All of Michigan's individual talent has not kept them immune to the injury bug, or to COVID, in advance of their series versus the Gophers in Minneapolis. Also: Gophers women blessed in goal, and Motzko's memories of Hockey Day are good ones.
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The former Minnesota Duluth forward and member of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team is the head women's hockey coach at Minnesota State-Mankato.
UMD women's hockey: Sweden selects Soderberg for Olympic team, creating an opening in the Bulldogs net
Bulldogs senior goaltender Emma Soderberg is leaving to join Sweden this week for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, leaving backups Jojo Chobak and Holly Gruber to close out the regular season for UMD.
Huskies men look to return to action this weekend with an NCHC series Friday and Saturday vs. Miami at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. SCSU women looking to play WCHA series Friday and Saturday at Bemidji State.
Thumbs up, Thumbs Down, Three Stars: NCHC referees need to be more than a second PA announcer with mics
A non-goal in the third period of the UMD men's game Saturday overshadowed all the great goals on and off the ice this weekend by the Bulldogs at Amsoil Arena.
TRL reporters' question: Name your mid-season all-star team for the respective conferences that you cover
The Rink Live beat reporters answer the question about the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Duluth, University of North Dakota, Bemidji State, Minnesota State University-Mankato and St. Cloud State.
It would be easy for Minnesota Gophers backup goaltender Justen Close to have a negative outlook on life, with limited playing time and the pandemic keeping him from visiting his family for more than a year. Instead, he has always got a smile, and a habit of stopping pucks whenever he is called upon.
Rosén had a team-high four points off two goals and two assists, leading the Beavers to four out of six points against Bowling Green.
Kobe Roth puts two pucks into the back of the net in the third period, but only one counted in the 2-2 overtime tie and shootout loss.
The Tommies were outshot 41-16 but John Schuldt's goal with 3 seconds left was enough.
Naomi Rogge and Anna Klein score their third goals of the weekend; Gabbie Hughes posts three assists in the Sophie's Squad Hockey Hits Back game against the Beavers.