Check out this week's edition of Rinkside to learn more about A.J. Michaelson, Saturday's banner unveilings, the Minnesota goaltending corps, and Coach Lucia's Twitter.
Kyle Rau scored twice in the second period to lead the Gophers on Saturday night.
Minnesota opens the season on Friday at 7 p.m. against Mercyhurst.
The Minnesota men's hockey team won their lone exhibition contest of 2013-14 by 5-1 score over Lethbridge.
2014-15 | JUNIOR SEASON
Stopped five shots in 20 minutes of action during Minnesota’s exhibition win over Northern Alberta • earned second letter.
2013-14 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Did not see action during the 2013-14 season for Minnesota • earned first letter.
2012-13 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Did not see action during the 2012-13 season for Minnesota.
Made 13 appearances for the Chicago Hitmen of the NAHL in 2011-12, coached by Brent Agrusa • posted a 3-7-2 record and made 408 saves in 628 minutes for Chicago • owned a .883 save percentage • also spent time with the Aberdeen Wings and the Texas Tornadoes but did not see action with either squad • played prep hockey at Maple Grove for coach Gary Stefano • two-year starter for the Crimson and earned all-conference honors (Northwest Suburban Conference) in 2009-10 and 2010-11 • Star Tribune First Team All-Metro in 2010-11 • Owns Maple Grove career records in games played (59), saves (1,088), wins (33), shutouts (12), goals against average (2.00) and save percentage (.910) • posted a 20-4-2 record in his final season with the Crimson (2010-11) and recorded Maple Grove single-season records for shutouts (eight) and save percentage (.923) • served as team captain for the 2011-12 season • also played soccer for the Crimson.
Plans to study engineering • son of Mike and Sandy Coyne • born July 24, 1993.
Around the Dasher: Hudson Fasching
A junior forward from Burnsville, Minn., Fasching has 64 points (30 goals, 34 assists) in 89 career games with the Maroon & Gold.
Blue Line Club Holiday Auction
This year's Gopher Hockey Blue Line Club auction runs until Sunday, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m. CT.
Minnesota Drops Finale to SCSU
Leon Bristedt recorded his first career three-point game in the series finale.