VIDEO: Gophers Unveil Throwback Jersey For Outdoor Game
The Gophers will wear a 50-year-old version of their maroon and gold sweater for Sunday's outdoor game against Wisconsin at Soldier Field in Chicago.
The uniform is a replica of the Gophers' jersey from the 1960-1961 season. At unveiling ceremonies on the outdoor rink at Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, head coach Don Lucia pointed out those years marked the start of a resurgence in Gopher hockey, spearheaded by then-freshman Lou Nanne.
After Sunday's "OfficeMax Hockey City Classic" game, the throwback jerseys will be auctioned off to raise money for Defending The Blue Line, a group that provides hockey opportunities for combat veterans and their families.
Click the video box on this page to watch Tuesday night's unveiling ceremony on Lake of the Isles, as well as Lucia and Gophers captain Zach Budish talking about the team's first outdoor hockey game in modern era.