Gopher men's hockey looking to rebound from Notre Dame series

KSTP Sports
Created: January 20, 2021 04:34 PM

Minnesota Gophers men's hockey head coach Bob Motzko, forward Sampo Ranta, and forward Brandon McManus spoke to the media, via Zoom, Tuesday afternoon.


Motzko discussed the team having a mental/battle practice to begin the week, what the team learned from playing Arizona State recently, how the team has responded to the Notre Dame series, he also discussed the players having off-the-ice routines that will be able to help them focus more on hockey, and how the team can get their power play attack back on track.

Ranta spoke about what lessons the team learned from Notre Dame, if he feels that Notre Dame had an extra chip on their shoulder to take down the Gophers, facing Arizona State, what makes Arizona State most dangerous, what the message has been with the team to be able to move forward after Notre Dame, what goes into a mental/battle practice, and how he is feeling about his game this year so far.

McManus talked about the team's mood following Notre Dame, how they can bounce back this weekend against Arizona State, how the mental/battle practice went for the team, playing Arizona State again, if he sees Arizona State evolving as a team, and if getting back into the classroom will help the team.

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