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It's a day of beginnings for Gopher Women's Hockey: the first day of the 2011-12 school year here on the U of M campus and the first entry on the new GWH blog!

We'll use this blog to keep you updated with the latest news, fun facts, and behind-the-scenes info on the University of Minnesota women's hockey team. If you're not already following us on Facebook and Twitter, join us there as well. 

Our 2011-12 season will be starting in just a few short weeks. So much for hockey being a winter sport, huh? We'll be starting official practice on Sept. 17, and are already started with captains' practice. On Saturday, Sept. 24, we'll hold our exhibition game, the Maroon & Gold game. The exhibition will start at 10 a.m. and has free admission so we hope you'll come out to Ridder Arena to join us. 

Tickets for the 2011-12 season will be available soon on mygophersports.com. If you're a University of Minnesota student, you get free admission to all regular-season women's hockey games when you show your U Card. You can't beat that deal!

The regular season starts Friday, Sept. 30 when we host the East/West Showcase. Our full season schedule is available here. Please note that we've had a few schedule changes since our pocket schedules were printed, so if you have one of our snazzy pocket schedules, remember these changes:

  • Maroon & Gold Game (exhibition) was moved from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24. The start time is 10 a.m. at Ridder Arena
  • The start time was moved back an hour for Minnesota vs. New Hampshire on Friday, Nov. 18, the game will now start at 7 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.
  • The start times for our games at Harvard over Thanksgiving weekend have been changed. We'll be playing at 4 p.m. eastern (3 p.m. central) on Saturday, Nov. 26 and at 1 p.m. eastern (noon central) on Sunday, Nov. 27
Throughout the season, we'd love to hear from you, our faithful GWH fans! Let us know what you'd like to see here, and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Feel free to submit questions and we'll do our best to answer them. 

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