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May 12
St. Cloud State athletic director Heather Weems is leaving the school to become commissioner of the NCHC.

NCHC names St. Cloud State AD Weems as its new commissioner

She replaces Josh Fenton, who helped build the league and recently became commissioner of the Summit League.
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May 11
Jennifer Flowers at her introductory news conference after being named commissioner of the WCHA women’s league in 2019.

Commissioner Flowers leaving WCHA to become AD at Southwest Minn. State

The Winona State graduate spent three years in charge of the successful women's hockey league.
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May 5
Former Gopher Ben Meyers, left, of the Colorado Avalanche will play for Team USA in the IIHF World Championship. He is ineligible to play in the NHL p

3 ex-Gophers among 5 Minnesotans on U.S. team for world championship

The U.S. national team leaves for Finland on Saturday, plays an exhibition game against Canada on Wednesday and opens the tournament on May 13 against Latvia.
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April 28
Gophers forward Chaz Lucius (29) celebrated after scoring against North Dakota in November.

2 freshman leave U hockey: Lucius signs with Jets; Broz plans to transfer

First-round draft pick Chaz Lucius signed a three-year, contract with Winnipeg and forward Tristan Broz put his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
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April 7
TD Garden, home of the 2022 NCAA men’s Frozen Four.

Greetings from the Frozen Four, college hockey's biggest stage

The men's NCAA tournament semifinals are today in Boston, with Denver and Michigan playing first, before the Gophers vs. Minnesota State Mankato nightcap.
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April 6
Denver players went through practice on Wednesday at TD Garden in preparation for the Frozen Four.

Frozen Four updates: Mankato's Mike Hastings named Coach of the Year

Tap here for updates from the men's Frozen Four media day, including stories, sights and sounds from TD Garden in Boston.
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March 31
Gophers defenseman Mike Koster battled with Minnesota State’s Cade Borchardt and Nathan Smith in an NCAA regional final last year.

You'll need ESPNU to watch Gophers vs. Mavericks in the Frozen Four

The April 7 national semifinal between the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Mankato has been moved to ESPNU because of a conflict with MLB.
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March 19
The Gophers and co-captain Sammy Walker will play in an NCAA regional, and the site will be determined Sunday.

Final bracketology: What the NCAA men's hockey tournament might look like

Minnesota will be well-represented with Minnesota State Mankato, Minnesota Duluth, the Gophers and St. Cloud State in the 16-team field. The tournament bracket will be announced at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU.
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March 17
Gophers center Taylor Heise led the nation with 66 points.

Minnesotans Heise, Hughes in final three for Patty Kazmaier Award

Taylor Heise, a Gophers forward, and Gabbie Hughes, a Minnesota Duluth forward, join Ohio State's Sophie Jaques as the three finalists for the top honor in women's college hockey.
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March 9
The Gophers gave a stick salute to fans at Austin’s Riverside Arena after Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage.

Staying sharp in the land of Spam: Gophers visit Austin for hockey scrimmage

Coach Bob Motzko wanted a game-like experience for his team, which was idle last weekend. So he took the Gophers to his hometown.
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March 4
Minnesota Whitecaps forward Allie Thunstrom (9) celebrated with teammate Amanda Boulier (8) after scoring against the Boston Pride during the 2021 Iso

Whitecaps building momentum after surprisingly slow start

The Minnesota Whitecaps enter their final regular season home series with a 4-4 record in their past eight games.
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February 28
Gophers teammates, including Matt Staudacher and Aaron Huglen, celebrated after Tristan Broz scored against Wisconsin on Saturday.

Big Ten hockey title is first step for coach Bob Motzko and Gophers

"It's kind of fun to get a trophy, but now we've got to get onto the next,'' Motzko said. "Now we go to the fun time of the year – the playoffs.''
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February 21
Gophers players celebrated with the Julianne Bye Cup on Saturday

Banner hockey days for Gophers women, Minnesota State Mankato men

Both teams are ranked No. 1 in the country and secured conference regular-season titles over the weekend.
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February 18
Logan Cooley is the No. 2-ranked North American skater by  NHL Central Scouting.

Gophers get commitment from high NHL draft prospect Logan Cooley

The Pittsburgh native is the No. 2-rated North American skater by NHL Central Scouting for the 2022 draft.
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February 14
Gophers forward Rhett Pitlick, right, battled Minnesota Duluth’s Luke Loheit for the puck in October. Pitlick has three goals and four assists in hi

Minus Olympians, Gophers men getting key contributions

Minnesota is on a four-game winning streak, a stretch that has the Gophers contending for the Big Ten title and bolstering their NCAA tournament hopes.
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February 2
The Gophers celebrated a goal earlier this season.

Former Totino-Grace hockey standout Moore commits to Gophers

Oliver Moore is currently a center for the U.S. National Team Development program.
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January 31
The Gophers celebrated after scoring against Wisconsin on Jan. 22 at Ridder Arena.

Gophers women's hockey ascends to No. 1 after dominant stretch

By gaining 10 of a possible 12 points against Wisconsin and Ohio State, Minnesota showed it can be a major factor come NCAA tournament time.
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December 31, 2021
Minnesota Wild center Rem Pitlick drops a “Hi, Mom” in his video turn.

NHL Winter Classic embraces All-Hockey Hair traditions

A video features Wild and Blues players adopting the classic poses made famous at the state tournament while past team members will be at the event.
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December 29, 2021
Phil Kessel, right, congratulated Arizona teammate Janis Moser on Tuesday in San Jose, Calif.

Gophers men's hockey has new top dog in NHL scoring

Or Coyote, after Phil Kessel's four assists on Tuesday.
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December 10, 2021
Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon, shown in November after scoring against Pittsburgh.

'Road to the Winter Classic 2022' episode puts Spurgeon in spotlight

The TNT network series is part of the run-up to the NHL Winter Classic game on Jan. 1 between the Wild and Blues at Target Field.
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