Sep 3, 2013
Minnesota Director of Athletics Norwood Teague...
"The Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium will be a special event for the entire state of Minnesota. Outdoor hockey is a prominent fixture of Minnesota culture and we know that partnering with Intersport for this event will guarantee an unbelievable experience for everyone involved."
Minnesota Men's Hockey Head Coach Don Lucia...
"Our fans and the entire state of Minnesota have been clamoring for an outdoor game here on campus for a long time, and we couldn't be happier to finally see it happening this season. We had a great experience with Intersport at the Hockey City Classic last year in Chicago, and we are excited to bring the same experience here to the University of Minnesota next January against Ohio State."
Minnesota Women's Hockey Head Coach Brad Frost...
"We are extremely excited to be hosting an outdoor game versus Minnesota State at the beautiful TCF Bank Stadium. There are certain experiences that players will remember for the rest of their lives, and this will be one of those. We are grateful to the University of Minnesota and Intersport for all of their hard work in putting this together."
Ohio State Men's Hockey Head Coach Steve Rohlik...
"It is a special opportunity for the Ohio State program to play an outdoor game in an outstanding venue. As a Minnesota native, I know what hockey means to the community there. It will be great for our players to get to experience the excitement first hand."
Minnesota State Women's Hockey Head Coach and Gopher Hockey Alum Eric Means...
"We're extremely excited to be participating in the Hockey City Classic. We anticipate that this truly will be a unique event given the fact that it's a game being played at a terrific venue such as TCF Bank and undoubtedly our student-athletes will be thrilled. We're looking forward to the Mavericks playing the University of Minnesota outdoors in The State of Hockey in January."
Border Battle on Deck
Friday’s series opener is set for 7 p.m. CT with Saturday’s finale scheduled for 5 p.m.
Lettieri Named B1G Second Star
Lettieri has played in all 20 games this season for the Gophers while ranking tied for second on the team with 11 goals and third on the team with 20 points.
Novak to Miss Rest of Season
Novak has played in all 57 games and has 41 points (11 goals, 30 assists) since joining the Gophers last year.