Minneapolis, Minn. — Gophers men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko has joked this season anytime when questions about the NCAA Tournament come up that the media should let him know when they hear something, because no one is asking him for his opinion or telling him what’s going to happen. This week NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee Chairman Mike Kemp, also Omaha’s associate athletic director, made the rounds of the college hockey media landscape […]
Minneapolis, Minn. — Starting the season with ten straight victories raised optimism for Gopher Hockey this year. Coach Bob Motzko had a veteran roster that showed down the stretch of the pandemic shortened 2019-20 season that they were starting to understand the style of play preferred by their coach and it seemed like banners were possible if COVID didn’t derail the college hockey season. Instead, after getting swept 1-4 and 1-8 to Wisconsin, the coach […]
During a 2020 where things have been far from perfect, No. 4 Minnesota has a chance to head into their winter break without a blemish on their record. The Gophers haven’t trailed in any of their games so far this season against Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan State and continued that trend against Michigan. Even dropping off three of their top young defensemen, Ryan Johnson, Jackson LaCombe and Brock Faber, for USA Hockey’s World Junior […]
Minneapolis, Minn. — If Minnesota is going to take the next step as a program, then they’re going to need to see some of their top players make the transition from good to elite. Gophers coach Bob Motzko hopes that his junior captain might be one of the players ready to make that leap. “Our biggest challenge here is we have an entire group of guys who have to take that next step,” Motzko said. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here is the audio from the weekly media availability before playing St. Lawrence. Audio curtesy of Eric Vegoe Bob Motzko Tyler Nanne Jack Sadek
We kick off the 2018/19 Gopher Hockey season. New Staff. New attitude. We talk about all that and preview the series against the defending National Champions. The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. You can listen to the podcast above, or via iTunes / Google Play.Check out older episodes on the Podcast Page.