Zach Budish tied a career-high with four points (two goals, two assists) in the win while Erik Haula picked up three assists in Minnesota's final Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season game at Mariucci Arena.
In the third episode of Gopher Hockey: Pride on Ice the Gopher men's hockey team reflects on the 2013 Hockey City Classic outdoor game vs. Wisconsin and ahead to the WCHA Final Five and NCAA Tournament.
2011-12 Junior Season: Led team in penalties (31) and penalty minutes (70) set career highs in goals (5), assists (9) and points (14) tied for first among team defensemen in goals team was 9-5-0 when he recorded a point made season debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) picked up his first assist of the season against Vermont (10/21) scored his first goal of the season in a win at Wisconsin (11/12) recorded a goal at Michigan State (11/25) registered his third goal of the year against Michigan Tech (12/9) racked up 14 penalty minutes against Michigan Tech (12/10) ended a goal-scoring drought of 19 games with a goal against Alaska Anchorage (3/10) in Game 2 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs scored against Boston University (3/24) in the NCAA West Regional semifinals.
2010-11 Sophomore Season: One of only two players (Jacob Cepis) to play in all 36 games led team with 66 penalty minutes (64 PIMs came in WCHA games) tied for fourth on the team with a +7 rating scored second career-goal and only goal of the year in season-opening win against Massachusetts (10/8) was a combined +3 in series against Massachusetts (Oct. 8-9) was +3 at Colorado College (10/30) recorded three of team's 10 blocked shots against Wisconsin (11/5) recorded first assist of career (ending a 41-game streak) and was +3 at Michigan Tech (11/19) recorded assists in back-to-back games for the first time in his career against No. 2 Minnesota Duluth (12/10 and 12/12) three of his six assists during the year (and of his career) came against in-state rival Minnesota Duluth, as he also had a helper at Duluth on Feb. 5 had one assist against Ferris State (1/1) and one against Alaska-Anchorage (1/28) racked up 14 penalty minutes against Denver (2/12) and Michigan Tech (3/14) received the Donald M. Clark Community Service Award for the second straight year.
2009-10 Freshman Season: Saw action in 31 games as a freshman only point was the game-winning goal with 7:02 left in the third period of a 4-2 win in the WCHA playoffs at North Dakota (3/13) put four shots on goal in two games of WCHA playoffs finished fourth on the team with a plus-four rating regularly appeared on penalty killing units won team's Donald M. Clark Community Service award was paired with Brian Schack or Kevin Wehrs earned his first letter.
International: Played for the United States in two World Junior A challenges in Canada and won a gold medal in 2008.
High School: Played two seasons with Sioux City in the USHL ranked second among the team's defensemen in scoring in 2008-09 with four goals and 12 assists for 16 points ranked third on the team with 64 penalty minutes played in 58 of the team's 60 games in each of his two seasons totaled three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 2007-08 tallied an assist in four playoff games in 2008 teammate of current Gopher Joe Miller competed two seasons at Faribault High School, leading his team to the sectional title game as a freshman high school coach was Josh Solem drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Personal: Major is undeclared son of Mark and Marcia Helgeson born October 8, 1990.