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MMCH improved their conference record this past Sunday with a 4-3 win over Northern Michigan. The gophers were led by their top line of senior forwards Mike Nelson, Eric Freeburg, and Ryan Bennett, who contributed for 3 of the 4 gopher goals.
Jack Besse continues to demonstrate his coaching ability with the big win over Northern Michigan. Something former coach Bo Selleck couldn't do.
MMCH was without senior forward Tyler Pace, who is still suffering from concussion symptoms according to WebMD. Senior defenseman Taylor Martin left the game early with another groin injury. Both players will be evaluated later this week and will most likely be game-time decisions come Friday when the gophers host St. Thomas in a pivotal home-and-home conference series.
MMCH continued to improve upon their perfect away record last weekend with a sweep of UW - Superior in Superior. MMCH proved that travel legs don't exist as they won 7-0 on Friday night. Saturday night proved to be a closer contest, but the gophers edged out Superior 4-1 despite the absence of Senior forward Ryan Bennet. Hot-100 players of the weekend went to the goalie tandem of Josh Mattis and Mitch Lancaster after letting up only 1 goal on the weekend.
This coming weekend, MMCH will travel to Fargo, ND to take on the NDSU Bison in their final non-conference series of the season.
MMCH recorded their first sweep of the season last weekend against Minnesota State - Mankato winning 6-5 and 8-4. The Hot-100 Player of the weekend was freshmen phenom Andrew Sako, who posted 3 goals on the weekend and showed a tenacity not often seen in young forwards.
Next weekend, MMCH will make the trip up 35W to play a series against UW - Superior.
MMCH started the season off right with a 2-0 win over St. Cloud St. However, neither team proved to be able to win at home, and the series resulted in a split. The next weekend, UW - Eau Claire made the trip to Minneapolis for its very first WCCHA series. After taking a 5-4 win on Friday, the gophers went down 6-0 early on Saturday. Despite a remarkable comeback, the gophers couldn't get the win and fell 10-7.
The gophers will travel to Mankato this weekend for a series against former conference opponent Minnesota St. - Mankato and look to improve upon their .500 record.
Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2013-14 MMCH season.
Forwards: Eric Freeburg, Tyler Pace, Mike Nelson, Travis Seurer, Matt Snorek, Pete Ronning, Ryan Bennet, Kirk Thorton, Joe Kavanaugh, Derek Wypysznski, Johnny Dirks, Andrew Sako
Defense: Pete Gorman, Taylor Martin, Taylor Herrick, Blake Wilcox, Lucas Shaw, Ben Curti, Max Cowger, Mike Rees
Goalies: Josh Mattis, Evan Draves
Thank you to all the players who tried out. Selected players will be receiving an email regarding the first practice soon.
The roster for the upcoming 2013-14 season is almost finalized. To all players who tried out,the roster will now most likely be posted tomorrow. We apologize for the delay.
Official tryout dates have been confirmed. Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, September 10 from 8PM - 9:30PM @ Mariucci Arena and Wednesday, September 11 from 8PM - 9:30PM @ Mariucci Arena. Mariucci Arena is conveniently located on campus next to TCF Bank Stadium. Interested players are encouraged to contact Lucas Shaw at (715) 299-5530, email@example.com, Tyler Pace at (608) 393-5664, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Eric Freeburg at (847) 977-1661, email@example.com for more information.
We are also still looking to schedule a few extra series this season. All interested teams should contact any of the three officers listed above.
The summer is going by fast and the Minnesota Men's Club Hockey team is already starting to prepare for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Our former head coach Bo Selleck is attending the prestigious PGA Golf Academy in Arizona next year. We are happy to announce that our new head coach will be former assistant coach Jack Besse. Jack Besse is a proven developer of players. His younger brother Grant Besse will be playing Division 1 hockey for the University of Wisconsin next year.
We are anticipating tryouts will be held during the first two weeks of the semester. In recent years, tryouts consisted of two 1-hour on-ice sessions and cost $30 per player. Interested players are encouraged to contact Lucas Shaw at (715) 299-5530, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tyler Pace at (608) 393-5664, email@example.com, or Eric Freeburg at (847) 977-1661, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MMCH started off the semester on the right foot with a home sweep of conference rival Wisconsin (9-6 and 4-3) this past weekend. They will take the week off before heading into the conference tournament, which is slated to take place at the Schwann Super Rink in Blaine, MN from Feb. 8-10.
Two years ago, MMCH captured the Carla Berg Memorial Trophy in a win over Wisconsin and failed to defend it against St. Cloud the following year in a thrilling championship game that ended 6-5. This year MMCH hopes to make a deep tournament run in order to reclaim the coveted Carla Berg.
A lot has happened in the first month of the season. After going 0-5-1 to Duluth, St. Cloud, and UW-Eau Claire, MMCH finally got their long-awaited first win of the season against Minnesota St.-Mankato by a score of 8-7. The following night wasn't much different with both teams scoring a multitude of goals, which ended in another MMCH win 10-8, thus securing their first sweep of the year. The gophers were led by junior juggernaut Eric Freeburg, who posted hat tricks in both games against Mankato.
MMCH will take the week off after four consecutive road trips and will continue league play against Northern Michigan at Mariucci Arena on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.
Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2012-13 Minnesota Men's Club Hockey team.
Forwards: Tyler Pace, Eric Freeburg, Ryan Bennett, Josh Bingham, Joe Hau, Derek WypinsksfoienrhuegSKI, Mike Rees, Blake Wilcox, Peter Ronning, Brian Holland, Ben Curti, Roger Borgenson, Joe Kavanaugh
Defense: Lucas Shaw, Dan (Donkey) Kearns, Jake Tilleson, Taylor Martin, Roger Zwilling, Kirby Horgan, Neal Callinan, Taylor Herrick
Goalies: Collin Longren, Zander Asleesen, Mitch Lancaster
Thanks to everyone who tried out. Selected players will be contacted via email with information about the first practice.
Tryouts for the 2012-13 season are now confirmed. Tryouts will be held Monday, Sep. 17 @ 9pm and Tuesday, Sep. 18 @ 9pm. Both tryouts will be held at Ridder arena, which is located on campus right next to Mariucci Arena. The cost for tryouts will be $30 per player.
With the new season fast approaching, MMCH is gearing up for what look's to be an exciting season. Tryouts are going to held in the evening during the early part of the second week of classes. Check back later for exact dates and times. The cost for tryouts will be around $30 per person.
There will be a booth with current MMCH players at the Activities fair held in Mariucci Arena on September 1st from 1:30 to 4:30. All interested players are encouraged to visit the booth. Interested players are also encouraged to contact Lucas Shaw at (715) 299-5530, email@example.com or Tyler Pace at (608) 393-5664, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We look forward to another great year!
Greetings MMCH family and friends!
MMCH has began a new year on the right foot. The team swept Minnesota State - Mavericks at home this weekend with 7-3 and 5-4 victories. The Mavericks knew they were in tough when MMCH stepped on the ice with a surprisingly full roster and the fire power of All-Star Tyler Pace back in the lineup.
Next weekend the University of Minnesota - Duluth Bulldogs take a trip down I-35 to face MMCH at home. Game times are Friday, 8:30 PM at Ridder Arena and Saturday, 9:00 PM at Mariucci Arena.
Follow MMCH as they make a run for the WCCHA Conference Championship!
It has been more than a month since our most recent update and MMCH apologies to our loyal following for the tardiness.
Since we last spoke to you, MMCH played opponents Northern Michigan, University of St. Thomas and the University of Iowa. During that time MMCH compiled a 2-4 record. Like past contests, a shortened bench proved to be the determining factor in each of the losses.
This upcoming weekend MMCH faces University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in a heated match up. The Blu-Golds will travel west on I-94 and head into Minneapolis for games at Mariucci Arena on Friday (10 pm) and Ridder Arena Saturday (9 pm).
This past week, MMCH's visit to the Kohl center in Madison, WI proved successful after defeating the Badgers 6-4 on Friday evening and 6-3 on Saturday afternoon. Both teams battled hard with momentum changing sides often. In the end, MMCH managed a series sweep and a comfortable ride home to Minneapolis.
Next week, MMCH travels to Marquette, MI to face the Panthers of Northern Michigan University. This marks yet another lengthy road trip as MMCH travels to the Upper Penisula with games Saturday night and Sunday morning.
MMCH's first road trip of the year to St. Louis to face Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville was a humbling experience as they suffered losses of 7-4 and 12-3 on Friday and Saturday night repsectively. Although the losses were fairly lobsided in favor of the Cougars, MMCH traveled with a very light contingent of players operating with two lines of forwards and four defensemen.
MMCH is looking to rebound this weekend against WCCHA conference rival Wisconsin when they head southeast and travel to Madison.
Minnesota Men's Club Hockey is looking forward to another exciting season of ACHA hockey and defending the WCCHA league and playoff crowns! Tryouts are being held Monday, September 12th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm at Ridder Arena and Wednesday, September 14th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm at Mariucci Arena. Both arenas are conveniently located on campus and are adjacent to one another. Cost for tryouts will be $30 per person.
Minnesota finished off the year winning the regular season and conference tournament, but couldn't get the birth over St Cloud for the regional tournament. Despite this, MMCH is hungry for their first regional birth next year with a very strong schedule including SIUE and SLU, Illinois D1, and Iowa.
The team is still looking to fill out the schedule for next year. Any interested teams should look at our schedule and get in contact with either Evan Jeszka or Adam Wagner. MMCH also loses several seniors and will be looking to add many players to the roster, more information for tryouts will be available in August. If you have any questions before then, contact Evan or Adam.
MMCH finished off regular season conference play with a sweep of MSU-Mankato and a split with UW-Madtown. The split with Wisco caused a threeway tie between MMCH, Wisco, and St. Cloud. The tie breaker is head to head goal differential, which MMCH wins over 10-8 over Wisconsin and 11-5 over St. Cloud, giving them sole possession of the top seed.
Minnesota heads to Chicago to play DePaul (#3 currently) in a crucial series to earn a spot in the top 10 regionally. The following week Minnesota enters the WCCHA Tournament as the top seed in Blaine, MN.
2010-2011 University of Minnesota Club Hockey
2011 WCCHA Conference Champs