Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Gopher Hockey Team Starts Season With Victory

The Gopher hockey team ruled the Ice Breaker Invitational and came away with the trophy, but just barely. Gopher Goalie Jeff Frazee was the star of the tourney and made a career-high 44 saves as the Michigan Wolverines outshot Minnesota 47-22 in front of 14,868 at the Xcel Energy Center during Saturday’s championship game. The Gophers squeezed the win out of Michigan with a 4-3 victory. The Gophers seized a 2-0 lead in the first period before weathering a withering Michigan attack that put 38 shots on net over the final 40 minutes.

"A day in the life of a goalie," Frazee said with a smile.

"I think Jeff Frazee earned his scholarship this weekend," Gophers coach Don
Lucia said.
"No doubt, Frazee won the tournament for us," said freshman Gophers forward
Patrick White, who scored the winning goal at 5:27 of the third period.

It's early, of course, but Frazee's play is just one of the good signs for the Gophers. They still have several other issues to work out like building a better defensive line. All in all, the Gopher hockey team looked good back on the ice and I am ready for the season to get rolling! Let’s go Gophers!

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