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Minnesota Golden Gophers
men's ice hockey
Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey athletic logo
University University of Minnesota
Conference Big Ten
First season 1921
Head coach Bob Motzko
1st season, 0–0–1
Captain(s) Brent Gates Jr.
Tyler Sheehy
Alternate captain(s) Jack Ramsey
Darian Romanko
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 1950s 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. W. Beaupre Eldredge of St. Paul, a student and club player at the time, was very instrumental in organizing the team, promoting the team to the University Board of Regents to become an official varsity sport. For 1921–1922 season the University Athletic Board of Control decided to finally gave ice hockey varsity status on January 9, 1922, 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 intrastate 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
0–4 L
October 21, 2017
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 men's 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 August 6, 2018.[17]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Minnesota Brock Kautz Senior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1994-06-22 Rochester, Minnesota Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)
2 Minnesota Jack Sadek Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-04-19 Lakeville, Minnesota Lakeville North (USHS–MN) MIN, 204th overall 2015
3 Minnesota Robbie Stucker Freshman D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1998-09-30 St. Paul, Minnesota Fargo (USHL) CBJ, 210th overall 2017
4 Minnesota Ben Brinkman Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 2000-10-04 Edina, Minnesota Edina (USHS–MN)
5 Minnesota Matt Denman Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-04-20 Prior Lake, Minnesota Cedar Rapids (USHL)
7 California Brannon McManus Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1999-07-05 Newport Beach, California Chicago (USHL)
9 Minnesota Sammy Walker Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1999-06-07 Edina, Minnesota Edina (USHS–MN) TBL, 200th overall 2017
10 Michigan Brent Gates Jr. (C) Senior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-08-12 Grand Rapids, Michigan Green Bay (USHL) ANA, 80th overall 2015
12 Minnesota Joey Marooney Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1996-02-18 Chaska, Minnesota Green Bay (USHL)
13 Minnesota Cullen Munson Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-04-04 Edina, Minnesota Janesville (NAHL)
14 Minnesota Garrett Wait Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1998-06-13 Edina, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL)
15 Minnesota Rem Pitlick Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-04-02 Plymouth, Minnesota Muskegon (USHL) NSH, 76th overall 2016
16 Minnesota Jack Ramsey (A) Senior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1995-11-02 Chanhassen, Minnesota Penticton (BCHL) CHI, 208th overall 2014
17 Wisconsin Tommy Novak Senior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-04-28 River Falls, Wisconsin Waterloo (USHL) NSH, 85th overall 2015
18 Minnesota Clayton Phillips Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1999-09-09 Edina, Minnesota Muskegon (USHL) PIT, 93rd overall 2017
19 Minnesota Scott Reedy Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1999-04-04 Prior Lake, Minnesota USNTDP (USHL) SJS, 102nd overall 2017
20 Minnesota Ryan Zuhlsdorf Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1997-07-01 Edina, Minnesota Dubuque (USHL) TBL, 150th overall 2015
21 Arizona Nathan Burke Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1998-12-21 Scottsdale, Arizona Aberdeen (NAHL)
22 Minnesota Tyler Sheehy (C) Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-11-20 Burnsville, Minnesota Youngstown (USHL)
23 Minnesota Ryan Norman Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996-10-25 Maplewood, Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary's (Midget AAA)
26 Minnesota Darian Romanko (A) Senior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1994-11-09 Shoreview, Minnesota Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)
27 Minnesota Blake McLaughlin Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 2000-02-14 Grand Rapids, Minnesota Chicago (USHL) ANA, 79th overall 2018
28 Minnesota Sam Rossini Sophomore D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1998-06-19 Burnsville, Minnesota Penticton (BCHL)
29 Minnesota Tyler Nanne Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-03-17 Edina, Minnesota Ohio State (Big Ten) NYR, 142nd overall 2014
37 Alaska Eric Schierhorn Senior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996-02-09 Anchorage, Alaska Muskegon (USHL)
40 Ontario Mat Robson Junior G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-03-26 Mississauga, Ontario Penticton (BCHL)
58 Finland Sampo Ranta Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 2000-05-31 Naantali, Finland Sioux City (USHL) COL, 78th overall 2018

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 only played professionally briefly, in minor league hockey.[18]

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.[19] 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.[20] 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.[21] During this time, assistant head coach Mike Guentzel served as the team's head coach.[22] 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
1999–2018 Don Lucia 18 438–231–71 .640
2018-Present Bob Motzko
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]

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  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. ^ "2018–19 Men's Ice Hockey Roster". University of Minnesota Athletics. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  18. ^ Vogl, John (September 30, 2012). Prospects Game proof America's got hockey talent Archived February 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.. The Buffalo News. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ McGourty, John (2006-11-02). "Sonmor found a way to win at life". NHL. Retrieved 2007-03-03.[dead link]
  21. ^ Brown, Scott (November 12, 1996). "Gopher Hockey Under Scrutiny". USCHO. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  22. ^ Mazzocco, Frank (October 21, 1996). "Minnesota Head Coach Suspended". USCHO. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  23. ^ "Gopher Hockey History – The Arenas". November 9, 2006.

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