Head coach P.J. Fleck will take on Ohio State for the first time with the Gophers. But he is familiar with Ohio State's program, as his first coaching job was as a graduate assistant in 2006 under then-head coach Jim Tressel.
Minnesota took a 7-4 victory over the reigning national champions Minnesota Duluth in the two-game series finale on Sunday.
The Gophers defense made and broke the team's chances in Saturday's homecoming game against the Hawkeyes.
Minnesota will take the field this Saturday for its homecoming game against Iowa to fight for the historic Floyd of Rosedale trophy, which has been with the Hawkeyes since the 2015 season. Both teams go into the game 3-1 fresh off of a bye week. The Gophers look understaffed due to injuries and the Hawkeyes are coming off their first loss to the ranked Badgers.
It is a new era of men's hockey for the Gophers. The team now has one of the newest coaches in the athletics department, a situation it hasn't been in since before the new millennium.
The news of a season-ending injury, again for safety Antoine Winfield Jr. sent shockwaves throughout the Gophers team. One of the players that was most affected is the one who started alongside him: Jacob Huff.
Minnesota's defense had allowed an average of nine points per game before playing Maryland Saturday.
Former Gophers lineman Nick Connelly died Wednesday after a four-month battle with Burkitt's lymphoma, a rare and aggressive cancer that attacks the body's ability to fight infections. He was 22.
Going into Big Ten play this week against Maryland, the Terrapins will see a much different team march into their stadium than the one they saw at TCF Bank Stadium last year.
Gophers wide receiver Tyler Johnson passed 1,000 career receiving yards and tallied three touchdowns in Minnesota's victory over Miami of Ohio on Saturday afternoon.