Erik Nelson


Hope Brandner hasn't missed a stride in first season with Minnesota

First baseman Hope Brandner is producing for the Gophers in her first season with Minnesota. After spending the 2018 season with Oregon State, Brandner leads the Gophers with 26 RBIs and has hit six home runs. Her batting average is .343, which is second-best on the team.

Minnesota readies for Princeton on Saturday

No. 2 Minnesota (30-5-1) will face No. 7 Princeton (20-7-5) on Saturday at Ridder Arena in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. The winner will advance to the Frozen Four in Hamden, Connecticut. The Gophers missed out on the Frozen Four in 2018 after losing to Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Gophers fall short of WCHA title

No. 2 Wisconsin (32-4-2) defeated No. 1 Minnesota (30-5-1) 3-1 in the 2019 WCHA Final Faceoff championship game. The Badgers avenged their 2018 WCHA Final Faceoff loss, winning their eighth WCHA title and their second in three seasons.

Gophers clinch WCHA regular season title

For the first time since the 2014-15 season, and for the 10th time in program history, the Gophers are WCHA regular season champions. No. 2 Minnesota (29-4-1, 19-4-1-0) defeated Bemidji State (13-19-2, 10-12-2-0) 6-3 on Friday and 4-3 on Saturday at Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minnesota.