Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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Gophers will have different look -- less hairy -- against Mavericks

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Gophers, Men's hockey Updated: November 30, 2011 - 7:10 PM

Most members of the Gophers hockey team -- actually everyone who could -- grew moustaches in November.

The team decided to support Movember,  a moustache-growing charity event that raises funds and awareness for men's health issues, in particular prostate cancer.

The Gophers did not raise money with their moustaches -- that probably would have broken some NCAA rule. But they participated in the Movember movement in their own way to support a good cause and for the fun of it.

Most of their moustaches will probably be gone by the time they take the ice at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Dec. 2 for their first game against Minnesota State Mankato.

A story and video on the Gophers' hockey web site includes interviews with a number of players about their moustaches and about who had the best moustache and the worst.

Senior captain Taylor Matson got the nod for having the best moustache. Matson is 23, the third oldest player on the team behind Joe Miller and Jake Kremer.

 Sophomore defenseman Justin Holl, 19, was tabbed as the player with the worst moustache. His didn't grow well.

The story on is here.

 "Mine came in pretty good," freshman defenseman Ben Marshall said. "My dad has got a moustache. I was born to have one. Just a trim did the trick for mine." 


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