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Minnesota men's hockey team wins back-to-back in weekend games

Late-game heroics from captain Justin Kloos and forward Rem Pitlick led the Gophers to two victories over the weekend. No. 5 Minnesota (20-8-2, 11-3-0 Big Ten) swept No. 9 Penn State (18-8-2, 7-6-1 Big Ten) with late goals from captain Justin Kloos and forward Rem Pitlick to win 6-3 Friday and a thrilling 4-3 overtime win Saturday.


Gophers start spring seasons on high note

Minnesota started off the spring season strong this weekend. The seventh-seed men took third at the Big Ten Match Play tournament, and the women placed sixth at the Florida State Matchup over the weekend.


Minnesota sets power play goal record in split at OSU

Six power play goals in the game is a new record for the Gophers. No. 5 Minnesota (18-8-2, 9-3-0 Big Ten) split the series with No. 12 Ohio State (14-8-6, 5-6-1 Big Ten) with a 5-4 loss Friday and a 6-5 win Saturday. “It was a big win for us,” head coach Don Lucia told the media.


Gophers golf teams set to begin spring seasons

It’s golf season again, and Minnesota is heading down south to begin its spring slate. The men’s team goes to the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fl., and the women’s team goes to the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fl. “It’s been going really well,” said men’s head coach John Carlson.


Minnesota scores sweeps Penn State in weekend games

The Gophers hockey team stifled the nation’s best offense in a series sweep over the weekend.  No. 6 Penn State (16-6-2, 5-4-1 Big Ten) has averaged 4.17 goals a game this season, but No. 7 Minnesota (17-7-2, 8-2-0 Big Ten) scored 10 of its own while allowing just three. “It was an important weekend,” said head coach Don Lucia.


Gophers knock off nations' top offense

Penn State was held to 29 shots, the fewest the team has had in a game all season. No. 7 Minnesota (16-7-2) (7-2-0 Big Ten) defeated No. 6 Penn State (16-5-2) (5-3-1 Big Ten) 5-1 Friday night at Mariucci Arena. “I thought we played really well,” said head coach Don Lucia.


Minnesota’s power play is now ranked seventh in the country

Penalties haven’t been uncommon for Minnesota’s opponents this season, and the Gophers have taken advantage. Minnesota’s power play is in the top 10 nationally, the penalty kill is improving and it’s no secret that it has contributed to the Gophers’ success this season. “I think a couple of things are important,” said assistant coach Grant Potulny.


Men extend streak, Women fall for first time

The spring season is in full swing for the Gophers tennis teams. Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams started dual matches this month, and are both off to impressive starts. Men’s tennis won over the weekend, this time in a doubleheader Saturday.