The Gopher Hockey teams post season hopes are still alive – although I am not sure they even deserve to be in the playoffs based off their performances lately.
Thankfully, the Gophers beat Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. It was the last regular season home game and after the first two periods of play, I was starting to dread another loss. The Gophers managed to pull it together and come back from behind and win. (insert sigh of relief here) The win puts the Gophers in fifth in the WCHA Standings and IF the Gophers can win BOTH games at Michigan Tech this weekend, they will be able to secure home ice advantage for the first round of the WCHA Playoffs.
If the Gophers don’t win both games at Michigan Tech, they for sure don’t deserve any playoff breaks. Michigan Tech is at the bottom of the WCHA Standings and the Gophers (on paper any way) are a much better team. Gophers vs. Michigan Tech Huskies this Friday and Saturday on FSN 6:07pm both nights – tune in!