Erik Nelson


Gophers win Windjammer Classic over Vermont

There won't be a banner-raising ceremony, but No. 2 Minnesota (13-2-1, 9-2-1) won the Windjammer Classic, defeating Vermont (3-8-4, 2-6-2) 6-2 on Saturday in Burlington, Vermont. 

Taylor Wente anchors Minnesota's second line

Zumwinkle and Wente have been roommates and have been on the same line since last year. The pair played on the U.S. Under-18 national team that won gold medals at the 2016 and 2017 world championships.

Gophers advance to second round of NCAA tournament

Minnesota (12-8-2) defeated Auburn (12-6-2) 2-0 on Friday in Auburn, Alabama in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Gophers will play in the second round of the tournament for the first time since 2015. It was the first postseason road victory in Minnesota history.

Minnesota prepares for Auburn and the NCAA tournament

On Monday, the Gophers cheered and clapped after watching the results of the NCAA selection show. Minnesota (11-8-2) learned it would play Auburn (12-5-2) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. 

Gophers' Cinderella run ends with Big Ten Championship

Minnesota (11-8-2) defeated No. 15 Penn State (15-5-1) 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 0-0 draw on Sunday at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana. The Gophers, who were seeded seventh in the Big Ten tournament, clinched their second Big Ten championship in three seasons.

Minnesota grinds its way to sweep Bemidji State

No. 2 Minnesota (9-2-1, 7-2-1-0) swept Bemidji State (0-9-1, 0-5-1-0), winning 6-3 on Friday and 2-1 on Saturday at Ridder Arena. Head coach Brad Frost said Saturday's game exemplified the rivalry between the Gophers and the Beavers.