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.
Rinkside: First Game in New York since 2003
Minnesota (2-2-0 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) hasn’t played Clarkson since 1993 and hasn’t played St. Lawrence since 1998.
Gophers Set for Rare New York Road Trip
This weekend’s road trip to New York marks Minnesota’s first outing to the Empire State since winning the 2003 NCAA title at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo.
Minnesota Drops Series Finale
Jack Ramsey scored his first career goal during Saturday's first period at the National Hockey Center.