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His words to diplomats from nearly 200 countries marked the closest he has ever come to a de facto backing of vaccine mandates.
Only two college hockey equipment managers have worked 1,000 regular-season games. Now in his 29th season, Minnesota Gophers gear guy Lee Greseth will join that exclusive club this weekend. He is loving the job all these years later, despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic.
Praised for her work in the midst of the men's conference disbanding and the pandemic's many challenges, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association on Wednesday gave commissioner Jennifer Flowers a three-year contract extension.
Barely 24 hours before the 101st season of Minnesota Gophers hockey was set to begin, they learned they would have another week to practice. The two-game set versus Alaska originally scheduled for Oct. 2-3 has been pushed back to Jan. 14-15, 2022 after the Nanooks did not make the trip to Minneapolis due to COVID protocols.

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If you are a Minnesota Gophers fan and consider former goalie Jared Moe a "traitor" for transferring to Wisconsin, knock it off says Jack LaFontaine, who has been down the transfer road and knows it is not a decision made lightly.
For the second time ever, the NCAA Frozen Four is coming to Pittsburgh. The crowds will be smaller inside the Pittsburgh Penguins' home rink than they were in 2013, but local organizers are working to ensure that fans and players have a safe and memorable experience, even with the pandemic on-going and safety measures in place.
After possibly getting into the NCAA hockey tournament due to another program's misfortune with COVID-19, Notre Dame became the first program removed from the tournament on Thursday as the virus hit the Irish.
Former Vikings executive and Minnesota hockey dad Kevin Warren walked into a pandemic buzzsaw when he became the Big Ten commissioner 15 months ago. Today, with better COVID news and the hockey playoffs about to start, he talked about the state of the game in Big Ten Country, in an exclusive interview with The Rink Live.
The 2021 Big Ten Hockey Tournament starts with a de facto home game for Notre Dame, which will face Penn State on Sunday. The Nittany Lions need to win three games to stay afloat, and are feeling grateful just for the opportunity to play, after missing a month of their season due to COVID on campus.
The Minnesota Gophers will have to wait until next season to try and get back on the winning track at Penn State. On Thursday that school announced cancellation of their Feb. 27-28 hockey series versus Minnesota due to on-going issues with positive COVID-19 tests among the Nittany Lions.

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The "one Minnesota" approach Gov. Tim Walz has taken in his leadership of the state doesn't work well when it comes to hockey rinks of different sizes. Attendance guidelines based on a percentage of capacity would allow more family and fans to see the Gophers' 100th hockey season in person.
A month ago, the second-ranked Minnesota Gophers were set to face the top-ranked Wisconsin Badgers. Then the pandemic got in the way. So this weekend the nation's top two women's hockey programs will try it again, with their respective spots in the national polls flip-flopped.
Two days after Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz issued the Nov. 20 “pause” order on the state’s high school sports, Warroad High School hockey coach Jay Hardwick shoveled snow off of a 50-by-100-foot area of ice on a pond behind his house across from the Warroad Estates Golf Course just north of the city.

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