Three tournaments highlight the 2014-15 Gophers men’s hockey schedule, which was released Thursday.
The Gophers play in the Ice Breaker tournament on Oct. 10-12 at Notre Dame, host the Mariucci Classic on Jan. 2-3 and return to the North Star College Cup at Xcel Energy Center on Jan. 23-24.
GOPHERS HOCKEY SCHEDULE
(home games in bold)
Oct. 4: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (exhibition); Oct. 10: vs. Minnesota Duluth (Ice Breaker ournament), South Bend, Ind.; Oct. 12: RPI or Notre Dame (Ice Breaker tournament); Oct. 24-25: Bemidji State; Oct. 31-Nov. 1: St. Cloud State (home and home); Nov. 7-8: Notre Dame; Nov. 14-15: Minnesota Duluth; Nov. 21: U.S. U-18 development team (exhibition); Nov. 28: at Boston College; Nov. 29: at Northeastern; Dec. 5-6: at Michigan State*; Jan 2-3: Mariucci Classic (UMass-Lowell, RPI, Merrimack); Jan. 8-9-10#: at Michigan*; Jan. 15-16-17#: Wisconsin*; Jan. 23: Minnesota State, Mankato (North Star Cup), Xcel Energy Center; Jan. 24: UMD or Bemidji State (North Star Cup); Jan. 29-30-31#: at Wisconsin*; Feb. 5-6-7#: Ohio State*; Feb. 12-13-14-15#: Michigan*; Feb. 19-20-21#: at Penn State*; Feb. 26-27-28, March 1#: Michigan State; March 6-7: at Ohio State*; March 13-14: Penn State*; March 19-20-21: Big Ten tournament, Detroit
#two-game series, dates tentative; *Big Ten games
U tennis ace in final 16
Gophers junior Leandro Toledo defeated Diego Galeano of Baylor 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA men’s tennis tournament in Athens, Ga. He is the first Gopher to advance to the Round of 16 since 2002.
Tommies shut out
Rachel Johnson pitched a four-hitter as Salisbury (Md.) beat St. Thomas 1-0 on Thursday in the opening game of the NCAA Division III softball tournament in Tyler, Texas. The Sea Gulls (41-3) scored in the fourth inning on a bases-loaded walk.