Minnesota is 54-35 (.607) all-time in the NCAA tournament, now with 35 all-time appearances and 21 Frozen Four berths.
Thirteen Gophers tallied points in the win including six skaters with two points each.
The Gophers kick off the national tournament with the first-ever meeting against Robert Morris on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. CT.
The No. 1 Minnesota men's hockey program enters the inaugural Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament as the conference's regular-season champion and the tournament's top-seed this weekend at Xcel Energy Center.
Adam Wilcox was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Goaltender of the Year, Mike Reilly was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Don Lucia was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.
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The Golden Gophers beat Penn State, 3-2, in the first meeting between the two programs.
Ben Marshall scored with less than a minute to play to send Minnesota past Bemidji State, 4-3.
Minnesota opened its weekend series with North Dakota with a 5-1 win.
The Golden Gophers rallied for a 4-3 win over Alaska Anchorage.
Men's Hockey vs Bemidji 02.17.12
2012-13 Sophomore Season:Appeared in all 40 games this season as a sophomore for the Gophers collected career bests in points (19), goals (8) and assists (11) netted three game-winning goals and three power-play goals was a +9 for the season scored the Gophers first goal of the season versus Michigan State (10/12) netted a goal for the second night in a row against the Spartans on opening weekend (10/13) assisted on a goal in back-to-back nights in Houghton, Mich. against the Huskies of Michigan Tech (10/19-20) scored a power-play goal in Anchorage (11/9) recorded a pair of assists against Boston College at the Mariucci Classic to claim the title (12/30) scored the game-winning goal late in the third period to give the Gophers a 4-3 victory over Alaska Anchorage (1/11) netted the game-winning goal on the power play late in the second period against North Dakota (1/18) collected two primary assists, including Seth Ambroz's game-winning goal against Wisconsin (2/15) registered the primary assist on Nate Condon's goal on the Gophers' first shot versus Minnesota Duluth (2/22) posted another primary assist on Mike Reilly's power-play goal in the first period against Minnesota Duluth (2/23) scored the first goal of the game in the first period against Bemidji State in a 4-3 road victory (3/8) netted Minnesota's only goal of regulation in game one of the WCHA playoff series against Bemidji State (3/15) won the WCHA playoff series against Bemidji State with an unassisted goal with 52 seconds remaining in regulation in game two (3/16) All-WCHA Academic Team honoree.
2011-12 Freshman Season: Had four goals and nine assists in 41 games third on the team in blocked shots (50) made his collegiate debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) and was a team-high +5 scored his first collegiate goal against Sacred Heart (10/8) earned seven penalty minutes against St. Cloud State (11/19) scored at Michigan State (11/26) had his first multiple-assist game of his career (2a) against Notre Dame (1/7) scored a power-play goal at St. Cloud State (1/28), snapping a 12-game drought without a goal missed both games at Nebraska Omaha (2/24 and 2/25) with an injury returned to the lineup and blocked a team-high four shots against Wisconsin (2/3) had two assists against Alaska Anchorage (3/10) in Game 2 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs scored the first goal of the game against North Dakota (3/25) in the NCAA West Regional championship game.
International: Scored one goal in three games for Team USA's Under-18 Select Team at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial in Piestany, Slovakia played in four games and recorded a shorthanded goal for the second-place U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the 2008 Five Nations Tournament in Prievidza, Slovakia.
High School: Played for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL under head coach Bliss Littler in 2010-11 was a teammate of fellow Gopher freshman Seth Ambroz led Omaha defensemen in scoring with 33 points selected to the All-USHL Second Team, USHL All-Rookie Team, and USHL Western Conference Midseason All-Star team USHL CCM Defensive Player of the Week for the weeks of 12/6 and 3/7 played high school hockey for Mahtomedi under Jeff Poeschl led Zephyrs to two Class A State Tournament appearances earned first team all-state honors in 2010 received honorable mention for the AP Minnesota High School Hockey All-State Team in 2009 two-time All-Classic Suburban conference selection drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the seventh round (201st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft played football for Mahtomedi.
Personal: Major is undeclared most memorable sports thrill was playing in the Minnesota High School State tournament son of Scott and Linda Marshall born August 30, 1992.