Nothing says Minnesota like hockey, and even more Minnesotan is the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hockey team. As a DI hockey team, the Golden Gophers hockey players are known for their history of national championships (5 to be exact) and championship berths. Additionally, Golden Gophers hockey places a huge emphasis on recruiting local talent. Under former Gophers hockey coach Doug Woog, for instance, every member of the team grew up in Minnesota. This home state loyalty leads to a strong, supported program and Minnesotans take pride in supporting their hometown Gophers hockey stars.
The Golden Gophers hockey team is part of the Wester Collegiate Hockey Association and are currently coached by Don Lucia. Under Lucia's leadership, the Golden Gophers hockey team has participated in the NCAA tournament for the past 8 seasons. Rivalries with the University of Wisconsin and the University of North Dakota keep Gophers hockey games exciting and edgy.
Another aspect of the Golden Gophers hockey team which brings in loyal fans is its rich, 86-year history. Throughout all these years, however, only 14 coaches have worked with the team, investing many years of their coaching careers to groom the Golden Gophers hockey players for success.
Mariucci Arena has been home to Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey since 1993. Located on the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus, Mariucci Arena seats 10,000 spectators and is named in honor of longtime Golden Gophers hockey coach John Mariucci. The largest crowd in Mariucci Arena (10,587 people) crammed in to watch the Golden Gophers defeat the Wisconsin Badgers on November 6, 2004. Fans wear maroon and gold jerseys and cheer for University of Minnesota's Goldy Gopher, the beloved Minnesota Gophers hockey mascot.
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