In its 12th championship game appearance in program history, No. 1 Minnesota fell to Union 7-4 on Saturday night in a fast-paced affair that featured nearly 90 combined shots on net. The national title marked Union’s first, while the Gophers were shooting for their sixth. Four Gophers found the back of the net, with Justin Kloos putting the Gophers on the scoreboard first 2:37 into the action. Sam Warning, Taylor Cammarata and Hudson Fasching followed with goals. Adam Wilcox, who allowed all six Union goals, tallied 41 saves. Watch all of Minnesota highlights: UNION 7, MINNESOTA 4 | RECAP
Earlier this week, Illinois basketball coach John Groce participated as the “celebrity contestant” for the “Shoot the Puck” contest during intermission of the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Chicago Blackhawks. Groce and Illinois are fresh off a 20-15 season and an NIT berth in his second season. Watch the video in this post to see how he did.
Minnesota scored the game-winning goal against North Dakota with less than second left to win the Gophers’ NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament semifinal Thursday night in Philadelphia. Minnesota (28-6-6) advances to play Union College (N.Y.) for the championship on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the first semifinal Thursday. The Golden Gophers withstood a fierce North Dakota power play near the end of regulation time, then countered with a late rush to score the game-winner shorthanded. Minnesota’s Justin Holl netted the goal with 0.6 seconds left assisted by Kyle Rau and Brady Skjei. It was Holl’s
Justin Kloos scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, and Hobey Baker Award finalist Adam Wilcox continued his great season in net with a 24-save shutout as No. 1/2 Minnesota defeated No. 8 St. Cloud State 4-0 in the 2014 NCAA West Regional final at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Sunday night, sealing the Golden Gophers 21st trip to the NCAA Frozen Four. Kloos, who finished the weekend with three goals in two games, was named the West Regional Most Outstanding Player by the media following the game. Minnesota will find a familiar foe waiting in the
To encourage students to engage with science in their daily lives, there was a public demonstration on campus at the University of Iowa recently. Professors at Purdue recently launched an innovative renewable energy company. This year’s recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture were recently announced by the University of Minnesota’s College of Food. On April 11, the University of Nebraska’s Behlen Observatory will be open to the public. Penn State 2013 Philanthropists of the Year Tracy and Ted McCourtney endowed the Penn State Institute for Democracy with a significant gift. Congratulations to Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers for advancing to the
Though cliché, calling No. 1/2 Minnesota’s 7-3 victory over Robert Morris a team victory is certainly appropriate. Of the 18 Gopher skaters who played in Saturday’s NCAA West Regional game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., 13 notched at least one point, led by the two-goal effort of captain Nate Condon. Condon’s second goal, a shorthanded, empty-netter late in the third period, marked the senior’s 100th career point in the Maroon & Gold. While Minnesota controlled the majority of the game, doubling up Robert Morris in shots on goal (50-25), the Colonials made the Gophers work into the
It took a comeback win by the Wisconsin men’s hockey team over Ohio State to push North Dakota off the bubble and into the NCAA tournament. When the two teams met in the tournament’s first round, UND didn’t show much appreciation, as a goal with 1:44 left in regulation broke a 2-2 tie and ended the Badgers season. North Dakota added a pair of empty-net tallies for the final difference in a 5-2 hockey game. The Badgers (24-11-2), looked to be in the midst of one of their patented late-game rallies before UND (24-13-3) got the final say. UW never
Cardboard. Plastic. Tape. Glue. And ice. As part of the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering’s First-Year Experience, freshman engineering students were tasked with designing sleds using only cardboard, plastic, tape and glue. Once completed, 28 teams brought their creations to the Mariucci Arena to see which design worked best on the ice. The teams competed for awards in innovation (design), distance and accuracy (the sled that traveled the furthest in a straight line). Here’s a look back at the event.
Two Big Ten teams were selected Sunday to participate in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship. Minnesota, the inaugural Big Ten regular-season champ, earned the No. 1 overall seed and Wisconsin, the inaugural Big Ten tourney champ, earned the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Minnesota will play in the West Regional March 29-30 at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. Up first for the Gophers is No. 4 seed Robert Morris, with the winner facing either No. 2 seed Notre Dame or No. 3 seed
Considering three of the previous four games in the inaugural Big Ten hockey tournament went to overtime, it was only fitting that the championship game did the same. This time, it was Mark Zengerle providing the heroics with the overtime game-winner to lift Wisconsin past Ohio State and to the Big Ten tourney title. The goal was great, no doubt, but Zengerle’s celebration might be better. Watch the goal and celebration in this post. VIDEO: How about that finish to inaugural #B1G hockey tourney?! Here's the @BadgerMHockey OT game-winner. WATCH – http://t.co/vsqcpyKkrm — Wisconsin on BTN (@BTN_Wisconsin) March 23, 2014