GPL Celebrates 15 Years!

Happy 15th Birthday to GPL! It was on this day, back in 2003, that GPL was created! It was not actually Gopher Puck Live back then. The first few months it was just a message board that I hosted on my family website. I created the message board because our favorite Gopher website at the time, PrideOnIce.com (POI), was down. That site went down during the Frozen Four in Buffalo…

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A New Beginning at Minnesota

Instead of doing a story about Bob Motzko, the new hockey coach at Minnesota… I thought I would just head down to the U and capture the event in pictures. There were a lot of familiar faces at the news conference today. To see all three of the most recent coaches together was pretty special. (Woog, Lucia & Motzko)   So below are a few of my favorite photos from…

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2017-18 Gophers Scanned Ticket Numbers Lowest in Four Seasons

Minneapolis, Minn. — There may have been less no shows than a year ago, but scanned ticket data shows actual 2017-18 attendance for University of Minnesota men’s hockey was the lowest it has been in four years of Big Ten hockey. During Don Lucia’s last season as head coach an average of 6.257 tickets were scanned for home games with 28 percent of tickets distributed unused. After winning a college…

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Woeful Gophers Lose Again in B1G Tourney Opener

Two Last-Minute Second Period Goals Too Much for Maroon and Gold State College, PA – The home team was once again jovial in Happy Valley.  For Gopher fans, the last three games have been more like the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Penn State once again outplayed, outmanned and, most importantly, outscored the Gophers, beating them 5-3 on the strength of a pair of goals in the final 71 seconds…

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Good Night Gophers in Happy Valley

Gophers Swept at Penn State, Travel to Pegula Ice Arena for First Round of Big Ten Tournament GopherSports.com. – The No. 8 Gopher Hockey program dropped a 5-2 Big Ten contest to No. 18 Penn State on Saturday night in the regular-season finale at Pegula Ice Arena. Minnesota will return to University Park next weekend to open the Big Ten Tournament with a best-of-three quarterfinal series. Details for that series…

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Nittany Lions Pour On 61 Shots, Blitz Gophers 5-1

Friday Victory Sets Up ‘Win-and-Stay-Home’ Saturday Scenario for Penn State State College, PA – Coming into the weekend, the Minnesota Gophers only needed one point on the road at Penn State to secure home ice positioning for the first round of the Big Ten playoffs. After Friday’s 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Nittany Lions, the Gophers (19-14-2 Overall, 10-11-2 B1G) may be dreading the fact that another PSU win…

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Gophers Fell #6 Buckeyes 2-1

Gates, Glover score for Gophers, Robson picks up another win in net Minneapolis, MN – “We’ve been saying it for a while now: it’s playoff hockey.” Jack Glover summed up his team’s mindset following a nailbiting Gopher win Friday night at Mariucci Arena.  The Gophers (19-13-1 Overall, 10-10-1-1 B1G) beat the Ohio State Buckeyes (19-8-4, 12-8-1) by a 2-1 score in a tight, up-and-down thriller of a game that saw Glover…

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Minnesota Ranks Second for NCAA Men’s Hockey Revenue

Minneapolis, Minn. — The University of Minnesota has routinely led the nation in generating revenue with its men’s hockey program, but Boston University topped all schools for fiscal year 2017 with $8,567,700 in revenues and the Gophers were second with $5,872,921 in revenues. Minnesota saw ticket revenues at its lowest level in the past six seasons at $4,677,246, but received $1,181,404 in contributions which include amounts received from individuals, corporations, associations,…

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