The Gophers have a five-point cushion in the Big Ten standings and can clinch a share of the league title with one point this weekend while two points clinch the outright title for Minnesota.
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 Gophers will attempt to capture the inaugural Big Ten Conference regular-season championship on Saturday in the series finale at 5:30 p.m. CT.
For Minnesota seniors Nate Condon, Justin Holl, Jake Parenteau, Tom Serratore and Michael Shibrowski, this weekend's series with Penn State will be their final games at Mariucci Arena.
With two games remaining at Mariucci Arena this season, Minnesota (21-4-5, 10-2-2-0 Big Ten) has just one loss at home on the season with a 14-1-3 record.
Minnesota defeated New Hampshire, 3-2, to win the 2013 Ice Breaker.
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International: Spent time with the U.S. National Development Team Program represented Team USA at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, posting four points (two goals, two assists) in four games also dressed with the U.S. Under-18 Team for a pair of games, totaling four points including a goal against Minnesota in a 2-2 exhibition tie.
High School/Juniors: Skated with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL for the 2012-13 season, tallying 56 points (28 goals, 28 assists) in 61 games also played for Lincoln at the end of the 2011-12 season, pocketing eight points (four goals, four assists) in 15 games prior to his junior career, spent two seasons at Minnetonka High School tallied 60 points (23 goals, 37 points) in 32 games as a junior in 2011-12 also had 37 points (15 goals, 22 assists) in 25 games as a sophomore in 2010-11.
Personal:Born Feb. 6, 1995 son of Tino and Michelle Lettieri has one sister, Bianca father played professional soccer for 11 seasons including a four-year stint with the Minnesota Kicks of the North American Soccer League grandfather, Lou Nanne, is a former Gopher All-American, a former player, coach and general manager of the Minnesota North Stars and a long-time representative of USA Hockey uncle, Marty Nanne, also played for the Gophers hockey team.