Badgers doesn't come to Mariucci Arena until February 22 and 23, but it's well worth the wait, and it gives Gopher fans ample time to pick tickets, which you can get here. The Gophers will also make a trip to Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska this year to take on the Seawolves. Don Lucia and company will make the trip to play those games on February 29 and March 1, right in the dead of the Alaskan winter. Brrrrrr!
Alex Goligoski Goes to NHL
Golden Gopher hockey player Alex Goligoski has decided to give up his final year of eligibility and has signed a professional contract with the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins. "Although we will miss him, we are extremely happy for Alex," Gopher Head Coach Don Lucia said. "I know it is a dream come true for him to have an opportunity to play in the NHL. He's been a great hockey player during his three years here, but is an even better person off the ice. Alex will be a great representative of the University of Minnesota and we thank him for his contributions to this program."
A native of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Alex Goligoski has served the Golden Gophers hockey team well and will definitely be missed. At 6' 0" and187 pounds, Goligoski has been a hard hitting defenseman. He was a 2006-07 All-American, the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and an All-WCHA First Team selection after finishing the season with nine goals and 30 assists. Goligoski is the second Golden Gopher defenseman this offseason to give up remaining eligibility to play professional hockey, following Erik Johnson who signed with the St. Louis Blues in April.
White, O’Brien go in NHL First Round
A couple of Minnesota Golden Gopher men's hockey team affiliated players were taken in the first round of this year's NHL Draft. Patrick White of Grand Rapids, Minnesota was taken by the Vancouver Canucks with the 25th overall pick while Jim O'Brien of Maplewood, Minnesota was selected at No. 29 by the Ottawa Senators. Other Gopher affiliated players taken later in the draft include Mike Hoeffel of North Oaks, Minnesota, at No. 57 by the New Jersey Devils, Cade Fairchild of Duluth, Minnesota to the St. Louis Blues at 96th overall, Taylor Matson of Mound, Minnesota at No. 176 to the Vancouver Canucks and Nick Larson of Stillwater, Minnesota to the Washington Capitals with the 185th pick.
Patrick White just finished up his senior year of high school at Grand Rapids, and his size and play there helped draw the attention of NHL scouts. He finished his senior year with 49 points on 18 goals in 30 games for the Thunderhawks. White also improved his NHL stock with showings at the IHF World Under-18 Championships, where he helped Team USA win the silver medal. The other first round choice, Jim O'Brien, played for the Gophers last season as a freshman, finishing with 15 points on seven goals. O'Brien is a smart player who creates a positive presence on the ice.
Gopher Hockey Season Opener
The Golden Gophers open the 2007-08 season with the IceBreaker Tournament on October 12-13, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. The annual season-opening tournament features Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Boston College and Michigan.
Phil Kessel wins Masterson Trophy for Perseverance
Madison, Wisconsin native and former Minnesota Golden Gopher hockey player Phil Kessel was the recipient of the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication last week at the 2007 NHL Awards Show in Toronto. Kessel is a testicular cancer survivor who actually played a game three days before undergoing surgery. Total, Kessel only missed 12 games of action due to his illness before coming back to the lineup.
The award is named after the late William Masterson, who played for the Minnesota North Stars and exhibited an immense dedication to the sport of hockey. Masterson died on January 15, 1968 after suffering an injury in a hockey game. Kessel, showing obvious dedication to his profession of professional hockey, got back on the ice as soon as he could from illness.
Carman to Sit Out First Half of Season
University of Minnesota men's hockey head coach Don Lucia announced that sophomore center Mike Carman from Apple Valley, Minnesota will not compete with the Golden Gophers for the first semester of the 2007-08 season. Lucia would not say why Carman is sitting out, but Gophers fans are speculating it is due to academic ineligibility. Lucia did say that Carmen is going to be able to practice, get himself into great shape and come back and start playing right after Christmas. Carmen, who had nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points last season, is expected to appear with the Gopher hockey team at the 17th Annual Dodge Holiday Classic on December 29-30, 2007 at Mariucci Arena.
Okposo will Return to Mariucci
University of Minnesota men's hockey player Kyle Okposo announced that he will return to the Golden Gophers for his sophomore season. Gopher fans are very happy to see Okposo, a St Paul native, return. Okposo, a Gopher center, was second on the team in goals and finished tied for third in the WCHA in freshman scoring. He had eight multi-point games and a team-best three multi-goal games last season.
Okposo was selected by the New York Islanders in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, but Okposo announced, "After meeting with the Islanders to discuss my future, I felt it was in my best interest to return for my sophomore year. This is where I want to be to develop into a better player. I'm enjoying my time as a Gopher and am looking forward to helping us defend our WCHA Championships." Hooah to Kyle Okposo! Golden Gopher Hockey fans will welcome him with open arms into Mariucci arena! Let's play hockey!
Gopher NHL Prospects Still Weighing Options
Minnesota Gophers hockey phenoms Alex Goligoski of Grand Rapids and Kyle Okposo of St. Paul are still undecided about whether they want to return to the ice in a Gophers sweater come fall. Goligoski, the team's MVP last season, was a second-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2004. Okposo was a first-round pick by the New York Islanders last summer.
Gophers hockey head coach Don Lucia originally set a June 1 deadline for the two players to make their decisions, but the date has passed and both players are still holding out. Lucia has reset the date to June 11, or the first day of summer school at the University of Minnesota. Lucia wants Goligoski and Okposo to decide by then because incoming freshman are waiting to see if the two NHL-bound players will be around for summer workouts.
Okposo to Give into Big Apple Lights?
Minnesota Gophers hockey phenom Kyle Okposo was the New York Islanders first round draft pick in 2006, and many Gopher fans are concerned that the Islanders GM Garth Snow will "woo" him away from playing future season with the Gophers. Okposo put up some weighty numbers in the 2006-07 season with 20 points on 19 goals and 21 assists from forward position. Gopher fans undoubtedly want to see Okposo return to help the squad win in his sophomore year, but the NHL certainly awaits Okposo. Garth was quoted in an interview with NewYorkIslanders.com saying Okposo will be loved by the Islander fans, but he is not trying to lure him to Long Island. Garth referred to his own college years as some of the best years of his life.
"It would be wrong for me or anyone else for selfish reasons to try and woo a kid at college to come here," Garth said. "There's always time."
Metzen Honored for Storied Career – Outside of Hockey
A former Minnesota Gopher men's hockey player has been selected to receive the 2007 Lou Lamoriello award. The award was given to Dr. David Metzen, and it is named for the former Providence College player and coach and current New Jersey Devils president and coach. The award honors an exceptional former member of the sport of college hockey that has gone on to do something unique in his or her life.
Metzen played for the Minnesota Gophers in 1964 and the U.S. National team in 1965 and '66. A native of South St. Paul, Minnesota, Metzen went into a career in education after his hockey career. He received a Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota and eventually became the Superintendent of Schools for the city of South St. Paul.
Dave Metzen eventually joined the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in 1997, furthering his pursuit of a truly inspirational career to athletes everywhere.
Gopher Hockey Represented at World Championship
Former University of Minnesota men's hockey players Keith Ballard and Phil Kessel were on the roster of the U.S. Men's National Team that competed in the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship April 17-May 13 in Moscow, Russia. Team USA was edged out by Finland in a 4-5 loss in the quarterfinals, but it was still an honor to know that University of Minnesota Golden Gopher hockey was represented on the ice.
The loss and tournament elimination was hard for Ballard who represented Team USA in 2004 at the IIHF World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, helping the United States win a bronze medal. He was the only NCAA player selected to the roster. A 5-11, 208-pound defenseman, Keith Ballard just completed his second season with the Phoenix Coyotes. In 151 career NHL games, Ballard has recorded 13 goals and 53 assists for 66 points. When the Coyotes come to the Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild, Ballard has quite a fan club!
Phil Kessel is also a repeat star of Team USA. Kessel represented Team USA at the 2006 IIHF World Championships in Riga, Latvia. Kessel had one goal and one assist in seven games as Team USA finished the tournament with an overall record of 4-3-0. He was the lone collegiate player on the U.S. roster. A 6-0, 189-pound forward, Kessel just completed his rookie season with the Boston Bruins. In 70 career NHL games, Kessel recorded 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points.
Erik Johnson joins St Louis Blues
Golden Gopher hockey defenseman Erik Johnson signed a professional contract with the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. A 6-4, 220-pound defenseman, Johnson earned WCHA All-Rookie Team honors after leading the conference's rookie blueliners in scoring. At the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Johnson became the first Golden Gopher and Minnesotan ever taken Number 1 overall in the NHL Entry Draft. Johnson is the first Golden Gopher defenseman to give up remaining eligibility to play professional hockey since Keith Ballard signed a contract with the Phoenix Coyotes following his 2003-04 junior season. Johnson, a Bloomington Minnesota native, will be missed by the Gophers hockey team, but we wish him much success! The Blues are also looking at Gophers Forward Jay Barriball as a possible prospect.
Vanek makes Gophers Proud
Former Minnesota Gopher hockey player Tom Vanek has been making headlines in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Vanek plays forward for the top ranked Buffalo Sabres and the youngster has been making quite an impression on the league. The Sabres pounded the New York Rangers 5-2 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday night. Vanek scored twice for the Sabres and Ales Kotalik once during a three-goal second-period that broke open a scoreless game and put the Sabres in complete control.
Vanek opened the scoring 14 minutes into the second period with a power-play goal. He was parked in front and a step ahead of defender Daniel Girardi. Vanek was in perfect position to deflect in Dmitri Kalinin's shot from inside the blue line. The shot would have made his alma madre coach Don Lucia proud. Buffalo's fourth line struck again for the next goal when Kotalik, set up by Adam Mair's pass, split two defenders and snapped a shot from the right circle that beat Lundqvist high on the far side. Vanek capped the surge when he got by Karel Rachunek at the Rangers' blue line, drove in and around Paul Mara, and scored on a defenseless Lundqvist. It was a sweet goal that I got to see on our local news coverage thanks to Vaneks Minnesota Gopher roots. It's great to see Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey players making a splash in the NHL.
Gopher Hockey Awards Banquet
The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey team celebrated their 2006-2007 season on Sunday afternoon at JAX café in Minneapolis. The annual awards banquet was kicked off by Alex Goligoski receiving, by vote from his fellow teammates, the Mariucci Most Valuable Player award. Goligoski is the 36th Gopher to receive All-American honors!
Other awards were given to Freshman Kyle Okposo who was named the 2006-2007 Frank Pond Rookie of the Year, Jay Barriball and Evan Kaufmann shared the Dr. V. George Nagobads Unsung Hero Award. Junior Brent Solei received the Mike Crupi Most Determined Player Award, for his outstanding dedication regardless of not playing a regular season game. Blake Wheeler took home the Tom Mohr Playoff MVP award, Mike Vannelli was given the Elwin "Doc" Romnes Leadership and Sportsmanship Award and Tom Pohl received the Donald M. Clark Community Service Award, as well as the John Mayasich Outstanding Student-Athlete Award.
Although the awards banquet rounds out the Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey Season, it's never too early to start thinking about next season and GophersHockeyTickets.com will be the best place to get your tickets!
Top Defenseman Alex Goligoski
University of Minnesota Gopher Hockey defenseman Alex Goligoski has been named a RBK Division I All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association. The RBK All-American Teams are sponsored by RBK Hockey and chosen by members of the Coaches Association. With this honor, Alex Goligoski will join a select group of Golden Gophers on the murals in Mariucci Arena. Way to go Alex!
Last month, Goligoski became Minnesota's first WCHA Defensive Player of the Year since Jordan Leopold won the award in 2000-01 and 2001-02. He was also named the 2006-07 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year. Gophers fans look forward to this 6 foot junior coming back next year. With Alex's help supporting a strong defense, the Gophers Hockey Team can continue to pound on it's opponents and work their way toward another Championship - Congrats Alex!
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