Tournament teams have been bolstered by standout players from Manitoba, Ontario, Wisconsin and even Europe since at least the 1950's
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Eric Staal has played 16 NHL seasons, including the past four in Minnesota. He was traded to the Sabres for Marcus Johansson, a 10-year veteran who had nine goals in 60 games last season.
Off to their first 6-0 start since the 2001-02 national championship team began 11-0-2, the Gophers will close out the first portion of the season at Michigan.
Reedy was named the conference's first star of the week and LaFontaine the third star for their performances in a sweep of Michigan State.
Jack LaFontaine stopped 24 shots and the power play clicked for two goals Thursday night as the No. 5 Gophers began a four-game road trip with a 3-1 victory over Michigan State.
The conference has taken its show to Omaha, where eight teams are gathering to play 38 games over the three weeks. The first few days of competition promise for a fun ride going forward.
Gophers men's goalie Jack LaFontaine and women's goalie Lauren Bench were named national goaltenders of the month on Thursday by the Hockey Commissioners Association.
The Mavericks and Beavers men's teams were to play Friday and Saturday in Mankato. This is their third meeting of the week that has been postponed.
Matt Kiersted and Jacob Bernard-Docker joined Kawaguchi in the team picked by media voting, while Minnesota Duluth's Noah Cates and Cole Koepke also were honored.
A positive coronavirus test result within the Mavericks program prompted Monday afternoon's game in Bemidji to be called off. There were no positive tests before Sunday's series opener.
Minnesota was about to play Ohio State in the NCAA quarterfinals when COVID-19 forced sports to shut down. Eight months later, the Gophers and Buckeyes meet to open the season.
Goals from Jonny Sorenson, Scott Reedy, Cullen Munson and Sampo Ranta led the 11th-ranked Gophers over the No. 10 Nittany Lions
This season's conference favorite defeated the defending Big Ten champion in the season opener. Here are things that caught the attention of Gophers coach Bob Motzko.
The Gophers men open their season Thursday night, and the women follow on Saturday. It's a welcome sight for college hockey fans .
The Badgers got four votes in the preseason coaches poll, while Minnesota garnered the other three. Ohio State and Minnesota Duluth round out the top four.
The alternate uniform will be worn occasionally and has the look of what standouts such as Doug Woog and Lou Nanne wore in the 1960s.
They advanced to the Big Ten tournament semifinals, which were wiped out by COVID-19, and return nine of the top 10 scorers and all three goaltenders from that team.
After an eight-month hiatus, the puck will drop again beginning Friday. It's welcome news, but reality says we should expect more turbulence from the pandemic.
The Gophers men's hockey team on Wednesday signed forwards Chaz Lucius, Tristan Broz and Rhett Pitlick to national letters of intent. Lucius is playing at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, while Broz and Pitlick are in the USHL.