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Game Recaps

Young Gophers Swept by Veteran Bulldogs

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota is the youngest team in the nation, boasting 11 freshmen and only eight upperclassmen. There are bound to be growing pains as the team acclimates not just to a new team and new coach, but to college hockey itself. Last weekend was a clash of opposites with as those same Gophers faced the back-to-back national champion Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. Coming off a home sweep of Niagara, the Minnesota Gophers (3-3-0 Overall) were […]

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Gophers Face the 2x Champs

Minnesota Duluth has started their quest to 3-Peat as National Champions. But that quest has had a bit of a bumpy start as they are 1-3 and probably a bit moody after being swept last weekend in Madison against the BADgers. This weekend those Bulldogs will face the Gophers in a home and home series. Starting this evening at Mariucci Arena and finishing up in Duluth Saturday night. The Bulldogs have own Minnesota over the […]

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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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