1976 NCAA Champions
Row 1 (L-R) - Jeff Tscherne, Russ Anerson, Joe Micheletti, Alt. Captain Tom Vannelli, Brad Morrow, Captain Pat Phippen, Alt. Captain Warren Miller, Tom Younghans, Bryan Fredrickson, Brad Morrow, Tom Mohr.
Row 2 (L-R) - Steve Janaszak, Don Madson, Dr. V.G. Nagobads - Team Physician, Dr. N.O. Holte - Team Dentist, Asst. Coach Brad Buetow, Head Coach Herb Brooks, Athletic Director Paul Giel, Trainer Gary Smith, Manager Jim Davidson, Asst. Manager Adam White, Reed Larson, Tim Rainey, Mark Lambert.
Row 3 (L-R) - Ken Yackel, Bob Fish, Tom Gorence, Rob Larson, Phil Verchota, Joe Baker, Jim Boo, Tony Dorn, Bill Baker, Dan Bonk, Mark Conway, Bruce Lind.
- The team never won more than five straight games at any time, but never lost more than two consecutive games.
- The postseason included one of the most exciting games in Gopher hockey history, as Minnesota downed Michigan State 7-6 in triple overtime of the WCHA playoffs in East Lansing. Goaltender Jeff Tscherne set a Minnesota record that still stands by stopping 72 shots in the win.
- Tom Vannelli was named the NCAA Championship Most Valuable Performer after having a hand in five of the Golden Gophers' six goals against Michigan Tech.
- Gopher leading scorers were Vannelli (26-43--69) and Warren Miller (26-31--57).
TOP PLAYS COUNTDOWN: NUMBER 9
MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) -- With Gopher Hockey's exhibition game set for Oct. 1, we're counting down to the 2017-18 opener by looking back at some of the top moments from last year'...
Top Plays Countdown: Number 10
With Gopher Hockey's exhibition game set for Oct. 1, we're counting down to the 2017-18 opener by looking back at some of the top moments from last year's campaign.
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.