UMD Men Picked To Finish Fourth In NCHC Preseason Poll

Minnesota Duluth was picked to finish fourth in the NCHC according to the 2017-18 preseason media poll released Tuesday. 2017-18 NCHC Preseason Poll Denver (30 first-place votes), 240 points St. Cloud State, 187 North Dakota, 172 Minnesota Duluth, 160 Miami, 104 Western Michigan, 102 Nebraska-Omaha, 83 Colorado College, 32 Read more at duluthnewstribune.com.

Bulldogs Women’s Assistant Coach Chris Connolly Resigns

Just four days before an exhibition to open the 2017-18 season, the Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey program announced the resignation of assistant coach Chris Connolly on Tuesday. The Duluth native was about to enter his second season with the Bulldogs women’s hockey team. Connolly said he resigned to take a sales position in the Twin…
Read More

Monday News And Notes: UMD Women Ranked Fifth By USCHO, Men Left Off Preseason NCHC Squad

The Minnesota Duluth women’s team is picking up where it left off after the conclusion of the 2016-17 season ranked No. 5 in the 2017-18 USCHO.com preseason NCAA Division I women’s poll released Monday. Defending national champion Clarkson garnered 10 of the 15 first-place votes to come in at No. 1, followed by Wisconsin in…
Read More

UMD Women Begin Season With Media Day, First Official Practice

The Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team is holding its first official full practice of the 2017-18 season as I type this. Prior to practice, players and head coach Maura Crowell met with local media at Amsoil Arena. The News Tribune will be coming out with a special UMD men’s and women’s hockey insert in the…
Read More

Bulldogs’ Crowell Named To News Tribune 20 Under 40

Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey coach Maura Crowell was honored by the News Tribune as part of is 20 Under 40 Awards on Wednesday. 20 Under 40 recognizes young professionals in the Duluth community who are doing good things for the area. Crowell is entering her third season with the Bulldogs. Last season she led UMD to…
Read More

Key Upcoming Dates For Bulldog Men’s And Women’s Hockey

Don’t let all those college hockey countdowns on Twitter fool you. The season is very much underway, with the women’s WCHA coaches holding their preseason conference call and releasing their preseason poll/awards on Tuesday. Here are some more dates to keep an eye on as we approach real games later this month. Tuesday, Sept. 12:…
Read More

WCHA Notebook: Starting Goaltender Up For Grabs At UMD

A year ago, Minnesota Duluth coach Maura Crowell wasted no time naming a starting goaltender. That’s not the case this season because the 2016-17 starter — Maddie Rooney — is gone with the U.S. National Team for the 2018 Winter Olympics and her absence has left the Bulldogs without a clear-cut No. 1. Read more…
Read More

WCHA Preseason Conference Call: Bulldogs Tie Buckeyes For Third In Preseason Poll

The 2017-18 college hockey season officially got underway today with the annual WCHA women’s coaches conference call. The NCHC will begin releasing its preseason poll and teams next week. NCHC Media day is next Wednesday (Sept. 20) at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Below are some highlights from Tuesday’s WCHA women’s coaches conference call,…
Read More

NCHC Moving Frozen Faceoff From Target Center To Xcel Energy Center

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference announced Thursday the league is ending its five-year contract with Target Center in Minneapolis a year early and beginning a new one with Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul for its postseason championship. As first reported by the Grand Forks Herald Thursday morning, the NCHC Frozen Faceoff will move to…
Read More

Jackson Cates Will Join Younger Brother, Noah, At UMD In The Future

Another pair of brothers will be skating for Minnesota Duluth in the near future. Jackson Cates, the older brother of current UMD recruit Noah Cates, verbally committed to the Bulldogs on Thursday night. The elder Cates had previously been committed to Michigan Tech, having signed a National Letter of Intent back in November to play…
Read More