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Seemingly everything has changed for coach Bob Motzko and the Minnesota Gophers since he first settled in behind their bench three years ago to run the program. But the one constant has been the on-ice chemistry between Sammy Walker and Blake McLaughlin, still finding each other, and finding the back of the net together.
The merger of the Bischoff and McLaughlin families a decade ago was born out of tragedy. But from their blended clans have come a quartet of NCAA Division I hockey players, the most recent of whom has re-discovered his scoring touch for the Minnesota Gophers in 2021.
A generation ago, players from the northern half of Minnesota were a major part of the Minnesota Gophers men's hockey roster. As the state's four other Division I programs and North Dakota have increased their territorial recruiting, the Gophers have become more Twin Cities dominated, with just one '218' on the U of M roster.
Former Grand Rapids High School star has 5 points in his last 6 games for Huskies

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