Keith Ballard signs with NHL's Phoenix Coyotes

Keith Ballard is off to the NHL. The Baudette, Minn., native will join former Golden Gophers Erik Westrum and Jeff Taffe in the Coyotes organization.
June 8, 2004

Gopher recruit Wheeler ranked high by NHL scouts

Gophers coach Don Lucia has had success recruiting players from the United States Hockey League. The NHL Central Scouting Bureau recently released its final report before the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, and ranked USHL players outnumbered ranked Quebec Major Junior League players. Included in that group was Gopher recruit Blake Wheeler. Read more to find out where he stacks up in the eyes of NHL experts.
May 17, 2004

Gopher men's hockey adds four top recruits

The Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team added four top recruits today. Among them is Kris Chucko of the BJCHL and three native Minnesotans. Read more to find out about these top recruits, including exclusive comments about the talented Chucko.
April 20, 2004

Breck's Wheeler Commits To U

Blake Wheeler is only a high school junior, but he is already catching the eye of NHL scouts. But before that he will play for the Minnesota Gophers. The speedy Wheeler gave a verbal commitment over the weekend.
April 5, 2004

Breck's Wheeler verbally commits to U

Breck's Blake Wheeler will only be a high school senior next year, but he is already catching the eye of NHL scouts. Before that though, the speedy Wheeler will play for the Gophers, who he gave a verbal commitment to over the weekend.
April 5, 2004

What's new in Gopherville?

Updates on former Gophers, talk of a scandal brewing, and a 'sweet' tournament coming up for John Anderson's squad – it's all in today's media roundup.
March 3, 2004

Men's Hockey: Showdown with the Sioux

"We don't like them and they don't like us," said UND forward Brandon Bochenski. That sums it up. Plain and simple, this is the biggest weekend thus far this season for the Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team. The No. 5 Gophers host the No. 1 North Dakota Fighting Sioux Friday and Saturday at Mariucci Arena. Here's a look at that series.
January 23, 2004