Charlie Strobel celebrates his first goal as a Gopher

Six Thoughts as Big Ten Standings Look Unfamiliar

There have only been four Big Ten conference games played so far this season, but it’s a little odd to see Wisconsin on top of the league standings to start the season. The Badgers came to Mariucci and left with all six points by sweeping Minnesota last weekend. “Guys… it’s October,” said Wisconsin coach Mike Hastings. “It’s big. I’m happy for people back in Madison and our followers, but at the end of the day, […]

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 […]


Six Thoughts As Season Starts

GopherPuckLive is going to give you six thoughts to think about a couple times throughout the season as they chase an elusive sixth NCAA Championship. Coach Bob Motzko doesn’t expect that his team will win the league by 19 points again this year, but he’s not shying away from the high expectations either. […]

Mason Nevers ties the game at one Friday night.

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 […]

Logan Cooley waiting for the puck

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 […]


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 […]