Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gophers sweep the Tigers at Mariucci

This weekend at the Mariucci Arena, the Minnesota Gophers’ hockey team really spread the wealth as they swept Colorado College in a 7-4 win. Each of the seven goals by the Gophers was by a different player, including four defensemen (David Fischer, Aaron Ness, Nick Leddy and Cade Fairchild).

The Gophers led well into the second period, until the Colorado Tigers clawed back by scoring two goals. The Tigers were sorely mistaken they had a chance against the Gophers, when Cade Fairchild scored yet another goal with a little of three minutes remaining in the game. The Gophers also out shot the Tigers 42-26 definitely earning the win. Minnesota is now only three points away from Colorado College’s fifth place ranking in the WCHA and, with any luck, will make the first-round home series in the upcoming league playoffs. Make sure to come cheer on your favorite Gopher at the next game!

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