The Gophers will attempt to capture the inaugural Big Ten Conference regular-season championship on Saturday in the series finale at 5:30 p.m. CT.
With two games remaining at Mariucci Arena this season, Minnesota (21-4-5, 10-2-2-0 Big Ten) has just one loss at home on the season with a 14-1-3 record.
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.
Minnesota has now tallied a power-play goal in five-straight games.
Kyle Rau notched two goals and Travis Boyd recorded three points in the win
2012-13 Freshman Season:Did not see action as a freshman after suffering an injury.
Juniors/High School: Helped the BCHL's Penticton Vees set a North American junior hockey record with a 42-game win streak en route to RBC Cup and Doyle Cup championships under head coach Fred Harbinson in 2011-12 was a teammate of brothers and current Gopher freshmen Connor and Ryan BCHL Interior Conference Second All-Star Team selection finished seventh in the BCHL in scoring with 86 regular-season points named Vees' Player of the Month in November in 2010-11, skated for USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede under head coach and former Gopher Kevin Hartzell was joined by brother Ryan and current Minnesota players Christian Isackson and Kyle Rau (Rau joined the team after the high school season ended) was third on the Stampede in scoring during the regular season with 39 points played three seasons of prep hockey for the Academy of Holy Angels under coach Greg Trebil was the team's captain, leading scorer, and Team MVP in 2009-10 was a three-time All-Missota Conference honoree and was honorable mention all-state in his senior season.
Personal: Plans to major in business/finance graduated from the Academy of Holy Angels in 2010 and earned multiple Academic Achievement Awards hobbies include golfing, water sports, and playing the acoustic guitar most memorable sports thrill was winning the RBC Cup with the Penticton Vees in 2011-12 twin brother Ryan and younger brother Mike are also freshmen on the Gophers sister, Shannon, played hockey at Ohio State from 2006-10 son of Mike and Lisa Reilly father, Mike, played college hockey at Colorado College from 1976-78 and at Minnesota from 1979-81 and was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1977 born Oct. 1, 1991.