Four different Gophers found the net and Eric Schierhorn added his second career shutout as the Gopher Hockey program opened this weekend's series with a 4-0 win over Minnesota State.
Brent Gates Jr. scored his first goal as a Gopher on Friday night as the No. 13/15 Minnesota men's hockey program dropped its series opener to No. 7 Minnesota Duluth
The Gophers return to Big Ten action this weekend with a two-game series against the Badgers at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Minnesota plays Minnesota Duluth on Saturday at 4 p.m. while Minnesota State and Bemidji follow at 7 p.m.
Nick Lehr made 35 saves in net for the Gophers after getting the starting nod.
Appeared in 11 games as a freshman • had one point on one assist • notched his first career point, an assist, during a 4-2 loss in North Star College Cup action against Minnesota State • also netted a goal against the U.S. Under-18 Team in exhibition action • earned first letter.
Won a gold medal with the U.S. at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge in Canada.
Joined the Gophers after skating with the Omaha Lancers during the 2013-14 season in the USHL • played in 56 regular-season games with 31 points (five goals, 26 assists) • previously played in the NAHL with the Aberdeen Wings, scoring 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) during the 2012-13 campaign • played two seasons of high school hockey at Minnetonka from 2010-12 • skated with Gophers teammate Vinni Lettieri and Gophers alum Justin Holl at Minnetonka.
Born June 27, 1994 • son of Scott and Sue Johnson • has two sisters, Lauren and Anna • drafted 120th overall (fourth round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
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