Mack Motzko suffered injuries in a car crash Saturday night in Orono that led to his death.  The 20-year old was the oldest son of former St. Cloud State and current University of Minnesota head hockey coach Bob Motzko.  Mack was known as a great hockey player but growing up in St. Cloud he also spent three seasons playing travel baseball for the St. Cloud Blue Sox.

I was fortunate enough to coach Mack for 2 of those 3 seasons.  When you spent upwards of 40 games and numerous weekends together you kind of become a family for a period of time.  Our team was no different.  Mack was a talented athlete, tremendous team player and outstanding person. He was always willing to do whatever he could to help the team and I'll never forget his walk-off single to win the Gopher State Spring Invitational at 12U or the times he would say "it's a typical day at the ballpark for Mack Motzko."

My condolences to Bob and Shelly Motzko and all his entire group of family and friends.  He is missed.


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