Aug. 26, 2014
From 0.6 to 45,021, there were plenty of memorable moments for Gopher Hockey over the course of the 2013-14 season. We're counting down the 10 best over the next few weeks. Will your favorite Gopher Hockey moment make the cut?
#2 Rau's Overtime Goal for B1G Title
The 2013-14 season marked a new age for Gopher Hockey with the team competing in the inaugural season of the Big Ten Conference. And when all was said and done, the Maroon & Gold were the first conference team to hoist the Big Ten regular-season championship trophy following a spectacular game in Ann Arbor, Mich.
In the final weekend of regular-season play, the Gophers needed just one win to seal sole possession of the trophy, but it certainly didn't come easy on March 14. After Brady Skjei gave the Gophers an early lead, Michigan rattled off two-straight goals to take a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission. Justin Kloos tied the contest late in the second, but the teams played through a scoreless third period to send the game to overtime.
In the added session, who else than Kyle Rau clinched the conference championship for Minnesota with an overtime winner at 2:44 with assists from Hudson Fasching and Travis Boyd.
The overtime winner comes in at No. 2 on our Gophers Top Plays Countdown.
Blake Wheeler Named Jets Captain
A three-year letter winner with the Gophers (2006-08), Wheeler totaled 96 points (42 goals, 54 assists) in 127 career games.
Gopher Hockey Heads to Las Vegas
Minnesota will play North Dakota in the 2018 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Gophers Mourn Mike Pearson
A native of Fort Frances, Ontario, Pearson was a three-year letter winner and a captain for Minnesota.