The University of Minnesota has a hockey tradition that matches any NCAA program in any sport. The Gophers rank in the top five in all-time national championships, Frozen Four appearances, Hobey Baker Award winners and NHL Draft picks from NCAA schools. Advent partnered with Minnesota not only to showcase this history within Mariucci Arena but also to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for players, coaches and recruits. Hockey is king in Minnesota, and the Gophers’ status as a powerhouse program is clear throughout the facility. The entrance to the locker room features a numerology, a display of Frozen Four appearances and the roster for each national championship team. The players’ lounge and dining area also features a history of iconic Minnesota hockey sweaters. The Gophers’ rich history of producing NHL draft picks and pros has its own feature wall including a lit NHL logo and clean, metallic nameplates displaying Minnesota’s representation among each franchise.
Throughout the facility, wood laminate complements Minnesota’s maroon and gold to create a warm tone to counter the ice and cold inside and out of the arena during the winter. With a facility that showcases the overlap between elite hockey, the state of Minnesota and the Gophers’ program, Mariucci Arena boasts player facilities equal to any powerhouse program in any sport.