Gopher men’s hockey rides huge conference lead into series w/ Michigan

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The Big Ten has four teams ranked among the top eight in the latest national poll and two of them – #2 Minnesota and #8 Michigan – face off at Mariucci Arena this weekend.

Click the video box on this page to watch Gophers defenseman Ryan Chesley and head coach Bob Motzko’s weekly press conference ahead of their series against Michigan

Despite sharing lofty rankings, the two teams currently reside on different ends of the Big Ten standings.

The Gophers go into the weekend ten points clear for the conference lead, while Michigan is tied for next-to-last.

Big Ten hockey standings via

Faceoff is at 7:00 p.m. at the U both Friday and Saturday.