Minnesota Gophers Hockey Team Opens Season With Sweep

The Minnesota Gophers men’s hockey team opened their 2011-12 campaign with a sweep at home against the woeful Sacred Heart Pioneers. The Gophers outscored the Pioneers 15-0 in the two games.

This young Gophers team entered the season ranked number 19 in the nation in the opening USCHO poll.

The Gophers won 9-0 on Friday night, and followed that dominating performance with a 6-0 win on Saturday.

While the Pioneers are a significantly inferior team, the Gophers’ performance this weekend gives fans hope that this team can get the Gophers back to the top of the WCHA in this being their last year in the league before the switch to the soon to be created Big Ten hockey conference. [Read more…]