Jack Sadek scored twice for the Gophers while Eric Schierhorn picked up fifth shutout of the year with 24 saves. Darian Romanko and Ryan Collins also tallied goals for the Maroon & Gold.
Vinni Lettieri leads all active Gophers in scoring against Michigan with 13 points (six goals, seven assists) including his first career hat trick earlier this year as Minnesota swept the Wolverines at Mariucci Arena.
The Maroon & Gold close out the Border Battle on Saturday at 7 p.m. contest against Wisconsin at Mariucci Arena (FOX Sports North PLUS, 1500 ESPN).
Brent Gates Jr., Rem Pitlick, Vinni Lettieri and Justin Kloos scored for the Maroon & Gold.
Five Gophers tallied multi-point games including a three-point night from leading scorer Tyler Sheehy as the No. 9 Gopher Hockey program picked up a 5-2 conference win over Michigan on Friday night at Mariucci Arena.
Skated in 98 games with 22 points (four goals, 18 assists) in three seasons with the program • helped the Gophers earn three-straight Big Ten regular-season championships and the 2015 Big Ten Tournament title as well as two NCAA tournament berths • Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017) • Frand Pond Rookie of the Year (2015) • three-year letter winner • signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets following his junior season.
2016-17 | JUNIOR SEASON
Skated in 37 games during the 2016-17 campaign • picked up nine points (three goals, six assists), matching his career high • also recorded career bests in goals (three) and plus/minus (Plus-12) • Academic All-Big Ten • earned third letter.
2015-16 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Skated in 29 games during the 2015-16 campaign • tallied four assists on the season • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second letter.
2014-15 | FRESHMAN SEASON
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 • tallied his first career mulit-point game with two assists in a 6-2 road victory at Boston College • scored his first collegiate goal in a 6-2 victory against 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.
‘U’ Settles for Split in Grand Forks
Minnesota outshot North Dakota 22-18 on the night but couldn’t capitalize on six power-play chances.
Gophers Take Down UND in Series Opener
Steve Johnson scored his first goal in over a year and a half to push the No. 8 Gophers to a 2-1 win over No. 4 North Dakota on Friday night.
Rinkside: Youth Movement Paces Gophers
As the No. 8 Gopher Hockey program prepares for this weekend’s series at Ralph Engelstad Arena, head coach Don Lucia and a number of Gopher players previewed the weekend series at...