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.
Ten different players earned a point for Minnesota as they escaped with a Big Ten series-opening victory
The forward is coming off two seasons in the United States Hockey League with three different teams and was excited to get on the ice wearing the Maroon & Gold.
Rem Pitlick scored three goals and added an assist in his first game at Mariucci Arena.
2017-18 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Skated in seven games for the Gophers as a sophmore • team was 5-2-0 when he played • recorded his first collegiate point with an assist in Minnesota's 5-4 win vs. Wisconsin on Dec. 1 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned first letter.
2016-17 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Skated in seven games as a rookie for the Gophers in 2016-17 • team was 7-0-0 when he played • made his collegiate debut against Minnesota State on Nov. 19, 2016.
A 2014 graduate of Holy Family Catholic • played two seasons in the USHL with 116 career games and 55 career points (26 goals, 29 assists) • skated for the Green Bay Gamblers during the 2015-16 season • tallied 33 points (18 goals, 15 assists) in 58 regular-season games and added one goal in four playoff games • split the 2014-15 USHL season between the Sioux Falls Stampede, the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and the Green Bay Gamblers • recorded 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) during the 2014-15 season • skated with Gopher Brent Gates Jr. with the Gamblers • previously spent four years at Holy Family Catholic and totaled 153 points (64 goals, 89 assists) in 129 career games.
Born Feb. 18, 1996 in Danbury, Conn. • native of Chaska, Minn. • son of Rich and Kerry Marooney • older brother, Cody, played for Alabama-Huntsville • younger brother, James, also plays hockey.
‘U’ Finalizes 2018-19 Schedule
5/24/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
The Maroon & Gold open the 98th season of play against the defending national champions in Minnesota Duluth with a home-and-home series (Oct. 6-7).
Dean Blais Honored by USA Hockey
5/23/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
A native of International Falls, Minn., Blais was a four-year letter winner for the Maroon & Gold from 1970-1973 – recording 139 points (56 goals, 83 assists) in 124 career games.
Gophers Announce Big Ten Schedule
5/22/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
The 98th season of Gopher Hockey will see the Maroon & Gold take the ice for the first time under new head coach Bob Motzko.