All of the things that Augustana athletics had on its hockey checklist are now complete, with a coach hired, an arena under construction and Tuesday's announcement that the Vikings will join the CCHA in the fall of 2023.
Minnesota can set franchise records for single-season wins and points with a fourth straight victory Friday night while trying to keep the visiting Kraken from a fourth consecutive triumph when the teams meet in St. Paul.
After a decade as an assistant coach with Bob Motzko, first at St. Cloud State and now with the Gophers, Garrett Raboin is getting the opportunity of a lifetime, heading to Sioux Falls to start the new Augustana men's hockey program.
After an odd one-year absence, the Minnesota Gophers are back in the NCAA women's hockey tournament as the number two overall seed, and will host either Harvard or Minnesota Duluth for a trip to the Frozen Four.