Sheehy Hoping to Lead Minnesota to Greater Heights

April 24, Minnesota announced its captains for the upcoming season. Leon Bristedt and Mike Szmatula, both seniors-to-be, and sophomore-to-be Ryan Lindgren were named the three alternate captains for the upcoming season. The overall captaincy was handed to current sophomore Tyler Sheehy. “They’re three guys I respect greatly along with everyone else, they give their all every day and care a lot …
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Minnesota Wraps Up 6th Straight Regular Season Title

With a 4-0 victory tonight over Michigan State, Minnesota clinched the outright Big Ten regular-season championship once again. Minnesota has won all four Big Ten titles in the conference’s history, and has won six straight conference championships going back to the last two seasons it was in the WCHA. That streak of six is a record all-time in college hockey. “It says a lot. It’s hard to do,” Minnesota …
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Minnesota-Duluth Bests Minnesota Again to Reach North Star Cup Final

A few weeks ago, Minnesota-Duluth’s 6-foot-5 freshman Riley Tufte, a first-round NHL Draft pick of Dallas, hadn’t scored his first NCAA goal and didn’t even have a point. Now, seven games later, he has five goals and three assists, and his first-period goal Saturday at Xcel Energy Center ignited the Bulldogs rally past Minnesota, 3-2, in the semifinal of the North Star College Cup. Tufte’s goal tied …
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North Dakota, Minnesota Return to Hate

Roughly 320 miles separate North Dakota’s Ralph Engelstad Arena from Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena. On Friday, the Fighting Hawks will take that trip across the border into the Twin Cities to resume one of the most fabled rivalries in college hockey. But this weekend’s matchup will be a little different. It will be the first meeting between the two programs in almost three years. Many players …
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Big Ten Voters Like Minnesota

Three-time Big Ten Champion Minnesota was tabbed the favorite in the 2016-17 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll. The coaches also selected a 13-member Preseason Watch list, including four unanimous honorees. Minnesota completed the 2015-16 campaign with a conference record of 14-6-0-0 (20-17-0 overall) and reached the championship game of the 2016 Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State was selected …
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