Ticket from the grand opening of Mariucci Arena (courtesy of Gopher Puck Live).
We dug through our archives and came up with a couple notable Mariucci Arena facts in honor of yesterday's birthday.
-Since opening Mariucci Arena, the Gophers are 275-112-42 at their home rink -- that's a .690 winning percentage. Recently, Minnesota went 14-3-3 at Mariucci Arena in 2012-13 while the team is 31-9-3 on home ice since the start of the 2011-12 season.
-Mariucci Arena is made of 256,580 bricks including 2,000 from Memorial Stadium.
-850 tons of steel and 1,917,754 pounds of reinforcing steel were used during the construction of Mariucci Arena.
-The refrigeration piping under the ice would stretch 11.36 miles.
We also asked our fans to share their favorite Mariucci Arena memory with us...here are some of the top responses.
We also had a lot of great responses on our Facebook page -- check them out here.
@GopherHockey my grandpa took me to my first gopher game when I was 5 and we got to sit in the gold M. I thought it was so cool!— Amy Jo (@AmyStraf) August 22, 2013