Frank Mazzocco affectionately known as “the Rug” by many college hockey fans in the WCHA will join the KSTP 1500 broadcast team to call Golden Gopher Hockey games with Wally Shaver. Personally, while I do think that Frank Mazzacco genuinely loves college hockey it’s almost impossible to listen to him if you a fan of an opposition team. One move that I do applaud is; former Gopher hockey All-America and great hockey mind Pat Micheletti will do ice level broadcasting/analysis for the KTSP team.
PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune — Radio broadcasts of University of Minnesota men’s hockey games, moving this season to a new spot on the AM dial, will feature two familiar voices and the departure of another one.
Frank Mazzocco and Wally Shaver will call every game this season on the flagship KSTP 1500, commonly known as ESPN1500, the school announced Friday.
Mazzocco replaces Glen Sonmor, a longtime figure in Minnesota hockey best known by listeners for his folksy storytelling and steady critiquing of officiating calls that went against his beloved Gophers. Sonmor retired midway through last season.
Former Gopher hockey All-America Pat Micheletti will join the broadcast team for selected games as an ice-level commentator.
“Frank and Pat will both bring recognizable and knowledgeable voices to Gopher hockey fans on the radio,” U athletics director Joel Maturi said in announcing the selections.