The two Big Ten teams battled to an official 2-2 overtime tie before the Spartans prevailed 1-0 in a shootout for the bonus league point.
Seth Ambroz scored twice while Mike and Connor Reilly each pocketed a goal in the Minnesota win.
The top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey program continues the 2013-14 season this weekend with a pair of nonconference games against in-state rival Minnesota Duluth at Mariucci Arena.
Four different players scored for Minnesota, which got 34 saves from Adam Wilcox
The top-ranked Gophers host Minnesota State this weekend for a pair of nonconference games at Mariucci Arena.
Minnesota scored four first-period goals in a 6-1 win over Boston College.
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Minnesota opened its weekend series with North Dakota with a 5-1 win.
The Golden Gophers scored two late goals to tie North Dakota.
Men's Hockey Action
Men's Hockey vs UND NCAA West Regional 03.25.12
Men's Hockey vs Boston U NCAA Regional 03.24.12
Men's Hockey vs Wisconsin 03.02.12
Mariucci Classic: Minnesota vs Niagara 12.30.2011
2012-13 Junior Season:Appeared in all 40 games this season for the Gophers, setting new career highs in goals (12) and points (31) while also posting 19 assists scored his first goal of the season against Michigan State (10/13) marked the first road game of the season with a pair of assists at Michigan Tech (10/19) had a two-point night, with a goal and an assist, in a road loss to the Mavericks of Minnesota State (11/3) sealed a Gopher victory with an empty-net goal in a 3-1 road victory at Vermont (11/24) entered the holiday break with assists in three-straight games recorded a second-period goal against Boston College in the Mariucci Classic title game (12/30) continued his strong second half with a goal and an assist to lead the Gophers over No. 2 Notre Dame (1/8) scored a power-play goal in the third period against Alaska Anchorage (1/12) collected three points,a goal and two assists, to lead the Gophers to a 5-1 victory over North Dakota (1/18) registered two points, including the game-tying goal late in the third period, against North Dakota (1/19) named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on January 22nd after collecting five points (two goals, three assists) against North Dakota the previous weekend posted a third-period goal to pull the Gophers closer to the home-standing St. Cloud State (2/9) sparked the Gophers to a 5-3 victory over Minnesota Duluth with a goal on the team's first shot and added an assist (2/22) started the Gophers comeback with a late second-period goal to cut the Bemidji State lead to one in game two of the WCHA playoff series (3/16) All-WCHA Academic honoree WCHA Scholar Athlete earned his second-straight John Mayasich Outstanding Student-Athlete Award in 2013.
2011-12 Sophomore Season: Set a career high in goals (11), assists (19) and points (30) while skating in 43 games had four shorthanded goals, which ranks second all-time in single-season program history (Peter Hankinson, 1989-90, and Steve Griffith, 1982-83, had five) led team with five unassisted goals took only seven penalties all year had 10 points (5g-5a) during a nine-game stretch from Dec. 31-Feb. 10 made his season debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) and had one assist had an assist and scored the overtime game-winning goal with 56 seconds left at Minnesota Duluth (10/14) scored two goals at Minnesota Duluth (10/15) scored the game-winning goal with a shorthanded tally at Alaska Anchorage (10/29) had two points (1g-1a) and was +3 in a win at Wisconsin (11/12) had a shorthanded goal and an assist against Northeastern (12/31) dished out two assists against Notre Dame (1/7) was +3, scored two goals (including third shorthanded goal of the season) and had one assist at North Dakota (1/14) recorded his team-leading fourth shorthanded goal of the season against Colorado College (1/21) took six shots and scored one goal at Denver (2/10) scored his first goal in 11 games and also had one assist against North Dakota (3/25) in the NCAA West Regional championship game WCHA Scholar Athlete named Minnesota's John Mayasich Outstanding Student-Athlete.
2010-11 Freshman Season: Played in 35 of 36 games and had 17 points (8g-9a) recorded 16 (7g-9a) of his 17 points in WCHA games tied for first among freshmen (Nick Bjugstad) on the team in goals (8) third among freshmen in points (17) and assists (9) tied for second (Mike Hoeffel) on the team with a +8 rating led the team with a +12 rating in WCHA games fourth on the team in faceoff attempts (354) and wins (158) made collegiate debut against Massachusetts (10/8) scored first collegiate goal, a power-play strike, against Nebraska-Omaha (10/15) named the WCHA Rookie of the Week on Nov. 2 after the Colorado College series scored two goals, had three assists and was +5 at Colorado College (10/30) first Gopher to record five points in one game since Ryan Potulny (4g-1a) on March 17, 2006 versus St. Cloud State and first freshman to accomplish the feat since Phil Kessel (1g-4a) on Nov. 11, 2006 versus Alaska Anchorage scored the first game-winning goal of his career and was +3 at Michigan Tech (11/20) scored his fifth goal of the season against No. 8 Michigan (11/28) had an assist at Minnesota State (12/3) recorded an assist in a 2-2 tie against No. 2 Minnesota Duluth (12/12) scored his first goal in eight games with a strike against Alaska Anchorage (1/28) had an assist (2/4) and a goal (2/5) at No. 4 Minnesota Duluth dished out two assists in 7-3 win against No. 4 Denver eighth goal of the season came in his home state at Wisconsin (2/19).
High School: Played two seasons for Fargo of the USHL, including franchise's inaugural season in 2008-09 head coaches were current Nebraska-Omaha head coach Dean Blais and current St. Cloud assistant coach Steve Johnson recorded 91 points in 141 games as a member of the Force selected to the 2010 USHL All-Star Game and scored a goal for Team Reebok/West was named the Reebok Western Conference MVP of the game played with former Gopher Nate Schmidt in Fargo in 2009-10 played high school hockey for Wausau West (Wis.), earning four varsity letters coach was Peter Susens was a three-year all-Wisconsin Valley Conference selection and two-year all-state honoree was Wisconsin Valley Conference Player of the Year in his senior year, leading the Warriors to Marathon Cup and Kuehlman Cup titles played for Team Wisconsin for three seasons in the Upper Midwest Elite League for coach Tony Scheid earned the Elite League scoring title in 2007 with 41 points in 21 gamesdrafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the seventh round with the 200th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft also lettered in lacrosse for Wausau West.
Personal: Major in finance and accounting in the Carlson School of Management lists golf and lacrosse as hobbies was an honor student at Wausau West most memorable sports thrill was playing in the Clark Cup Finals in both of his seasons with the Fargo Force only the third Wisconsin-native to play for the Gophers, joining Phil Kessel (2005-06) and Sam Lofquist (2008-09) brother, Nick, is a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame as well as a member of the Fighting Irish hockey team brother, Ryan, is a junior on the Marquette lacrosse team son of Timothy and Barbara Condon born May 29, 1990.