The Gopher Hockey program held its annual team banquet on Sunday at Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens as the Maroon & Gold honored the outgoing senior class and announced a number of team awards following the 2017-18 campaign.
Saturday's opener is set for 6:30 p.m. CT in St. Cloud (CBS Sports, NCHC.tv) while Sunday's finale will be held at 3M Arena at Mariucci at 6:00 p.m. CT (FOX Sports North, TSN2, BTN2Go, FOX Sports Go, TSNGo).
First- and third-period goals propelled the Gophers to a 3-0 series-opening victory over Army in Minneapolis.
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Spent parts of three seasons in the United States Hockey League with the Muskegon Lumberjacks and the Fargo Force • split the 2017-18 season between Fargo and Muskegon, closing out his USHL career with the Lumberjacks • spent his lone full season in the USHL with Fargo during the 2016-17 campaign and was named to the 2017 USHL All-Rookie Team • also appeared in three games with Fargo during the 2015-16 season • previously spent two seasons playing prep hockey at Edina High School • continues a renewed Edina pipeline for Minnesota that includes current Gophers Tyler Nanne, Ryan Zuhlsdorf, Cullen Munson, Connor Hurley and signed prospects Sammy Walker and Garret Wait.
Earned silver with the U.S. Junior Select Team at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge (Truro, Nova Scotia) • won gold medals with the U.S. Junior Select Team at the 2016 World Junior A Challenge (Bonnyville, Alberta) and with the U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the 2015 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament (Arosa, Switzerland) • won a silver medal with the U.S. Under-18 Select Team at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup (Breclav, Czech Republic).
Born on Sept. 9, 1999 • son of Don and Julie Phillips • selected in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins • named to the 2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and the 2016 USA Hockey/CCM All-Americans Prospects Game.
Wheeler Named to NHL Second All-Star Team
6/21/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
The forward led the NHL in regular-season assists and was one of two Gopher Hockey alums to finish in the top-10 for regular-season points – Wheeler came in ninth while Phil Kessel ...
Watch: 3M Arena at Mariucci Ice Painting
6/20/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
Watch this time lapse of the ice being painted in the summer of 2018 at 3M Arena at Mariucci, home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers!
2018 Gopher Hockey NHL Draft Guide
6/15/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
The 2018 NHL Entry Draft is slated for June 22-23 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.