Alaska Anchorage Defeated By Minnesota, 6-0

Alaska Anchorage junior forward Austin Azurdia (pictured)
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:42  MIN1-0 EV GW Ryan Zuhlsdorf (1)Connor Reilly/1, Tyler Sheehy/1
2nd 1:35  MIN2-0 EV Jake Bischoff (1)Connor Reilly/2, Tyler Sheehy/2
2nd 18:13  MIN3-0 EV Brent Gates Jr. (1)Jack Ramsey/1, Jack Sadek/1
3rd 1:24  MIN4-0 EV Jake Bischoff (2)Tyler Sheehy/3, Connor Reilly/3
3rd 14:46  MIN5-0 EV Rem Pitlick (1)Leon Bristedt/1, Vinni Lettieri/1
3rd 15:59  MIN6-0 EV Brent Gates Jr. (2)Taylor Cammarata/1, Ryan Zuhlsdorf/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota  1236
Alaska Anchorage  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota  8191239
Alaska Anchorage  44614
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota (1-0-0)  0/2 5/10 0
Alaska Anchorage (0-1-0)  0/5 2/7 0
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Eric Schierhorn (W, 1-0-0)60:000 44614
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Olivier Mantha (L, 0-1-0)60:006 717933

ANCHORAGE - A two-goal game for both senior Jake Bischoff and sophomore Brent Gates Jr. led the nationally-ranked No. 13 Golden Gophers to a 6-0 shutout over the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves in the season opener at the Sullivan Arena on Friday.

The Golden Gophers (1-0-0) ended the Seawolves' 15-year unbeaten streak in season openers, where they had gone 12-0-3. The Seawolves, whose last lost in a season opener was Oct. 13, 2000 vs. Michigan State (5-4), start the 2016-17 slate 0-1.

Minnesota kept the Seawolves scoreless by keeping the shot total to 14 throughout the 60 minutes of play. Meanwhile, the Golden Gophers peppered junior netminder Olivier Mantha with 39. Anchorage local Eric Schierhorn made 14 saves for his fourth career shutout in front of his hometown crowd.

The Gophers first tally came on a 3-on-2 rush, where freshman defenseman Ryan Zuhlsdorf collected his first collegiate goal at 11:42 in the opening period. Bischoff furnished his first at 1:35 of the second with a backhander, before Gates made it 3-0 at 18:13. Bischoff made it 4-0 with his second at 1:24 of the third, while Rem Pitlick (14:46) and Gates (15:59) added the final tallies.

Both teams were scoreless on the man advantage, with UAA going 0-for-5 and Minnesota going 0-for-2. The Seawolves enjoyed four straight power plays before senior forward Dyl