Gophers are home, Minnesota Duluth is next

No. 2-ranked Minnesota (20-6-4) has a short work week after playing in Sunday’s Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field in Chicago, a 3-2 loss to Wisconsin. Next up for the Gophers is Minnesota Duluth (10-16-4) at 7:07 p.m. Friday (FS North Plus) and Saturday (Big Ten Network) at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. Both on 94.1 FM.

Roman Augustoviz of the Minneapolis Star Tribune has updates on the Gophers and coach Don Lucia’s review of the outdoor game here and on Minnesota’s chances at a second straight MacNaughton Cup here.

U.S. College Hockey Online looks back at the Minnesota-Wisconsin series and other WCHA results from last weekend, including UMD’s loss and tie at Bemidji State here.

Minnesota is also No. 2 in the Pairwise Rankings here.

All of the U.S. College Hockey Online polls are here.