MORE... Gopher Hockey by the Hockey Gopher
By Ross Bernstein
Pages: 240 (Paperback)
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About The Book
Back by popular demand nearly 15 years after the original which started it all, the sequel is finally here! The University of Minnesota's illustrious hockey history comes to life like never before in best-selling sports author Ross Bernstein's newest offering: "MORE... Gopher Hockey by the Hockey Gopher." Bernstein, who failed to make it as a walk-on with the Gophers back in the late 1980s, opted instead to serve as the team's mascot, "Goldy." His raucous accounts as a mischievous rodent back at old Mariucci Arena then inspired the 1992 smash best-seller "Gopher Hockey by the Hockey Gopher." Now, 30 books later, his writing career has truly come full-circle. The sequel picks up where the old one left off and chronicles not only the men's back-to-back NCAA National Championship years, but also the gals'. That's right, this time around Bernstein included the complete history of the two-time national champion Lady Gophers as well. Year by year accounts of each program are documented, as are facts, figures, quotes, innuendoes and even a few "Cliff Claven" tidbits just for good measure. It's all in there. With Forewords by Darby Hendrickson, Jordan Leopold, Natalie Darwitz and Krissy Wendell, Gopher fans will get a wonderful sampling of the thoughts and opinions of four of the program's all-time greats. In addition, more than 100 interviews from current and former players, coaches and media personalities alike are woven throughout the book. Along with sharing their opinions about the state-of-the-state of the game today, they also opened their vaults and dished their favorite stories from their glory days in Gold Country. Those alone, are worth the price of admission. While many of their memories are dramatic and even shocking, others are downright hilarious. That's right, some of the program's most colorful characters came clean and will have you laughing hysterically. From Glen Sonmor to Benny Hankinson and from Matty Koalska to Nadine Muzzerall, the skeletons rolled out of the closets this time around! Honoring the history and heroes of those who wore the Maroon and Gold, past and present, "MORE... Gopher Hockey by the Hockey Gopher" is truly a must-read for any die-hard Minnesota hockey fan. Enjoy!