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2013-14 Golden Gopher Hockey: Pride On Ice "Frozen Four"
2013-14 Golden Gopher Hockey: Pride On Ice "Frozen Four"
Published: 2014/04/24
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"Never Had it So Good" Gophers in Frozen Four!
"Never Had it So Good" Gophers in Frozen Four!
Published: 2012/03/26
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Defeats Penn State 6-3
Published: 2017/10/15
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
OFFICIAL 2016-17 Gopher Men
OFFICIAL 2016-17 Gopher Men's Hockey Intro Video
Published: 2016/11/12
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
"Beyond the Ice" Pride on Ice: Gopher Men
"Beyond the Ice" Pride on Ice: Gopher Men's Hockey 2015-16 (Episode 4)
Published: 2016/03/03
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
2017-18 Gopher Men
2017-18 Gopher Men's Hockey Intro Video
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Defeats Alberta 6-2
Published: 2017/10/02
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
2002 NCAA Hockey Championship Game Maine vs Minnesota
2002 NCAA Hockey Championship Game Maine vs Minnesota
Published: 2016/09/10
Channel: Virgil Moody
Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Defeats Harvard 4-2
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Defeats Michigan St 3-1
Published: 2017/11/04
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Defeats Wisconsin 3-2
Published: 2017/02/26
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Highlights: Gopher Hockey Takes Down North Dakota 2-1
Highlights: Gopher Hockey Takes Down North Dakota 2-1
Published: 2017/10/21
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
2012-13 Gopher Men
2012-13 Gopher Men's Hockey Season Highlights
Published: 2013/04/12
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
2017 Gopher Men
2017 Gopher Men's Hockey NCAA Tournament Friday Practice Update
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Gophers 2002 champs
Gophers 2002 champs
Published: 2006/02/22
Channel: bizzo1
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Denver Pioneers
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Denver Pioneers
Published: 2008/07/24
Channel: Wolfesota
Gopher Hockey: Pride & Tradition
Gopher Hockey: Pride & Tradition
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
University of Minnesota Hockey Tour of the Facility
University of Minnesota Hockey Tour of the Facility
Published: 2008/06/24
Channel: STACK
OFFICIAL 2013-14 Gopher Men
OFFICIAL 2013-14 Gopher Men's Hockey Intro Video
Published: 2013/10/25
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
White Bear Mitsubishi - Gopher Hockey Outtakes - White Bear On Ice
White Bear Mitsubishi - Gopher Hockey Outtakes - White Bear On Ice
Published: 2016/12/29
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Gopher Hockey Stuns North Dakota in Frozen Four with Last Second Goal
Gopher Hockey Stuns North Dakota in Frozen Four with Last Second Goal
Published: 2014/04/11
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Minnesota Gophers men's hockey defeats Clarkson 3-1
Published: 2017/10/28
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Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Falls 3-0 to MN-Duluth
Published: 2014/11/15
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Defeats Clarkson 3-1
Published: 2017/10/28
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Falls to Penn State 3-1
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Sweeps Michigan State
Published: 2017/11/05
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Tour the Home of Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey
Tour the Home of Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey
Published: 2008/07/22
Channel: presspass
Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Defeats North Dakota 2-0
Published: 2016/11/06
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Minnesota at Ohio State - Men
Minnesota at Ohio State - Men's Hockey Highlights
Published: 2017/12/10
Channel: Big Ten Network
Gopher Hockey: "Brave New World"
Gopher Hockey: "Brave New World"
Published: 2012/03/09
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
OFFICIAL 2015-16 Gopher Men
OFFICIAL 2015-16 Gopher Men's Hockey Intro Video
Published: 2015/10/13
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Defeats Wisconsin 5-4
Published: 2017/12/02
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Gopher Hockey Game Intro 11/17/2012
Gopher Hockey Game Intro 11/17/2012
Published: 2012/11/19
Channel: Devin Pacheco
OFFICIAL 2014-15 Gopher Men
OFFICIAL 2014-15 Gopher Men's Hockey INTRO VIDEO
Published: 2014/10/28
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
"Swede in the States" Pride on Ice: Gopher Men
"Swede in the States" Pride on Ice: Gopher Men's Hockey 2015-16 (Episode 1)
Published: 2016/01/07
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
"Unfinished Business" Pride on Ice: Gopher Men
"Unfinished Business" Pride on Ice: Gopher Men's Hockey 2014-15 (Episode 1)
Published: 2014/12/10
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Wisconsin Minnesota Line Scrap
Wisconsin Minnesota Line Scrap
Published: 2015/01/18
Channel: The Cauldron
Minnesota at Michigan - Men
Minnesota at Michigan - Men's Hockey Highlights
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Big Ten Network
Penn State at Minnesota - Men
Penn State at Minnesota - Men's Hockey Highlights
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: Big Ten Network
Recap: Men
Recap: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota (Game 2)
Published: 2017/11/19
Channel: HarvardAthletics
Minnesota Gopher Frozen Four hockey buzzer beater against North Dakota
Minnesota Gopher Frozen Four hockey buzzer beater against North Dakota
Published: 2014/04/11
Channel: Clutch Screen
Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Downs Penn State 5-1
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
11-05-04 Minnesota Vs. Wisconsin Hockey
11-05-04 Minnesota Vs. Wisconsin Hockey
Published: 2006/12/20
Channel: mingusgopher
Highlights: Gophers top Wisconsin, win MacNaughton Cup
Highlights: Gophers top Wisconsin, win MacNaughton Cup
Published: 2012/03/04
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Gophers Men
Gophers Men's Hockey Previews Michigan Series
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Highlights: Gopher Hockey Ties Ohio State 5-5
Highlights: Gopher Hockey Ties Ohio State 5-5
Published: 2017/10/08
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Highlights: Gopher Men
Highlights: Gopher Men's Hockey Falls to Wisconsin 3-2
Published: 2017/02/25
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Michigan vs. Minnesota - 2016 Big Ten Men
Michigan vs. Minnesota - 2016 Big Ten Men's Hockey Championship
Published: 2016/03/20
Channel: Big Ten Network
Gopher Hockey Falls to Michigan 6-2
Gopher Hockey Falls to Michigan 6-2
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Minnesota Gophers
Gopher Hockey Weekend Preview: MN State-Mankato
Gopher Hockey Weekend Preview: MN State-Mankato
Published: 2012/10/29
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Minnesota Golden Gophers
men's ice hockey
Minnesota Golden Gophersmen's ice hockey athletic logo
University University of Minnesota
Conference Big Ten
First season 1921
Head coach Don Lucia
19th season, 438–231–71 (.640)
Captain(s) Tyler Sheehy
Alternate captain(s) Ryan Lindgren
Mike Szmatula
Leon Bristedt
Arena Mariucci Arena
Capacity: 10,000
Surface: 200' x 100'
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Student section The Ice Box
Colors Maroon and Gold[1]
         
Fight song Minnesota Rouser
Mascot Goldy Gopher
NCAA Tournament championships
1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1953, 1954, 1961, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014
NCAA Tournament appearances
37 total appearances; last 2017
NAIA Tournament championships
1929 (NAIA), 1940 (AAU)
Conference Tournament championships
1961, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2015
Conference regular season championships
1953, 1954, 1970, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Current uniform
WCHA-Uniform-UM.png

The Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. They are members of the Big 10 Conference and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey. The Golden Gophers have won five NCAA national championships, in 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002 and 2003.[2] The team also shared the 1929 National Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship with Yale.[3] and captured the national Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship for amateur hockey in 1940.[4][5] The Gophers are currently coached by Don Lucia.[6] Under Don Lucia the Gophers earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in eight seasons during a nine-year time span, including five number 1 seeds and three appearances in the Frozen Four. The team's main rivalries are with the University of Wisconsin and the University of North Dakota, although several other schools claim Minnesota as their archrival.

For much of the team's recent history, there has been a strong emphasis on recruiting native Minnesotan high school and junior hockey players, as opposed to out-of-state, Canadian, or European players. This helped high school ice hockey grow in Minnesota, particularly starting with Hall of Famer John Mariucci, who refused to recruit players from Canada. Minnesota high school ice hockey programs grew from a handful in the 1950's to over 150 in 1980.[7] Head coach Doug Woog championed home-grown talent the most, he only recruited from Minnesota.[8]

History[edit]

Early history 1895–1952[edit]

According to records, the first intercollegiate hockey team at the University of Minnesota was organized in 1895 by Dr. H. A. Parkyn,[9] a Toronto native who also played on the school's football team.[10] An early Minnesota team played the Winnipeg Seven at the now demolished Athletic Park in downtown Minneapolis. They lost 11–3.[9]

In 1900 George Northrup, Paul Joslyn, and A.R. Gibbons headed a committee to create an official varsity hockey club at the U. Although there was some effort to get Northrop Field flooded, it was ultimately decided to play on Como Lake in St. Paul. Although the 1903 season saw the first scheduled organized competitions for Minnesota hockey, ultimately this season would be the last organized hockey season for almost two decades. In 1910 efforts were made to revive competition and outreach to the University of Chicago and University of Wisconsin, other members of the Big Ten Conference, but these plans never materialized.

In January 1914 the Minnesota Board of Regents voted to fund a hockey team. However the University Athletic Board did not officially recognize this team as a varsity team. At this time, a number of fraternity squads existed and other intramural ice hockey competitions were taking place. Professor OS Zelner worked to organize some of this competition. There was also some interest in women’s hockey competition.[9]

In 1920–1921, a hockey team again skated representing the University of Minnesota. For 1921–1922 season the University Athletic Board of Control decided to finally give ice hockey varsity status, answering a petition organized by Merle "Frenchy" DeForest, the president of a new booster organization for the sport, which itself grew out of enthusiasm for hockey among the interfraternal league. During this season, the team finished with a 7–3 record, led by head coach I.D. MacDonald and captain Chester “Chet” Bros. Other members of the 1921–22 team include center Paul Swanson and wingman Frank R. Pond, who were named captains for the following seasons, Swanson in 1922–23 and Pond in 1923–24. DeForest, Swanson and Pond were all members of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, while Bros was a member of Delta Tau Delta.[11]

For the 1923–1924 season Danish Canadian Emil Iverson assumed the role as head coach. During Iverson’s first season as coach the team attained a record of 13–1–0. The team played their games at Minneapolis Arena starting in 1924–1925 season. Such players as Chuck McCabe, Joel Brown, John H. Peterson were accorded All-American honors during this era. Iverson's coaching tenure culminated in Minnesota sharing the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association hockey championship with Yale. Following the 1929–1930 season Emil Iverson accepted a position as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks

Frank Pond, former team captain, became coach in 1930 after the departure of Emil Iverson. The team's Rookie of the Year award is named in his honor.

Doc Romnes era (1947–52)[edit]

During Romnes's second year, the NCAA sponsored the first Division I Men's hockey tournament. Minnesota did not qualify for the four team playoff during his coaching tenure.

John Mariucci era (1952–66)[edit]

In the 1952 season, John Mariucci led the Gophers to the National Championship game, with a 23–6 record, after going 13–13 the year before.

Mariucci was a driving force behind the philosophy of stacking the team with Minnesota talent. Even while other programs brought in older and bigger Canadian prospects, Mariucci thoroughly believed in growing the game in Minnesota, from the ground up. He held coaching clinics, and opened ice rinks in numerous Minnesota towns. This, combined with a sense of pride that the Gophers' roster was stacked with Minnesota talent, was monumental for Minnesota taking a real step forward in producing hockey talent.[12]

Glen Sonmor era (1966–71)[edit]

After coaching one season at Ohio State, Glen Sonmor became the head coach of the Gophers in 1966. Sonmor's Gophers started off slowly, finishing 8th, 5th, and 5th in the WCHA during Sonmor's first 3 seasons behind the bench. Things turned around for the Gophers in the 1969–70 season, as Sonmor led the team to its first WCHA Championship in 16 seasons, finishing with a 21–12–0 record. In the process, Sonmor was named the WCHA Coach of the Year.

The following season, the Gophers ended a 10-year NCAA Tournament drought, along with capturing a WCHA Tournament Championship. Sonmor led the Gophers to the NCAA Championship game, beating Harvard 6–5 in the first round. The Gophers lost to Boston University in the Championship game, by a score of 4–2.

During Sonmor's rather short tenure as Minnesota's head coach, the team saw attendance rise 60 percent. Sonmor finished his career with a 78–80–6 record, and coached 3 All Americans: Gary Gambucci (1968), Murray McLachlan (1970), and Wally Olds (1970). Sonmor left the Gophers after the 1971 season, to coach the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the World Hockey Association. Sonmor returned later to be the radio analyst for the Gophers on WCCO-AM.

Championships[edit]

National Championships[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up City Arena
1974 Minnesota 4–3 Michigan Tech Boston, MA Boston Garden
1976 Minnesota 6–4 Michigan Tech Denver, CO University of Denver Arena
1979 Minnesota 4–3 North Dakota Detroit, MI Olympia Stadium
2002 Minnesota 4–3 (OT) Maine St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
2003 Minnesota 5–1 New Hampshire Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena

Runners-up in 1953, 1954, 1971, 1975, 1981, 1989, and 2014

Trophies[edit]

Big Ten Regular Season Championship Trophy the past four seasons:

  • 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17

Big Ten Tournament Championship Trophy once:

  • 2015

MacNaughton Cup 13 times as WCHA regular season champions:

  • 1952–53, 1953–54, 1969–70, 1974–75, 1980–81, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1996–97, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2012–13

Broadmoor Trophy once as WCHA regular season champions (1983) and six times as the WCHA Tournament champions:

  • 1983, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2007

North Star College Cup, the annual intra-state tournament vs. Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State, St. Cloud State, and Bemidji State:

  • 2014

Mariucci Classic Champions 14 times:

  • 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2016

Ice Breaker Invitational Champions three times:

  • 2007, 2013, 2014

Mariucci-Bessone Coaches Trophy for series vs. Michigan State, started in 1993 (Minnesota leads series 13–5–5):

  • 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16

Mariucci-Renfrew Coaches Trophy for series vs. Michigan, started in 1993 (Minnesota leads series: 10–9–2):

  • 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013-14

From 1959 to 1981, an annual Big Ten champion was crowned for the best record in regular season games among active Big Ten members, 10 times:

  • 1959–60, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1969–70, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a list of the last six seasons completed by the Golden Gophers. For the full season-by-season history, see Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hockey seasons

Season GP W L T Finish NCAA Tournament
2011–12 43 28 14 1 1st, WCHA Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 1–6 (Boston College)
2012–13 40 26 9 5 T-1st, WCHA Lost in NCAA First Round, 2–3 (OT) (Yale)
2013–14 41 28 7 6 1st, Big Ten Lost in NCAA Championship Game, 4–7 (Union)
2014–15 39 23 13 3 1st, Big Ten † Lost in NCAA First Round, 1–4 (Minnesota-Duluth)
2015–16 37 20 17 0 1st, Big Ten Missed Tournament
2016–17 38 23 12 3 1st, Big Ten Lost in NCAA First Round, 2–3 (Notre Dame)

† Conference Tournament Champions

Source: [13]

Records by opponent[edit]

Big Ten Conference opponents
Opponent GP W-L-T Win % First meeting Last meeting
Michigan 277 139–124–14 0.527 2–0 W
January 22, 1923
3–2 W (OT)
February 26, 2016
Michigan State 174 113–45–16 0.695 2–0 W
February 19, 1926
4–2 W
December 10, 2016
Notre Dame 46 27–15–4 0.630 2–0 W
February 9, 1925
4–1 W
November 7, 2015
Ohio State 32 26–5–1 0.828 10–1 W
December 26, 1968
4–2 W
March 18, 2016
Penn State 17 13–4–0 0.765 3–2 W
January 13, 2014
3–5 L
February 6, 2016
Wisconsin 281 166–92–23 0.632 3–0 W
January 20, 1922
4–1 W
March 12, 2016
Former WCHA opponents
Opponent GP W-L-T Win % First meeting Last meeting
Alaska-Anchorage
WCHA
85 58–19–8 0.729 5–1 W
December 21, 1986
6–0 W
October 7, 2016
Bemidji State
WCHA
21 19–2–1 0.886 9–3 W
October 14, 2000
4–0 W
January 28, 2017
Colorado College
NCHC
256 162–86–8 0.650 8–3 W
February 28, 1947
0–2 L
March 22, 2013
Denver
NCHC
179 94–73–12 0.560 10–4 W
January 1, 1951
5–1 W
March 2, 2013
Michigan Tech
WCHA
267 174–78–15 0.680 3–3 T
February 13, 1922
3–2 W
October 20, 2012
Minnesota-Duluth
NCHC
230 134–80–17 0.617 14–2 W
December 13, 1952
2–3 L
January 27, 2017
Minnesota State
WCHA
57 37–14–6 0.701 6–2 W
January 2, 1998
1–0 W
November, 19th, 2016
Nebraska-Omaha
NCHC
7 4–3–0 0.600 7–3 W
October 11, 2003
3–2 W
December 1, 2012
North Dakota
NCHC
291 147–130–16 0.529 6–1 W
February 4, 1930
2–0 W
November 5, 2016
Northern Michigan
WCHA
57 30–18–7 0.609 3–4 L
March 22, 1980
2–4 L
January 3, 2010
St. Cloud State
NCHC
100 55–33–12 0.610 6–0 W
October 3, 1987
2–3 L
October 22, 2016
Major non-conference opponents
Opponent GP W-L-T Win % First meeting Last meeting
Boston College
Hockey East
33 18–12–3 0.591 14–1 W
March 11, 1954
6–2 W
November 28, 2014
Boston University
Hockey East
26 12–12–2 0.500 4–2 W
December 20, 1963
7–3 W
March 24, 2012
Harvard
ECAC
29 22–7–0 0.759 6–7 L
January 14, 1932
3–4 L (OT)
January 2, 2016
Maine
Hockey East
23 9–13–0 0.409 4–2 W
October 26, 1984
1–3 L
October 6, 2006
New Hampshire
Hockey East
18 14–2–2 0.833 4–3 W
March 22, 1979
3–2 W
October 12, 2013
Providence
Hockey East
18 13–4–1 0.750 5–4 W
December 27, 1962
6–1 W
December 29, 2001
Yale
ECAC
20 13–7–0 0.650 0–2 L
December 21, 1934
2–3 L
March 29, 2013

Source: [14]

Rivalries[edit]

The Gophers have historic rivalries with some of the top mens' ice hockey programs in the NCAA, including both in-state as well as out of state rivalries.

Out of state rivalries include the University of Wisconsin Badgers and the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks. The Gophers' rivalry against the Badgers is part of the annual "Border Battle," in which both universities keep a tallied score of all athletic competitions against one another.

The Gophers were engaged in one of the most notorious rivalries in college hockey history with the Boston University Terriers for over 30 years from 1963 to 1995. The rivalry came to its peak during the 1976 NCAA Championship Semi-Final when a bench-clearing brawl occurred only 70 seconds into the game, delaying it for nearly 30 minutes. The Gophers would go on to win the game 4–2 and subsequently, the Championship. A number of players on both teams would end up playing together for the gold medal winning Miracle on Ice Team USA during the 1980 Winter Olympics, coached by Minnesota Head Coach Herb Brooks. The rivalry began its decline in 1984, when the Gophers would become members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and the Terriers the Hockey East Division, resulting in a steep decline in games against one another.[15]

Due to the fact the State of Minnesota has five NCAA Division I hockey programs, the Gophers naturally share a rivalry with the remaining four: University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, St. Cloud State University Huskies, Minnesota State University, Mankato Mavericks and Bemidji State University Beavers. Four of the five programs (excluding Bemidji State) participated in the inaugural North Star College Cup tournament during the 2013–2014 Ice Hockey Season.[16]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of July 27, 2017.[17]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Minnesota Kautz, BrockBrock Kautz Junior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1994-06-22 Rochester, Minnesota Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)
2 Minnesota Sadek, JackJack Sadek Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1997-04-19 Lakeville, Minnesota Lakeville North (USHS–MN) MIN, 204th overall 2015
3 Minnesota Glover, JackJack Glover Senior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1996-05-17 Golden Valley, Minnesota USNTDP (USHL) WPG, 69th overall 2014
4 Minnesota Johnson, SteveSteve Johnson Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1994-06-27 Excelsior, Minnesota Omaha (USHL) LAK, 120th overall 2014
5 Minnesota Lindgren, RyanRyan Lindgren (A) Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1998-02-11 Minneapolis, Minnesota USNTDP (USHL) BOS, 49th overall 2016
7 California McManus, BrannonBrannon McManus Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1999-07-05 Newport Beach, California Chicago (USHL)
9 Michigan Szmatula, MikeMike Szmatula (A) Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1992-08-10 Commerce Township, Michigan Northeastern (HEA)
10 Michigan Gates Jr., BrentBrent Gates Jr. Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1997-08-12 Grand Rapids, Michigan Green Bay (USHL) ANA, 80th overall 2015
11 Minnesota Notermann, LukeLuke Notermann Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1997-08-01 Blaine, Minnesota Blaine (USHS–MN)
12 Minnesota Marooney, JoeyJoey Marooney Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-02-18 Chaska, Minnesota Green Bay (USHL)
13 Minnesota Munson, CullenCullen Munson Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1996-04-04 Edina, Minnesota Janesville (NAHL)
15 Minnesota Pitlick, RemRem Pitlick Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1997-04-02 Plymouth, Minnesota Muskegon (USHL) NSH, 76th overall 2016
16 Minnesota Ramsey, JackJack Ramsey Junior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1995-11-02 Chanhassen, Minnesota Penticton (BCHL) CHI, 208th overall 2014
17 Wisconsin Novak, TommyTommy Novak Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1997-04-28 River Falls, Wisconsin Waterloo (USHL) NSH, 85th overall 2015
18 Sweden Bristedt, LeonLeon Bristedt (A) Senior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1995-03-14 Stockholm, Sweden Linköpings J20 (J20 SuperElit)
19 Minnesota Reedy, ScottScott Reedy Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 199 lb (90 kg) 1999-04-04 Prior Lake, Minnesota USNTDP (USHL) SJS, 102nd overall 2017
20 Minnesota Zuhlsdorf, RyanRyan Zuhlsdorf Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1997-07-01 Edina, Minnesota Dubuque (USHL) TBL, 150th overall 2015
21 Minnesota Mittelstadt, CaseyCasey Mittelstadt Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1998-11-22 Eden Prairie, Minnesota Eden Prairie (USHS–MN) BUF, 8th overall 2017
22 Minnesota Sheehy, TylerTyler Sheehy (C) Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1995-11-20 Burnsville, Minnesota Youngstown (USHL)
23 Minnesota Norman, RyanRyan Norman Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-10-25 Maplewood, Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary's (Midget AAA)
24 Minnesota Knoepke, NateNate Knoepke Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1999-04-08 Farmington, Minnesota USNTDP (USHL)
25 Minnesota Hurley, ConnorConnor Hurley Senior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 171 lb (78 kg) 1995-09-15 Edina, Minnesota Notre Dame (HEA) BUF, 38th overall 2013
26 Minnesota Romanko, DarianDarian Romanko Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1994-11-09 Shoreview, Minnesota Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)
28 Minnesota Rossini, SamSam Rossini Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1998-06-19 Burnsville, Minnesota Penticton (BCHL)
29 Minnesota Nanne, TylerTyler Nanne Sophomore D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1996-03-17 Edina, Minnesota Ohio State (Big Ten) NYR, 142nd overall 2014
34 Minnesota Lehr, NickNick Lehr Senior G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1993-03-07 Roseville, Minnesota Austin (NAHL)
37 Alaska Schierhorn, EricEric Schierhorn Junior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1996-02-09 Anchorage, Alaska Muskegon (USHL)
40 Ontario Robson, MatMat Robson Sophomore G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1996-03-26 Mississauga, Ontario Penticton (BCHL)

Honored members[edit]

Retired Numbers

The Gophers have retired only one number. On November 15, 1998, the team retired John Mayasich's number 8. Mayasich, a two-time All-American, played four seasons with the Gophers (1951–1955) and holds team records for goals and points scored both in a game and for a career. Although he was a member of the silver medal 1956 and gold medal 1960 Winter Olympic U.S. hockey teams, he never played professionally.

Hobey Baker Award

Four players from the University of Minnesota have won the Hobey Baker Award, awarded annually to "the outstanding collegiate hockey player in the United States." Neal Broten (1978–1981) became the award's first recipient in 1981. Robb Stauber (1986–1989) won the award as a sophomore in 1988, becoming the first goaltender to be so honored. Brian Bonin (1992–1996) won the award in 1996 after nearly winning it the previous season. In 2002, Jordan Leopold (1998–2002) became the first University of Minnesota player to win both the Hobey Baker Award and an NCAA Championship in the same season.

Golden Gophers players drafted in the first round of the NHL entry draft

Erik Johnson, Phil Kessel, Thomas Vanek, Blake Wheeler, Kyle Okposo, Erik Rasmussen, Douglas Zmolek, Keith Ballard, Michael Ramsey, Tom Chorske, Nick Leddy, Nick Bjugstad, David Fischer, Jordan Schroeder, Kris Chucko, Patrick White, Brady Skjei, James O'Brien, Jeff Taffe.

Coaches[edit]

In their eighty-five season history, the Gophers have had a total of fourteen head coaches, including three interim coaches. John Mariucci took a one-year leave of absence during the 1955–1956 season to serve as head coach of the U.S. men's hockey team that won the silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics.[18] Halfway through the 1971–1972 season, Glen Sonmor left the Gophers to become the general manager and head coach for the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the World Hockey Association.[19] Doug Woog was suspended for two games during the 1996–1997 season for concealing an illegal payment to a former player after his scholarship ended.[20] During this time, assistant head coach Mike Guentzel served as the team's head coach.[21] In 2009, Assistant Coach John Hill coached 2 games while Don Lucia was out for medical reasons.

All-time coaching records[edit]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1921–22 I. D. MacDonald 1 6–3–1 .650
1922–30 Emil Iverson 8 82–20–11 .774
1930–35 Frank Pond * 5 46–24–4 .649
1935–47 Larry Armstrong 12 125–54–10 .688
1947–52 Doc Romnes 5 53–59–0 .473
1952–55, 56–66 John Mariucci * 13 197–138–18 .584
1955–56 Marsh Ryman * (interim) 1 16–12–1 .569
1966–71 Glen Sonmor 4.5 77–80–6 .491
1971–72 Ken Yackel * (interim) 0.5 7–17–0 .292
1972–79 Herb Brooks * 7 167–97–18 .624
1979–85 Brad Buetow * 6 171–75–8 .689
1985–99 Doug Woog * 14 388–187–40 .665
1995-97 Mike Guentzel * (interim) 2–1–0 .667
1999–present Don Lucia 18 438–231–71 .640
Totals 14 coaches 93 seasons 1733–969–185 .632

* former Gophers player

Source: [14]

Arenas[edit]

Program records[edit]

Career[edit]

Season[edit]

Game[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Colors and Type | University Relations | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities". Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Champions". GopherSports.org. 
  3. ^ McLaughlin, Don (1929-03-16). "Minnesota Sweeps Marquette Series; Justify Title Rights" (PDF). Minnesota Daily. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  4. ^ Quale, Otto (1940-03-05). "National AAU Title Tops Unbeaten Year" (PDF). Minnesota Daily. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  5. ^ MacDonald, Gordon (1998). "A Colossal Embroglio: Control of Amateur Ice Hockey in the United States and the 1948 Olympic Winter Games" (PDF). OLYMPIKA: The International Journal of Olympic Studies. International Centre for Olympic Studies. VII: 43–60. Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Minnesota Men's Hockey Team". Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  7. ^ "Legends of Hockey – The Legends – Honoured Builder – Mariucci, John – Biography". Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  8. ^ Moline, Joe (2006-10-13). "The Big Scoring Question Answered...Sort of". GopherHole.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 
  9. ^ a b c "UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS HOCKEY". 
  10. ^ Football at Minnesota: The Story of Thirty Years' Contests on the Gridiron. 
  11. ^ According to the Minnesota Gopher Yearbook of 1922, p.344ff
  12. ^ "University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site – Ice Hockey". gophersports.com. 
  13. ^ "Year by Year Records". University of Minnesota. 
  14. ^ a b "2017-2018 Hockey Media Guide" (PDF). University of Minnesota. 
  15. ^ "Brawls, interlocks and blowouts: The history of all-time series between NCAA first-round opponents". USCHO.com. 
  16. ^ Greder, Andy (January 22, 2014). "Gophers hockey: North Star College Cup a state championship of sorts". St. Paul Pioneer Press. 
  17. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey – 2017–18 Roster". University of Minnesota Athletics. Retrieved July 27, 2017. 
  18. ^ Gordon, Dick (1956-02-05). "Mariucci by Phone: 'We Rose to Heights; Russia Too Good'". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on June 28, 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  19. ^ McGourty, John (2006-11-02). "Sonmor found a way to win at life". NHL. Retrieved 2007-03-03. [dead link]
  20. ^ Brown, Scott (November 12, 1996). "Gopher Hockey Under Scrutiny". USCHO. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  21. ^ Mazzocco, Frank (October 21, 1996). "Minnesota Head Coach Suspended". USCHO. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Gopher Hockey History – The Arenas". November 9, 2006. 

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