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Tufte Injured At U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, Severity Unknown

UPDATE (8/2/16, 2:15 p.m.): Tufte suffered a broken wrist, but he doesn’t expect to miss any time at UMD. Incoming Minnesota Duluth freshman forward Riley Tufte was injured Monday during a game against Sweden at the 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich., though the severity of the injury…
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Bulldogs Taking Part In USA Hockey Women’s National Festival

Two members of the 2016-17 Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team, plus a future Bulldog, will take part in the 2016 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival Aug. 8-14 in Lake Placid, N.Y. in hopes of being chosen for games against Canada the following week in Calgary, Alberta. UMD senior defenseman Sidney Morin and incoming freshman Sydney…
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Rundown Of UMD Men’s Commitments For 2017-18 And Beyond

UMD men’s hockey recruits (Updated 10 p.m., 7/26/16) 1997 birth year Nick Swaney, RW, Waterloo (USHL) Kobe Roth, LW, MN Wilderness (NAHL)/Des Moines (USHL) Koby Bender, W, Wilderness (NAHL)  1998 Scott Perunovich, D, Hibbing (MSHSL) Cole Koepke, F, Hermantown (MSHSL)/Wilderness (NAHL) 1999 Mikey Anderson, D, Waterloo (USHL) Matt Anderson, D, Holy Family (MSHSL) Charlie Dovorany,…
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Running List Of NCHC Early Departures

(Updated at 2:30 p.m. on July 26, 2016) A record 11 underclassmen have left NCHC schools early this offseason with sophomore goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo being the most notable for Minnesota Duluth fans. Kaskisuo signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs as an unrestricted free agent two days after the Bulldogs 2015-16 season came to an end in the…
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Running List Of Bulldogs Invited To NHL Development Camps

Elevens members of the 2016-17 Minnesota Duluth hockey team have been invited to NHL development camps this summer. Below is a running list, last updated on July 8 at 3 p.m. To add to the list, email me at mwellens@duluthnews.com. Current and former Bulldogs invited to 2016 NHL development camps * – denotes undrafted invitee Tampa Bay Lightning…
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UMD Summer News And Notes: New Women’s Assistant, NHL Development Camps, Ivan Hlinka, Free Agency

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy summer. We’re now less than 100 days away from the start of the 2016-17 Bulldogs hockey season, which begins with an exhibition for the women on Sept. 24 against the Minnesota Whitecaps and an early regular season opener for the men on Oct. 1-2 against Michigan…
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Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Riley Tufte walks to the stage after being selected as the number twenty-five overall draft pick by the Dallas Stars in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Tufte’s Coach At Blaine: Decision To Stay Or Leave High School Wasn’t As Big As Everyone Made It Out To Be

From Blaine High School hockey coach Chris Carroll on Riley Tufte’s decision to play full-time in high school and part-time in the USHL this season: “He’s going to get there and he’ll get there at the right time. A lot of people, they think of all these big decisions. They think of, ‘Oh my gosh, where…
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2016 UMD Hockey NHL Entry Draft Guide

The 2016 NHL Entry Draft gets underway today at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y., home of the Buffalo Sabres. This should be a pretty eventful draft for the Minnesota Duluth men’s program after the UMD women saw two of its current players — seniors Ashleigh Brykaliuk and Lara Stalder — taken in the NWHL…
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Hermantown players and coaches celebrate with the trophy after winning the Class A boys state hockey championship against Breck on Saturday in St. Paul. (Andy Clayton-King / for the News Tribune)

Hermantown’s Dylan Samberg Commits To Bulldogs

Hermantown junior defenseman Dylan Samberg verbally committed via Twitter to Minnesota Duluth on Monday, less than 24 hours prior to teeing off for the Hawks in the Class AA boys state golf tournament at in Jordan at The Ridges at Sandy Creek. “Proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Minnesota Duluth,” Samberg…
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Rundown Of UMD Men’s Commitments For 2016-17 And Beyond

UMD men’s hockey recruits * – Indicates signed NLI ^ – Projected to join UMD in 2016-17 1995 birth year *^ Hunter Miska, G, Dubuque (USHL) ^ Will Campion, D, Langley, (BCHL) ^ Jade Miller, F, Austin (NAHL) *^ Hunter Shepard, G, Bismarck (NAHL) 1996 *^ Nick Wolff, D, Des Moines (USHL) *^ Josh Laframboise, RW, Salmon Arm…
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