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 to […]


2017-18 Gophers Scanned Ticket Numbers Lowest in Four Seasons

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, […]

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GPL Podcast #131: Guest: Drew Cove

Drew Cove from the Minnesota Daily joins us on the podcast this week as we discuss the Penn State Sweep of the Gophers. We also get in to a few players leaving early and the big topic… Will The Don be coaching this team next year? You can listen to the podcast above, or via iTunes / Google Play.Check out older episodes on the Podcast Page.

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Game Recaps

Woeful Gophers Lose Again in B1G Tourney Opener

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 […]