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GPL Podcast #134: 2018/19 Season Premiere

We kick off the 2018/19 Gopher Hockey season. New Staff. New attitude. We talk about all that and preview the series against the defending National Champions. The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.   You can listen to the podcast above, or via iTunes / Google Play. Check out older episodes on the Podcast Page.

News

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 today.

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GPL Podcast #132: The Don is out. Motzko is in

Don Lucia is out after 19 years. Bob Motzko is the new Gopher head coach. We talk about ALL of that along with our thoughts on Mike Guentzel and a few others that were up for the job. But that is not all. Ryan Lindgren and Casey Mittelstadt have turned pro. 3 of the 4 teams in the Frozen Four are from the BigTen. It has just been a crazy week!   You can listen […]

Game Recaps

Gophers Break Losing Streak Against Huskies with 2-0 Win

Romanko Rips Game-Winner, Szmatula Scores Empty Netter, Robson Records 34-Save Shutout Minneapolis, Minn. — There weren’t any WCHA points for grab this weekend, but Minnesota strengthened their PairWise Ranking with a 2-0 win over St. Cloud State at 3M Arena at Mariucci in front of 7,917 Saturday. Darian Romanko took advantage of a sloppy Huskies play early in the third period by intercepting a zone exit play and picking a spot in the right side […]

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Lucia Signs Two-Year Extension Through 2018-19 Season

Minneapolis, Minn. — As the Gopher athletic department leadership changed from Norwood Teague, to Beth Goetz, to Mark Coyle, their men’s hockey coach Don Lucia continued to work under a contract set to expire after the 2016-17 season. That uncertainty was resolved Thursday morning as Lucia signed a two-year extension worth $621,250 per year keeping him under contract through his 20th season with Minnesota. The deal includes increases in base pay from $350,000 in 2016-17 […]