There’s a little more stability in Dinkytown.â†µ
The University of Minnesota hockey coach has been rumored to be signing a three-year extension and mentioned as much before the season. However it is now official as two-time national champion coach Don Lucia has signed a three-year extension.â†µ
From the school:â†µ
Don is a championship caliber coach and is deserving of this extension," said Maturi. “He has led the University of Minnesota to two national titles and recently battled through a significant illness. He is now totally healthy and fully committed to Minnesota. I believe Gopher Hockey to be the premier program in the country and Don is the right man to continue to lead our student athletes.”â†µ
When the idea of an extension for Lucia came up in March after the Gophers missed their third straight NCAA Tournament, many fans were upset. But a 4-0 start to the season has helped changed the mood; what a difference winning makes.