UMD Women Receive First Commitment From Class Of 2020

The Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey program received its first verbal commitment from the Class of 2020 on Friday when Clara Van Wieren of Michigan verbally committed to the Bulldogs on Twitter. “So excited to announce my commitment to play Division 1 hockey at the University Minnesota Duluth,” she tweeted. The Okemos High School freshman has…
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UMD Men Find A Third Goalie For 2017-18 In SJHL’s Patt

The Minnesota Duluth men’s program has found a third goaltender for the 2017-18 season after losing freshman Hunter Miska to the Arizona Coyotes. The Notre Dame Junior Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League tweeted goaltender Benjamin Patt has committed to play for the Bulldogs starting next season. Patt, who just turned 21, appeared in 18…
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Former Bulldogs Centralizing With Canadian National Women’s Team In 2017-18

Three former Minnesota Duluth players and a former assistant coach will centralize with the Canadian National Women’s Team in 2017-18 in preparation for the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Former Bulldogs defensemen Brigette Lacquette (2011-13, 14-15) and Jocelyne Larocque (07-11), as well as former forward Haley Irwin (07-09, 10-12) are part of a group…
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UMD Men Land 6-4 Goalie Who Led Grand Rapids To State Championship

The goaltender who backstopped Grand Rapids High School to its first state boys hockey title in 37 years is going to be a Bulldog. Thunderhawks’ goalie Zach Stejskal verbally committed via Twitter on Wednesday to play for Minnesota Duluth in future. The 6-foot-4 junior from Grand Rapids started in all three games for the Hawks…
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Kuhlman, Johnson, Mackay To Captain UMD Men In 2017-18

A Northland native will once again captain the Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team in 2017-18. Senior-to-be Karson Kuhlman, a wing out of Esko, will captain the Bulldogs next season after serving as an assistant captain in 2016-17 as a junior. He’s the lone returning captain from the 2016-17 squad that won the NCHC Frozen Faceoff…
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NCHC, CBS Sports Network Renew Partnership

The NCHC announced a renewed partnership with CBS Sports Network on Tuesday. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 11 NCHC regular season games, plus the semifinals and final of the NCHC Frozen Faceoff in 2017-18 and 2018-19. Not part of the release was that CBS Sports Network also has a one-year option to extend the deal…
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Canada’s U18 Women’s Captain, Former North Dakota Recruit Bell Picks Bulldogs

The captain of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, forward Ashton Bell, verbally committed to Minnesota Duluth on Wednesday. The former North Dakota recruit, who will begin playing for the Bulldogs in the fall, announced her intentions via Twitter. “I am very excited to announce that I will be furthering my education and hockey career at…
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A Look At How UMD’s Early Departures Have Fared In NHL Since 2007

Via UMD Sports Information, 15 players since 2007 have left Minnesota Duluth to turn pro with NCAA eligibility remaining. Here is the list of 15 and how 13 of those players have fared at the professional level since leaving the Bulldogs early. 2007 Mason Raymond, sophomore forward — Signed with Vancouver after two seasons at…
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USHL Draft Day 2 Recap: Hibbing’s Ullan Leaving USNTDP

Hibbing native Ryan Ullan is leaving the U.S. National Team Development Program after one season and heading to the United States Hockey League to play for the Green Bay Gamblers in 2017-18. Ullan, a uncommitted goaltender who turns 17 in July, was selected in the third round, No. 44 overall, by the Gamblers on Tuesday…
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Two Future Bulldogs, Two From Coleraine Taken In USHL Futures Draft

A pair of Minnesota Duluth recruits and a pair of St. Cloud State recruits from Coleraine went Monday in the United States Hockey League Futures Draft. Future Bulldog Jake Hale, a forward from Minneapolis, went in the first round, 13th overall, to the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Another UMD verbal commitment, forward Luke Mylymok of Wilcox,…
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