Doug Woog, who for 14 years was the head coach of the Gopher Hockey team, has died at the age of 75. An icon in the state of Minnesota and the sport of hockey, Woog starred on the ice for South St. Paul High School and played three years at the U under the legendary John Mariucci.
After graduating, Woog coached the St. Paul Junior Stars, and at his alma mater South St. Paul. He took the Packers to four state tournaments. Coming back to the University of Minnesota in 1985, Woog lead the Gophers to 12-straight NCAA tournament appearances and six trips to the NCAA Frozen Four. Under Woog, the Gophers never could quite get over the hump and win a national title. Woog is the 2nd winningest coach ever at Minnesota behind Don Lucia.