Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of Minnesota's fifth national championship as the University of Minnesota honors the 2003 Golden Gopher hockey team during tonight's game against Minnesota Duluth.
The first 5,000 fans to arrive at tonight's game will receive commemorative posters of the 2003 national championship team with members of the title team signing autographs from 6:15-6:45 on the concourse of Mariucci Arena. The Gophers will also honor the team during the first intermission.
Minnesota captured its fifth NCAA title and second-straight championship with a 5-1 win over New Hampshire in the 2003 NCAA championship game at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. Minnesota posted a 28-8-9 overall record in 2002-03 and for the second-straight season, the Gophers went the entire season without suffering consecutive losses. In addition to the national championship, Minnesota also captured the Broadmoor Trophy as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five champions. Paul Martin captured Second Team All-America honors while Thomas Vanek was the nation's leading rookie scorer and finished one goal shy of John Mayasich's freshman goal record.
Saturday's series finale with the Bulldogs is set for 7 p.m. at Mariucci Arena. The Big Ten Network and 1500 ESPN will broadcast the action.