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5mn_Major
05-28-2015, 03:29 PM
Listened to Pat's commentary many times and enjoyed it, but like many of us had no idea how much pain he was actually in during those broadcasts. Awesome act of love by his brother. Best wishes Pat and Godspeed for a full and quick recovery! Pat undergoes kidney transplant (http://www.startribune.com/ex-gophers-standout-pat-micheletti-recovering-from-transplant-after-brother-donates-kidney/305233581/).

That's a tough one. I know something about that stuff. At least he made the right decision and went to the superstar of health...Mayo.

HarleyMC
05-29-2015, 01:30 AM
That's a tough one. I know something about that stuff. At least he made the right decision and went to the superstar of health...Mayo.

Definitely a close call for Pat and the Micheletti clan. At 130 lbs. and a kidney functioning @ 13% that's stage 5 of renal disease...the final countdown. That's the end of the road for Pat in a few weeks unless he gets a compatible kidney donor asap. On average, patients who are listed for a deceased donor transplant can wait up to three years for a transplant depending on compatible blood group and genetics. His brother literally saved his life. Pat is a warrior and he'll win this battle too.:)


Paul Allen ‏@PAOnTheMic May 27
God bless @patmick2626, walking w/ brother Jerry, donating Pat a kidney today. The ultimate give. The ultimate love.



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D2D
06-02-2015, 08:24 PM
Gopher Hockey Top 10 Moments

No. 8 Men's - Gophers vs. St. Cloud State (Kloos hat trick)
https://youtu.be/JFdv5RoVHyg

IndianaBadger1995
06-02-2015, 09:02 PM
Hoping this means seeing him in a Wild sweater soon.....

Would love for the Wild to sign Mike Reilly, especially if they end up trading Spurgeon this offseason.

HarleyMC
06-03-2015, 12:36 PM
2015-16 Gopher B1G Schedule (http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-hockey/sched/minn-m-hockey-sched.html)

BlueOx
06-03-2015, 02:16 PM
Any idea if the Gophers will play an outdoor game in conjunction with the Wild/Hockey Day Minnesota?

I'd love to see the Northstar Cup series played outside over that weekend...

No conference games on the Gophers schedule that weekend. NCHC and WCHA schedules are out as well. Looks like if it were to happen, it'd be against a school from out east.

Bonin21
06-03-2015, 04:30 PM
No conference games on the Gophers schedule that weekend. NCHC and WCHA schedules are out as well. Looks like if it were to happen, it'd be against a school from out east.
Game against Michigan four days after the Wild game. What a disaster a Thursday outdoor game would be...

D2D
06-04-2015, 09:56 AM
Where do guys think Mike Reilly will end up next season? Would love to see him play here, but I'm guessing Chicago.

Ex-Gophers defenseman Reilly exploring NHL options
http://www.startribune.com/ex-gophers-defenseman-reilly-exploring-nhl-options/306080511/

HarleyMC
06-04-2015, 11:43 PM
Where do guys think Mike Reilly will end up next season? Would love to see him play here, but I'm guessing Chicago.

Ex-Gophers defenseman Reilly exploring NHL options
http://www.startribune.com/ex-gophers-defenseman-reilly-exploring-nhl-options/306080511/

If he lands in Chicago, he'll kiss his 360 move goodbye and learn how to play the defense.

Bonin21
06-05-2015, 01:41 AM
He'll have to learn to play defense wherever he goes.

HarleyMC
06-08-2015, 03:01 PM
Congrats to one of my personal favorite former Gopher players, Corey Millen and now head coach of the Minnesota Wilderness as the first Minnesota team to win the NAHL championship and the Robertson Cup (http://www.letsplayhockey.com/teams/junior/nahl5/2665-inside-a-championship-wilderness-celebrate-title.html) last month. Darian Romanko was second in the league in goal scoring (31-30-61). I'm optimistic about what Darian will bring to the Gopher lineup next season.


Darian Romanko (Shoreview, Minn.) led all playoff scorers with 19 points, the highest playoff total since the 2012 season.

FlagDUDE08
06-13-2015, 12:17 PM
Gophers have two more NC series to fill, any ideas? I'm thinking it's a possibility that Cornell could be on the docket, given they have a free weekend before league play. Maybe one of the UMASSes is a possibility for the B1G/HE challenge?

Bonin21
06-13-2015, 12:49 PM
Gophers have two more NC series to fill, any ideas? I'm thinking it's a possibility that Cornell could be on the docket, given they have a free weekend before league play. Maybe one of the UMASSes is a possibility for the B1G/HE challenge?
The Gophers non-conference opponents have been known for at least a year.
6 vs MN teams
2 at MN tourney
2 vs Northeastern
2 at Notre Dame
2 Mariucci Classic

FlagDUDE08
06-13-2015, 05:02 PM
The Gophers non-conference opponents have been known for at least a year.
6 vs MN teams
2 at MN tourney
2 vs Northeastern
2 at Notre Dame
2 Mariucci Classic

OK, very good. Thank you. :)

HarleyMC
06-14-2015, 12:47 AM
Competition heats up in net as Gophers add another Minnesota Wilderness player Brock Kautz (http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-hockey/2015/06/10/gophers-add-goaltender-kautz-roster), the 4th goalie to make the roster (senior Ryan Coyne, sophomore Nick Lehr and freshman Eric Schierhorn). As a 5th year junior player at 21 years old, he brings a lot of experience and determination between the pipes.


Kautz boasted a .944 save percentage during the playoffs and was named the Robertson Cup Most Valuable Player. Throughout the rest of the season, Kautz achieved a .906 save percentage in 23 games played. “His character is A-plus, and his work ethic is second to none,” Millen said. “I think the season he’s come off of and the adversity he’s faced will get him ready to play and perform.” “We’ll probably rotate some games early,” Minnesota head coach Don Lucia said. “Then, if somebody starts to step forward right away, we’ll give them an opportunity to run with it.”

Bonin21
06-14-2015, 12:55 AM
I would think the only competition would be between Lehr and Schierhorn

HarleyMC
06-14-2015, 12:59 AM
I would think the only competition would be between Lehr and Schierhorn

I think it's threeway and would include Kautz on that list. Lucia's comments suggest he's on that list and definitely in the hunt for the starting job.

HarleyMC
06-14-2015, 01:41 AM
Lucia's comments (http://www.kaaltv.com/article/stories/s3815961.shtml) on Brock Kautz. If Kautz performs well early in the season, my prediction is he gets the job.

jerryj
06-15-2015, 12:26 PM
Lucia looked really happy to be there

willythekid
06-15-2015, 03:42 PM
How confident are the gopher fans with the incoming players for this upcoming year? How about your goalie situation? Seems similar to Nodaks question marks.