Anything can happen when the Gophers and the Badgers meet on the ice.
The Gophers have won four-straight regular-season conference titles including back-to-back Big Ten championships.
Minnesota opens the series on Friday, Nov. 27 and concludes the two-game meeting on Sunday, Nov. 29.
The Gophers compete in a home-and-home series with Minnesota State this weekend.
The Maroon & Gold boast a 26-14-3 all-time record against Notre Dame including a 4-1-0 mark over the last three years.
Minnesota beat Michigan, 5-3, on Friday night at Mariucci Arena.
Sam Warning's hat trick led Minnesota to a 4-2 win and sweep of Ohio State.
Minnesota beat RPI, 6-2, in the Mariucci Classic.
Seth Ambroz scored his second goal of the game in the final minute to lead Minnesota past Wisconsin 4-3.
Minnesota beat Wisconsin in its first Big Ten Hockey game with 4-1 victory.
Michigan State at Minnesota 2-26-15
Gophers win 6-2 over Michigan on Friday night at Mariucci
Minnesota vs. Union photos by USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota vs. Bemidji State (Friday)
Men's Hockey vs UND NCAA West Regional 03.25.12
2014-15 | SENIOR SEASON
Served as an alternate captain during his senior season • tied career highs with 23 points, 12 goals and 11 assists, while playing 39 games for the Maroon and Gold • finished his career as a Gopher with 159 games played over four years, and totaled 70 points with 40 goals and 30 assists • scored his first goal of the season against RPI the second day of the 2014 Ice Breaker Classic • added an assist in a 4-3 overtime victory over SCSU • picked up an assist in a 2-1 road loss at UMD • member of the 50 point club • tallied an assist on a Connor Reilly goal in a 3-3 tie with Michigan State • picked up an assist in a 2-3 loss against Merrimack in the Mariucci Classic • matched his career high in points with a goal and two assists in a 5-7 loss at Michigan • scored a goal in a semifinal game of the North Star College Cup against Minnesota State • netted 2 goals in a 7-5 victory over Wisconsin in Madison • added a pair of goals in the series finale against Wisconsin en route to a tie • for his efforts at Wisconsin, Ambroz was awarded the Big Ten's Second Star of the Week • notched a career high three assists in a 6-2 win over Ohio State • netted his 8th goal of the season in a 6-2 victory over Michigan • added a goal in a 2-0 win over Michigan • tallied two assists in a 5-3 win over Michigan State • netted a goal in a 4-2 road victory over Ohio State • picked up a goal in a 6-2 victory over Penn State • netted a goal in the NCAA Tournament, a 1 - 4 loss to Minnesota Duluth.
2013-14 | JUNIOR SEASON
Posted career highs with 23 points, 14 goals and nine assists while playing in all 41 games for the Gophers in 2013-14 • Ambroz's 14 goals were tied for second most among the Gophers last season and doubled his career total to 28 • 10 of his 14 goals came at Mariucci Arena while his four empty-net goals were tied for second in the nation, one goal off the NCAA lead • scored in 19 of Minnesota's 41 games, team was 16-2-1 when he tallied a point • recorded four multi-point games in 2013-14 with the team winning all four games (Gophers are 11-0-0 all-time when Ambroz tallies more than one point in a game) • scored his first goal of the year in the season opener against Mercyhurst, a 6-0 Minnesota victory • had the game-winning goal and an assist in the Gophers' 6-1 win over Boston College b added two assists in a 6-1 win over Minnesota Duluth b tallied four goals (two in both games) as the Gophers swept Wisconsin at home in late November • Ambroz tallied two points (one goal, one assist) at the North Star College Cup and locked up the inaugural title for Minnesota with a shootout goal • picked up an assist in Minnesota's 7-3 win over Robert Morris to open the NCAA tournament and added an assist in the Gophers' 4-0 victory over St. Cloud State in the 2014 NCAA West Regional final • All-Big Ten Academic honoree • earned third letter.
2012-13 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Appeared in 38 games for the Gophers with 16 points, nine goals and seven assists • made his season debut in a 5-1 win over Michigan State, tallying an assist in the win • tied a career high with two goals in Minnesota's 3-2 win over Michigan Tech including the game winner • notched four multi-point games • tallied his fifth goal of the season and added an assist at Colorado College • posted the first goal of the game and added an assist against Alaska Anchorage • scored the game-winning goal in the third period at Wisconsin • Academic All-WCHA honoree • earned second letter.
2011-12 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Skated in 41 games with five goals and three assists • third on the team in penalties (21) and penalty minutes (53) • team was 5-0-0 when he recorded a point • made his collegiate debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) and had two third-period goals for his first points as a Gopher • had an assist and scored the first goal of the game with a power-play strike against Minnesota State • registered two points (one goal, one assist) at North Dakota • scored his fifth goal of the season against Bemidji State • earned first letter.
Won a gold medal with the United States at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge in Penticton, B.C. • was second on the team and tied for seventh in the tournament with five points in four games • was an assistant captain for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia • had three points in five games for second-place Team USA • skated for the first-place U.S. National Under-17 team at the 2009 Four Nations in Trnava, Slovakia • scored five goals in three games.
Spent three seasons with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL under head coach Bliss Littler • skated with Gophers Erik Haula, Justin Holl and Ben Marshall • led Omaha in scoring with 46 points in 2010-11 • named a USHL All-Star in his final two seasons in the league • selected to the USHL All-Rookie Team in 2008-09 • played high school hockey for New Prague in his eighth grade and as a freshman • earned AP All-Minnesota honorable mention honors in 2008 • also played for Russell Stover Under-16 Midget AAA team.
Born April 3, 1993 • drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fifth round (128th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft • major is business and marketing education • also enjoys baseball and golf • most memorable sports thrill was winning the gold medal at 2010 World Jr. A Challenge • brother, Matt, skated for Nebraska-Omaha from 2007-11 • son of Bob and Sue Ambroz.
Around the Rink: Connor Reilly
A native of Chanhassen, Minn., Reilly has collected 53 points (23 goals, 30 assists) in 114 career games with the Gophers.
Border Battle on Deck
Friday’s series opener is set for 7 p.m. CT with Saturday’s finale scheduled for 5 p.m.
Lettieri Named B1G Second Star
Lettieri has played in all 20 games this season for the Gophers while ranking tied for second on the team with 11 goals and third on the team with 20 points.