Eric Schierhorn made a career-high 35 saves in the tournament title game.
The Gophers have won four-straight regular-season conference titles including back-to-back Big Ten championships.
Gopher Hockey has been represented at 38 of 39 IIHF World Junior Championships since the inaugural event in 1977 including 23-straight tournaments since 1993.
Behind Justin Kloos' four-point night and Tyler Sheehy's three-point night -- both career bests -- Minnesota earned a 5-4 win on Saturday night at Mariucci Arena.
The series concludes on Sunday, Nov. 29 with a 6 p.m. puck drop at Mariucci Arena.
Gophers win 6-2 over Michigan on Friday night at Mariucci
Named Minnesota’s Frank Pond Rookie of the Year • appeared in 32 games as a freshman • totaled one goal and eight assists for nine points • notched his first collegiate point with an assist in the season opener, a 3-0 win over RPI • added an assist in a 4-3 win over St. Cloud State • tallied two assists in a 6-2 road victory over Boston College • notched an assist on a Connor Reilly goal during a 3-4 overtime loss at Michigan • added an assist on a Justin Kloos goal during a 4-2 victory over Ohio State • tallied an assist in a 5-3 Gopher victory over Michigan State • picked up an assist on a Seth Ambroz goal in a 4-2 victory at Ohio State • scored his first collegiate goal in a 6-2 victory over Penn State to help the Gophers clinch the Big Ten regular season title • earned first letter.
A product of the U.S. National Development Team Program in Ann Arbor • represented the U.S. at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto and Montreal • earned a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 World Championship in Lappeenranta, Finland • also earned bronze medals at the 2013 Five Nations Tournament in Finland and the 2013 World Under-17 Challenge in Canada • played on the U.S. Under-18 Team at the 2013 Four Nations Tournament in Turku, Finland.
Spent two years with the U.S. National Development Team Program in Ann Arbor, playing in 38 USHL games during the 2012-13 season and 26 USHL games during the 2013-14 season • also skated in 18 games with the U.S. Under-17 Team in 2012-13 • skated in 33 games with the U.S. U-18 team, during the 2013-14 campaign • played high school hockey at Benilde-St. Margaret's and helped the team win the 2012 MSHSL Class AA State Championship • played with Gophers teammate Jack Glover at BSM and with the USNDTP, also played with Gophers teammate Hudson Fasching with the USNDTP.
Born May 6, 1996 • son of Dan and Lisa Collins • has one sister, Megan • drafted 47th overall (second round) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets • was ranked 57th among North American skaters in the 2014 NHL Central Scouting final rankings • participated in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects game in Pittsburgh.
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