Justen Close makes a big save to keep the Gophers in the game.

Badgers Complete Sweep of #1 Gophers

Minneapolis, Minn. — Gophers coach Bob Motzko put his team through a lengthy video session Friday after a frustrating 5-2 loss to the Badgers on Thursday. The coach felt his team lost too many battles and gave away too many pucks. While the message got through to his squad resulting in a better effort, No. 14 Wisconsin (7-1-0 Overall, 2-0-0 B1G) held on to win Friday’s game 3-2 and headed back to Madison with a […]

Garrett Pinoniemi is surrounded by BADgers as he gets a shot off.

Red Wave Crashes Minnesota’s Border Battle Opener

Minneapolis, MN – When the #1-ranked Gophers scored 15 seconds into the game, it seemed like it might be a romp. It ended up being one, just for the visitors. Minnesota (3-2-0 Overall, 0-1-0 B1G) didn’t get anything going after the first-shot tally, looking sloppy and sluggish and generally inferior to an improved #14 Wisconsin (6-1-0, 1-0-0) in a 5-2 defeat. The win was UW’s first over the Gophers under new coach Mike Hastings, who […]


GPL Podcast #246: BADger week with Todd Milewski

We are so happy that Todd Milewski is back covering hockey after spending half of last year on Basketball. We recap last weekend. Talk about their new coach Mike Hasting. And of course preview the weekend. Audio You can listen to the podcast here, or on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Spotify , Amazon Music and Audible . It is also available on just about any podcast website or player. Video

UND's Jayden Perron with a nice deflection to get the 1st goal of the game.

North Dakota Fights Back to Take Split with Minnesota

Grand Forks — During the GPL Podcast Thursday night all three of the crew predicted splits for the weekend. Was it the easy way out? Maybe, but sure enough that’s what the 11,636 fans at Ralph Engelstad Arena saw Saturday night when No. 5 North Dakota salvaged the weekend with a 2-1 win over No. 1 Minnesota to split. North Dakota came into Saturday night with a different game plan trying to create chaos and […]

Brody Lamb puts Minnesota up 1-0 in the 2nd period.

Gophers Fifth Year Players Show Out

Grand Forks — Gopher hockey fans have lamented for years over the average age of their roster compared to their opponents. Almost every year, you could look at the College Hockey News almanac to see just how young Minnesota’s roster was compared to the rest of the landscape and see a significant difference. This year’s team still ranks as the 10th youngest roster, but two fifth year players were a big reason why the Gophers […]


GPL Podcast #245: Live from Ralph Engelstad Arena with Brad Schlossman

We preview the big weekend between MN and UND live from the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. Brad Schlossman from the Grand Forks Herald joins us for the show. Audio You can listen to the podcast here, or on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Spotify , Amazon Music and Audible . It is also available on just about any podcast website or player. Video

Jimmy Snuggerud celebrates a power play goal in the 2nd period.

Gophers Complete Sweep of St. Thomas with 3-0 Shutout

Minneapolis, MN – Bob Motzko says that Jimmy Snuggerud was “born to score goals.” He lived up to that Saturday night. The sophomore forward was all the offense the Gophers would need, as Minnesota (2-0-0) swept past St. Thomas (1-3-0) by a 3-0 score behind Snuggerud’s pair of goals and Justen Close’s 10th career shutout. The two teams played it tight to the chest in the first period, with no goals being scored even though […]

Jimmy Snuggerud celebrates his first goal of the season with his teammates.

Gophers Win a Wild One at the X to Open 23-24 Season

St. Paul, MN – With the Frozen Four at the Xcel Energy Center this season, the Minnesota Gophers hope to win the final game of the season in St. Paul. Winning the first game of the season there is a step in the right direction. After four straight St. Thomas goals turned a 2-0 Minnesota lead into a 4-2 Tommie advantage, the Gophers (1-0-0 Overall) struck back in the third, scoring three times to take […]