Young talent steps up in Gophers' hockey exhibition win

  • Article by: JASON GONZALEZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 5, 2013 - 11:56 PM

Behind the load of penalty minutes and misconducts handed out in Saturday night’s exhibition, the Gophers hockey team learned that the freshmen will be a big part of their scoring efforts.

Freshmen Hudson Fasching, Michael Brodzinski and Taylor Cammarata each scored goals as the Gophers defeated Lethbridge of Alberta 5-1 at Mariucci Arena.

Fasching scored the game’s first goal off a rebound, assisted by Kyle Rau and Ben Marshall. It was one of the few open looks Lethbridge goaltender Dylan Tait surrendered early on. The Gophers’ offensive pressure rarely let up and eventually found holes.

Forwards Travis Boyd and Ryan Reilly also contributed goals. Freshmen Fasching and Justin Kloos accounted for two of the Gophers’ nine assists.

“Especially, Day 1, [the freshmen] didn’t look like they had any jitters,” said Boyd, who also had an assist. “But they still definitely have some work to do as does the whole team.”

Several scoring opportunities for the freshmen came during power plays. The two teams combined for 74 penalty minutes and three misconducts in the second period. Lethbridge eventually had three players pulled from the game with misconducts. Gophers redshirt freshman Connor Reilly was also issued a misconduct.

Rau and Fasching looked good skating together on the Gophers’ first line. They played physical and took 11 of the Gophers’ 46 shots on goal.

The Gophers’ toughness won’t be in question heading into next weekend, but coach Don Lucia didn’t care for the overly physical preseason warm-up. It kept him from the player evaluation he was hoping for out of an exhibition.

“The part I didn’t like about that, then all the sudden you can’t get some guys out there, and that was a big part of the game,” Lucia said. “It was a good dry run for us.”

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions


Atlanta - LP: J. Teheran 2 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 9
Washington 0 FINAL
Miami 8
Boston 4 FINAL
Minnesota 4
Detroit 2 FINAL
Houston 3
Toronto - WP: C. Hynes 9 FINAL
Boston - LP: D. Hinojosa 7
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Norberto 3 FINAL
NY Yankees - LP: C. Whitley 0
St. Louis 5 FINAL
NY Mets 4
Los Angeles 4 FINAL
Kansas City 4
LA Angels 1 FINAL
Oakland 4
San Diego 8 FINAL
Chicago WSox 2
Chicago WSox 12 FINAL
Seattle 4
Cleveland 2 FINAL
San Francisco 5
Milwaukee 7 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 11
Arizona 3 FINAL
Cincinnati 0
Texas 4 FINAL
Colorado 10
Pittsburgh 3 FINAL
Baltimore 3
Detroit 78 FINAL
Charlotte 102
Philadelphia 93 FINAL
Washington 106
San Antonio 103 FINAL
Orlando 91
Indiana 87 FINAL
Boston 100
Brooklyn 100 FINAL
New York 98
Chicago 91 FINAL
Milwaukee 95
Dallas 135 FINAL
Oklahoma City 131
Sacramento 111 FINAL
Houston 115
Toronto 113 FINAL
Minnesota 99
Denver 84 FINAL
Utah 98
LA Clippers 126 FINAL
Portland 122
New Orleans 113 FINAL
LA Lakers 92
Toronto 3 FINAL
Buffalo 4
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
Pittsburgh 1
Edmonton 1 FINAL
Anaheim 5
Colorado 1 FINAL
San Jose 5
Loyola-Chicago 63 FINAL
ULM 62
Michigan 65
Temple 58 FINAL
West Virginia 66
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters





question of the day

Poll: Who are you rooting for in the NCAA Final Four?

Weekly Question