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Eden Prairie's John, Luke Mittelstadt commit to U

Eden Prairie's Luke Mittelstadt, who announced his commitment to the Gophers men's hockey program along with his brother John on Sunday.

John, a forward, will be a high school junior this fall, while Luke, a defenseman, will be a sophomore. They are the brothers of former Gopher Casey Mittelstadt.


NCAA hockey committee adopts standard overtime rule

NCAA hockey committee adopts standard overtime rule

If the rule change gets final approval, shootouts and three-on-three OT for an extra point in the conference standings would not be allowed starting this season.


Holy Family's Pioniemi switches commitment from St. Cloud State to Gophers

Forward Garrett Pioniemi, who will be a junior next season, is the second player this week to flip from St. Cloud State to Minnesota.


Gophers hockey to open 2018-19 season vs. defending champion Bulldogs

Gophers goalie Mat Robson

Minnesota will open the regular season at Minnesota Duluth and close it with a nonconference series against Arizona State. North Dakota, Minnesota State Mankato, St. Lawrence and Ferris State also are on the nonconference schedule.


Gophers open Big Ten hockey schedule Nov. 9-10 at Wisconsin

Gophers open Big Ten hockey schedule Nov. 9-10 at Wisconsin

The Big Ten announced its conference schedule for 2018-19. Minnesota closes the league season Feb. 22-23 vs. NCAA runner-up Notre Dame.


UMD standout Joey Anderson signs with New Jersey Devils

Minnesota Duluth forward Joey Anderson (13)

The former Hill Murray and U.S. junior team player helped the Bulldogs to the NCAA title this season.


Pressure-tested UMD, Notre Dame ready for Frozen Four title game

Pressure-tested UMD, Notre Dame ready for Frozen Four title game

The Bulldogs and Fighting Irish know how to excel in close games, and that could be the case again tonight.


It's Frozen Four Thursday: UMD vs. Ohio State, and Michigan vs. Notre Dame

It's Frozen Four Thursday: UMD vs. Ohio State, and Michigan vs. Notre Dame

College's hockey's crown jewel hits Xcel Energy Center for the third time as the Bulldogs try to win a second national championship in St. Paul, with a trio of Big Ten teams fighting for the title, too


Hobey Baker finalists announced

The winner will be announced April 6 as part of the Frozen Four festivities in St. Paul. All three finalists have turned pro.


Air Force coach Serratore holds court on Minnesota hockey at NCAA regional

'This time of year, it's great to be seen,' said Serratore, who also told stories about about St. Cloud State coach Bob Motzko, MSU Mankato's Mike Hastings and former Gophers coach Don Lucia.


St. Cloud, Mankato, UMD all in West Region in Sioux Falls; no go for Gophers, UND

St. Cloud State Huskies head Hockey coach Bob Motzko during practice on Monday. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com April 8, 2013, St. Cloud,

The three Minnesota teams will be joined by Air Force for the Friday-Saturday regional. St. Cloud State plays Air Force, and MSU Mankato meets Minnesota Duluth.


NCAA hockey bubble watch: North Dakota, Gophers and even UMD

NCAA hockey bubble watch: North Dakota, Gophers and even UMD

Friday's college hockey results will make for a tense final day of conference tournaments.


NCHC Frozen Four has NCAA tournament implications, especially for North Dakota

NCHC Frozen Four has NCAA tournament implications, especially for North Dakota

The Fighting Hawks could take a big step toward making the national tournament if they beat No. 1 St. Cloud State in the afternoon semifinal. Minnesota Duluth meets Denver in the night game.


Centennial standout Lucas McGregor commits to Gophers hockey

Centennial standout Lucas McGregor commits to Gophers hockey

Senior forward Lucas McGregor helped the Cougars reach the Class 2A state semifinals.


Denver's Henrik Borgstrom named NCHC Player of the Year

St. Cloud State's Bob Motzko was named Coach of the Year, while Minnesota Duluth freshman Scott Perunovich earned two honors.


St. Cloud's Schuldt, MSU Mankato's Suess among 10 Hobey Baker finalists

The winner will be announced April 6 during the NCAA Frozen Four in St. Paul.


Notre Dame goalie is Big Ten Player of Year; four Gophers honored

Notre Dame goalie is Big Ten Player of Year; four Gophers honored

Cale Morris led the Fighting Irish to the Big Ten regular-season title.


Sunday upset in WCHA tourney leaves U closer to NCAA bubble

Gophers men's hockey coach Don Lucia

Michigan Tech's overtime win over Minnesota State Mankato in the WCHA semifinals means there will be one fewer NCAA tournament at-large bid available. The Gophers will find out their fate on Sunday.


U forward Mittelstadt finalist for Big Ten Freshman of the Year

U forward Mittelstadt finalist for Big Ten Freshman of the Year

The Eden Prairie native has 11 goals and 19 assists this season. He's the only player under consideration For Big Ten postseason honors.


Computer says U hockey still has strong shot at NCAA bid, but ...

Computer says U hockey still has strong shot at NCAA bid, but ...

Getting swept at Penn State in the Big Ten quarterfinals left Minnesota near the NCAA bubble. If there are enough conference tournament upsets, the Gophers could be bumped.