STrib: Gophers eager to reverse negative trend against in-state rivals
In-state dominance is something Gophers junior forward Leon Bristedt has never experienced. The Gophers have a dismal 4-13 record against the state’s other college hockey Division 1 talent since the Swede arrived in Minnesota two-plus years ago.
The Gophers last beat an in-state opponent on Nov. 13, 2015 at Minnesota State and will try to end a five-game losing streak against the rivals this weekend in a home-and-home series against No. 14 St. Cloud State. The No. 7 Gophers host the series opener Friday night at Mariucci Arena at 8 p.m. and the series wraps up in St. Cloud Saturday at 7:07 p.m.
The Huskies swept the Gophers last season.
Despite his relatively recent introduction to the old rivalries, Bristedt is eager to change the negative trend.
“It's a rivalry and that’s No. 1, which makes the game different. Also we know we’re playing a really good team, a good ranked team,” Bristedt said at Wednesday’s media access. "Since I got here, we‘ve been up and down against St. Cloud, so I’m excited to get going."
No matter how many times you read it, and how anyone wants to spin it, that is PATHETIC.
Originally Posted by BleedGopher
Yes, the phrase "negative trend" is best replaced by PATHETIC. We need a nine game win streak just to get Bristedt to .500.
Yeah, and it's continuing despite Lucia's assurances that he and his program are doing fine.
Originally Posted by bonin21
Pathetic! Our three big sports are all embarrassing...