Gophers Pick Up Sweep of Catamounts with 3-1 Win
  1st 2nd 3rd F
 Minnesota 0 2 1 3
 Vermont 0 0  1 1
3 Stats| Blog Recap | FSN Highlights
 
1
 Team Statistics
  MINN VER
 Shots on Goal 33 27
 Power Play 0-5 0-4
 Penalties 5-10 5-10
 Gopher Hockey Online
Hockey Home | Hockey Blog |
• Twitter: @GopherHockey
Gophers on Facebook

Nov. 24, 2012

Final Stats

BURLINGTON, Vt.  – A night after tallying his first career assist in a 5-1 win for the Gophers, rookie forward A.J. Michaelson netted his first career goal – the eventual game winner -- on Saturday as the No. 4 Minnesota men’s hockey team swept Vermont with a 3-1 win at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

For the second night in a row, the Gophers (9-2-2 overall, 4-2-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) benefitted from a big second period – this time netting a pair of quick goals in the second stanza with Michaelson’s goal following the game opener from Tom Serratore.

Ben Marshall snapped a four-game point drought, and Minnesota improved to 9-0-0 this season when Kyle Rau earns a point as the duo each earned assists on Serratore’s third of the year at 2:49 of the second. Rau set up the scoring play down low in the corner, finding Marshall before the sophomore defenseman made a swift backhand pass to Serratore in front of the crease.

Michaelson’s game winner came just 1:10 later at 3:59 of the second with Travis Boyd picking up his second assist of the weekend and Helgeson later being credited with his third assist of the year.

Vermont added pressure in the third and made it a one-goal game when Jacob Fallon scored a four-on-four goal at 4:15, but Nate Condon and the Gophers would outlast the Hockey East opponent with Condon adding an empty netter with 54 seconds left in regulation.

Adam Wilcox picked up the win as Minnesota improved its unbeaten streak to six games. The rookie netminder made 26 saves to improve to 8-1-2 on the season. Brody Hoffman took the loss for Vermont (2-7-2, 2-5-2 Hockey East). Minnesota, which went 0-for-5 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty, outshot the Catamounts 33-27.

Minnesota returns to action next weekend at Mariucci Arena, hosting Nebraska-Omaha in a pair of WCHA contests.

-Pride on Ice-


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Ducks Draft McLaughlin in Third Round

Ducks Draft McLaughlin in Third Round

6/23/2018 - M. Ice Hockey

A native of Grand Rapids, Minn., McLaughlin is the 208th player representing the University of Minnesota to be selected at the NHL Entry Draft and the third by the Anaheim Ducks...

Wheeler Named to NHL Second All-Star Team

Wheeler Named to NHL Second All-Star Team

6/21/2018 - M. Ice Hockey

The forward led the NHL in regular-season assists and was one of two Gopher Hockey alums to finish in the top-10 for regular-season points – Wheeler came in ninth while Phil Kessel ...

Watch: 3M Arena at Mariucci Ice Painting

Watch: 3M Arena at Mariucci Ice Painting

6/20/2018 - M. Ice Hockey

Watch this time lapse of the ice being painted in the summer of 2018 at 3M Arena at Mariucci, home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers!

Get daily updates delivered to your inbox!

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics