Next on Big Ten Elite: 1979 Minnesota hockey

On Friday night at 10:30 p.m. ET BTN airs “Big Ten Elite: 1979 Minnesota hockey” right after the Boston College-Minnesota men’s hockey game at 8 p.m. ET. Watch it to learn more about Minnesota coach Herb Brooks and one of the best college hockey teams ever to take the ice for Minnesota’s storied program.

Brooks had a roster full of homegrown Minnesota players – several of whom would play key roles on the 1980 US Olympic hockey team – and the 1979 Gophers team skated to a third national title in a six-year span. This one-hour show includes extended interviews with future 1980 US Olympic Team members Neal Broten, Mike Ramsey, Steve Janaszak, Rob McClanahan and Bill Baker among others as they take a trip down memory lane featuring highlights of the Gophers run to the national title.

In the portion of the show in this post, listen to how Herb Brooks landed blue-chip hockey classes at Minnesota and motivated hem to blaze through the 1979 season.

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Jonathan on 10/26/2013 @ 12:00am EDT Said:

Loved this episode, especially the excerpt about the champagne. One of the best “Elites” I’ve ever seen on BTN.

Carol White on 10/26/2013 @ 12:29pm EDT Said:

This was awesome! Will you be showing it again? Or is a video available for purchase?
GO Gophers!!!

Marcus on 10/26/2013 @ 9:49pm EDT Said:

Man this brings back memories. I remember those names when they when to the State high school tournament at the civic center

Craig on 11/21/2013 @ 10:38pm EDT Said:

This was an incredible tribute to Herb and the men who helped ignite the passion and purpose we needed at that time in history! What a great intro segment to the movie ‘Miracle’!