University of Minnesota men's hockey coach Don Lucia announced today that sophomore defenseman Blake Thompson will transfer at the end of the current semester.
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2011-12 Freshman Season: Skated in five games team was 4-1-0 when he played made his collegiate debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) and recorded two assists for his first points as a Gopher credited with six penalty minutes against Vermont (10/23) racked up 14 penalty minutes against Michigan Tech (12/10) saw his first action in 13 games in a win at Nebraska Omaha (2/24).
High School: Played two seasons with the USHL's Waterloo Black Hawks under head coach P.K. O'Handley was second among Black Hawk defensemen in scoring in 2010-11 with 23 points was Waterloo's Fan's Choice Player of the Year shared the Black Hawks' Unsung Hero and Community Service awards played the 2008-09 season with the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede under coach Kevin Hartzell competed in the 2009 USHL All-Star Game played high school hockey for Eden Prairie.
Personal: Undecided on a major most memorable sports thrill was playing in the 2009 USHL All-Star Game son of Thomas and Karen Thompson born July 3, 1991.
Minnesota Announces TV Schedule
Twenty-nine regular-season Gopher games will be televised including all 20 Big Ten contests this season.
Gophers Tabbed B1G Preseason Favorites
Minnesota also led the Big Ten Conference with four players on the Big Ten Watch List.
Gophers to Face Badgers on HDM
Hockey Day Minnesota is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 with the Maroon & Gold playing a 5 p.m. CT Border Battle matchup at Wisconsin.