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.
‘U’ Settles for Split in Grand Forks
Minnesota outshot North Dakota 22-18 on the night but couldn’t capitalize on six power-play chances.
Gophers Take Down UND in Series Opener
Steve Johnson scored his first goal in over a year and a half to push the No. 8 Gophers to a 2-1 win over No. 4 North Dakota on Friday night.
Rinkside: Youth Movement Paces Gophers
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