Some happy, others sad about Bob Motzko's hiring as Gophers hockey coach
"Once I pick myself up off the floor remind me which hoodie it was, please. My heart aches, it's like a death in the family. Having bled for the Huskies I can't imagine how hard of a decision it was for him. Congrats and thank you, Coach Motzko.""All the work @BMotzko did to elevate SCSU to the level of Minnesota has been undone in one penstroke. Our own coach of 13 years looks at his alum as Jan Brady State. Awesome.""Welp, drinking tonight."@GOHUSKIESWOOOOO, the go-to feed for St. Cloud State fandom on Twitter."Ladies and gentleman, we got 'em.""Love Motzko. Happy for everything he did for St Cloud. Glad he got paid. Hope he loses 9,000 games in a row now.""Bob Motzko has been a close friend for many years. As such, I congratulate him and wish him the best at the U of MN. However, a huge blow to this program. But, it will survive.""Motzko is an excellent coach and a great guy. SCSU will miss him and Minnesota is lucky to have him."
Social media reaction
The news of Bob Motzko's big move brought a lot of cheers from the Gophers crowd and some disappointment from St. Cloud State fans on social media. A sampling:
Former SCSU and Wild player Mark Parrish on Twitter.
@MoarClappers on Twitter.
@Natepeterson55 on Twitter
@DanaWessel on Twitter
@CenterIceClub, a St. Cloud fan's Twitter account
@paulacweston on Twitter
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