Bristedt, who found the net shorthanded, on the power play and at even strength on Saturday, was one of eight Gophers to tally points in the victory.
The Gophers will play Bemidji State on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the tournament's third-place game.
Brent Gates Jr. tallied his first career hat trick and the fourth hat trick in Mariucci Classic history to give Minnesota a 5-1 win over Mercyhurst.
MinnesotaThis weekend's pair of 4-2 wins gives the Maroon & Gold its first road sweep against the Spartans since the 1978-79 season.
Rem Pitlick tallied a career-high three assists while Tyler Sheehy and Leon Bristedt each added two goals for the Gophers.
Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-3-17
Men's Hockey wins Mariucci Classic vs. UMass 12-31-16
Men's Hockey vs. USANDT 10-14-16
Big 10 Tournament Semifinal game vs. Ohio State.
Men's Hockey vs. Michigan State 1-15-16
Skated in 33 games as a sophomore for the Gophers • set new career highs with 10 points, three goals and seven assists while also blocking 31 shots • recorded his first career multi-point game with two assists against Ohio State on March 4 • scored his first career goal against Harvard on Jan. 2 • added goals against Wisconsin on Jan. 22 and Michigan on Feb. 25 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second letter.
2014-15 | FRESHMAN SEASON
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.
Gopher Hockey Live: Wisconsin
Follow the action as the Gophers host Wisconsin in the Border Battle on Friday night at Mariucci Arena.
Traffic Advisory: Busy Weekend on Campus
Fans are advised to plan extra time for travel and parking on campus this Friday and Saturday due to multiple events taking place.
Gophers Host Border Battle Finale
The No. 4 Gophers return to Mariucci Arena this weekend to take on No. 19 Wisconsin in a Border Battle series between the top two programs in the Big Ten.