Recorded four points (1g-3a) and was +3 in two wins against Massachusetts (Oct. 8-9) notched game-winning assist (10/9) took six shots and registered second goal of the season against Nebraska-Omaha (10/15) had a goal and was +1 versus St. Cloud State (10/22) five-game streak of being a plus player (+6) ended with an even rating against St. Cloud State (10/24) took three shots in each game at Colorado College (Oct. 29-30) had one assist and took four shots against Wisconsin (11/6) assist was his first point in five games scored four goals and had one assist in weekend sweep at Michigan Tech (11/19 and 11/20) scored two goals in each game against Tech and has six career goals (three two-goal games all coming on the road) versus the Huskies goals against Tech ended a five-game draught without a goal extended point-scoring streak to five games (4g-4a) with one assist against Michigan State (11/26) and Michigan (11/28) missed Dec. 3 game at Minnesota State with an illness returned for Dec. 4 game at Minnesota State and had one assist scored a power-play goal against Union (12/31), which was his first goals since Nov. 20 ending a five-game stretch without a tally took a team-high five shots against Ferris State (1/1) scored Minnesota's first goal on the game at North Dakota (1/14) now has eight career goals in 14 games against North Dakota.
2009-10 Junior Season
Competed in 34 of team's 39 games and led the team with 14 goals while ranking third with 24 points led the team with seven power play goals and ranked second with 11 power play points scored five of his 14 goals against North Dakota, including two in a 3-3 tie (10/17) and two in a 4-2 WCHA playoff victory (3/13) recorded the first goal of a game four times rallied team from a 2-0 deficit at Michigan Tech with two second period goals in an eventual 3-2 win (12/11) broke a 1-1 tie with 2:50 left in regulation to beat Bowling Green in Dodge Holiday Classic (1/2) also scored a goal in Dodge Holiday Classic title game loss to Northern Michigan (1/3), earning a spot on the all-tournament team had a career-high six-game point scoring streak from 12/11-1/9 notched the game-winner in 4-1 wins over Alaska Anchorage (11/1) and Bemidji State (11/14) put a season-high seven shots on goal and scored a goal in 3-2 loss to Minnesota Duluth (11/21) team was 11-4-1 when he scored a point played left wing on team's first or second line named to the WCHA All-Academic team earned his third letter.
2008-09 Sophomore Season
Appeared in 35 of team's 37 games, missing two games to participate in World Junior championships ranked third on the team with 12 goals and led the team with six power play goals had two points in each game of series sweep against St. Cloud State (1/16-17) to earn WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors notched two goals, including the game-winner, in 8-6 win at St. Cloud State (1/17) scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in 5-2 win at Wisconsin (10/25) notched a goal and an assist in loss to Wisconsin (2/6) scored power play goals in each game of series at Colorado College (2/20-21) collected a power play goal in first game of WCHA playoff series against St. Cloud State (3/13) had points in six of the team's last 10 games named to the WCHA All-Academic team competed for the U.S. squad in the IIHF under-20 World Junior championships in Ottawa (12/26-1/3), notching a goal and two assists in six games played left wing on team's second and third lines earned his second letter.
2007-08 Freshman Season
Played in all 45 games as a freshman ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 19 points scored both goals in team's 2-1 WCHA Final Five semifinal win over Colorado College (3/21), earning all-tournament honors totaled two goals in 4-3 win at North Dakota (12/8) to earn WCHA Rookie of the Week honors scored eight of his nine goals in road or neutral site games scored twice, including a shorthander, in a 4-4 tie at St. Cloud State (1/12) first career goal was a shorthander that gave the Gophers a 3-2 third period lead in an eventual 3-3 tie at Michigan State (11/23) collected a goal and an assist in 4-1 win at Alaska Anchorage (3/1) notched assists in both games of series against Alaska Anchorage (11/16-17) and Minnesota Duluth (3/7-8) posted a power play goal and two assists in series sweep of Wayne State (1/4-5) assisted a goal in 4-3 win over Michigan (10/13) played left wing on all four lines earned his first letter.
Played one season in the U.S. National Team Development Program was a member of the U.S. Under-18 Team in 2006-07 finished eighth on the team in scoring with 16 goals and seven assists in 44 games graduate of Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. attended Hill-Murray School prior to his time in Ann Arbor helped the Pioneers to a 27-3-1 record and fourth place at the 2006 Class AA State Tournament during his junior season finished 11th in the state in scoring with totals of 27-44--71 in 31 games, named AP all-state honorable mention, Minneapolis Star Tribune first team all-metro and Classic Suburban all-conference played for the silver medal winning 2006 USA U-18 Select Team at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament ended the tournament with three points (one goal, two assists) in four games posted totals of 24-19--43 in 26 games during his 2004-05 sophomore season to help the Pioneers to a 17-8-1 overall record drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the 57th pick in the second round of 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Business and Marketing Education major lists tennis and eating as hobbies lists winning a medal in Switzerland playing for the USA Under-18 team son of Tom and Cathy Hoeffel born April 9, 1989.
Exhibition Game Time Set
Puck drop for Gopher Hockey’s exhibition contest against Alberta on Sunday, Oct. 1 has been set for 5:00 p.m. CT at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
Gophers Selected to Pace Big Ten
Team captain Tyler Sheehy was one of two Big Ten players selected as a unanimous pick while he was joined on the list by Ryan Lindgren, Rem Pitlick and newcomer Casey Mittelstadt.
Pride on Ice: Michigan Boys at the MN State Fair
We sent our two Michigan Gophers (Brent Gates Jr. and Mike Szmatula) to the Minnesota State Fair to check things out. Needless to say, the Great Minnesota Get-Together did not disappoint.