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Post by Buzzkill Bonin » Wed Apr 21 12:12 pm

How much revenue does each tournament generate (during covid)? Surely it's a financial decision across the board.
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Post by Gopherguy05 » Wed Apr 21 7:00 pm

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Huge congrats (and best of luck) to Joel!

Curious as to why Bob Corkum "stepped down from his role" less than a month away from the 2021 Women's Worlds. Seems odd.
Apparently he didnt like the COVID restrictions like wearing masks etc. Seriously. Somebody found several of his social media posts and he is very much a COVID denialist and it didnt sit well with USA Hockey.

All for naught now.

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Post by D2D » Sat Apr 24 11:17 am

frozen4champs wrote:
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Any progress being made on this?
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Post by Lancaster » Sun Apr 25 7:47 am

I tried to renew my season tickets three times! Unsuccessful!

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Post by frozen4champs » Tue Apr 27 4:16 pm

D2D wrote:
Sat Apr 24 11:17 am
frozen4champs wrote:
Wed Apr 21 7:59 pm
Any progress being made on this?
From the 31 thoughts blog.
2. The IIHF will get going this week on finding a new home for the Women’s World Hockey Championship, cancelled last week by Nova Scotia at the absolute last second. It probably takes a couple weeks to figure out where to go and when to hold it. The desire is to keep it in Canada, but that’s not a certainty. Edmonton — which held one of last year’s playoff bubbles, this year’s World Juniors and is working on hosting a CHL draft-eligible prospects event — may rescue this one, too.

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Post by D2D » Wed May 12 7:08 pm

Schedule has been released. Tough opening home series vs. Ohio State:

https://gophersports.com/sports/womens- ... le/2021-22
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Post by D2D » Fri May 14 10:21 pm

Any idea when the final cut will be made for the USA team? Obviously we wish the best of luck to Grace, but if somehow she doesn't make it we would obviously LOVE to have her back for one more season and a run for the National D1 title.
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Bozek, Ostertag, Stecklein on defense. Brandt, Cameranesi, Heise, Kessel, Murphy, Pannek, Zumwinkle up front.

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Post by D2D » Fri May 21 12:43 pm

Best of luck to all ten selected Gophers, past and present.
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Post by Iceburg » Tue May 25 8:01 pm

Story on the mega-hockey family from St. Louis, the Dunnes, including current Gopher Josey and likely Gopher target Joy.

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Post by Lancaster » Thu Jun 03 7:17 am

"It's a sad day but I knew it was coming sooner or later," Spehar said of Randolph's resignation. "Why? The parents. Honesty is the first step toward greatness and Mike was willing to have difficult conversations with players. But the parents have made it to where it's tough for mentors to pass along great lessons to players. We're going down a dangerous road and I think you'll see that reflected in the product."

Not about women's hockey, but maybe a broad issue, I'm passing it along from today's StarTribune FWIW

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Post by Five-HoleFrenzy » Mon Jun 07 11:38 am

Just announced...Gopher associate head coach Joel Johnson is the new St Thomas head coach.

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Post by Iceburg » Mon Jun 07 2:04 pm

Five-HoleFrenzy wrote:
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Just announced...Gopher associate head coach Joel Johnson is the new St Thomas head coach.
Hopefully the fear I have for the future of GWH in unfounded.
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Post by Five-HoleFrenzy » Mon Jun 07 2:24 pm

Iceburg wrote:
Mon Jun 07 2:04 pm
Five-HoleFrenzy wrote:
Mon Jun 07 11:38 am
Just announced...Gopher associate head coach Joel Johnson is the new St Thomas head coach.
Hopefully the fear I have for the future of GWH is unfounded.
That was in the back of my mind but I think there are some very qualified candidates (especially female) that could fill the role that Johnson vacates.

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Post by Bertogliat » Mon Jun 07 2:58 pm

Iceburg wrote:
Mon Jun 07 2:04 pm
Five-HoleFrenzy wrote:
Mon Jun 07 11:38 am
Just announced...Gopher associate head coach Joel Johnson is the new St Thomas head coach.
Hopefully the fear I have for the future of GWH in unfounded.
Was Joel a good recruiter?

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Post by D2D » Mon Jun 07 6:01 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
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Was Joel a good recruiter?
I guess we'll find out in the near future...
(his long standing connection to the USA program has got to be a huge plus).
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Post by Arlan Marttila » Tue Jun 08 6:09 pm

I think that recruiting to UM in the state is somewhat a matter of "just don't screw this up." I think that where Joel excelled was teaching the game in basic, simple parcels. When he first returned to the Gophers, one of the returning D told her dad, "He talks to us like we're 5 years old." But by the end of her career, she and the rest of her teammates loved him.

They need a good hire to replace Johnson. Somebody who makes sense for the program. Ideally an alum with a passion for the program and hard work. There are a number of people who could be a good fit if interested, such as West, Gigi, Noora, Cameranesi. They could use someone to coach the D, so maybe Jalosuo, Bozek, or Stecklein.

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Post by D2D » Tue Jun 08 7:31 pm

To what extent was Johnson involved in recruiting, both in the evaluation of promising players and traveling to get the very best to commit?
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Post by Iceburg » Fri Jun 11 9:00 am

Former Gopher Brook Garzone joins the coaching staff at Shattuck.

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Post by frozen4champs » Thu Jun 17 2:15 pm

Not sure if this is breaking news or was assumed--

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Post by Gopherguy05 » Thu Jun 17 2:26 pm

It's now official but since the end of the season Frost hinted that he expected most of the seniors back. If somehow Zumwinkle doesn't get placed in the Olympic training program I would expect her back as well, but with Joel Johnson running the show I think the chance she isn't in the Olympic training group is very small.

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Post by Lancaster » Thu Jun 17 2:45 pm

Over the years I would not assume JJ leaving would be good for the Gophers program. But we are through five consecutive years now of Wisconsin being better than Minnesota. The Gophers feel stale to me. I would like to see some spark. Someone other than Abigail Boreen be a pleasant surprise and look like they are improving. Maybe have the team look like more than the sum of the parts.

So, for now, at least this will shake things up a bit.

Go Gophs.

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Post by D2D » Thu Jun 17 4:52 pm

Lancaster wrote:
Thu Jun 17 2:45 pm
Over the years I would not assume JJ leaving would be good for the Gophers program. But we are through five consecutive years now of Wisconsin being better than Minnesota. The Gophers feel stale to me. I would like to see some spark. Someone other than Abigail Boreen be a pleasant surprise and look like they are improving. Maybe have the team look like more than the sum of the parts.

So, for now, at least this will shake things up a bit.

Go Gophs.
Well said. Could not agree more. There is a LOT riding on the selection of the Assistant/Assistant Head Coach position who will hopefully provide a spark.
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Post by Five-HoleFrenzy » Fri Jun 18 8:28 am

Goaltender room is very crowded which is like when you have 2 or 3 quarterbacks, you don't really have a quarterback? Or in the Gopher's case, a goaltender?

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Post by Gopherguy05 » Fri Jun 18 9:05 am

Five-HoleFrenzy wrote:
Fri Jun 18 8:28 am
Goaltender room is very crowded which is like when you have 2 or 3 quarterbacks, you don't really have a quarterback? Or in the Gopher's case, a goaltender?
I think they are still hoping Vetter will turn into that #1. Bench is back and brought stability to the room but she's not a stud goalie in the Raty or Levielle class.
I think they had higher hopes for Pahl, but so far she has been just ok--a career #2 not your stud. King has always been a practice goalie.

Hopefully Vetter can step in and become that 1b to Bench this season and become the true #1 headed into 2022-23.

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Post by Lancaster » Mon Jun 21 8:46 am

Historically Black College Tennessee State is checking into becoming the first HBCU to play D1 men's and women's hockey. Supported by the Nashville Predators (don't have details on what that means).

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