A video features Wild and Blues players adopting the classic poses made famous at the state tournament while past team members will be at the event.
Or Coyote, after Phil Kessel's four assists on Tuesday.
After four days of practice, Avery Stilwell turned away 45 shots in her collegiate debut, a 6-3 loss to the Buckeyes.
The former Minnetonka High School and Minnesota Duluth standout defenseman agreed to a two-year deal with the Premier Hockey Federation team. She won Olympic gold with Team USA in 2018.
The team will be coached by a former Gophers assistant and is joining the league that includes Minnesota State, St. Thomas and Bemidji State.
She replaces Josh Fenton, who helped build the league and recently became commissioner of the Summit League.
The Winona State graduate spent three years in charge of the successful women's hockey league.
The U.S. national team leaves for Finland on Saturday, plays an exhibition game against Canada on Wednesday and opens the tournament on May 13 against Latvia.
First-round draft pick Chaz Lucius signed a three-year, contract with Winnipeg and forward Tristan Broz put his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
The men's NCAA tournament semifinals are today in Boston, with Denver and Michigan playing first, before the Gophers vs. Minnesota State Mankato nightcap.
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The April 7 national semifinal between the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Mankato has been moved to ESPNU because of a conflict with MLB.
Minnesota will be well-represented with Minnesota State Mankato, Minnesota Duluth, the Gophers and St. Cloud State in the 16-team field. The tournament bracket will be announced at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU.
Taylor Heise, a Gophers forward, and Gabbie Hughes, a Minnesota Duluth forward, join Ohio State's Sophie Jaques as the three finalists for the top honor in women's college hockey.
Coach Bob Motzko wanted a game-like experience for his team, which was idle last weekend. So he took the Gophers to his hometown.
The Minnesota Whitecaps enter their final regular season home series with a 4-4 record in their past eight games.
"It's kind of fun to get a trophy, but now we've got to get onto the next,'' Motzko said. "Now we go to the fun time of the year – the playoffs.''
Both teams are ranked No. 1 in the country and secured conference regular-season titles over the weekend.
The Pittsburgh native is the No. 2-rated North American skater by NHL Central Scouting for the 2022 draft.
Minnesota is on a four-game winning streak, a stretch that has the Gophers contending for the Big Ten title and bolstering their NCAA tournament hopes.