University of Minnesota Gophers Men’s Hockey

The University of Minnesota Men’s Gopher Hockey Team supports Defending The Blue Line®.

October 25, 2014 – The Gophers donated a suite TO UNITED HEROES LEAGUE military families for this game day.

February 14 & 15, 2014 – Thanks to the University of Minnesota Men’s Gopher Hockey Team and their season ticket holders, United Heroes League was able to send a couple dozen military families to the games on these 2 nights.

February 2013 – The Gophers Hockey Team wore commemorative jerseys for the  Office Max Hockey City Classic. The jerseys were then auctioned off on the United Heroes League website. The uniform was a replica of the Gophers’ jersey from the 1960-1961 season.  At unveiling ceremonies on the outdoor rink at Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, head coach Don Lucia pointed out those years marked the start of a resurgence in Gopher hockey, spearheaded by then-freshman Lou Nanne. This is an authentic jersey that was worn by the players during that weekend’s series against Wisconsin. Photos can be seen in the right sidebar.

The Jersey auction raised more than $25,000 For United Heroes League and the military kids. Thank you to the Gophers!  Read the article:  Minnesota to Unveil Office Max Hockey City Classic Jersey.

December 30, 2012 – Defending The Blue Line® was part of an intermission shootout at the Gopher Hockey game on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Luke Harris (Shooter) and Joey Hudella (Goalie) were the team that United Heroes League sent to Mariucci Arena. The boys are from the Squirt B & C  Division. Luke and Joey won the shootout and each was rewarded with a $20 gift card from Dicks Sporting Good. Thank you to the MN Gophers for providing tickets and the shootout for United Heroes League to participate in. See the video of the shootout here.

October 26, 2012 – Military Appreciation Night was held as the Minnesota Gophers squared off against the U18 National team at 7pm.  The Gophers recognized several military families from MN during the event. United Heroes League provided Youth Flag Captains, and an Honorary Puck Drop Family for this event. The U also held a silent auction for United Heroes League and an equipment drive.  Additionally, United Heroes League was honored to have former Gopher Alumni and NHLer’s Brian Bonin and Robb Stauber signing autographs at our United Heroes League booth. Photos can be seen in the right sidebar.

Thank you to the Mninesota Gophers for $40,000 in donations from the game event. Watch the video of the game and event here.

September 22, 2012 –  Representatives from Defending The Blue Line®met with the MN Gophers. United Heroes League is excited for the partnership with the Gophers. Photos can be seen in the right sidebar.