Minnesota rallied off four-straight goals to tie an NCAA record with its fifth-straight conference crown.
GopherSports.com checked in with Minnesota senior goaltender Ryan Coyne for last weekend's "Around the Dasher" Q&A.
Check out this week's edition of Rinkside to learn more about A.J. Michaelson, Saturday's banner unveilings, the Minnesota goaltending corps, and Coach Lucia's Twitter.
Kyle Rau scored twice in the second period to lead the Gophers on Saturday night.
Minnesota opens the season on Friday at 7 p.m. against Mercyhurst.
Men's Hockey vs. Wisconsin 3-12-16
CAREER NOTES AND HONORS
Skated with the Gophers from 2012-2016 • helped Minnesota capture four-straight regular-season conference championships as well as the 2015 Big Ten playoff title • also helped the Gophers to three NCAA tournament berths including an appearance in the 2014 NCAA national championship game • three-year letter winner.
2015-16 | SENIOR SEASON
Made two regular-season appearances for the Maroon & Gold including his college debut in a relief appearance at Michigan • also came on to close out a Senior Night win over Wisconsin in the regular-season finale as the Gophers captured the Big Ten regular-season championship • earned third letter.
2014-15 | JUNIOR SEASON
Stopped five shots in 20 minutes of action during Minnesota’s exhibition win over Northern Alberta • earned second letter.
2013-14 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Did not see action during the 2013-14 season for Minnesota • earned first letter.
2012-13 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Did not see action during the 2012-13 season for Minnesota.
Made 13 appearances for the Chicago Hitmen of the NAHL in 2011-12, coached by Brent Agrusa • posted a 3-7-2 record and made 408 saves in 628 minutes for Chicago • owned a .883 save percentage • also spent time with the Aberdeen Wings and the Texas Tornadoes but did not see action with either squad • played prep hockey at Maple Grove for coach Gary Stefano • two-year starter for the Crimson and earned all-conference honors (Northwest Suburban Conference) in 2009-10 and 2010-11 • Star Tribune First Team All-Metro in 2010-11 • Owns Maple Grove career records in games played (59), saves (1,088), wins (33), shutouts (12), goals against average (2.00) and save percentage (.910) • posted a 20-4-2 record in his final season with the Crimson (2010-11) and recorded Maple Grove single-season records for shutouts (eight) and save percentage (.923) • served as team captain for the 2011-12 season • also played soccer for the Crimson.
Born July, 24, 1993 • native of Plymouth, Minn. • son of Mike and Sandy Coyne.
Gates Gives Gophers Spartan Sweep
This weekend’s pair of 4-2 wins gives the Maroon & Gold its first road sweep against the Spartans since the 1978-79 season.
Gophers Overpower Spartans in Opener
Winning by a 4-2 margin, the Gophers outshot Michigan State 44-14 -- tying a season bests for shots and shots allowed in the win.
Gophers Close Out First Half at MSU
The Maroon & Gold enter this weekend’s series with a 110-45-15 all-time record against Michigan State including a 45-27-8 mark on the road against the Spartans.