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 Gophers women’s hockey team released its 2014-2015 schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The season-opening tournament (Oct. 3-4) at Ridder Arena features matchups with Penn State and a rematch of last year’s NCAA quarterfinals against Boston University.
Other non-conference opponents include Princeton (Nov. 29-30) and St. Lawrence (Jan. 4-6). Western Collegiate Hockey Association play opens with back-to-back weekends on the road at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 10-11) and Wisconsin (Oct. 17-18).
North Dakota travels to Ridder Arena Oct. 24-25 for the Gophers' first WHCA home series.
The lady Gophers and St. Cloud State will play at Braemar Arena in Edina on Nov. 24 as part of a special U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame game.