The Hockey City Classic jerseys for the Golden Gophers were unveiled Tuesday night at Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis.
The jerseys, a retro version styled after the Gopher jerseys from 1960-61, will spell “Gophers” diagonally across the chest against a maroon background with gold and white stripes on the arms and bottom of the jersey.
“It’s a throwback kind of game this Sunday, so we wanted to go with a throwback jersey to commemorate the event” said Minnesota’s head coach Don Lucia to Gopher Sports. “We’re looking forward to playing at a historic venue like Soldier Field and playing a competitive series against Wisconsin.”
Scheduled for Sunday afternoon, the Gophers will play the late game against the Badgers outdoors in a day that will feature a match up between Notre Dame and Miami to open the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic.
The puck drops at 3:30 p.m. CT for the No. 2 Gophers against No. 18 Wisconsin.
The Gophers have been practicing outdoors in anticipation for the event. This is the first the Gophers have played outdoor hockey.
Gold and Gopher will be covering the Hockey City Classic from Chicago this weekend and will cover the practices on Saturday.