After last night's 4-1 loss to Wisconsin (16-15-2, 11-14-2 WCHA) , the Golden Gopher hockey team gets a chance to celebrate both their new MacNaughton Cup and seven seniors in style.
Minnesota (23-12-1, 19-8-0 WCHA) faces the Badgers in the second game of a two-game series Saturday at Mariucci Arena and the regular season finale for both teams. Despite losing Friday, they clinched a share of the WCHA Regular Season title with St. Cloud State defeating Minnesota-Duluth 2-1.
It's also senior night, which will see the Gophers honor seniors Jake Hansen, Jake Kremer, Nick Larson, Taylor Matson, Joe Miller, Kent Patterson and Nico Sacchetti.
They may also get back leading goal scorer Nick Bjugstad after he missed Friday's game. Head coach Don Lucia said after last night's game that there was a "good chance" Bjugstad would play but that it depended on how he felt.
Details for Saturday's game, which airs on Fox Sports North Plus because of Minnesota Timberwolves-Portland Trailblazers game, is below.
Game Date: Saturday March 3rd
Location: Mariucci Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Game Time: 7:00 PM CST
TV Schedule: Fox Sports North Plus (find channel here)
Announcers: Anthony LaPanta & Kevin Gorg (FSN)
Radio: 1500 ESPN
Announcers: Wally Shaver & Frank Mazzocco
For more on the Minnesota Golden Gophers, check out The Daily Gopher. For more on the Wisconsin Badgers, check out Bucky's Fifth Quarter. You can also catch up on the WCHA and college hockey over at Western College Hockey.