Minnesota holds an 8-6-0 record against the Huskies with eight of those games decided by one goal.
The Minnesota-Minnesota Duluth rivalry dates back to 1952 with the Maroon & Gold holding a 134-77-17 all-time record against the Bulldogs.
No. 8/9 Minnesota hosts Vermont on Saturday at Mariucci Arena. Game time is 7 pm CT.
The No. 8/10 Gopher Hockey program makes its 36th all-time appearance in the NCAA tournament this weekend, competing at the NCAA Northeast Regional in Manchester, N.H.
The win sends Minnesota to the 2015 Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament championship game on Saturday.
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.
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.