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Minnesota Sweeps Mercyhurst as College Hockey Season Routine Returns for Motzko

Motzko knows he has some work to do with his team to prepare and surely knows he’ll be leaning on them as an emotional series comes up in St. Cloud next weekend. Minneapolis, Minn. — The first weekend of the college hockey season meant the return of a few familiar routines to 3M Arena at Mariucci. The rouser rang out through the rafters following each of their 12 goals. The student section got to practice […]

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Gophers Kick Season Off Right With 7-4 Win Over Mercyhurst

Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota Gophers were set to begin their 2021-2022 season a week ago with a series against the Alaska Nanooks. COVID concerns meant the Nanooks never made it out of Fairbanks, and Minnesota was forced to remain idle one more long week before finally squaring off against the Mercyhurst Lakers. It was worth the wait. The Gophers experienced it all in Friday’s season-opener – power plays and penalty kills, big leads and […]

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Mankato Beats Gophers 4-0 to End Season

Minnesota State Advances to Frozen Four Gophers Shut Out for First Time All Season Eyes on Talented Gopher Youngsters who may Turn Pro Loveland, CO – Sometimes you run into a buzzsaw. With a chance to advance to the Frozen Four, the #1 seed Minnesota Gophers (24-7-0 Overall) were outclassed by the #2 seed Minnesota State Mavericks (22-4-1) in every facet of the game. Mankato scored the first two goals of the game midway through […]

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Gophers Beat Omaha 7-2 to Advance to West Regional Final

Minnesota to face Minnesota State in the West Regional Final Gophers win First NCAA Tourney Game since 0.6 Seconds Game vs. North Dakota in 2014 Loveland, CO – It has been almost seven years since Minnesota’s last NCAA Tournament win, a Frozen Four thriller against North Dakota where the Gophers scored with 0.6 seconds left to win the game. Since then, Minnesota lost in the 13-14 Championship game against Union and has lost in the […]

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Gophers Explode in 2nd, Hang On in 3rd to Win Big Ten Tournament

Victory over Wisconsin likely seals #1 Seed in NCAAs; Jack LaFontaine Named Tournament MVP South Bend, IN – For the first time since 2016-2017, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers will be hanging a banner. The Gophers (23-6-0 Overall) used a big second period to jump out to a commanding 5-1 lead, hanging on to win 6-4 over the Wisconsin Badgers (20-9-1). Wisconsin drew within one at 5-4 in the final minutes of the game, […]

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Gophers Come Back in 3rd, Win in OT to Advance to Title Game

Minnesota came back to win a game from two-goals down for the first time all season; Brock Faber back in the lineup South Bend, IN – After coming from behind again with a berth in the Big Ten Playoff championship game on the line, perhaps it’s time to stop calling this Gopher team ‘good with the lead’. The Minnesota Gophers (22-6-0 Overall) came back from a two-goal third period deficit against the Michigan Wolverines (15-10-1) […]

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Minnesota Wins Big Ten OT Nailbiter vs. MSU

Gophers Advance to face Michigan in Tournament Semifinal Monday at 7:30PM; Defenseman Faber Hurt South Bend, IN – It’s never easy ending another team’s season. I don’t think anyone thought it would be this hard against Michigan State, though. The Gophers (21-6-0 Overall) looked like they might get shut out by league cellar-dwellers Michigan State (7-18-2) before scoring late to tie and then again to win in overtime. The quarterfinal victory sets up an exciting […]

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Gophers Split vs. Michigan; Wisconsin Wins Big Ten

Minneapolis, MN – In a year of chaos and upheaval across nearly all facets of society, it’s nice to know that some things remain the same. Perhaps the weirdest thing about the 2020-2021 Gopher hockey season is how similarly the end of the regular season played out to early 2020. Then, the Gophers hosted Michigan in the final regular season game with the Big Ten title on the line. Then, Minnesota needed a win and […]

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Gophers Sweep Spartans

Minnesota Inches Further Ahead in the Race for the Big Ten Title; Magic Number at 1.5 Wins Minneapolis, MN – And then, there were two. Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota each entered the weekend with a chance to win the Big Ten title still, but after Michigan’s Friday loss to Ohio State, just the Gophers and Badgers remained alive in the quest for the championship. Wisconsin took care of business Friday night against Notre Dame before […]

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NCAA Tournament Details — Well Sort Of…

Minneapolis, Minn. — Gophers men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko has joked this season anytime when questions about the NCAA Tournament come up that the media should let him know when they hear something, because no one is asking him for his opinion or telling him what’s going to happen. This week NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee Chairman Mike Kemp, also Omaha’s associate athletic director, made the rounds of the college hockey media landscape […]

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Shutout Sweep in South Bend!

Gophers Bounce Back with Pair of 3-0 Wins South Bend, IN – If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: leaders have to lead, especially at critical moments of the season. Perhaps no juncture of the 2020-2021 Gopher hockey season has been more critical than this weekend’s series against Notre Dame. Minnesota is coming off a home sweep at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers, who vaulted over the Gophers into first […]

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Show Me Series with Notre Dame Up Next

Minneapolis, Minn. — Starting the season with ten straight victories raised optimism for Gopher Hockey this year. Coach Bob Motzko had a veteran roster that showed down the stretch of the pandemic shortened 2019-20 season that they were starting to understand the style of play preferred by their coach and it seemed like banners were possible if COVID didn’t derail the college hockey season. Instead, after getting swept 1-4 and 1-8 to Wisconsin, the coach […]

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