We're now just two weeks out from our season opener, the East/West Showcase on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Can you believe hockey season starts just 14 days from now?
In the East/West Showcase, the Gophers will play host to Union, Syracuse and St. Cloud State. On Friday night, SCSU will face Syracuse while Minnesota plays Union. On Saturday, the Gophers get their chance against Syracuse while St. Cloud State plays Union. Games are at 4:00 and 7:00 each day, with the Gophers playing in the 7:00 game both nights.
The last time the Gophers faced Syracuse was in the 2009-10 season opener. Minnesota won both games, winning 4-3 the first night and 4-1 the second night. The Gophers will play Union for the first time in program history.
To read up on Minnesota's opening-weekend opponents:
St. Cloud State will be seeing a lot of Ridder Arena early in the season as the Huskies return the following weekend for the two-game series against the Gophers Oct. 7-8.