Kyle Rau locked up his first career hat trick and Nate Schmidt posted a career-high four assists as the No. 1 Minnesota men's hockey program earned a decisive 7-1 win over Alaska Anchorage on Saturday night.
Paced by Kyle Rau's hat trick, the Gophers swept Alaska Anchorage with a 7-1 win.
International: Played for the third-place United States at the 2011 World Junior A Hockey Challenge in Langley, B.C., skating with fellow Gopher freshman Mike Reilly Recorded three assists in four games and won a gold medal skating for Team USA at the 2010 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Huttwil, Switzerland.
Juniors/High School: Played the 2011-12 season for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL, coached by P.K. O'Handley followed a 20-point regular season with seven points in a 15-game run to the Clark Cup final participated in the 2012 CCM USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Muskegon, Mich. played six games for the Black Hawks after completing high school season in 2010-11, skating with current Gopher sophomore Blake Thompson played three years of prep hockey at Apple Valley for coach Jerry Hayes put up a school record 62 points in his final season with the team left as his high school's fourth all-time leading point-scorer (121) and second all-time leading goal scorer (62), winning two team MVP awards helped lead the Eagles to a Section 3AA championship in 2009-10 and was named team captain for the following season in 2011-12, was an all-state honorable mention honoree, was named to the All-Lake Conference team, and won Apple Valley's Bird of Prey Award earned the Eagles' Rookie of the Year Award in 2008-09 also played golf in high school reached the state tournament and was named Team MVP in his sophomore year and was team's captain for the following year.
Personal: Plans to study sport management and business honor roll student at Apple Valley hobbies include golfing, fishing, and going to his cabin most memorable sports thrills were playing in the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament and the USHL's Clark Cup final son of Jeff and Kris Michaelson born Feb. 8, 1994.