Jan. 16, 2014
The University of Minnesota, Bemidji State University, Minnesota State University, St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota Duluth, have announced that single-session tickets for the inaugural North Star College Cup at Xcel Energy Center are on sale now.
Single-session tickets are $45 each and allow access to both games in the session. A limited number of two-day packages are still available for $80 each. Tickets are available now at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, charged by phone at 800-745-3000 or purchased online at ticketmaster.com.
Friday, Jan. 24
Game #1: Minnesota State-Mankato vs. Minnesota Duluth - 4 p.m.
Game #2: St. Cloud State vs. Minnesota - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Game #3: Consolation Game - 4 p.m.
Game #4: Championship Game - 7 p.m.
About the North Star College Cup
The North Star College Cup came to fruition on March 23, 2013 when Minnesota’s five Division I men’s hockey programs announced their intentions to maintain in-state rivalries despite a split in conference alignments. While all five programs previously competed in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, 2013-14 marks the first season in which the Gophers compete in the Big Ten Conference while St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth have moved to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Minnesota State and Bemidji State continue to compete in the WCHA. The changing landscape of college hockey provided the impetus for non-conference rivalries between the five programs, and the North Star College Cup ensures those rivalries will remain intact. The University of Minnesota will serve as the event’s permanent host with three of the other four institutions participating on a rotating basis over an initial four-year schedule.
Exhibition Game Time Set
Puck drop for Gopher Hockey’s exhibition contest against Alberta on Sunday, Oct. 1 has been set for 5:00 p.m. CT at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
Gophers Selected to Pace Big Ten
Team captain Tyler Sheehy was one of two Big Ten players selected as a unanimous pick while he was joined on the list by Ryan Lindgren, Rem Pitlick and newcomer Casey Mittelstadt.
Pride on Ice: Michigan Boys at the MN State Fair
We sent our two Michigan Gophers (Brent Gates Jr. and Mike Szmatula) to the Minnesota State Fair to check things out. Needless to say, the Great Minnesota Get-Together did not disappoint.