The No. 8/10 Gopher Hockey program makes its 36th all-time appearance in the NCAA tournament this weekend, competing at the NCAA Northeast Regional in Manchester, N.H.
The win for Minnesota locks up the program's 36th NCAA tournament appearance.
The win sends Minnesota to the 2015 Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament championship game on Saturday.
The Gophers take on the winner of Thursday's Ohio State/Penn State game on Friday at 3:30 p.m. CT in semifinal action.
Hudson Fasching was named Big Ten First Star, Kyle Rau was named Big Ten Second Star and Adam Wilcox earned Big Ten Third Star.
Adam Wilcox recorded his ninth career shutout as #1 Minnesota beat Notre Dame.
Minnesota beat North Dakota in the last second to advance to the NCAA title game.
Gopher goaltender Adam Wilcox tackles the Rubik's Cube.
Sam Warning's hat trick led Minnesota to a 4-2 win and sweep of Ohio State.
2014-15 | JUNIOR SEASON
Mike Richter Award nominee. • Posted 24 saves in a season opening victory over UMD. • Added a shutout in a 3 - 0 victory over RPI. • Named to the 2014 Ice Breaker Classic All-Tournament Team. • Stopped 11 of 14 shots en route to an overtime victory over SCSU. • Picked up his 9th career shut out after stopping 20 shots against Notre Dame. • Stopped 19 of 21 shots in a 4 - 2 victory over Notre Dame. • Was named the Big Ten's Second Star of the Week for his efforts in a weekend sweep of Notre Dame. • Totaled 35 saves in a 3 - 0 loss to UMD. • Stopped 24 of 26 shots in a 6 - 2 road win over Boston College.b Recorded 37 saves in a 3 - 2 road loss at Northeastern. • Picked up his 3rd shutout of the season and the tenth of his career after a 24 save effort in a 5 - 0 win at Michigan State. • The shut out marks Wilcox's climb in the leader books, moving him to second place in the all-time shut out catergory behind Kellen Briggs. • Made a career high 42 saves in a 3 - 3 tie at Michigan State. • Stopped 17 of 19 shots in a 3 -2 victory over RIT in the Mariucci Classic. • Saved 16 of 16 in a 2 - 2 tie against Wisconsin. • Stopped 22 of 24 shots during a 5 - 2 victory over Wisconsin. • Saved 27 of 32 shots during a 7 - 5 road victory over Wisconsin. • Stopped 21 of 25 shots in a 4 - 4 tie against boarder rival Wisconsin. • Posted 21 saves during a 4 - 2 victory over Ohio State. • Made 16 saves in a 6 - 2 route over Ohio State. • Added a win in stopping 21 of 23 shots in the Gopher's 300th win at Mariucci Arena, a 6 - 2 victory over Michigan. • Recorded a shut out during a 2 - 0 victory over Michigan. • For his efforts in holding Michigan to two goals in the series, was named the Big Ten Third Star of the Week • Made 35 saves in a 2 - 1 victory at Penn State. • Stopped 29 of 34 shots and added an assist on a Travis Boyd goal in a 4 - 3 overtime loss at Penn State. • Made 30 saves in a 2 - 4 loss to Michigan State. • Added a win, making 24 saves in a 4 - 2 victory at Ohio State. • Stopped 27 of 30 in a 2 - 5 loss at Ohio State. • Recorded his 12th career shutout, an 18 save performance, to help beat Penn State 5 - 0. • Stopped 29 shots en route to a 6 - 2 victory over Penn State. • For his efforts against the Nittany Lions, was named the Big Ten Third Star of the Week. • Recorded a school record tieing 13th shutout in a 39 save performance in a 3 - 0 win over Ohio State. • Made 24 saves to help the Gophers beat Michigan 4 - 2 in the Big Ten Championship.
2013-14 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Hobey Baker Award and Mike Richter Award finalist • Second Team All-American • inaugural Big Ten Player of the Year and Goaltender of the Year as well as a First Team All-Big Ten honoree • earned Big Ten weekly honors five times during his sophomore season • named to the NCAA All-West Regional Team • set a new Minnesota single-season save percentage record of .932 • his 1.97 goals against average ranks second all-time at Minnesota, second only to his 1.88 GAA as a freshman • posted a 26-6-6 overall record while his 51 career wins are now tied for seventh all-time in school history along with Steve Pietrangelo (1982-86) • opened the season with a 26-save shutout against Merchyhurst • posted back-to-back 31-save performances against Boston College and repeated with back-to-back 29-save showings at Notre Dame • made 34 saves in a 4-1 victory over Minnesota State • stopped 36 of 37 shots in a 6-1 win over UMD • made a total of 64 saves to help the Gophers sweep Penn State in their first-ever series • made 15 saves to shutout Ohio State 1-0 in the Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium • posted back-to-back games with 38 saves at the North Star College Cup as the Gophers won the inaugural event • had a 35-save night against Michigan in a 5-3 Minnesota victory • made 30 saves against Penn State in a 5-1 win • totaled 71 saves at Ohio State including a new career high of 41 • made 22 saves for the third-straight game as the Gophers topped Robert Morris 7-3 to open the NCAA tournament • shutout St. Cloud State with 24 saves in a 4-0 win to send the Gophers to the NCAA Frozen Four • made 36 saves against North Dakota in a 3-2 win in the NCAA Frozen Four semis • matched his career high with 41 saves in the national championship game against Union • named the team's John Mariucci Most Valuable Player and the Tom Mohr Playoff MVP • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second letter.
2012-13 | FRESHMAN SEASON
All-WCHA Third Team honoree • appeared in 39 games with 38 starts as a freshman including 37-straight games to end the season • collected a 25-8-5 record to tie Kellen Briggs for the Minnesota rookie wins record • also boasted a 1.88 GAA - setting a new Minnesota single-season record • owns a .921 save percentage with three shutouts this season • made his Gophers' debut and collected his first win allowing just one goal against Michigan State (10/13) • collected his first road victory as a Gopher with 16 saves at Michigan Tech (10/19) • made 20 saves to recorded his first career shutout against Canisius (10/28) • collected the first point of his college career by assisting on a Nick Bjugstad goal. He began the breakout (10/23) • made 48 saves on 50 shots over a weekend set, backstopping the Gophers to a road • recorded his first road and conference shutout in his third career start on the road. He made 14 saves versus Anchorage (11/9) • was named the Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week on November 13th for his work in Anchorage (11/9-10) • was tabbed as the national Rookie of the Month for November. • He compiled a record of 5-2-2 during the month and posted a 1.75 goals against average to go with a .925 save percentage. • notched his third career shutout at the Mariucci Classic vs. Air Force, making 18 saves (12/29) • grabbed an assist on a shorthanded goal by Sam Warning against Boston College in the Mariucci Classic title game (12/30) • named MVP of the Mariucci Classic, stopping 50 of 51 shots over the two-game tournament (12/29-30) • awarded WCHA Rookie of the Week honors on January 3rd based of being named the MVP of the Mariucci Classic the previous weekend. • recorded the victory in his first taste of the North Dakota rivalry by making 24 saves (1/18) • gave up only one goal and made 26 saves to lead Minnesota to a victory at Minnesota State (1/26) • made a total of 33 saves and allowed only one goal against Denver (3/1) • registered 31 saves, including multiple on breakaways, to backstop the Gophers to a 5-1 victory over Denver (3/2) • allowed only one goal on 24 shots in a 5-1 victory over Bemidji State to close out the regular season (3/9).
Participated in the 2008 USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp and the 2009 Select 17 Camp.
Was traded from Green Bay of the USHL to Tri-City in 2011-12 • was the Reebok USHL Goaltender of the Week two times for the Storm under head coach Josh Hauge • was named Tri-City's Fan Favorite Defenseman and Most Valuable Player of the Season • appeared in 26 games for Anderson Cup and Clark Cup champion Green Bay in 2010-11, coached by Derek Lalonde • played three seasons of prep hockey at South St. Paul under head coach Jeff Lagoo • earned All-Minnesota honorable mention honors and All-Classic Suburban conference honors twice each • also served as an all-conference and all-state quarterback for the Packers' football team • won the Tom Nace Football Award at South St. Paul • drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 6th round (178th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Plans to major in business management • received the Gold Honor Roll and Scholar-Athlete awards three times in high school • interests outside of hockey include Rubik's cubes, cabins, golfing, and playing videogames • most memorable sports thrill was playing in the USHL Finals • cousin, Alex Stalock, played goaltender for Minnesota-Duluth from 2007-10 and is currently in the San Jose Sharks organization • cousins Nick Stalock and Nick Klaren skated at Division III St. Olaf and Wisconsin-Stout, respectively • son of John and Christy Wilcox • born Nov. 26, 1992.