The Gophers come into the B1G Ten tournament looking to add another trophy to their case. As the conference’s regular season champion, Minnesota has a first round bye and won’t actually play until Friday evening, giving them an immediate advantage over most of the field. The four teams that play Thursday will have to win three games to win the tournament; the Gophers will only need to win two. In case you’re curious, Wisconsin technically also has a first round bye.
I’ll be posting short previews of each team throughout the day, in ascending order based on their seed in the tournament.
B1G Hockey Tournament Must Reads
Here’s a brief look at the underlying data for the discussion (click to expand).