Darian Romanko
Darian  Romanko


Shoreview, Minn.

High School:
Mounds View

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 202


Junior Team:
Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)


Gophers Announce 2017-18 Team Awards

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.


Sheehy's Two-Goal Third Lifts Gophers Over Badgers

Tyler Sheehy scored twice in the third to be the difference-maker as Gopher Hockey downed Wisconsin 4-2.


Sheehy Sparks `U' to Win Over Spartans

With three points on the night, Sheehy is the 84th member of Minnesota's 100-Point Club and currently has 101 points (41 goals, 60 assists) in 100 career games.


Robson and Gophers Shut Out No. 1 St. Cloud State

Mat Robson's shutout and Darian Romanko's third-period goal keyed a Gophers victory over No. 1 SCSU.


Gophers Clinch Sixth-Straight Conference Title

Jack Sadek scored twice for the Gophers while Eric Schierhorn picked up fifth shutout of the year with 24 saves. Darian Romanko and Ryan Collins also tallied goals for the Maroon & Gold.


2017 Men's Ice Hockey vs SCSU

game for Men's hockey vs SCSU


MHK - Gophers vs. Michigan State 11-3-17

MHK - Gophers vs. Michigan State 11-3-17


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

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


Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-3-17

Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-3-17


MHK: Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State 12-2-16

Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State 12-2-16


Career Stats

Appeared in all 38 games during his sophomore campaign • totalled six points for the Gophers (two goals, four assists) • tallied his first collegiate goal at Michigan State on Dec. 9, 2016 • scored a goal and an assist against Michigan State on March 10, 2017 • tallied an assist against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament on March 17, 2017 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second letter. 

Skated in 34 games for the Gophers as a rookie • recorded four assists in his freshman season • notched his first point as a Gopher with an assist against St. Cloud State on Nov. 29 • contributed in back-to-back wins against Penn State and Michigan State with one assist in each game • posted one assist in Minnesota's 9-2 win over Wisconsin in Madison • earned first letter. 


Played two seasons with the Minnesota Wilderness in the NAHL for Gopher All-American Corey Millen • helped the Wilderness capture the 2015 NAHL Robertson Cup for the organization’s first-ever title • led all NAHL skaters with 19 points in the playoffs and tied for the league lead in playoff goals with seven and playoff assists with 12 • skated in the longest game in NAHL history to open the Robertson Cup finals – a four-overtime 2-1 win that lasted one hour, 33 minutes and three seconds • led the Wilderness and ranked second in the NAHL with 31 goals during the 2014-15 regular-season • also led the team and tied for eighth in the NAHL with 61 points (31 goals, 30 assists) in 54 regular-season games during the 2014-15 season • named to the 2014-15 NAHL All-Midwest Division Team • competed at the 2015 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich., • skated with fellow Gopher signee Brock Kautz for the Wilderness • tallied 41 points (20 goals, 21 assists) in 60 regular-season games during the 2013-14 season • appeared in 114 career NAHL regular-season games with 102 points (51 goals, 51 assists) while playing in another 17 career NAHL playoff games with 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists) • previously spent three seasons at Mounds View High School, notching 82 points (39 goals, 42 assists) in 74 high school games • two-time All-Suburban East Conference selection (2012, 2013)and the 2013 Suburban East Conference Forward of the Year.

Born Nov. 9, 1994 • native of Shoreview, Minn. • son of Tom and Kim Romanko • has an older brother, Trevor • lists winning the 2015 Robertson Cup as his most memorable sports experience.



Wheeler Named to NHL Second All-Star Team

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

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

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.

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