GOPHERS HOCKEY SERIES PREVIEW: AT VERMONT
When/where: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington.
TV/radio: FSN; 1500-AM.
Records: Gophers 7-2-2 overall, 4-2-2 WCHA; Vermont 2-5-2, 2-5-2 Hockey East.
Gophers at a glance: The Gophers are making their first trip to Burlington in program history. They split last year's first series ever at Mariucci Arena. C Erik Haula is tied for second in the WCHA and seventh in the NCAA with 14 points. C Nick Bjugstad has been fighting the flu all week.
Catamounts at a glance: Senior F Chris McCarthy leads Vermont with four goals and seven points in nine games. G Brody Hoffman (2-5-2, 2.82) has started all nine games. The Catamounts have two Minnesotans: Hibbing's Anthony DeCenzo and Chanhassen's Blake Doerring.