Saturday’s opener is set for 6:30 p.m. CT in St. Cloud (CBS Sports, NCHC.tv) while Sunday’s finale will be held at 3M Arena at Mariucci at 6:00 p.m. CT (FOX Sports North, TSN2, BTN2Go, FOX Sports Go, TSNGo).
Two-year player with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program • teammate of fellow Gopher Scott Reedy • competed at the 2016 USA Hockey/CCM All-American Prospects Game • previously skated at Lakeville South High School.
Helped the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team to a gold medal at the 2017 Under-18 Men’s World Championship • won back-to-back gold medals at the 2016 and 2017 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament with the U.S. National Under-18 Team • claimed bronze medals at the 2016 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament and the 2015 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament • also skated at the 2015 World Under-18 Challenge with the U.S. National Under-17 Team.
Born on April 8, 1999 in Burnsville, Minn. • native of Farmington, Minn. • son of Dan and Nancy Knoepke • has one sister, Nicole • plans to major in business/marketing • lists winning the Under-18 World Championship as his most memorable sports thrill.
Wheeler Named to NHL Second All-Star Team
6/21/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
The forward led the NHL in regular-season assists and was one of two Gopher Hockey alums to finish in the top-10 for regular-season points – Wheeler came in ninth while Phil Kessel ...
Watch: 3M Arena at Mariucci Ice Painting
6/20/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
Watch this time lapse of the ice being painted in the summer of 2018 at 3M Arena at Mariucci, home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers!
2018 Gopher Hockey NHL Draft Guide
6/15/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
The 2018 NHL Entry Draft is slated for June 22-23 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.