1979 NCAA Champions

Row 1 (L-R) - Steve Janaszak, Rob McClanahan, Joe Baker, Phil Verchota, Head Coach Herb Brooks, Captain Bill Baker, Athletic Director Paul Giel, Steve Christoff, Eric Strobel, Don Micheletti, Jim Jetland.
Row 2 (L-R) - Dave Terwilliger, Mike Greeder, Jeff Teal, Student Trainer Jim Mulcahy, Trainer Mike Bell, Asst. Coach Brad Buetow, Asst. Coach John Perpich, Asst. Coach Mike Foley, Student Manager Steve Tollund, Student Manager Fred Field, Mike Ramsey, Brad Doshan, Tim Harrer.
Row 3 (L-R) - Steve Ulseth, Neal Broten, Kevin Hartzell, Brian Zins, Jay Larson, Bob Bergloff, Steve Pepper, Peter Hayek, John Meredith, Wayne Larson, Bart Larson.

Season Notes

  • The Golden Gophers were 18-3-1 in all games at Mariucci Arena.
  • Team captain Bill Baker was named an All-American after scoring a then single-season record of 54 points by a defenseman. (That record was broken in 1995-96 by Mike Crowley.)
  • Junior wings Steve Christoff led the team with 38 goals while Don Micheletti added 36.
  • The Golden Gophers won 11 of 12 games from Nov. 24 through Jan. 6.
  • Junior wing Tim Harrer led the team in power-play (13) and game-winning goals (7).

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Overpower Spartans in Opener

12/9/2016

Winning by a 4-2 margin, the Gophers outshot Michigan State 44-14 -- tying a season bests for shots and shots allowed in the win.

Gophers Close Out First Half at MSU

12/7/2016

The Maroon & Gold enter this weekend’s series with a 110-45-15 all-time record against Michigan State including a 45-27-8 mark on the road against the Spartans.

Sheehy Tabbed B1G Second Star

12/6/2016

The sophomore leads the Gophers with 20 points and nine goals this year while his 11 assists are tied for the team lead.

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