This is the last Podcast for the 2015/16 season. We covered A LOT. The Gopher season ended at the B1G Tournament. Brodzinski & Fasching are leaving. Attendance problems at Mariucci continue. Notre Dame coming to the B1G. Women win yet another NCAA Championship. The season didn’t end great, but the podcast was outstanding. You can listen to the podcast above, or via iTunes / Google Play.Check out older episodes on the Podcast Page.
The trendy thing to do this season has been writing hot takes on the atmosphere at Mariucci Arena since the formation of the Big Ten Hockey Conference. Star Tribune’s Rachel Blount authored an article calling the Big Ten” a buzzkill for Minnesota fans.” Andy Greder wrote this season that the “gap is widening between the Big Ten and the NCHC” for the Pioneer Press. And of course Cory Zurowski wrote in City Pages about the […]
St. Paul, Minn. – Expectations are always high at Minnesota, players and fans expect the program to win banners every season, but the 2015-16 team will have to just settle for one as they fell 5-3 to Michigan in front of 6,180 at Xcel Energy Center in the Big Ten Tournament final. Minnesota (20-17-0) sits on the outside of the PairWise rankings at #18 heading into selection Sunday, and it’s streak of four post-season appearances […]
Minnesota Advances to B1G Tournament Final vs Michigan with Season on the Line Minneapolis, MN – “We needed the one goal to kind of get us going.” Coach Don Lucia knows that his team needs a spark sometimes to kickstart the offense. Trailing 1-0 to The Ohio State University after two periods at the Xcel Energy Center Friday night, Lucia’s team was in need of a boost if they wanted to keep their season alive. That […]
After splitting the final series with the BADgers, Minnesota now enters the Big Ten Tournament that they MUST win to get in to the NCAA Tournament. No Hammy this week, so it’s just Vegoe and myself. We talk about that split with UW. B1G Tourney attendance. Mariucci renovations. Preview the games this weekend where only Michigan is definitely in the NCAA Tournament. The rest of the teams are win or the season is over. As […]
Minneapolis, Minn. — Nothing has come easy for Gopher hockey this season, but their leaders stepped up Saturday as Leon Bristedt, Hudson Fasching and Justin Kloos all scored goals in a Big Ten title clinching 4-1 win over Wisconsin in front of 10,383 at Mariucci Arena. The regular season title was the program’s fifth consecutive including the last two WCHA titles and the first three Big Ten titles. Boston University is the only other Division […]
Minnesota Called Offside on Tying Goal, Drop Opener to Wisconsin Minneapolis, MN – “[The referees] told me he was offsides. I got a chance to look at the replay, and he was offsides.” Gopher coach Don Lucia has a gift of keeping an even keel in emotional situations. He’s the sort of guy that never gets too high and never gets too low. Friday’s game between the Minnesota Gophers (18-16-0 Overall, 13-6-0 B1G) and the Wisconsin […]
More inconsistant play at MSU this past weekend. I nice 4-2 win followed by getting shutout 5-0. UGLY! So we talk about that and take many listener questions. A 3rd straight B1G title is almost a guarantee at this point. The would be 5 straight titles going back to the WCHA. The BADgers are still bad, will Eaves still be employed next week? As usual there is bonus audio from Don Lucia, Hudson Fasching and […]