SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Augustana University will be a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association when it starts its Division I men's program in 2023-24.
The CCHA board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to bring in the Vikings as the league's ninth member.
Lou Nanne has been around the Gophers hockey program since 1959, and was an All-America there in 1963. On top of that he is one of the most respected names in hockey, having been the North Stars general manager for more than a decade and working with the U.S.
While few of us will build careers as successful as Don Lucias, we all should aspire to denouements such as his.
Lucia announced his retirement as the Gophers mens hockey coach Tuesday afternoon.
Don Lucia and his wife, Joyce, left mass around 6 p.m. Saturday, and the Gophers mens hockey coach quickly checked scores from around the country. He saw North Dakota was about to defeat Minnesota Duluth in the NCHC third-place game at Xcel Energy Center, a result that boded well for his team.
There are problems, and then there are good problems to have.
Count Gophers mens hockey coach Don Lucia as having the latter when it comes to his goaltending situation.
When the ninth-ranked Gophers play host to Michigan on Friday and Saturday, Lucia can choose between Eric Schierhorn, the two-time Big Ten goalie of the year, and newcomer Mat Robson, who just shut out the nations top-ranked team at the time.