The train wreck is over or at least cleaned up. The University of Minnesota men's hockey team won its ninth one goal game of the season this weekend when they edged out Alaska Anchorage 2-1 at Sullivan Arena for the two-game WCHA series sweep on the road. The Golden Gophers got goals from freshmen Erik Johnson and Tony Lucia! I love to see those freshmen making big plays! The Gophers goal tending looks to be back on as well. Sophomore Jeff Frazee did a stellar job at keeping Alaska out of the game (25 saves) even if he did let in a shorthanded goal (boo boo – hiss hiss). Lucia got to be the hero late in the second period on Saturday when he scored the game winning goal.
The Alaska Anchorage sweep was the eighth sweep of the year! Yeah Gophers!
The Golden Gophers take a week off before continuing their five-game road trip with a WCHA series at Colorado College on February 16 & 17. Both games will be televised on FSN North! YES! I love watching the Gophers on TV! If it wouldn’t have been for the Super Bowl this weekend, I would have been in a total “Sports Program On Tv” (SPOT) withdrawal . . . and yes, I just made that anagram up (-: Go Gophers!