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A fan of hockey from mites to the NHL, Nathan learned heartbreak at the age of six when Norm Green took his Minnesota North Stars to Dallas. Since then the heartbreaking losses have continued between Vikings, Twins, Wild and Timberwolves but he fails to give up the hope of another Twin Cities pro championship.

Presently Nathan covers the University of Minnesota hockey team for Western College Hockey and College Hockey News. In addition, he has attended Frozen Fours and is a NCAA Hockey correspondent for SB Nation.com

User Blog

Maryland Twitter Going Crazy Over ... Hockey?

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The Terps' club hockey sweaters are about what you'd expect from Maryland. Welcome to the Big Ten, I guess.

Ice going in at Polisseni Center

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RIT's $38 million new home opens in earnest with the team playing St. Lawrence on October 10th. The Tigers playing in the 4,300 seat Polisseni Center have also been unveiled, as RIT released its roster.

Quick hits: 4 Gophers representing US U-22 women

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Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Milica McMillen and Lee Stecklein face off against Canada August 21-24 with 5 future Gophers playing for the U-18 team. Plus a bunch of Ice Bucket Challenge videos.

Mitch Rogge joins Gophers

The 22 year-old from Eden Prairie, MN walks on as the team's 15th forward, replacing the departed Gabe Guertler. Rogge was scoreless in 2 games with Sacred Heart last season.

Gopher commits getting international experience

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In addition to other quick hits, a trio of players committed to Minnesota currently are overseas wearing a red, white and blue hockey sweater.

Defenseman Nick Seeler leaves Nebraska-Omaha

The 21 year-old Minnesota Wild draft pick is departing due to what the Mavericks are calling "personal reasons."

Hockey City Classic returns outdoors to Chicago

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2015's version reportedly features both Big Ten (Michigan-Michigan State part IV outdoors) & NCHC (Miami-Western Michigan) conference games February 7, 2015 at Soldier Field.

What would a college hockey hate map look like?

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With colors like red and maroon for rage, green for envy, and gold for "your team isn't as good as mine."

15 players cut from USA evaluation camp

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27 players, including 5 from last year's team, remain for the final three games.

Milano re-confirms BC commitment

Columbus' 2014 first round pick spoke Monday with reporters during the United States' National Junior Evaluation Camp.

College Hockey Off-season Twitter Mailbag

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A quick winter dose during the summer heat answering questions about rule changes, sophomores and nachos.

New Gopher freshmen numbers

With the roster finalized comes the first glimpse of which numbers the six Gopher freshmen will wear.

Robert Morris extends Schooley through 2019-20

Schooley, the only coach in RMU history, led the Colonials last season to the team's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

Minnesota releases Guertler, who heads to OHL

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The Fort Lauderdale native forgoes his final three seasons of college eligibility after being concurrently released from Minnesota and signing with the Soo Greyhounds. He finished a troubled...

College players at Dev. Camps by NHL teams

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The NHL's yin to college's yang. Over 275 active and future college hockey players will be attending prospect development camps this month.

Over 300 Attend Development Camps - By College

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53 Division One Schools are represented as we sort by schools and look at the numbers. Warning: there's a lot of numbers.

Skjei stays at Minnesota

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The 2012 first round pick of the New York Rangers publicly announced Thursday he would return to the Gophers for his junior season. Brady's decision leaves Kyle Rau the biggest returning question...

Larkin top collegian on TSN's 2014 Draft rankings

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The incoming Michigan freshman moves up 8 spots from January. He is one of 11 with college ties in Bob McKenzie's top 60 final rankings released Monday.

Höglund, Lehr officially Gophers

Minnesota announced Wednesday that forward Robin Höglund and goaltender Nick Lehr, both of whom previously made verbal commitments in February, have signed Acceptance of Admission agreements to the...

3 with college ties invited to US WJC goalie camp

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Boston College sophomore Thatcher Demko, Denver sophomore Evan Cowley and incoming Michigan State freshman Edwin Minney are among the 7 players who will participate in the National Junior Goalie...

Princeton head coach Bob Prier resigns

Prier, who replaced Guy Gadowsky as the Tigers' head coach when the latter moved to Penn State, resigned Monday after going 25-58-12 during his three season tenure.

Ryan Zuhlsdorf commits to Minnesota

The 5'11", 175 lbs Edina defenseman, who had 16 points (1G-15A) in 30 games as a sophomore for the Class AA champion Hornets, is the second player to commit to the Gophers in less than a week.

Ferrantino named MSU captain

Ferrantino finished his sophomore season fourth on the Spartans with 20 points. Michigan State, meanwhile, looks to improve upon an 11-18-7 year in the team's second Big Ten season.

Wells Fargo Center draws 36,503 for Frozen Four

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Tonight's national championship game between Union and Minnesota had 18,742 fans in Philadelphia.

No gold for the Gophers in an emotional defeat

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For five Minnesota seniors, Union's 7-4 victory stops a complete turnaround one game short of a national title. The Gophers finish second for an NCAA-leading 7th time.

Holl cements his place in Gopher hockey history

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One of the greatest endings in Frozen Four history was a defenseman turned forward turned back defenseman's first goal of the season.

Frozen Four Drinking Game

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Back by popular demand.

Gophers looking at final weekend in a new light

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For 11 Minnesota players, the trip to Philadelphia is their second Frozen Four. This time they are not just "happy to be here."

6 Gopher recruits ranked by NHL Central Scouting

The final rankings include two defensemen, three forwards and goalie recruit Logan Halladay.

Minnesota will win it all if...

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There are options, however, a blue line and a goaltender that have shut down several high scoring offenses must do so again this weekend.

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