Students riot in Dinkytown, chant "F*** the Sioux!" after crazy Gophers hockey win [VIDEOS]

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The scene in Dinkytown.
:::: UPDATE :::: Dinkytown riot: Top 10 photos

A unbelievable finish to last night's big hockey game led to wild times in Dinkytown.

In the Frozen Four semifinal, the Gophers men's hockey team bested archrival North Dakota by scoring a game-winning shorthanded goal with less than a second on the clock. Though the Gophers face Union College Saturday in the final, students took to the streets for a championship-caliber riot.

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First, here's video of the end of the game:





And here's a nice compilation of the Dinkytown rioting:



Here's one of students chanting, "F**** the Sioux!" (also featuring a unique crowd-surfing selfie):



Finally, here's one of students kicking and jumping on a police squad car:



Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder tells us there were "less than a dozen arrests" connected with the rioting last night.

Elder says the MPD wasn't caught off guard by the craziness in Dinkytown, which resulted in damage to at least one police squad car. With regard to Saturday night's championship game, he says the MPD plans to have "the appropriate number of resources and contingency plans for anything that can come our way."

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_Joe_
_Joe_

Hockey produces the absolute dumbest of sports fans.

ckbest1
ckbest1

Too bad the Sioux no longer exist.....Mn is behind times with this.

Lisa Marie Jansen
Lisa Marie Jansen

Happy to say, I'm a Sioux fan! Gopher fans like this represent your entire fan base, your team & the Minnesotans.. think before you act like classless individuals..

Cadillac Kolstad
Cadillac Kolstad

The U of M and the city should prepare for the jubilation . . . PLAN a supervised party. Close the streets, remove the cars have a bonfire, BANDS!! Channel this energy into a celebration, instead of a riot. We should have food trucks, t-shirt vendors, face painting . . . this could be a revenue generator and a tourist attraction for hockey fans! a benefit for hotels, bars restaurants. ETC. Instead it's an embarrassment. We should demand better from our city leadership. Look at how they bend over for pro-sports events. Why shouldn't our college teams expect the same? This is a wasted opportunity by the leadership. Lets stop blaming the students and demand more from the paid public servants.

Kathleen Quist Johnson
Kathleen Quist Johnson

How dumb. If you all got so excited over something real that can change the world we all could be living differently...but no...keep drinking your beer and riot over a game yelling some bs,,.this is the future huh?

Kristi LeMair
Kristi LeMair

Whatever it was it was (a riot or general mob gathering) it was in poor taste and reflects badly on our community.

Gerry Moore
Gerry Moore

Just bring over a fire truck and hose 'em down and sober them up. A shame when a few spoil it for the entire university. Police should have anticipated this. Heck they partied on State street in Madison last week after the Badgers lost thier basketbal game.

Ryan Schoen
Ryan Schoen

What a goal! Perfect timing as well! Good thing Megan Swenson wasn't around the dinky town area.. ;)

Blake Anderson
Blake Anderson

Sore winners riot. I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

Amy Pogreba
Amy Pogreba

Hell yeah I agree Greg pogreba. Gophers are a bunch of spoiled babies

Travis Robb
Travis Robb

These are grown adults actin like this lmao.. No hope for the future

Mary Karius
Mary Karius

none, those peeps were sleeping by this time

lkjhasdf
lkjhasdf

Haha, not even close to a "riot"

Nicholas Rupar
Nicholas Rupar

Dear U of M students, if you're going to riot, learn2riot please. Save it for something important, riot game fail.

Tony Mayer
Tony Mayer

This makes no sense to me... Bunch of idiots!!!

Thomas Zocher
Thomas Zocher

Nothing in that picture that a couple of helicopters dumping gasoline and a pack of matches couldn't take care of. I fucking hate d-bags!

Danielle Henkels
Danielle Henkels

Last time we won the championship they flipped cars and set fires and tear gas was used. Any given night there are a few people that do stupid things. The majority of the Gopher fans weren't involved. This was the big game though due to the change in conferences and not playing UND regularly anymore.

Joe Martin
Joe Martin

Why we no riot when I win call of duty matches?

Mike Ryerse
Mike Ryerse

man i wish people would riot about anything important and not some fucking college hockey game

Carol Berg
Carol Berg

WHY ruin such a wonderful moment?

Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller

Hardly a riot. Outside of a few idiots jumping on the cop car the kids we're having fun.

Erich Walrath
Erich Walrath

Has anyone here actually experienced a real, honest-to-God riot? Calling this a riot is seriously overblown.

Chris Bremner
Chris Bremner

^ I'm sure you'd say that if it was your car that got flipped and burned

Joe Sattler
Joe Sattler

Cut these kids some slack, they're just happy to see a Minnesota team actually win. This wouldn't happen if our teams didn't suck so hard, all the time.

Wt Dread
Wt Dread

Are you sure there really rioting about the hockey...i think it might be due to the high costs of education at the U of M!!!!!

Betty Hindbjorgen
Betty Hindbjorgen

Less than six arrests. The police expected this. Most Minnesota fans don't damage property over a win. Those responsible should be arrested, jailed & in some cases expelled. Uncalled for behavior. Go Minnesota!!

Ian Traas
Ian Traas

Wait, wait, wait. You guys are acting like this is the FIRST time this has happened. It's not awesome in any way, but the last time this happened, cars were tipped over and shit was set on FIRE.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@_Joe_  CityPages produces the absolute dumbest of comments. Think before you post, Joe.

Dan_M
Dan_M

Hey Michele, care to retract your arrogant, classless comment after tonight's Union victory???

urbanite
urbanite

not nearly as many as the ones that were drunk

urbanite
urbanite

yeah and all the people that are walking past this to get home don't deserve to live, right?

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