Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 4, Minnesota 1 (NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinal)

Second-seeded Minnesota Duluth topped third-seeded Minnesota 4-1 on Friday in an NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. The Bulldogs advance to face top-seeded Boston University at 4:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday in the regional final in Manchester. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs up from Friday’s regional semifinal, followed by my…
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Pregame Warmup: No. 2 Minnesota Duluth Vs. No. 3 Minnesota (NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinal)

No. 2-seeded Minnesota Duluth takes on No. 3-seeded Minnesota at approximately 5 p.m. CDT on ESPNU in the second NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. No. 1 Boston University beat No. 4 Yale in the first semifinal of the day, 3-2, in overtime. It has pushed the Bulldogs game back by about 30…
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Predicting The 2015 NCAA Tournament

Earlier today in my hotel room – prior to getting stuck in traffic on my way to Verizon Wireless Arena for the first NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal between Boston University and Yale – I sat down to finally finalize my bracket for the 2015 NCAA Tournament. I recorded it for Instagram and you can see…
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Bracketologists Predict Bulldogs Are Heading To Manchester To Face Boston College

I hope no one booked a flight to Providence earlier today, because the Bulldogs now appear headed to Manchester, New Hampshire. With the dust all settled and the conference champions crowned, I think it’s safe to say we know who, when and where Minnesota Duluth plays next. After finishing the weekend where they started in…
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Bulldogs Seem Destined For Providence, But As No. 1 Or 2 Seed?

We’re less than 24 hours and seven games away from the 2015 NCAA tournament field being set, and where the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs will play, when they will play and who they will play has become more and more clear, as has the Bulldogs seeding. But with 384 scenarios (according to College Hockey News) still possible based…
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Postgame: Denver 4, Minnesota Duluth 0 (DU Wins Series 2-0)

Minnesota Duluth lost Game 2 on Saturday to Denver 4-0 to allow the Pioneers to sweep the best-of-three first-round NCHC playoff series in two games. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down from Saturday’s game, followed by my three stars of the game. Thumbs up to UMD getting a weekend off The Bulldogs are not well. They’re injured.…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota Duluth At Denver (Game 2)

Fifth-seeded Minnesota Duluth is in a must-win Game 2 tonight against fourth-seeded Denver at Magness Arena in Denver. The Pioneers won Friday night to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three NCHC playoff series. For updates from tonight’s game, you can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mattwellens. This weekend’s series is also being televised in the Twin…
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Postgame: Denver 4, Minnesota Duluth 3 (DU Leads Series 1-0)

Minnesota Duluth dropped Game 1 of a best-of-three first-round NCHC playoff series Friday 4-3 at Denver to fall behind 1-0 in the series. The Bulldogs now face a must-win game Saturday to stay alive in the NCHC playoffs. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down from Friday game, followed by my three stars of the game.…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota Duluth At Denver (Game 1, NCHC Playoffs)

No. 6-ranked Minnesota Duluth opens the NCHC playoffs on the road as the No. 5 seed tonight at fourth-seeded Denver in a best-of-three NCHC quarterfinal series at Magness Arena in Denver. For updates from tonight’s game, you can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mattwellens. This weekend’s series is also being televised in the Twin Ports on My9.…
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Vote For Iafallo, Kuhlman In NCHC Goals Of The Year Tournament

Minnesota Duluth sophomore wing Alex Iafallo and freshman forward Karson Kuhlman are a part of this year’s NCHC Goals of the Year Tournament at NCHChockey.com. The tournament features 16 of the No. 1 goals from the NCHC’s weekly Top 5 goals video. Iafallo is one of three players with two entries and Kuhlman has one. Starting…
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