Jason Gonzalez has covered an array of sports at all levels over the last nine years. He learned ice hockey, however, long before — during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah (his hometown). He got a close up look of legendary Gophers alum Herb Brooks and other Minnesota hockey greats. Jason has been with the Star Tribune since 2012.
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The Reilly brothers will make their first game appearance as Gophers hockey teammates on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore forward Ryan Reilly will make his season debut on the fourth line. Forward Connor Reilly is playing in his fifth straight game. Defenseman Mike Reilly has held a regular spot in the Gophers' lineup this season.
Connor and Mike Reilly produced the first Reilly-to-Reilly goal earlier this season and each scored a goal in the same game.
Senior defenseman Jake Parenteau was listed with a lower-body injury and was out of the lineup for Saturday's rematch with Michigan State.
Gophers coach Don Lucia said Parenteau was taken to a local hospital on Friday night for X-Rays. Read more on the injury in Friday's game story of the Gophers' tie and shootout defeat.
GAME PREVIEW: NO. 1 GOPHERS (11-2-2, 2-0-1-0) at MICHIGAN STATE (5-7-1, 0-0-0-1)
3 p.m. on Saturday at Munn Arena in East Lansing, Mich.
TV/radio/live stream: FSN; 107.1-FM; BTN2Go.com. Full series preview.
Friday’s hockey feature + VIDEO: Gophers forward Ambroz breaking out on, off ice.
Reminder: Unfortunately, I did not make the trip to East Lansing. Mike Eidelbes will cover the game for us. Follow him on Twitter for in-game updates and his game story.
Gophers lines for Game 2 vs. Michigan State
Forwards (left wing, center, right wing)
Sam Warning, Kyle Rau, Hudson Fasching
Nate Condon, Justin Kloos, Taylor Cammarata
Connor Reilly, Travis Boyd, Seth Ambroz
Ryan Reilly, Gabe Guertler, Christian Isackson
Defensemen (left, right)
Brady Skjei, Justin Holl
Mike Reilly, Jake Bischoff
Ben Marshall, Michael Brodzinski