1974 NCAA Champions

Row 1 (L-R) - Equipment Manager Dick Brown, John Matschke, John Perpich, Eric Lockwood, Team Captain Brad Shelstad, Bill Moen, Cal Cossalter, John Harris, Manager Dennis Cossalter.
Row 2 (L-R) - Dr. V. George Nagobads (team doctor), Brad Marrow, John Sheridan, Bruce Carlson, Doug Falls, Dick Spannbauer, Mike Phippen, Robby Harris, Les Auge, Tim Carlson, Athletics Director Paul Giel, Head Coach Herb Brooks.
Row 3 (L-R) - Tom Vannelli, Warren Miller, Tom Dahlheim, Joe Micheletti, Bill "Buzz" Schneider, Mike Polich, Pat Phippen, Manager David Gurovitsch.

Season Notes

  • After starting the season 0-4-1, the Golden Gophers promptly put together a nine-game unbeaten streak (8-0-1).
  • Minnesota was 13-1-2 in its final 16 home games at Williams Arena.
  • Netminder Brad Shelstad, the last Golden Gopher goaltender to captain the team, was named NCAA Championship and team Most Valuable Performer after an outstanding senior season.
  • Centers Mike Polich (19-33--52) and John Harris (17-27--44) led the team in scoring. Polich went on to a successful NHL career while Harris later enjoyed success in a different sports venue, winning the 1993 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship.
  • Minnesota became the first team with a roster consisting only of Americans to win an NCAA Men's Hockey Championship in 25 years.


Gopher Hockey Live: Clarkson


Follow the Gophers as they play the team's first-ever game at Cheel Arena against Clarkson.

Rinkside: First Game in New York since 2003


Minnesota (2-2-0 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) hasn’t played Clarkson since 1993 and hasn’t played St. Lawrence since 1998.

Gophers Set for Rare New York Road Trip


This weekend’s road trip to New York marks Minnesota’s first outing to the Empire State since winning the 2003 NCAA title at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo.

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