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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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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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COVID Cools Crowds Until Gophers Heat Up

Minneapolis, Minn. — The Gophers men’s hockey program welcomed a venue record crowd of 10,744 fans for their final home game of the season as the host of the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game. Boosted by five full sections of students in 3M Arena at Mariucci, the venue also featured a record number of 10,252 tickets scanned.  Gopher Puck Live has been tracking data since 2014 and the previous high for the metric was 9,050 […]

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GPL Podcast #215: On to the NCAA Tournament

The Gophers lose to Michigan in the Big Ten Championship and now must forget and leave that loss behind. They now head to the NCAA Regional where they will face UMass and hopefully either Western Michigan or Northeastern. We cover all of that in the podcast. 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 Video […]

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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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Minnesota Seeks Consistency with Michigan Coming to Mariucci

Mistakes During Alaska Loss Drops Minnesota to No. 12 in PWR Minneapolis, Minn. — Bob Motzko’s crew seemed ready to stay the course this past weekend despite dealing with a tidal wave of unexpected news. The Minnesota men’s hockey team played a solid game against Alaska Friday night in a 4-1 win. However, undercurrents that frustratingly have yet to disappear grabbed ahold of them Saturday when a crucial early mistake forced them to chase the […]

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Gopher Scanned Tickets Declined 24% in 2018-19

Minneapolis, Minn. — Bob Motzko’s first season behind the bench for the Gophers started off hot with a tie and win against in-state rival Minnesota-Duluth, but then the rollercoaster dipped with losses to North Dakota in Las Vegas, being swept by Minnesota State and then dropping home games to St. Lawrence and Ferris State putting them in a PairWise Ranking prison with a 5-6-4 record and losses to the 59th and 57th team in the […]

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Gophers Sweep Badgers On Road, First Time Since 2016

With Wisconsin coach Tony Granato away at the Olympics, the Gophers played to a 7-1 victory at Kohl Center on Saturday. Minnesota swept the Badgers in front of a sellout crowd of 15,359 and leapfrogged their rivals from fifth to fourth in the Big Ten Standings with two weeks to go in the regular season. Minnesota (18-13-1 overall, 9-10-1-1 Big Ten) got off to a quick start with Leon Bristedt, Brent Gates. Jr. and Tyler […]