Minneapolis, Minn. — Confidence is a funny thing. When it’s gone like in Minnesota’s record against the in-state schools the past four seasons, you wonder when you’ll ever see it again. The Bulldogs held a nine game unbeaten streak over the Gophers that stretched back to November 14, 2014, but that streak ended Sunday and Minnesota started a new streak by scoring seven goals. “Confidence… that’s the thing every coach wants. That bottle of confidence, […]
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 as our Gophers were going […]
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 today.
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 record six consecutive conference championships, […]
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 of the middle period. The […]
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 will be shared when finalized. […]