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.
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 […]
Penn State sweeps Minnesota and forces them to come back to Hockey Valley this weekend for the BigTen playoffs. A lot of frustration with the fans over the games against PSU this past weekend. We talk about that as well as the huge effort by the school staff at Minnesota to get the games on TV this weekend. Bonus audio from Lucia, Sheehy and Lindgren. You can listen to the podcast above, or via […]
The Gopher offense returns with a sweep of the BADgers. The defense stays strong against OSU as they pick up 4 points on the weekend. Now Minnesota heads to Penn State to close out the BigTen regular season. Bonus audio from Lucia, Robson and Gates. You can listen to the podcast above, or via iTunes / Google Play. Check out older episodes on the Podcast Page.
With Wisconsin coach Tony Granato away at the Olympics, the Gophers played to a 7-1 victory at Kohl Center on Saturday. Minnesota swept the Badgers in front of a sellout crowd of 15,359 and leapfrogged their rivals from fifth to fourth in the Big Ten Standings with two weeks to go in the regular season. Minnesota (18-13-1 overall, 9-10-1-1 Big Ten) got off to a quick start with Leon Bristedt, Brent Gates. Jr. and Tyler […]
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 […]
Sheehy, Nanne, Szmatula, Rossini Get Goals in 4-1 Saturday Win Minneapolis, Minn. — Captain Tyler Sheehy said the mental refresh over break was going to be huge for the Gophers, and his message to the team heading into the second half was to relax, play hockey, and have fun with it. No. 10 Minnesota (12-9-1, 4-7-1-1) responded with two solid games against Army West Point (8-10-2, 6-7-2) earning a sweep with 3-0 and 4-1 wins. […]
Mittelstadt and Sadek Goals Not Enough Offense for Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. — A lot of eyes were raised this fall when Tony Granato added a graduate transfer All-American goalie to the red team to the east. Even more eyes were raised as that goalie was benched in favor of sophomore Jack Berry on Saturday night. The decision paid off for No. 14 Wisconsin as Berry made 40 saves including 20 in the third period defeating […]