The Minnesota Gophers play the Robert Morris Colonials in the 2014 NCAA West Regions Ice Hockey at the Xcel Energy Center at 4:30 CT. The game will be televised on ESPN2. Robert Morris which started the season 2-12-2 and last place in the Atlantic Hockey Conference came together the second half of the season and finished with a 17-5-3 record in 2014 with a combine record of 19-17-5. The #1 ranked Gophers have a 25-6-6 record coming into this Region game but has lost their last two games while the Colonials have won 5 in a row. Robert Morris is a physical team who likes to use the body while the Gophers are a very highly skilled team with great skaters. Even though the game is being played on a regular sheet of ice at the Xcel instead of the big sheet at Mariucci, Robert Morris must finish their checks to stay with the Gophers. Prediction Gophers 4 Colonials 2.