George “Doc” Nagobads during a celebration for his 100th birthday in September of 2021.

— Alex Kormann, Star Tribune

Doc Nagobads, team physician for Herb Brooks' 'Miracle On Ice' Olympic team, dies at 101

Nagobads was also a team doctor for the North Stars and Fighting Saints, and stood alongside Herb Brooks on the bench during the "Miracle On Ice" run at Lake Placid.

Gophers' Bob Motzko earns national men's hockey coach of the year honors

Gophers coach Bob Motzko, left, and freshman defenseman Ryan Chesley spoke to reporters on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. They’ll face Boston University on Thursday in the Frozen Four semifinals.

— Randy Johnson, Star Tribune

Motzko won the Spencer Penrose Award as Division I men's coach of the year, as selected by CCM and the American Hockey Coaches Association.

Frozen Four: Three things to know about Gophers and the other three teams

Boston University celebrated a goal against Western Michigan during the NCAA Manchester regional.

— Greg Cooper, Associated Press

Minnesota plays Boston University on Thursday. Along with Michigan and Quinnipiac, all four teams have a solid history in the event.

Captain's quest: NHL-ready Brock Faber leads Gophers back to men's Frozen Four

Gophers captain Brock Faber celebrated the team’s 4-1 victory over St. Cloud State last Saturday in Fargo, which sent Minnesota back to the men’s Frozen Four.

— Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

Faber is expected to join the Wild once the Gophers season ends, but first comes his dream of bringing Minnesota another national title.

Four players who could be an X factor at the NCAA men's Frozen Four

Gophers sophomore Aaron Huglen took a shot against Michigan goalie Erik Portillo during the Wolverines’ 5-4 overtime victory in Minneapolis on Jan. 21.

— Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune

The Gophers, Boston University, Michigan and Quinnipiac have other players who draw the spotlight. They also have depth players who can make an impact.

20 years ago: An amazing run of hockey, winning in Minnesota

The Gophers' last NCAA men's hockey title overlapped with the Wild's only sustained playoff run 20 years ago. Will both teams deliver again and make 2023 another great sports year?

Frozen Four has dozens of NHL draft picks: Four to watch and one who will be going high

Michigan’s Adam Fantilli celebrated after scoring against Colgate in the NCAA Allentown Regional on March 24.

— Jason E. Miczek, Associated Press

The Gophers aren't the only team with star power heading into the men's Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla.