Gophers coach Bob Motzko discusses his team's opening weekend, his time at SCSU, tells a Herb Brooks story and more

Episode 98: The Rink Live video podcast for Oct. 11, 2021

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Bob Motzko will have a bit of a homecoming this weekend. He will be behind the bench for a game at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center for the first time since he left St. Cloud State to become the head coach at the University of Minnesota. in 2018. Motzko talks about his time at St. Cloud State, discusses the Gophers' opening weekend, tells stories about growing up in Austin, shares a good Herb Brooks story, discusses hockey in Sioux Falls and more with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers.

The fourth-ranked Gophers (2-0) and second-ranked Huskies (3-1) play a home-and-home series this weekend. The teams play at 7 p.m. Friday (BTN +) at 3M Arena at Maruicci in Minneapolis and then at 5 p.m. Saturday (FOX 9+) at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud. Follow The Rink Live for features, news, the live blogs and coverage of the games.

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Jess Myers covers college hockey, as well as outdoors, general sports and travel, for The Rink Live and the Forum Communications family of publications. He came to FCC in 2018 after three decades of covering sports as a freelancer for a variety of publications, while working full time in politics and media relations. A native of Warroad, Minn. (the real Hockeytown USA), Myers has a degree in journalism/communications from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He lives in the Twin Cities. Contact Jess via email at, or find him on Twitter via @JessRMyers. English speaker.
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