U22 Series Game 1: USA Tops Canada, 2-1

The U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team kicked off its three-game series against Canada with a 2-1 victory Thursday night. The U.S. received goals from Dana Trivigno and Shiann Darkangelo, and Alex Rigsby made 26 saves in the win.

Gophers Dani Cameranesi and Hannah Brandt played on the same line, and defensemen Milica McMillen and Lee Stecklein also represented the Maroon & Gold. Stecklein is serving as an assistant captain for the U22 team, joining captain Alex Carpenter and assistant captain Michelle Picard in leading the squad.

The series continues with game two at 4 p.m. CT Friday, and game three is scheduled for 11 a.m. CT Sunday at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta.

Check out game one highlights and tweets below.

What They're Saying - Aug. 22

| No TrackBacks
Follow Golden Gopher Football:    

Who will replace Mike Henry? Meet the Gopher fullbacks (FSN)
Pirsig ready to show what he can do (Pioneer Press)
Working on the passing game (1500ESPN)
What you missed yesterday (GopherSports)

What They're Saying - Aug. 21

| No TrackBacks

Thompson's incredible journey continues (Star Tribune)...
...and he's gotten better at yelling (FSN)
A look at the special teams (GopherSports)
Gophers still working out linebacker depth (Pioneer Press)
What you missed yesterday (GopherSports)
Practice photos (GopherGridiron)
Cobb is on another preseason watch list (GopherSports)
Cool stuff that could be yours (GopherSports)


What They're Saying - Aug. 20

| No TrackBacks
Follow Golden Gopher Football:    
Tight ends are a talented and deep group (GopherSports)
Chris Streveler checks in with his hometown newspaper (Northwest Herald)
What you missed yesterday (GopherSports)
Kill knows Eastern Illinois is really good (
Star Tribune)
Only four days left (GopherSports)
Derrick Wells is healthy again (
Ft. Myers News Press)
VIDEO: Leidner ready to go (
Star Tribune)
Maxx Williams could be a game-changer (
Pioneer Press)
Injury update (
Star Tribune and Pioneer Press)

College Colors Day: Fan Appreciation at MOA

| No TrackBacks
Go Gophers! TopTen
Brady Skjei
Go Gophers!

MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) -- As part of the University of Minnesota's support for the upcoming College Colors Day, Gopher Hockey student-athletes Brady Skjei and Mike Reilly will participate in a fan appreciation autograph signing this Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Mall of America. 

The duo will greet fans and sign autographs from 1-2 p.m. CT on the first floor, Northeast Corner Concourse of the mall. 

Gopher fans are also encouraged to show their support for the University of Minnesota all next week including the official College Colors Day - Friday, Aug. 29. 

College Colors Day is a day set aside for all universities across the country to engage their fans in wearing their respective school's colors. This year, it has also become a competition where tweets & Instagram posts are being recorded, with points going to the schools. For the University of Minnesota to score points the hashtags: #CollegeColors & #SkiUMah must be used. Learn more at CollegeColorsDay.com. 




What They're Saying - Aug. 19

| No TrackBacks
Follow Golden Gopher Football:    
Check out the Gophers live (MyGopherSports)
True freshman who could play this season (Star Tribune)
A look at the linebackers (GopherSports)
Legania moves to O-line (Pioneer Press)
What you missed yesterday (GopherSports)
Cockran hoping to making his presence known (Pioneer Press)
Some #ALSIceBucketChallenge submissions from yesterday ...

USA Hockey Holds Women's National Festival

USA Hockey held its 2014 Women's National Festival last week at the Lake Placid Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. Senior Rachael Bona, junior Hannah Brandt, sophomore Dani Cameranesi, junior Milica McMillen, freshman Cara Piazza and sophomore Lee Stecklein participated in the five-day festival, which was used to select the 22-player rosters for the under-18 and 22-and-under teams to face Canada in this week's three-game series.

Day one highlights included on and off-ice strength and conditioning tests and a welcome from USA Hockey Director of Women's Hockey Reagan Carey.

Day two at the Women's National Festival included a game between Team Blue and Team White. USA Hockey shared a highlight video of the game with comments from head coach Ken Klee and select players. The highlights include goals by Hannah Brandt at the 2:30 mark and Dani Cameranesi at the 2:45 mark.

Following the festival, Brandt, Cameranesi, McMillen and Stecklein have been chosen to represent the United States as part of the 2014 U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team. The U.S. and Canada face off in three games Thursday, Friday and Sunday this week in Calgary, Alberta, at Canada Olympic Park.

Week in Review: Preseason

| No TrackBacks

Gopher Volleyball Update (8/18/14)

| No TrackBacks

MAGIC Blog: Gophers Update (8/18/14)

| No TrackBacks