Minnesota will make its 21st Frozen Four appearance in two weeks in Philadelphia.
Adam Wilcox was honored with the John Mariucci Most Valuable Player Award.
The Gophers improved to 15-1-3 at Mariucci Arena this season - one loss at Mariucci Arena is the fewest in a season in the facility's 20-year history.
For Minnesota seniors Nate Condon, Justin Holl, Jake Parenteau, Tom Serratore and Michael Shibrowski, this weekend's series with Penn State will be their final games at Mariucci Arena.
After being held to just three goals over the last three games, 12 Gophers tallied points in Saturday's win including five different goal scorers.
The Gopher hockey team honored its seniors during the final home game of the 2013-14 season.
The Golden Gophers scored two late goals to tie North Dakota.
Jake Parenteau's first career goal was an overtime gamewinner at Nebraska-Omaha.
2012-13 Junior Season:Appeared in 35 games as a junior in 2012-13 posted career highs this season in points (9), assists (7) and plus/minus (+15) while matching his best season numbers in goals (2) tied for the team lead with a +17 rating during the regular season picked up his first point of the season with an assist on a Kyle Rau goal vs. Canisius. It was the lone goal of the game. (10/28) collected his second point of the season with an assist at Vermont (11/23) recorded the primary assist on Erik Haula's game-winning goal at the Mariucci Classic against Air Force (12/29) assisted on a goal for the second-straight night to help the Gophers defeat Boston College and capture the Mariucci Classic title (12/30) assisted on a Seth Ambroz goal in the first period against Alaska Anchorage (1/12) scored his first goal of the season against rival North Dakota (1/19) registered a secondary assist on Sam Warning's goal in the third period against Denver (3/2) netted his second goal of the season and assisted on another goal in a 5-1 victory at Bemidji State (3/9) All-WCHA Academic Team honoree.
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.
Gophers Close Out First Half at MSU
The Maroon & Gold enter this weekend’s series with a 110-45-15 all-time record against Michigan State including a 45-27-8 mark on the road against the Spartans.
Sheehy Tabbed B1G Second Star
The sophomore leads the Gophers with 20 points and nine goals this year while his 11 assists are tied for the team lead.
Around the Rink: Vinni Lettieri
A native of Excelsior, Minn., Lettieri ranks second on the Gophers with 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 14 games this season.