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Opportunity to Improve Against In-State Rivals Ahead

Minneapolis, Minn. — When the University of Minnesota men’s hockey program decided it was time to make a change in leadership behind the bench, it wasn’t necessarily because the team was losing the majority of their games, it was because they were losing the wrong ones. The Gophers seemed to struggle on the biggest stages and the losses during the postseason and the losses to the other in-state programs were adding up. Now as Gophers […]

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We Have What We Need, We Need What We Have

Gophers have games in hand with Buckeyes, but key upcoming series will have huge implications for conference race and best chance to make an impact to their PairWise Ranking during rest of regular season Minneapolis, Minn. — Players coming into the locker room to start a crucial February stretch of Gopher Hockey noticed a new message on the team’s white board last week, ‘We Have What We Need.’ Storylines throughout January focused on goaltender Jack […]

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Gophers LaFontaine Signs Pro Contract with Canes

Fifth-year goalie will immediately join Carolina taxi squad Minneapolis, Minn. — Gophers men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko was watching the Minnesota Vikings wrap up their season Sunday when his phone rang and it brought the type of news that usually doesn’t come until after his own team wraps up their season — fifth year player Jack LaFontaine informed him that he was signing a professional contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. “According to him, he got […]

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Gophers Get Five of Six at Yost, Prep for Series with Penn State

During availability Bob Motzko said after getting five of six from Michigan he did what all old coaches do, go through the film and pick out all the things the team did wrong. The head hockey coach has said during the first ten games that he has to remember to be patient with this team and he quickly turned his focus back to the things they did well. The Gophers killed off all nine shorthanded […]

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Gophers Win Friday, Lose in OT Saturday in Tempe

Tempe, AZ – For the first time in program history, the Gophers traveled to the desert to take on Arizona State in a two-game series. Unfortunately, Minnesota seemed to experience a Thanksgiving hangover. After winning a sloppy game Friday 3-2, the Gophers (10-3-1-2 Overall, 6-2-0-0 B1G) lost a wild game 6-5 in overtime to the Arizona State Sun Devils (7-5-1-2 Overall). The Gophers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first period Friday, […]

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GPL Podcast #224: Jack Ramsey is our guest

Former Gopher Jack Ramsey joined us on the podcast this week. We covered a bunch of topics from the Michigan sweep. The Jagger Joshua situation. As well as the Thanksgiving series at Arizona State. SPONSORED BY… Jerry Peters of First Class Mortgage! Click this link to check out a custom page we have created just for him and First Class Mortgage! Audio You can listen to the podcast here, or on Apple Podcasts , Google […]

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Shorthanded Gophers Sweep Wolverines

Ann Arbor, MI – The Gophers are back on top of the Big Ten standings. After a Thursday thriller which saw the visiting Maroon & Gold pull away in the third period, the #2 Gophers (10-4-0 Overall, 6-2-0-0 B1G) more or less controlled the game Friday against the #3 Michigan Wolverines (9-5-0, 1-3-1-1), earning a 6-3 win and a big road sweep of a good Wolverines team. The series was marked by absences, with each […]

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Gophers Take Thursday Tilt 5-2 in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – It’s always nice to start a long road trip with a win. Especially when it comes in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Behind a solid 60-minute effort, the #2 Minnesota Gophers (9-4-0 Overall, 5-2-0-0 B1G) outpaced the #3 Michigan Wolverines (9-4-0, 1-2-1-1), putting the game away with two third-period goals to take the series opener by a 5-2 score. The story of the game at the outset was the rash of illnesses that […]

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GPL Podcast #223: Jess Myers from The Rink Live joins us!

Jess Myers from The Rink Live joined us for an update on the state of the Gopher Hockey program. He also gave us some great insight on the Mel Pearson situation that happened over the summer. Of course we talked PSU and this week’s games against Michigan. SPONSORED BY… Jerry Peters of First Class Mortgage! Click this link to check out a custom page we have created just for him and First Class Mortgage! Audio […]

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Brodzinski’s 3rd Period Brace Nets Gophers Weekend Split

Minneapolis, MN – Coming into this weekend’s series, the big question was “is Penn State for real?” The Nittany Lions were 9-1-0 entering Thursday’s game, with only one “quality” win against a strong Michigan team, but no bad losses either. After a strong showing against Minnesota this weekend, it looks like there is another contender for the Big Ten title this year. Penn State (10-2-0 Overall, 4-2-0-0 B1G) played the Gophers (8-4-0, 4-2-0-0) hard, winning […]

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GPL Podcast #222: Back to #1 after a sweep of Notre Dame

We are back after a week off… The Gophers earned a split at Ohio State and then followed it up with a home sweep of Notre Dame in very impressive fashion. We talked about those 4 games as well as which players are playing well and which ones we are just waiting for an explosion. It’s just a matter of time! SPONSORED BY… Jerry Peters of First Class Mortgage! Click this link to check out […]