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UMD Men Open Season Ranked No. 6 In USCHO Preseason Poll

Minnesota Duluth will open the 2016-17 season against Michigan Tech at 7:07 p.m. Saturday and 4:07 p.m. Sunday at Amsoil Arena as the No. 6-ranked team in the country, according to the USCHO.com preseason NCAA Division I men’s poll released Monday. The Bulldogs’ first five regular season series are all against teams ranked in Monday’s poll,…
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Minnesota Duluth goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo blocks a shot on goal against St. Cloud State at Amsoil Arena in Duluth earlier this season. Kaskisuo won the NCHC goaltending title this season. Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com

Update: 13 Former Bulldogs Begin 2016-17 In NHL Training Camps

While the World Cup of Hockey continues, NHL training camps are getting underway this weekend with 13 former Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs trying to make nine different teams. Three members of the 2015-16 Bulldogs are in camps, including former captain and defenseman Andy Welinski with Mason Raymond in Anaheim. Meanwhile, Toronto features center Tony Cameranesi and…
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USHL Releases 23-Man Rosters: Where Will Future Bulldogs Be This Season?

The USHL released its member clubs’ final 23-man rosters and affiliate lists today with league play set to begin Friday. Below are where UMD’s verbal commitments for 2017-18 and beyond will begin playing to start the 2016-17 USHL season. After that, I also have a list of 2015-16 high school players from the Duluth-area and…
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Bulldogs Picked To Finish Third In NCHC Preseason Poll

The NCHC preseason poll is out and Minnesota Duluth comes in at No. 3 this season after being the preseason favorite a year ago. Of course, we all know how that went. UMD finished fourth, only to make a run to the NCHC postseason championship where it lost to St. Cloud State. The Bulldogs were…
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Bulldogs Left Off The All-NCHC Preseason Team, Preseason Poll Coming Tomorrow

The NCHC dropped the puck on its preseason festivities today by releasing its preseason all-conference team, which is void of any 2016-17 Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs. I’m sorry to say my ballot left off the Bulldogs as well. The preseason all-conference team is voted on by the media. This year’s polling featured 30 ballots from local and national…
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UMD Women: Hibbing’s Iozzo Switches Commitment From Ohio State To Bulldogs

Hibbing’s Mallorie Iozzo has decided to play NCAA Division I college hockey closer to home, announcing Friday night she’s now heading to Minnesota Duluth starting with the 2017-18 season. Iozzo, a senior forward for the Hibbing/Chisholm Bluejackets, verbally committed to play for former Bulldog Jenny Potter and the Ohio State Buckeyes back in August of…
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Rundown Of UMD Women’s Commitments For 2017-18 And Beyond

UMD women’s hockey recruits Class of 2017 (2016-17 HS seniors) Anna Klein, F, Edina HS Monique Aanenson, F, NAHA (Moorhead, Minn.) Naomi Rogge, F, Eden Prairie HS Lindsay Czech, D, Wayzata HS McKenzie Revering, D, Alexandria HS Megan Pardy, F, Toronto Leaside (PWHL) Allie Rodgers, F, NAHA (Oswego, N.Y.) Mallorie Iozzo, F, Hibbing/Chisholm (MSHSL) Class…
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UMD Men Receive Verbal From Minneapolis Sophomore Jake Hale

After watching the women’s team rack up a trio of verbal commitments just down the hall, the Minnesota Duluth men’s program got on the board Wednesday with a verbal commitment from Minneapolis Southwest sophomore center Jake Hale, who announced his intention to become a Bulldog on Twitter. Hale averaged over a point per game last…
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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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WCHA Women’s Preseason Conference Call Notes: Bulldogs Slotted Fourth By League Coaches

The WCHA women’s league kicked things off with its preseason poll and awards Wednesday, followed by its annual preseason conference call with the coaches and media. Minnesota Duluth was slotted fourth behind No. 3 North Dakota, No. 2 Minnesota and No. 1 Wisconsin. Bemidji State was fifth, followed by St. Cloud State, Ohio State and Minnesota…
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