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Minnesota set to play in Hockey City Classic

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will play at Solider Field on Sunday afternoon. Here's a look at the major college hockey games set for this weekend.

Colorado College comes from 3 down to tie Gophers

Colorado College senior Rylan Schwartz completed a 3 goal third period comeback with 23 seconds left in regulation and the Tigers and Gophers ended Saturday's game tied at 4.

Two Gophers named to Team USA WJC prelim roster

Both University of Minnesota freshmen defensemen Mike Reilly and Brady Skjei were among the 27 players selected for the December 16-18 camp. Meanwhile, a third Gopher, sophomore forward Travis Boyd, was left off the list.

Mark Alt out of Saturday's lineup

Line combinations for Saturday's Minnesota-UNO game. The Gophers are making some changes after last night's 3-2 loss to UNO. Defenseman Mark Alt is out of the lineup while Jake Parenteau gets a chance to play on the blue line.

Sam Warning returns to Gopher lineup Friday

Line combinations for Friday's series opener between Minnesota and Nebraska-Omaha. Gophers sophomore forward Sam Warning returns to the lineup for the first time in 9 games.

5 questions with UNO writer Matthew Semisch

With Minnesota facing Nebraska-Omaha this weekend, we get a view from the other side with USCHO/Radio Free Omaha writer Matthew Semisch. He discusses UNO's hot streak, their goalie situation and much, more

Minnesota and Nebraska-Omaha face off in WCHA play

Minnesota and Nebraska-Omaha share a lot in common as they face off this weekend at Mariucci Arena. SB Nation Minnesota previews this weekend's series between the two teams, which are each on six-game unbeaten streaks.

Gophers complete sweep with 3-1 win over Vermont

Goals by A.J. Michaelson and Tom Serratore were enough for Minnesota Saturday as they survived a treacherous Vermont team in the third period before Nate Condon scored an empty-netter to win 3-1. The Gophers next play Nebraska-Omaha this weekend.

Gophers make one change as they go for sweep

Line combinations for Saturday's Minnesota-Vermont game, which begins at 6 p.m. CT on Fox Sports North/NESN. The Gophers make one change as Justin Holl comes in for Jared Larson while Vermont take out defenseman Michael Paliotta.

Reilly gets first goal as a Gopher in 5-1 win

Mike Reilly scored his first career collegiate goal as five different players scored for the Gophers in their 5-1 win over Vermont Friday. Minnesota used a three-goal 2nd period to break away from the Catamounts at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

Haula gets an "A" on his chest

The University of Minnesota announced that leading scorer Erik Haula has been named an alternate captain for the rest of the season.

Lucia keeps top-six intact for Friday night

Line combinations for Friday night's Minnesota-Vermont non-conference hockey game. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports North and NESN at 6 p.m. CT.

Get to know Vermont with CHN's Scott McLaughlin

To get a sense of Minnesota's opponent this weekend, we asked College Hockey News Hockey East writer Scott McLaughlin to give us the low down about the Vermont Catamounts.

Gophers head East to face Vermont

Minnesota makes their first regular season trip to the East Coast since 2005 this weekend when they face Vermont in a non-conference series. The Gophers are currently second in the WCHA and coming off of 3-1 win against Wisconsin

Tom Serratore & PK are Minnesota's heroes Saturday

Down 1-0 and facing a 33 second 5x3, Minnesota's penalty kill came through in a way their power play had not this weekend. It sparked the turnaround for the Gophers, who got goals from Nick Bjugstad, Tom Serratore and Kyle Rau to defeat Wisconsin 3-1

Lucia makes two changes to Gopher lineup

The full line combinations for both Minnesota and Wisconsin as they play the second game of their two-game series at 8 p.m. CT on BTN.

Wisconsin's Peterson makes 41 saves in 2-2 tie

The sophomore goalie, making his second start of the season, made 41 saves as Wisconsin held off a potent Minnesota offense and killed two five minute majors. Michael Mersch scored twice for the Badgers while Zach Budish & Erik Haula scored for UMN.

Minnesota-Wisconsin Friday night line combinations

Minnesota is keeping close to what worked last weekend in Anchorage, where the team took 3 of 4 points, with just a couple changes.

Mavericks earn split with a 2 goal third period

Minnesota State freshman forward Dylan Margonari put the Mavericks ahead for good with 3:41 left in the game and JP Lafontaine added an empty netter to beat the second ranked Gophers 5-3 in Mankato to earn a split in their weekend series.

Haula at this gem (Video)

Despite being taken down by Minnesota State forward Matt Leitner, Minnesota forward Erik Haula tipped a Christian Isackson pass past Mavericks goalie Phil Cook before crashing into the boards hard. His goal brought the Gophers within 1.

Gopher power play comes to life in 3-2 win

Zach Budish's first goal of the season with 14:20 left in regulation proved to be the difference as Minnesota defeated in-state rival Minnesota State 3-2 Friday. The Gophers matched their season total with all three goals scored on the power play.

Budish returns to top line Friday

Line combinations for Friday night's WCHA contest between Minnesota and Minnesota State Mankato.

Demko makes 39 saves as USNTDP tie Gophers 2-2

Two goals by Vinni Lettieri and Tyler Motte 38 seconds apart in the first period and 29 saves by Thatcher Demko were enough for the US National Under-18 Team to tie Minnesota 2-2. Tom Serratore and Nick Bjugstad scored for the Gophers.

Top-ranked Golden Gophers in action

The top-ranked Minnesota hockey team visits Michigan Tech on Friday night. Minnesota-Duluth and Minnesota State are also in action.

The top WCHA players and teams entering the year

Before the 2012-2013 college hockey season kicks off, SB Nation Minnesota tries to predict what happens to all 12 WCHA teams and the top players in the league.

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Gophers Hockey: Minnesota Gets Tie In Finale With Michigan State, 4-4

How will the Gophers hockey team celebrate Thanksgiving weekend? An in-depth look at this weekend's Minnesota-Michigan State hockey series.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.