Photo of Don Lucia Don Lucia

Don Lucia in 2002 NCAA: Men's Hockey: Minn. vs. Maine

2002 NCAA Division I: Men's Ice Hockey National Championship: Minnesota vs. Maine

2002 NR

Winning their first title in more than 25 years, the Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the University of Maine in an overtime game 4-3, with a game-winning goal from Grant Potulny. Things looked grim for the Gophers, until center Matt Koalska tied the game with a mere 53 seconds remaining in regulation. Led by coach Don Lucia, the University of Minnesota earned their fifth national championship in exciting fashion.