I can't recall a season where the Gophers traveled to Mich for ex. play against U18. Apparently the Gopher staff struck a deal where the Gophers travel for one game and U18 travels the next 4X to Mariucci. Exhibition game vs Gophers today is the first home game for U18 this season, who have now beaten 3 USHL teams, Notre Dame, and Michigan with one loss to Ferris State all on the road.
Starting goalie for Mich. Hayden Lavigne gave up 5 Gs in the first 22 min. before Pearson pulled him as U18 outplayed Mich. 6-3 last night. U18 is getting good goaltending from Spencer Knight (BC commit) and consistent scoring from a couple projected first rounders, inc. Quinn Hughes (7th overall/Vancouver) younger bro Jack (uncommited), who had a three pt. game.
No Gopher commits on U18 this season, but twelve are headed to eastern schools: BC (5), BU (4), Harvard (3).
I'm guessing Motzko will give Schierhorn the start in net with some adjustments in D pairings. IMO the lines looked good against UMD. Not sure how many Fs made the trip, but I hope Motzko keeps them basically as they were for UMD giving them more ice time together. Too bad there's no radio or live stream, I'd really like to hear/see this game. Go Gophers!
HockeyTV.com has the game listed as a live stream in HD. The one month subscription is $29.99.
The game is not under the published "Schedule" after you create a free account. You have to do a search for Minnesota Golden Gopher Men's Hockey and the game (1pm) will show.
Last edited by SteveO; 10-13-2018 at 11:40 AM.
Good scoring opportunities for both teams. Pitlick hits a post. 0-0
Schierhorn with a couple big stops. 0-0 1st, 11:00
Lots of pressure by U18. SOG U18 5-3 UM
Another big save by Schierhorn. U18 is the real deal.
SOG 7-7, 2 min left in 1st
Jack Hughes for U18 can fly...wow. Big saves by Schierhorn.
End of 1st 0-0, SOG: U18 9-8 UM. U18 outplayed Gophers in the first. Impressed with U18, Schierhorn with big saves.
Ditto D2D on the updates. Thanks!
You hardly know a day goes by in a cardboard cutout sundown...
Start of 2nd period
Hughes skates around the the whole Gopher team and misses the net.
Gophers with zone time and pressure, 0-0
Sog 9-9, 16:00
Pitlick almost scores out front, then U18 with a rush and shot. Lots of end to end action.
no penalties in the game, just lots of speed and passing.
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