Minnesota Gophers vs. Robert Morris in West Regions at Xcel Center

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.