Game 353 | November 24, 1987| J. Robinson, Doug Woog
A graduate of Oklahoma State, Robinson was hired to replace legendary Gopher wrestling coach Wally Johnson for the 1986-'87 season. In just his third season he led the Gophers to a second-place finish in the Big Ten championships, their best finish in seven years. In Woog's third season the team returned to the Frozen Four where they lost to St. Lawrence and Maine. Robb Stauber was outstanding in the nets, winning the 1988 Hobey Baker Award. Jay Cates, Paul Broten, Randy Skarda, Peter Hankinson and Todd Richards were the team's leading scorers.
Game 366 | November 15, 1988 | Clem Haskins, Doug Woog
The Gopher basketball team made a major improvement, finishing fifth in the Big Ten in Haskins' third season. Led by Willie Burton, Melvin Newbern and Kevin Lynch, the team won its first two rounds in NCAA post-season play before losing to Duke 87-70 in the Eastern Regionals. Woog's hockey Gophers, led by Tom Chorske, Robb Stauber and Dave Snuggerud, finished with a 34-11-3 record, winning the WCHA and losing in overtime to Harvard in the Frozen Four final in St. Paul.
Game 378 | November 8, 1989 | Clem Haskins, Doug Woog
Haskins put together one of his best teams in 1989. With all five starters back and freshman Walter Bond on the bench, the Gophers went 23-9 and lost 93-91 to Georgia Tech in a game that would have sent them into the Final Four. Woog's hockey Gophers, led by Peter Hankinson, Scott Bloom and Ken Gernander, finished second in the WCHA and lost to Boston College in the NCAA quarterfinals in Boston.
Game 394 | October 16, 1990 | Clem Haskins, Doug Woog
With only Bloomington native Kevin Lynch as a returning starter, Haskins' Gopher basketball team struggled to a 12-16 record and ninth-place finish in 1990-91. Woog's hockey Gophers finished 30-10-5, losing to Maine in the NCAA playoffs. Tom Newman and Jeff Stolp alternated at goaltender, and Larry Olimb, Grant Bischof and Trent Klatt led the team in scoring.
Game 414 | November 6, 1991 | Clem Haskins, Doug Woog
Gopher basketball performance improved this season with the arrival of Vashon Lenard and Arriel McDonald as starting guards. The team finished 16-16 and improved from ninth to sixth in the Big Ten. Woog's high-scoring team was led by Larry Olimb, Trent Klatt, Craig Johnson, Darby Hendrickson and Travis Richards. They finished tied for first in the WCHA with a 26-6 record. They lost to Lake Superior State in the NCAA West Regional.
Game 434 | November 9, 1992 | Clem Haskins, Doug Woog
With a more veteran team at his command, Haskins' Gopher basketball team improved by six games and qualified for post-season play in the National Invitational Tournament. Led by Vashon Lenard, Arriel McDonald and Randy Carter, the team won the NIT, beating Providence and Georgetown at Madison Square Garden. Woog's hockey Gophers won the WCHA Playoffs before losing to Maine in the NCAA East Regionals. Craig Johnson, Jeff Nielson and Travis Richard led the team in scoring with Tom Newman and Jeff Callinen sharing time in the nets.
Game 450 | October 12, 1993 | Arriel McDonald, Clem Haskins, Doug Woog
The Gopher hockey team had another outstanding season in 1993-94. Behind the scoring of Jeff Nielson and Brian Bonin, they won the WCHA Playoffs and made it into the Frozen Four, losing 4-1 to Boston University in first-round action in St. Paul. McDonald and Voshon Lenard were the senior guards on the team that lost to Louisville in the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament. All results from the season were voided by the NCAA as part of its sanctions against the Haskins-led program.
Game 469 | October 25, 1994 | Clem Haskins, Doug Woog, Chad Kolander, Townsend Orr
In Haskins' ninth season the team again made it to the NCAA Tournament, losing to St. Louis in the first round of East Regionals. Kolander started at forward and Orr at guard, but the season results were all washed out as part of NCAA penalties. Woog's hockey Gophers, led by Brian Bonis, Ryan Kraft and Dan Trebil, again advanced to the Frozen Four, losing 7-3 to Boston University at Providence, R.I.
Game 488 | October 19, 1995 | Doug Woog
The Gopher hockey team had another solid season, posting a record of 30-10-2. Behind the scoring of Brian Bonin, Mike Crowley, Erik Rasmussen, Dan Trebil and Ryan Kraft they won the WCHA Playoffs. They opened NCAA post-season play with a victory over Providence before losing 4-3 to Michigan in the Western Regionals. Michigan went on to win the Frozen Four, and Mike Legg's lacrosse-style winning goal against Minnesota is probably the single most often replayed event in college hockey history.
Game 523 | November 25, 1997 | Doug Woog, Casey Hankinson, Ryan Kraft
Coach Woog introduced his captains, Casey Hankinson and Ryan Kraft. The team that year experienced a rare losing season, finishing 17-22-0 in sixth place in the WCHA. Wyatt Smith, Reggie Berg, Dave Spehar and Kraft led the team in scoring.
Coach Woog dies Dec. 14, 2019 with Parkinson's disease
Doug Woog played for both his South St. Paul High School and Gopher Hockey teams. Doug was a teacher and Guidance Counselor at South St. Paul High School for 17 years. He coached all levels of hockey from the youth players attending his camps, at South St. Paul High School, with the 1984 Olympic Team and then as the Gopher Hockey coach for 14 years. After retiring from coaching, Doug continued working in the Gopher Athletic Department and as a TV commentator on the Gopher Hockey broadcasts. He passed away on Dec. 14 after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
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