Cheers & Songs

Ever wonder what the students are saying or singing when you are at the hockey games? Well, here is a list of the cheers and school songs that can be heard at Mariucci.


Opposing Team Introduction – When the player is announced, this is what should be said:

Goalie – “Sieve!” (once and only once)
First Skater – “Hack”
Second Skater – “Who’s he?”
Third Skater – “Never heard of him”
Fourth Skater – “Go home.”
Fifth Skater – “Who cares?”
Coach – “Nice Tie A-Hole!”

Start of the Game

Before the opening faceoff for the period, chant w/ the band..
Hey, Drop the Puck!

After the Puck is dropped...

(Goalie’s name)
(Goalie’s name)
(Goalie’s name) Sucks!

Sing to the tune of Camptown Races… (Wait for the band to start it)

(Goalie’s name) is a great big sieve, DO Dah, DO Dah.
(Goalie’s name) is a great big sieve, lets the puck go by.
Lets the puck go BY, lets the puck go by.
(Goalie’s name) is a great big sieve, lets the puck go by.
You Suck!……. ALL!!!! NIGHT!!!! LONG!!!!

Funnel Chant

After the third goal on a goalie… and the gophers are up… plus if a goal is the first goal on the first shot of the first period.
Hey (Goalie’s name) you’re not a sieve, you’re a funnel.
Hey (Gn) you’re not a funnel, you’re a vacuum.
Hey (Gn) you’re not a vacuum, you’re a black hole.
Hey (Gn) you’re not a black hole, YOU JUST SUCK, YOU JUST SUCK..

With 1:03 left in the period…

Hey Jamie, How much time’s left?
Thank You!

Penalty on the opponent 

Hold up your right arm pointing your finger. Wait for the puck to drop on the next faceoff.
Whoo, whoo…whoo, whoo… whoo, whoo
You buddy, you’re outta here, ya hack, you suck!!!
You Worthless Piece of S***

When penalties expire

When the Gophers kill a penalty…
Jamie says: “Gophers are at full strength!”
Fans Respond: “Always were!”

When the opposition kills a penalty ( Wisconsin, for example)..

Jamie says: “Badgers are full strength.”
Fans Respond: “That’s Debatable!”

The “Sex” Cheer

Call: Give me an “S”!
Reply: “S”!
Call: Give me an “E”!
Reply: “E”!
Call: Give me an “X”!
Reply: “X”!
Call: What’s that spell?!
Reply: “SEX”!
Call: What… Does… It… MEAN???
Chant: Score, Score, Score, Score!

If fans leave early  (real fans never leave early)

Beat the traffic (clap…. clap… clap clap clap)
Beat the traffic (clap…. clap… clap clap clap)

Kill, Maim, Pillage, Burn  After bad plays T2 (with lots of “Heys” and arm waiving)…

Kill, maim, pillage, burn.
Kill, maim, pillage, burn, eat babies.
(enter school animal or nickname here, i.e. badger) babies.

If the ref makes a bad call

Hey, ref, if you had one more eye, you’d be cyclops!
2nd bad call:
Hey ref, get off your knees, you’re blowing the game.
3rd bad call:
Hey ref, if you had one more sense, you’d be Helen Keller.
4th bad call:
Hey ref, you’d better take a pregnancy test, cause you just missed this period.

School Songs

Here are the names and lyrics to the songs played at Mariucci by the UofM Hockey Pep Band.

The Minnesota Rouser

Minnesota, Hats off to thee!
To thy colors, true we shall ever be,
Firm and strong, united are we.
Rah! Rah! Rah! for Ski-U-Mah,
Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah for the U of M.


M – I – N – N – E – S – O – T – A!
Yeaaaaaaah Gophers!

Minnesota March


March on, march on to victory!
Loyal sons of the varsity.
Fight on, fight on for Minnesota
For the glory of the old maroon and gold.

March on, march on to win the game,
DOWN THE ICE, fighting every play.
We’re with you, team, fighting team,
Hear our song, we cheer along
To help you win a victory!

Go Gopher Victory

Go! Gopher victory!
Minnesota, Go!
Go! Gopher victory!
Hit them hard and low!
Go! Gopher Victory.
We can always win.

We will Fight! Fight! Win! Fight!
Come on Minnesota! Let’s go!

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Minnesota Fight

Minnesota! Come on! Let’s go!
It’s a loyal crowd that’s here;
With a Sis-Boom-Bah
and a Ski-U-Mah
For the varsity we cheer!
The old fight gang!
On your marks—Slam! Bang!
Hit ’em hard and hit ’em low!
So Fight! Minnesota, Fight
Minnesota! Come on! Let’s go!

Hail! Minnesota

Minnesota, Hail to thee!
Hail to thee, our college dear!
thy light shall ever be
A beacon bright and clear/
Thy sons and daughters true
Will proclaim thee near and far.
They will guard thy fame, and adore thy name;
Thou shalt be their Northern Star!

Our Minnesota

On, you Gophers!
You fighting Gophers!
Break that line and win this game!
Fight it thru, men, win the Big Ten,
Make them sorry that they came!
For the glory, of Minnesota!
For the honor that’s her due!
For Maroon and Gold, be warriors bold!
For Dear Old “U”!

Bonus: Malagueña

Played in the concourse after wins.