Game 883 | July 11, 2017 | The Referee Panel: Pat Fraher, NBA; Brian Mach, NHL;
Jeff Seeman, NFL; Casey Hankinson
Dunker Casey Hankinson moderated a panel consisting of NFL official Jeff Seeman, NHL official Brian Mach, and NBA referee Pat Fraher, all native Minnesotans. Mach talked about being on the road so much that on a rare trip home his son referred to him as “Uncle Brian.” Fraher said that players and coaches will test new officials, but are respectful of veterans. Seeman talked of making a controversial reception call in the most recent Super Bowl that was confirmed by several of the more than 100 cameras covering the game.
(LtoR): Joel Bergstrom (physician), Pete Kostroski, Jeff Seeman; NFL; Brian Mach, NHL; Pat Fraher, NBA;
Casey Hankinson (moderator); Dave Mona
Game 885 | August 24, 2017 | Minnesotans in the NHL: Nick Bjugstad, Brock Nelson,
Anders Lee, Casey Hankinson
Casey Hankinson stepped up again as emcee to talk with Nick Bjugstad, Brock Nelson and Anders Lee. Bjugstad, named Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey at Blaine, starred for the Gophers before joining the Florida Panthers. Nelson played at Warroad and North Dakota being drafted by the New York Islanders. Lee, his Islanders teammate, was Minnesota’s Gatorade Football Player of the Year at Edina before starring in hockey at Notre Dame.
(LtoR): Sam Sigelman (physician), Dave Mona, Pete Kostroski, Anders Lee, Nick Bjugstad, Brock Nelson,
Casey Hankinson (moderator)
Game 923 | November 14, 2019 | Bob Motzko, Casey Hankinson
The Austin, Minn., native said that he wanted to be a Gopher from the time he learned to skate. He tried to make it twice as a walk-on player for the Gophers before transferring to St. Cloud State where he first served as an assistant to Herb Brooks. He went on to build a nationally ranked team at St. Cloud State, but was ready when the call came from Mark Coyle after last season. “I loved it at St. Cloud State,” he said, “but I made it clear that the only place I would leave for was the University of Minnesota.” He said the Gopher might start slowly this year with 19 freshmen and sophomores, but that the team should come together in the second half of the season. He said to not be surprised if Illinois was soon ready to join the Big Ten hockey conference. Casey Hankinson was the discussion leader with Coach Motzko.
(LtoR) Lester Bagley, Dave Mona, Bob Motzko, Casey Hankinson (moderator), Mark Coyle
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