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St. Cloud State goes 2-0 over the weekend

St. Cloud State beat Minnesota State twice over the weekend, while Minnesota picked up a victory over Canisius and Minnesota-Duluth came away winless in two games against Wisconsin.

Minnesota clutches to No. 2 in Division-I poll

The Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hockey team held on to their No. 2 ranking in the latest NCAA Division-I Men's Ice Hockey poll.

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.

Gophers No. 1 in USCHO poll

The Minnesota Gophers are No. 1 in the latest USCHO top 20.

Minnesota makes changes on defense

Line combinations for the second game in the University of Minnesota and Michigan Tech's two-game WCHA series in Houghton. Michigan Tech won Friday night's opener 5-3.

Alex Petan takes college hockey goal of year lead

The video of Michigan Tech freshman Alex Petan's highlight-reel goal during the Huskies' 5-3 win over Minnesota Friday night.

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Don Lucia gets 600th win in 3-2 Gophers victory

Seth Ambroz scored twice, including the game winner with 3:35 left in regulation, as Minnesota defeated Michigan Tech 3-2 to split their two-game series. The win was Gopher head coach Don Lucia's 600th in his career.

NHL cancels games through Nov. 1

With the owners and the NHLPA unable to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement, the league was forced to cancel more games.

Huskies beat Gophers 5-3; deny Lucia 600th win

Turnovers cost the Gophers in their WCHA opener Friday and Michigan Tech made Minnesota pay in a 5-2 win. Blake Pietila scored twice for the Huskies as Michigan Tech denied head coach Don Lucia his 600th win. Both teams play tomorrow.

Gophers keep same lines as last Saturday

Line combinations for tonight's WCHA opener between the University of Minnesota and Michigan Tech.

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.

Bjugstad honored by WCHA

For the second time in his collegiate career, Gopher forward Nick Bjugstad was honored by the WCHA as the Offensive Player of the Week. The junior scored two goals and added an assist in last weekend's sweep over Michigan State.

2012 NCAA Hockey scores: Gophers start season 2-0

The college hockey season is underway and the No. 1 Minnesota Gophers are off to a 2-0 start.

Minnesota hockey No. 1 in USA Today poll

Minnesota hockey is top-rank in one poll, Boston College is top-rank in the other

Gophers sweep Spartans in college hockey opener

Minnesota earned their first two-game sweep of the season defeating Michigan State 7-1 Saturday night. The Gophers scored 7 goals by 7 different players while freshman goalie Adam Wilcox made 10 saves for his first collegiate win.

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Gophers take on Michigan State in hockey opener

Ongoing coverage of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers versus Michigan State Spartans opening weekend college hockey series

Wilcox gets first start for Gophers

Line combinations for the Saturday night University of Minnesota vs. Michigan State hockey game. Gophers coach Don Lucia made a few changes, including freshman Adam Wilcox getting his first start in goal.

Fast start fuels Minnesota past Michigan State 5-1

Three goals in the first 13:38 of Friday night's opener were enough as Minnesota defeated Michigan State 5-1. Nick Bjugstad scored a goal and an assist while goalie Michael Shibrowksi made 25 saves for his first win as a Gopher.

Friday night line combinations

Line combinations for the University of Minnesota's 2012-2013 college hockey opener against Michigan State.

Gophers hockey opens play against Spartans

The Minnesota Golden Gophers kick off their hockey season on Friday night with a battle against the Michigan State Spartans

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.

WCHA coaches have Minnesota ranked No. 1

The WCHA have released their preseason coaches poll, and they have Minnesota ranked No. 1

Minnesota tied for No. 1 in NCAA hockey rankings

The Minnesota Gophers are starting that year tied with Boston College at the top of the NCAA preseason hockey rankings.

NHL Lockout Could Possibly Be Prevented In Some Canadian Provinces

The NHLPA is hoping to force NHL teams based in two Canadian provinces to pay its players during the NHL lockout.

Gophers Hockey: Zach Budish Named 2012-2013 Captain, Nick Bjugstad & Seth Helgeson Wearing "A's"

University of Minnesota redshirt junior Zach Budish was announced as the 2012-2013 hockey captain, succeeding Taylor Matson. Junior Nick Bjugstad and Senior Seth Helgeson, meanwhile, were named alternates.

Gophers Hockey: Nick Bjugstad Returns For His Junior Season

After months of speculation, Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad has decided to return to the University of Minnesota for his junior season instead of turning pro with the Florida Panthers

Gophers Hockey: "Hockey City Classic" At Soldier Field Is Official

After months of speculation, the Hockey City Classic in Chicago will be officially announced Wednesday as Minnesota faces Wisconsin at Soldier Field in one half of a college hockey doubleheader. Miami and Notre Dame will play in the other game February 17th, 2013.

Zach Parise Decided To Become Free Agent, Now It's Nick Bjugstad's Turn To Make A Decision

As the Minnesota Wild attempt to sign the biggest free agent in franchise history with Minneapolis native Zach Parise on July 1, the University of Minnesota await Nick Bjugstad's decision on where he will play next year.

Target Center Will Likely Host National Collegiate Hockey Conference Tournament, According To Report

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference will likely announce a deal with the Target Center to host its conference tournament games.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Could Be Part Of Outdoor Doubleheader Hockey Game In February

The Minnesota Golden Gophers could be part of a college hockey outdoor doubleheader in February against Wisconsin.

Gophers Hockey: Big Ten Announces Hockey Conference Tournament Sites In St. Paul & Detroit

The Big Ten, which will begin as a hockey conference in 2013-2014 announced Thursday that the first four conference tournaments will be rotated between the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

Former Minnesota Forward Jake Hansen Signs With Columbus Blue Jackets

Former Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Jake Hansen has signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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