Bulldogs’ Kotyk Signs AHL Deal With Hartford Wolf Pack

Outgoing Minnesota Duluth senior defenseman Brenden Kotyk has signed on with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League for the 2017-18 season. The Wolf Pack are an affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers. Kotyk, whose collegiate career started at St. Scholastica, posted seven goals and 16 assists in 97 career games at…
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DNT: 2017-18 UMD Women’s Schedule Taking Shape

The 2017-18 Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey schedule was partially revealed on Thursday with some exact dates and times not yet finalized. Schedules for 2017-18 in the WCHA have been delayed following the termination of North Dakota’s women’s hockey program, forcing teams to scramble to replace the four league games lost against the Fighting Hawks.

UMD Recruits Hale, McCabe Taken In 2017 NAHL Draft

Two Minnesota Duluth verbal commitments were taken in the top five rounds of the NAHL Draft on Tuesday with Minneapolis sophomore forward Jake Hale going in the fourth round to the Minnesota Magicians while St. Paul Academy junior forward Devlin McCabe went in the fifth round to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. McCabe posted 29 goals…
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Cloquet’s Bender Signs NLI To Play For UMD Next Season

Cloquet native Koby Bender has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Minnesota Duluth in the fall. The 19-year-old wing who turns 20 in July has spent the last two seasons playing junior hockey after leaving the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton program following his junior year. Bender posted 18 goals and 36 assists in 66 games…
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NCHC 2016-17 Year In Review: Postseason Revenue Down, But League Still Projecting Surplus

The NCHC issued its 2016-17 season in review on Thursday. You can read the whole report here. Below are my highlights from this year’s report: The NCHC is again projecting a budget surplus for the 2016-17 year, though final numbers will not be known until the current league fiscal year concludes Aug. 31. Revenue from the…
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DNT: Toninato Plays The Waiting Game With Toronto Maple Leafs

The Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey program has seen a number of players sign NHL deals this spring after its run to the Frozen Four in Chicago. Some were expected, like seniors Alex Iafallo (L.A. Kings) and Carson Soucy (Minnesota Wild). Others signings, such as freshman goaltender Hunter Miska (Arizona Coyotes) and sophomore defenseman Neal Pionk…
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DNT: Hermantown’s Samberg Coming To UMD Earlier Than Expected

Minnesota Duluth will be replacing one Hermantown native with another on the blue line in 2017-18. Hawks senior defenseman Dylan Samberg has cut his junior hockey career short and signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Bulldogs in the fall. He’s joining the college ranks a year earlier than expected after UMD lost…
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Anderson, Samberg Participating In NHL Scouting Combine This Week In Buffalo

Two future Minnesota Duluth defensemen are taking part in the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo, N.Y. this week. Incoming Bulldogs freshman Mikey Anderson and 2017 Hermantown High School graduate Dylan Samberg arrived in Buffalo on Monday. They and 104 of the top prospects for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will take part in medical…
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DNT: North Dakota’s Elimination Of Women’s Hockey Could Cost UMD And Other WCHA Schools In The Long Run

The death of North Dakota women’s hockey in March was more than just a scheduling inconvenience for the remaining seven members of the women’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association. It’s a move that could end up costing schools like Minnesota Duluth thousands of dollars in the long run.

The Gophers 1985 Pursuit Of Mike Sertich: “I Had No Intention Of Going There.”

Tonight, former Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey head coach Mike Sertich will be inducted into the DECC Athletic Hall of Fame. The honor comes almost 35 years to the day that Sertich accepted the head coaching job at UMD, after initially leaving his home that morning to turn down the offer. Sertich recalled the morning of May 25,…
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