The Gophers bring a 15-game home unbeaten streak into the weekend - the longest active streak in the nation.
A home-and-home with the Huskies awaits Minnesota this weekend as the 2014-15 season continues.
Minnesota is 16-1-1 all-time against their in-state and former WCHA rival.
Minnesota is 10-2-0 all-time against RPI including a 6-2 win last season at Mariucci Arena.
Kyle Rau became just the 49th player in school history to earn 125 career points.
Notched five points (4g-1a) in season-opening series against Massachusetts (Oct. 8-9) recorded natural hat trick against Massachusetts (10/9) program's first hat trick since March 16, 2007 (Blake Wheeler) and first natural hat trick since March 17, 2006 (Ryan Potulny) named Red Baron WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for week of 10/12 took seven shots in both games versus Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 15-16) and scored a goal (10/15) and had an assist (10/16) in the series five-game point streak ended against St. Cloud State (10/22) scored game-winning goal on the power play against St. Cloud State (10/24) Took five shots and had two goals and one assist in a weekend sweep at Colorado College (Oct. 29-30) goal on Oct. 30 was the game-winner scored fifth power-play goal and ninth goal of the year against Wisconsin (11/6) had a career-high three assists at Michigan Tech (11/19) dished out two assists versus Michigan State (11/26) took six shots and had one assist at Minnesota State (12/4) power-play goal was also the game-winning goal against No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth (12/10) goal snapped a six-game draught without a goal has at least one point in 12 of 18 games this year scored his team-leading 11th goal (game-tying goal) against Ferris State (1/1) goal was the 50th of his career has 124 career points (50g-74a) in 146 career games.
2009-10 Senior Season (Redshirt)
Played in five of the first six games before suffering a season-ending knee injury in practice on Nov. 3 became the 78th player in school history to reach 100 career points with an assist against Alaska Anchorage (10/30) notched a goal and an assist in a win over Alaska Anchorage (11/1) in the final game before his injury scored an unassisted goal for the team's first goal of the season at North Dakota (10/17) voted team captain for the 2010-11 season named to the WCHA All-Academic team.
2008-09 Junior Season
Played in 34 of the team's 37 games, missing the final three games of the season's first half with a knee injury Scored points in 26 different games, being held scoreless in back-to-back games once all season ranked third on the team in scoring with 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points shared the team lead with 16 power play points scored goals in each game of first-round WCHA playoff series against St. Cloud State, including the game-winner in 4-2 win in opening game (3/13) scored game-winning goals in a 2-1 win over St. Cloud State (10/18) and a 4-2 win over Alaska Anchorage (2/14) named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on 2/17 after scoring goals in each game against Alaska Anchorage posted a goal and an assist in win at Wisconsin (10/25) and tie with Minnesota State (10/31) season-high three points came with a goal and an assist at St. Cloud State (1/17) notched two assists in wins over Michigan Tech (11/16) and Northeastern (1/3) played right wing on the team's first line with Jordan Schroeder and Ryan Stoa earned his third letter.
2007-08 Sophomore Season
Appeared in 41 games and finished fourth on the team in scoring with six goals and 15 assists for 21 points missed the final three games of the regular season with an ankle injury, but returned for the opening round of the playoffs and scored the team's first goal in the 3-2 win over Minnesota State (3/16) tallied power play goals in each game of home series against Wisconsin (2/22-23) spread his 21 points over 18 different games and all six goals were scored in different games notched three assists in series sweep of Minnesota State (11/9-10) scored an unassisted goal for the game-winner in a 2-1 win over Ohio State (10/26) collected three assists in IceBreaker tournament with two against Rensselaer (10/12) and one against Michigan (10/13) played right wing on the team's first and second lines earned his second letter.
2006-07 Freshman Season
One of five Golden Gophers to appear in all 44 games ranked first on the team in scoring with 20-23--43, including 10-14--24 in 28 WCHA games ranked second in the WCHA and fourth in the nation in freshman scoring; and fourth in the WCHA and 10th in the nation in points per game among freshmen (0.98) tied for the the team lead with 12 multi-point games and three multi-goal games had a point in 30 of 44 games team was 23-3-2 when he tallied a point tied for the team lead with four game-winning goals had four assists on game-winning goals earned one WCHA Rookie of the Week honor (2/6) named the CSTV/HCA National Rookie of the Month for October with 6-5--11 in seven games during the month opened the season on an eight-game point streak (6-6--12) scored his first career goal in the 3-1 loss to Maine in the season-opener (10/6) had 3-1--4 in the sweep vs. Wayne State (10/13-14) had 1-2--3 in the both sweeps over Ohio State (10/20-21) and Colorado College (10/27-28) had 2-1--3 in the series vs. St. Cloud State (11/10-11) scored his first career game-winning goal in the 2-1 win over Wisconsin (11/18) had 1-1--2 in the 5-2 win at Michigan Tech (12/9) had 1-2--3 at the Dodge Holiday Classic (1-2--3) helped Minnesota to a 5-1 win at Minnesota State with 1-1--2 (1/5) went on a six-game point streak with 4-6--10 from Feb. 2-24 notched his first career three-point game with 2-1--3, including the game-winner, in the 8-2 win at Alaska Anchorage (2/2) had 1-2--3 in the sweep at CC (2/16-17) had 1-2--3 in the series vs. St. Cloud State (2/23-24) scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 6-2 win over UAA in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs (3/2) assisted on Blake Wheeler's overtime game-winner in the 3-2 win over North Dakota in the title game of the WCHA Final Five (3/17) has 4-3--7 in seven postseason games owned a +15 rating has 8-9--17 in the last 15 games often played right wing on Minnesota's second line earned his first letter.
Played his prep hockey at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minn. head coach was Greg Trebil had totals of 28-38--66 in 25 games to finish second on the team and 18th in the state in scoring in 2005-06 helped the Stars to a 23-2-2 record named a Minnesota Mr. Hockey finalist and the Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year earned AP first team all-state, Star Tribune first team all-metro, St. Paul Pioneer Press first team all-state and all-Missota Conference finished fifth in the state in scoring with 32-49--81 during his junior season was the second-highest scoring junior in the state led Holy Angels to a 26-3-1 record and the 2005 Minnesota State Class AA championship had 3-1--4 in the 6-4 win over Moorhead in the championship game named to the all-tournament team earned AP first team all-state, Star Tribune first team all-metro, Pioneer Press third team all-state and all-Missota Conference had totals of 20-43--63 to help lead the Stars to a section title during his sophomore season names all-conference was a teammate at Holy Angels with current Golden Gophers Mike Carman, Jeff Frazee and Erik Johnson joined the Sioux Fall Stampede of the USHL following his prep career last winter head coach was former Golden Gopher Kevin Hartzell scored five goals and seven assists in 13 games to help the Stampede to a second-place finish in the Clark Cup Finals drafted by the San Jose Sharks with the 203rd pick in the seventh round of 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Major is communication studies and business and marketing education lists baseball, playing cards and going to the lake as hobbies lists his most memorable sports thrill as winning the 2005 Minnesota State Class AA championship son of Scott and Diane Barriball born May 27, 1987.
Lettieri Scores Twice in ‘U’ Loss
The Maroon & Gold close out the Border Battle on Saturday at 7 p.m. contest against Wisconsin at Mariucci Arena (FOX Sports North PLUS, 1500 ESPN).
Traffic Advisory: Busy Weekend on Campus
Fans are advised to plan extra time for travel and parking on campus this Friday and Saturday due to multiple events taking place.
Gophers Host Border Battle Finale
The No. 4 Gophers return to Mariucci Arena this weekend to take on No. 19 Wisconsin in a Border Battle series between the top two programs in the Big Ten.