The Gophers (24-7-5 overall, 16-7-5 WCHA) are 12-1-1 all-time against Bemidji State (6-20-8, 5-16-7) including an active five-game winning streak. This weekend marks the first-ever playoff meetings between the two in-state rivals.
Zach Budish tied a career-high with four points (two goals, two assists) in the win while Erik Haula picked up three assists in Minnesota's final Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season game at Mariucci Arena.
2011-12 Sophomore Season: Skated in 39 games and had two goals and six assists took only two minor penalties all season blocked 37 shots made his season debut against Sacred Heart (10/8) recorded his first career point, an assist, against Niagara (12/30) had one assist and was +3 at North Dakota (1/14) recorded his first penalty of the season (cross-checking) against Colorado College (1/21) after playing his first 22 games of the season without taking a penalty scored his first career goal as a Gopher in overtime at Nebraska Omaha (2/24) to give Minnesota a 3-2 come-from-behind win scored the second goal of his career against Boston University (3/24) in the NCAA West Regional semifinals.
2010-11 Freshman Season: Played in eight games team was 4-3-1 when he was in the lineup never went more than five games without playing took one shot and blocked two shots in collegiate debut (2-1 win) against St. Cloud State (10/24) missed both Wisconsin games (Nov. 5-6) after being diagnosed with mononucleosis on Nov. 3 was medically cleared to play and accompanied the team to Michigan Tech (11/19 and 11/20) but did not see any game action was +1 against No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth (12/12), which was his first game action since Nov. 26 against Michigan State played in his first game since Dec. 12 when he suited up at No. 2 North Dakota (1/15) was +1 and earned five penalty minutes against Michigan Tech (2/26).
High School: Played two seasons with the Alaska Avalanche of the NAHL head coach was Brian Huebel tied for the NAHL lead in points for a defenseman in 2009-10 with 47 (16g-31a) and led defensemen in goals in each of his two years in the league became highest scoring defenseman in franchise history with 68 points and became first Avalanche player to earn All-NAHL honors helped lead the team to its first two playoff appearances played 2007-08 season for the St. Paul Lakers of the MNJHL and won the team's Rookie of the Year award, tallying 37 points earned four varsity letters at Chisago Lakes High School was an all-conference honoree in his senior season.
Personal: Plans to major in sport management lists hobbies as fishing, hunting, golfing, and spending time with family and friends most memorable sports experience was playing hockey in Wasilla, Alaska for the NAHL's Alaska Avalanche for two years father, Tom, and uncle, Mike Anderson, both played hockey for the Gophers in the early 1980s sister, Lexy, playedhockey at Bemidji State from 2006-10, while cousin, Casey, skated for St. Lawrence University from 2006-09 son of Tom and Shellee Parenteau born June 10, 1989.