The Gophers (24-4-6 overall, 13-2-3-0 Big Ten) will travel to Michigan next weekend with a five-point cushion in the conference standings.
The top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey program returns to action this weekend with a Big Ten Conference series at Ohio State.
The Gophers have now earned a total of 20 weekly Big Ten honors from nine different players this season.
The Gophers improved to 15-1-3 at Mariucci Arena this season - one loss at Mariucci Arena is the fewest in a season in the facility's 20-year history.
The Gophers, who are 15-1-3 at home this season, close out the home schedule tomorrow night against Penn State at 6 p.m.
Minnesota completed its sweep of Penn State with a 2-1 win.
Minnesota completed a two-game sweep with a 5-2 win at Penn State.
Minnesota beat RPI, 6-2, in the Mariucci Classic.
The Gopher hockey team routed UMD, 6-1, at Mariucci Arena.
Minnesota rallied for a 3-3 tie against Boston College at Mariucci Arena.
2012-13 Sophomore Season:Appeared in all 40 games this season, setting new career marks in goals (three), assists (11) and points (14) picked up his first regular -season goal in the season opener against Michigan State (10/12) had the second multi-point game of his career with a goal and an assist at Michigan Tech (10/19) scored the Gophers' first goal of the game against Minnesota State (11/2) collected assists on two Gopher goals, one by Seth Ambroz and one by Mike Reilly, at Colorado College (12/7) assisted on Sam Warning's game-winning goal against Notre Dame (1/8) tallied the primary assist on Tom Serratore's third-period goal to give the Gophers a led over in-state rival Minnesota Duluth (2/23) notched the primary assist on Justin Holl's second goal of the season in the third period against Denver (3/2) All-WCHA Academic honoree.
2011-12 Freshman Season: Had one goal and eight assists while playing in 34 games team was 8-0-0 when he recorded a point made his collegiate debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) and had one assist for his first point as a Gopher won 11 of 12 faceoffs at St. Cloud State (11/18) won nine of 15 faceoffs against Wisconsin (3/2) scored the first goal of his career and also had one assist against North Dakota (3/25) in the NCAA West Regional championship game.
International: Participated in the 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in August in Lake Placid, N.Y. skated for the gold medal-winning U.S. team at the 2011 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Crimmitschau, Germany put up six points in six games scored a goal and added three assists in helping the United States take home first place at the 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden scored one goal in four games for Team USA at the 2010 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia notched three points to help Team USA win the gold medal at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Timmins, Ont. had two assists in three games for first-place U.S. National Team at the 2009 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament in Trnava, Slovakia.
High School: Skated for two years for the U.S. National Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. under Ron Rolston totaled three goals and three assists in 16 games against NCAA opponents in 2010-11 played prep hockey at Hopkins for head coach Chad Nyberg skated on the same team as 2010-11 Gopher Alex Fons and current Colorado College forward Archie Skalbeck led team in scoring and twice earned all-conference honors earned team's MVP award in 2008-09 drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft was the youngest player available in the 2011 NHL Draft.
Personal: Plans to major in business enjoys fishing and golfing most memorable sports thrill was winning the World Under-18 Tournament in 2011 son of Brian and Jody Boyd born September 14, 1993.