In his second year with the program, Motzko led the Gophers well into the postseason before their run was cut short due to COVID-19.
After weeks of sports leagues across the world shutting, the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games is the latest and largest competition to go on hold in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gopher hockey's Tyler Nanne signs AHL contract with the Hershey Bears, the minor-league affiliate of the Washington Capitals, after the abrupt end to his senior season.
The Gophers men's hockey team is preparing for their run at the postseason, where they will battle a familiar foe in the Big Ten quarterfinals: the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
The Gophers had a chance to claim the Big Ten regular season title over the weekend, but a disappointing showing against Michigan left them with empty handed.
The Gophers senior class reflects on their time at the U ahead of their final home series of the regular season. They will be honored in their game against Michigan on Saturday.
With the extra conference point won in a shootout after a 3-3 tie Friday night and a 2-1 Saturday, Minnesota sits on top of the conference standings, tied with Penn State, who they will face next weekend.
"I think we’re in good spirits," senior captain Tyler Nanne said. "You can't dwell on the losses, we had something good going there for a few weeks, and we still have a great second half of the season."
Minnesota played five games in the NFCA Division One Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Florida over the weekend, winning three games.