2017 UMD Men’s And Women’s Offseason Rewind (Plus An Important Programming Note)

As the great Kevin Pates reminded me back in June, there is no such thing as the offseason. You’re just in between seasons. That right there pretty much sums up the summer of 2017 for Minnesota Duluth men’s and women’s hockey. Things have just never seemed to quiet down. College hockey has failed to push the…
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Crowell Earns Extension After Two Seasons At UMD

Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey coach Maura Crowell has earned a contract extension after just two seasons with the Bulldogs. UMD announced Wednesday Crowell signed a deal that keeps her with the Bulldogs through the 2021-22 season. Her original contract that she signed when she was hired at UMD in 2015 expired after the 2019-20 season.…
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Bulldogs’ Stalder Named Woman Of The Year At Swiss Ice Hockey Awards

Former Minnesota Duluth forward Lara Stalder was named the Woman of the Year last week at the 2017 Swiss Ice Hockey Awards. Stalder, the Bulldogs’ most valuable player in 2016-17, posted a career-best 23 goals and 33 assists as a senior to be named WCHA Player of the Year, a first-team All-American and a top-three…
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Bulldogs Hire New Strength Coach For Men’s And Women’s Programs

Minnesota Duluth announced the hiring of Anthony Morando on Monday as the new strength and conditioning coach for the men’s and women’s hockey programs. He replaces Blake Palmer, who had been with the Bulldogs for six seasons. Morando is the husband of U.S. National Team member Monique Lamoureux-Morando, who along with her twin sister, Jocelyne…
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Bulldogs Better Prepare To Lose Four To World Junior Championship This Winter

Minnesota Duluth’s four participants in last week’s World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Mich. gave head coach Bob Motzko and the rest of USA Hockey a lot to think about going into the college hockey season. The showcase wrapped up Saturday with all four Bulldogs — sophomore forwards Joey Anderson and Riley Tufte and freshmen…
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DNT: Bulldogs’ Tufte Takes Another Run At Making World Junior Team

After what happened last summer, no one could have blamed Minnesota Duluth forward Riley Tufte for passing on a second chance at playing in a World Junior Championship. Tufte, who will be a sophomore in the fall, broke his wrist during an early exhibition game at last year’s U.S. National Junior Team evaluation camp. He…
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UMD Hockey Notebook: Sandelin Signs Another Defensemen For 2017-18

The Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey program announced the addition of a 10th freshman to the 2017-18 roster on Monday, signing former Minnesota Wilderness defenseman Louie Roehl to a National Letter of Intent. Roehl (pronounced Rail) recorded six goals and 35 assists in 67 games last season for the Cloquet-based junior team of the Tier II…
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DNT: The 2017-18 UMD Men’s Hockey Roster (as It Stands Now) By The Numbers

You can’t blame Minnesota Duluth sports information director Bob Nygaard for taking his time posting the 2017-18 Bulldogs men’s hockey roster to UMDBulldogs.com. Based on this offseason, it’s probably best to wait until that first exhibition on Oct. 1 against the University of Alberta.

DNT: Women’s WCHA Turns To Crowdfunding To Help Offset League Expenses

In the wake of North Dakota cutting its women’s hockey program, WCHA women’s commissioner Katie Million told the News Tribune she and the league needed to start thinking outside the box to generate revenue. That mindset led the WCHA to announce a crowdfunding campaign Thursday to help fund the league’s expenses and lessen the financial…
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Justin Richards Nabs Roster Spot Voided By Adam Johnson’s NHL Signing

Lincoln Stars center Justin Richards signed his National Letter of Intent last week to play for the Minnesota Duluth men’s team in the fall, making him the ninth freshman on the Bulldogs’ roster for 2017-18. Richards, who turned 19 in March, is coming up a year earlier than planned after center/wing Adam Johnson of Hibbing…
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