Game-Day Update From East Lansing
Gophers will be without three regulars tonight: Hard-hitting Tom Serratore and promising
rookie Vinnie Lettieri are both at home in Minnesota with injuries. Serratore
was hurt in practice Tuesday; Lettieri’s injury is unknown.
Don’t look for Ben Marshall to be in the lineup, as least not for
tonight. Marshall is healthy but the coaching staff feels he hasn’t been
playing up to par recently so he’ll observe from the stands.
Also out of the lineup: Ryan Reilly, who hasn’t suited up
all season. Look for that to change, though – perhaps soon.
National team edges Wolverines: Gophers Head Coach Don Lucia was in Ann Arbor
last night to watch the US National Under 18 team play Michigan. The #3
Wolverines squandered a 4-2 third period lead to fall 5-4 in overtime at Yost
Lucia, of course, is getting set to coach the U.S. National
Junior Team at the World Junior Championships in Sweden in January. Camp begins
So long, 2013: The #1
Gophers end the 2013 portion of their season here in East Lansing tonight
against Michigan State. It’s the Spartans’ inaugural weekend of Big Ten hockey,
Minnesota’s second following its home sweep of Wisconsin last weekend.
Our Friday coverage plans include special hour-long pre- and
post-game shows which we’ll share with the Wild, which is also playing .
“Minnesota Hockey Night” rolls at 5:00 PM CST Friday. We’ll have
in-depth coverage of both Minnesota teams so don’t miss a moment of it.
Gopher play-by-play broadcast plans are:
Friday, 6:00 PM CST, Fox Sports North +
Saturday, 3:00 PM CST, Fox Sports North
Join DOUG McLEOD and Gopher great Tom Chorske for
play-by-play action direct from Munn Arena in East Lansing Friday and Saturday