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Game Recaps

Gophers Sweep Niagara

Minneapolis, MN – Former Gopher coach Doug Woog often said that ‘split on the road, sweep at home’ was a recipe for a successful season. By that metric, the Gophers are right on track. After an opening split at Colorado College, Minnesota (3-1-0 Overall) returned home to sweep visiting Niagara (0-2-0) last weekend, with 3-2 and 4-2 victories. Freshmen again played crucial roles in the team’s success all weekend, but it was Minnesota’s sophomores that […]

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Niagara comes to town

The Gophers open up their home schedule with the Purple Eagles of Niagara. After as split with Colorado College this past weekend, the Gopher now face Niagara as they kick off their 99th home opener at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers have a 3-0 all-time record against. But as we have seen over the past few years, you CANNOT take any team lightly. So hopefully the guys can put the hammer down and take care of […]

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19-20 Regular Season Kicks Off with Split @ CC

Colorado Springs, CO – Minnesota Golden Gophers: Get To Know ‘Em? Lots of new names and faces dotted the Gopher lineup for their first weekend of action in the 2019-2020 season. This year’s Minnesota Gophers sport 19 underclassmen (11 of which are freshmen), a sophomore captain in Sammy Walker, a wide-open goaltending competition between the three netminders on the team, and loads of opportunities for players to win starting jobs. Lots of question marks, but […]

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The 2019/20 season begins

Exhibition: The gophers kicked of their 2019/20 season last night at Mariucci arena with a 2-2 tie against Mount Royal in an exhibition. Here is some post game video with coach Motzko, McLaughlin and Walker. GPL Podcast Returns: Be sure to tune in Wednesday night at 9pm as Vegoe, Hammy and myself kick off season #9 of the GPL Podcast. You can listen live via the Mixlr App at 9pm or over on the Podcast […]

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Season Ends as Gophers fall to Irish in OT

South Bend, IN – “That was an absolute travesty, the way that game ended.” Coaches aren’t often known to hurl invective, but Gopher coach Bob Motzko felt it was deserved after his Golden Gophers lost in overtime to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Saturday night, ending the Gophers’ season. Motzko was upset at a pair of weak penalties called late in the game.  The first, what Motzko described as a “dive” from Notre Dame’s Dylan […]

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McManus’ OT Goal Lifts Gophers to Win in Playoff Opener

Minneapolis, MN – “Home ice advantage is what you want,” said sophomore forward Brannon McManus after Friday’s game. “Especially when you have long games like this one.” Minnesota (17-15-4) found itself down 2-0 21:08 into the game and showing very little life, but dug deep and found a third period spark to tie Michigan (13-15-7) in the final frame and win it 3-2 on McManus’ overtime goal. The Gophers could not have started much worse, […]

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Gophers Sweep Sun Devils to Round Out 18-19 Season

Minneapolis, MN – The Gopher Men’s Hockey team had not swept an opponent at home since beating Army December 29th and 30th, 2017. Minnesota’s outgoing senior class made sure that they’d go out on a positive note. Seniors Jack Ramsey and Darian Romanko scored the first two goals for the Gophers, and senior Eric Schierhorn earned the win as Minnesota (16-15-4 Overall, 11-10-3 B1G) swept #12 Arizona State (21-12-1) to earn the team’s first home sweep […]

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