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Brent Gates Jr.
Brent  Gates Jr.

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 187

Position:
Forward

Junior Team:
Green Bay (USHL)


11/17/2017

Gophers Pick Up Sixth-Straight Home Win

Casey Mittelstadt led the way with a goal and an assist while Brent Gates Jr., Rem Pitlick and Steve Johnson also recorded goals for the Maroon & Gold.

11/04/2017

Schierhorn Blanks Spartans for 50th Win

The two-time Big Ten goaltender of the year made 21 saves on Saturday to improve to 8-1-1 all-time against the Spartans.

11/03/2017

Gophers Down Michigan State in Series Opener

Three Gophers scored and the Minnesota penalty kill continued to lock down defensively to earn a Big Ten win.

10/27/2017

Gophers Take Down No. 9 Clarkson in Opener

Eric Schierhorn played solid in net behind a strong defense while eight different Gophers had at least a point.

10/15/2017

McManus' Hat Trick Lifts 'U' to Victory

Eleven Gophers tallied points in the game while Eric Schierhorn picked up the win in his 78th-straight start for Minnesota, setting a new program record.

10/07/2017

Men's Hockey vs. Union 10-7-17

Men's Hockey vs. Union 10-7-17

12/31/2016

Men's Hockey wins Mariucci Classic vs. UMass 12-31-16

Men's Hockey wins Mariucci Classic vs. UMass 12-31-16

11/04/2016

Men's Hockey vs. North Dakota 11-4-16

Men's Hockey vs. North Dakota 11-4-16

03/19/2016

MHKY: B1G Championship Game vs. Michigan 3-19-16

MHKY: B1G Championship Game vs. Michigan 3-19-16

02/05/2016

Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-5-16

Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-5-16

PRONUNCIATION:



2016-2017 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Appeared in 37 games during his second collegiate season • recorded new career highs for games (37), points (21), goals (14), assists (seven), power-play goals (seven) and game-winning goals (two) • his seven power-play goals represented the fourth-largest total in the Big Ten • scored the game-winner against Michigan State on Dec. 10, 2016 • tallied his first career hat trick against Mercyhurst in the Mariucci Classic on Dec. 30, 2016, earning Big Ten Third Star of the Week • enjoyed a season-high four-game point streak from Jan. 20-28, including a two-goal game against Minnesota Duluth on Jan. 27, 2017 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned his second letter. 

2015-2016 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Skated in 35 games during his rookie season with seven points (three goals, four assists) • made his Gophers debut in the season opener against Vermont on Oct. 10, 2015 • notched his first collegiate point with a goal against Minnesota Duluth on Oct. 16, 2015 • tallied his first multi-point game with two goals against Penn State on Jan. 8, 2016 • earned first letter. 

JUNIORS
Played two seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL • totaled 85 career games in the USHL with 42 points (21 goals, 21 assists) • skated in 33 regular-season games during the 2014-15 season with 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) • tallied 15 points (11 goals, four assists) in 50 games during the 2013-14 regular season and skated in an additional two playoff games.

INTERNATIONAL
Helped the U.S. Under-17 Select Team go undefeated to win the 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Trnava, Slovakia • also helped the U.S. Under-18 Select Team to a bronze medal at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 12, 1997 • native of Grand Rapids, Mich. • son of Brent Gates Sr. and Tiffannie Gates • father played baseball at the University of Minnesota and was the 1991 Big Ten Player of the Year and a First Team All-American before a seven-year career in Major League Baseball • mother played volleyball at Arizona State and was a high school All-American • has four siblings, Taylor, Maddy, Jordyn, Brady • skated at the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, N.Y., • skated at the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Dubuque, Iowa • selected in the third round (80th overall) by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft • also played baseball at Grand Rapids Christian High School (Mich.) and won back-to-back state titles in 2012 and 2013 while playing for his father.

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Pick Up Sixth-Straight Home Win

Gophers Pick Up Sixth-Straight Home Win

11/17/2017 - M. Ice Hockey

Casey Mittelstadt led the way with a goal and an assist while Brent Gates Jr., Rem Pitlick and Steve Johnson also recorded goals for the Maroon & Gold.

Rinkside: Rossini Making the Most of Chances

Rinkside: Rossini Making the Most of Chances

11/17/2017 - M. Ice Hockey

Rossini has scored two goals in only five shots and is tied with sophomore Ryan Lindgren in leading Gopher defensemen in scoring.

Minnesota Hosts Harvard This Weekend

Minnesota Hosts Harvard This Weekend

11/15/2017 - M. Ice Hockey

Minnesota is 22-7-0 all-time against Harvard although the Crimson came out with a win in the last meeting between the two programs.

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