Darian Romanko
Darian  Romanko


Shoreview, Minn.

High School:
Mounds View

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 202


Junior Team:
Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)


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.


Schierhorn, Gophers Blank Bemidji State

Minnesota picked up goals from Leon Bristedt, Ryan Norman, Taylor Cammarata and Justin Kloos while Schierhorn made 25 saves to secure the win and move to 15-7-2 on the year.


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.


Rinkside: First Game in New York since 2003

Minnesota (2-2-0 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) hasn’t played Clarkson since 1993 and hasn’t played St. Lawrence since 1998


Minnesota Drops Series Finale

Jack Ramsey scored his first career goal during Saturday's first period at the National Hockey Center.


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


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

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


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.



Gophers Fall in First-Half Finale

Gophers Fall in First-Half Finale

12/9/2017 - M. Ice Hockey

A late Ohio State score proved the difference for the second-straight night as the Buckeyes defeated the Gopher Hockey program 4-1 on Saturday with the home team adding a pair of empty...

Gophers Drop Overtime Battle in Columbus

Gophers Drop Overtime Battle in Columbus

12/8/2017 - M. Ice Hockey

Minnesota closes out the first half on Saturday night with the series finale against Ohio State. Puck drop is 7 p.m. CT on BTN.

Rinkside: Nanne Seizing Opportunity with Gophers

Rinkside: Nanne Seizing Opportunity with Gophers

12/8/2017 - M. Ice Hockey

The No. 7 Gopher Hockey program is on the road this weekend for their third-straight Big Ten Conference series, taking on No. 15 Ohio State in Columbus to conclude the first half of the...

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