The Wooger will receive a fitting tribute from the Gophers on Saturday night.

The University of Minnesota’s men’s hockey program announced Friday that Doug Woog – the former Gophers All-America player and coach who died Dec. 14 at 75 – will be honored before and during Saturday night’s Mariucci Classic game against Bemidji State at 3M Arena at Mariucci. The program will celebrate Woog’s legacy before the 7 p.m. game, and the team will wear “Wooger’’ nameplates on their gold jerseys for Saturday’s contest, along with sporting a Woog patch for the remainder of the season.



Fans are encouraged to visit the fan relations table in Section 24 during Saturday’s game to drop off or create notes, pictures and signs that will be shared with the Woog family at Sunday’s celebration of life event for Woog at South St. Paul High School (700 2nd St. North, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.).  

In addition, the Gophers will host Doug Woog Night on Jan. 25 against Ohio State. Members of the Woog family, plus Gophers hockey alumni, will attend the celebration.

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