Playing hockey outdoors against the backdrop of the Minneapolis skyline is a unique opportunity for any player, but it holds special meaning for local Gophers.
The Gophers had chances to win in both games, but came away with no wins on the weekend.
The back-and-forth match ended in a tie in the record books, but a Wisconsin goal during the shootout gave them the win in conference play.
Minnesota was outgunned against a high-powered Penn State squad, and were swept with 8-2 and 6-3 losses in the weekend series.
Minnesota dropped both of the weekend's games to rival Duluth, and were shut out for the first time in nearly two years on Saturday
After forcing overtime against the Hawkeyes, the Gophers lost with just 26 seconds on the clock in OT, 1-2
The Gophers faced off against former WCHA rival Colorado College to open the season. After losing the Friday game 2-3, Minnesota scored three unanswered goals to get the 4-3 win Saturday.
The Gophers soccer team couldn't find the back of the net as they fell to Wisconsin 1-0 on Friday.
A player with a resume like Duong's isn't something that comes into a Minnesota program every recruiting class, and she will certainly be a player to watch for in the seasons to come.
The Gophers men's hockey team is preparing for the regular season with 11 freshmen on the roster.