Who are Knies and Gophers teammates on the Olympic hockey team?
Knies and Gophers teammates Brock Faber and Ben Meyers were officially named to the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team last week, and they will depart town first for Los Angeles and then Beijing at the end of this month. Knies, Faber and Meyers are three of the 15 college players named to the team.
Is next-man-up working for the Gophers hockey team?
Without the Olympians, the Gophers' next-man-up mantra has worked well, especially with freshmen looking like seasoned veterans. The all-frosh line of Rhett Pitlick, Aaron Huglen and Chaz Lucius has combined for six goals and nine assists in the four-game win streak.
How did the Gophers'players find out about the Olympics?
Meyers, the Gophers' captain and leading scorer, said he found out about the Olympic invite about week or so before the news became public. This will be his first time representing the country in an international tournament. Faber, a defenseman from Maple Grove, had some advanced notice.
How many goals have the Gophers scored in their four-game win streak?
The all-frosh line of Rhett Pitlick, Aaron Huglen and Chaz Lucius has combined for six goals and nine assists in the four-game win streak. Add in freshman Tristan Broz's two goals in that span, and Minnesota's first-year Gophers have produced eight of the team's 15 goals in the win streak.