Casey Mittelstadt notched three assists and a goal in his first taste of college hockey as the No. 3 Gopher Hockey program unofficially opened the 2017-18 campaign with a 6-2 exhibition win over Alberta.
Men's Hockey vs. Alberta 10-1-17
Closed out his juniors career by helping the Penticton Vees claim the 2017 British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) Fred Page Cup to earn a spot in the 2017 Western Canada Cup • 2017 BCHL First Team All-Star • led the BCHL in regular-season wins (35), shutouts (six) and minutes (2,910) while finishing second in the league in goals against average (1.94) and save percentage (.930) • played with fellow Gopher Sam Rossini at Penticton • continues a Penticton pipeline to Minnesota that includes Jack Ramsey, Mike Reilly, Connor Reilly and Ryan Reilly • previously played with the Toronto Patriots and the Lindsay Muskies in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) and at Clarkson.
Born on March 26, 1996 in Etobicoke, Ontario • native of Mississaugu, Ontario • son of Stephen and Helen Robson • has one sister, Sarah, and one brother, Alyn • plans to study business • lists winning the BCHL championship as his most memorable sports thrill.
McManus Named B1G Third Star
McManus scored three goals – his first three collegiate tallies – on three shots in the third period including the eventual game-winning goal.
McManus' Hat Trick Lifts 'U' to Victory
Eleven Gophers tallied points in the game while Eric Schierhorn picked up the win in his 78th-straight start for Minnesota, setting a new program record.
Penn State Spoils Gophers' Home Opener
No. 7 Gopher Hockey opened its home and Big Ten conference seasons suffering a 3-1 defeat against No. 11 Penn State on Friday evening at 3M Arena at Mariucci.