#TwitterTakeover: Gophers victory ignites social media

  • Updated: April 11, 2014 - 5:33 AM

Within moments of the Gophers' dramatic 2-1 victory over North Dakota in Thursday's Frozen Four semifinals Twitter was abuzz with activity about Justin Holl's late goal. Nationally, "Justin Holl" and "#FrozenFour" were trending phrases along with "#Masters" "Bill Haas" and "#NationalSiblingsDay"

Here's a sampling of some of the first tweets after Holl's goal with 0.6 seconds left, from some people you might have heard of:

Amazing ending! One more! @GopherHockey (Gophers basketball coach @MNCoachPitino)

Special hockey game between two special programs. Congrats to @UNDHockey for a great run to the #FrozenFour (NCHC commissioner @Fenton_JC)

Haha that was pretty cool @12JHoll Well done. At least either you or @samcoatta gets a ring now! (St. Cloud State player @AndyP with a nod to his former high school teammates from Minnetonka)

Ski-U-Freaking-Mah @GopherHockey !!!!!!! (Twins closer and U of M alum @glen_perkins)

J bone you are the man!!!! (Former Gophers forward @NBjugstad72)

GO GOPHERS BABY!! (Former Gophers quarterback @MarQueisG)

WOOOO!!!!! NATTY CHAMP BOUND!!! #GOPHERS (Women's hockey player @RachaelBona)


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