The Gophers (24-4-6 overall, 13-2-3-0 Big Ten) will travel to Michigan next weekend with a five-point cushion in the conference standings.
The Gophers will attempt to capture the inaugural Big Ten Conference regular-season championship on Saturday in the series finale at 5:30 p.m. CT.
The top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey program returns to action this weekend with a Big Ten Conference series at Ohio State.
The Gophers have now earned a total of 20 weekly Big Ten honors from nine different players this season.
The Gophers, who are 15-1-3 at home this season, close out the home schedule tomorrow night against Penn State at 6 p.m.
Sam Warning's hat trick led Minnesota to a 4-2 win and sweep of Ohio State.
Minnesota beat Ohio State, 1-0, under the lights at TCF Bank Stadium.
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Minnesota completed a two-game sweep with a 5-2 win at Penn State.
Seth Ambroz scored his second goal of the game in the final minute to lead Minnesota past Wisconsin 4-3.
Men's Hockey Action
2012-13 Freshman Season:All-WCHA Third Team honoree appeared in 39 games with 38 starts as a freshman including 37-straight games to end the season collected a 25-8-5 record to tie Kellen Briggs for the Minnesota rookie wins record also boasted a 1.88 GAA - setting a new Minnesota single-season record owns a .921 save percentage with three shutouts this season made his Gophers' debut and collected his first win allowing just one goal against Michigan State (10/13) collected his first road victory as a Gopher with 16 saves at Michigan Tech (10/19) made 20 saves to recorded his first career shutout against Canisius (10/28) collected the first point of his college career by assisting on a Nick Bjugstad goal. He began the breakout (10/23) made 48 saves on 50 shots over a weekend set, backstopping the Gophers to a road recorded his first road and conference shutout in his third career start on the road. He made 14 saves versus Anchorage (11/9) was named the Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week on November 13th for his work in Anchorage (11/9-10) was tabbed as the national Rookie of the Month for November. He compiled a record of 5-2-2 during the month and posted a 1.75 goals against average to go with a .925 save percentage. notched his third career shutout at the Mariucci Classic vs. Air Force, making 18 saves (12/29) grabbed an assist on a shorthanded goal by Sam Warning against Boston College in the Mariucci Classic title game (12/30) named MVP of the Mariucci Classic, stopping 50 of 51 shots over the two-game tournament (12/29-30) awarded WCHA Rookie of the Week honors on January 3rd based of being named the MVP of the Mariucci Classic the previous weekend. recorded the victory in his first taste of the North Dakota rivalry by making 24 saves (1/18) gave up only one goal and made 26 saves to lead Minnesota to a victory at Minnesota State (1/26) made a total of 33 saves and allowed only one goal against Denver (3/1) registered 31 saves, including multiple on breakaways, to backstop the Gophers to a 5-1 victory over Denver (3/2) allowed only one goal on 24 shots in a 5-1 victory over Bemidji State to close out the regular season (3/9).
International: Participated in the 2008 USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp and the 2009 Select 17 Camp.
Juniors/High School: Was traded from Green Bay of the USHL to Tri-City in 2011-12 was the Reebok USHL Goaltender of the Week two times for the Storm under head coach Josh Hauge was named Tri-City's Fan Favorite Defenseman and Most Valuable Player of the Season appeared in 26 games for Anderson Cup and Clark Cup champion Green Bay in 2010-11, coached by Derek Lalonde played three seasons of prep hockey at South St. Paul under head coach Jeff Lagoo earned All-Minnesota honorable mention honors and All-Classic Suburban conference honors twice each also served as an all-conference and all-state quarterback for the Packers' football team won the Tom Nace Football Award at South St. Paul drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 6th round (178th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Personal: Plans to major in business management or economics received the Gold Honor Roll and Scholar-Athlete awards three times in high school interests outside of hockey include Rubik's cubes, cabins, golfing, and playing videogames most memorable sports thrill was playing in the USHL Finals cousin, Alex Stalock, played goaltender for Minnesota-Duluth from 2007-10 and is currently in the San Jose Sharks organization cousins Nick Stalock and Nick Klaren skated at Division III St. Olaf and Wisconsin-Stout, respectively son of John and Christy Wilcox born Nov. 26, 1992.