Leon Bristedt, Justin Kloos, Travis Boyd and Vinni Lettieri tallied goals in the win with Boyd tallying his team-leading fifth game-winning goal of the season.
Minnesota (10-6-1 overall, 1-1-1-0 Big Ten) closes out the weekend series on Saturday.
Minnesota is 131-118-14 all-time against the Wolverines and is 45-65-4 all-time at Michigan.
No. 8 Gopher Hockey hosts the 24th annual Mariucci Classic this weekend with No. 7/9 UMass-Lowell, No. 18 Merrimack and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Gopher Hockey has been represented at 37 of 38 IIHF World Junior Championships since the inaugural event in 1977 including 22-straight World Junior Championships since 1993.
Gophers win 6-2 over Michigan on Friday night at Mariucci
2014-15 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Tallied two assists including his first collegiate point on an assist to a Sam Warning goal in a 6 - 2 road victory over Boston College.b 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.
A product of the U.S. National Development Team Program in Ann Arbor b invited to the 2014 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp b earned a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 World Championship in Lappeenranta, Finland b also earned bronze medals at the 2013 Five Nations Tournament in Finland and the 2013 World Under-17 Challenge in Canada.
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 b also skated in 18 games with the U.S. Under-17 Team in 2012-13 b skated in 33 games with the U.S. U-18 team, during the 2013-14 campaignb played high school hockey at Benilde-St. Margaret's and helped the team win the 2012 MSHSL Class AA State Championship b 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 b son of Dan and Lisa Collins b has one sister, Megan b drafted 47th overall (second round) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets b was ranked 57th among North American skaters in the 2014 NHL Central Scouting final rankings b participated in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects game in Pittsburgh.