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Darian Romanko
Darian  Romanko

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Shoreview, Minn.

High School:
Mounds View

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 202

Position:
Forward

Junior Team:
Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)


03/10/2017

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.

01/28/2017

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.

12/09/2016

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.

10/27/2016

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

10/22/2016

Minnesota Drops Series Finale

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

10/07/2017

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

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

02/03/2017

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

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

12/02/2016

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

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

03/19/2016

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

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

03/18/2016

Big 10 Semifinal

Big 10 Tournament Semifinal game vs. Ohio State.

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2016-17 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
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. 

2015-16 | FRESHMAN SEASON
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. 

JUNIORS/HIGH SCHOOL

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.

PERSONAL
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.

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