Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 3, Minnesota 0

Minnesota Duluth picked up a 3-0 victory on Friday over Minnesota at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. With a long drive back to Duluth on the horizon for me tonight, here are my quick thumbs up and thumbs down for the Bulldogs from Mariucci Arena, followed by my three stars from the win. Thumbs up to…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota Duluth At Minnesota

No. 13-ranked Minnesota Duluth is at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis tonight to face No. 1 Minnesota at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports North PLUS. For updates from the game, follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mattwellens. The Bulldogs’ line chart for tonight can be seen here. Sophomore defenseman Dan Molenaar is back for a second-straight game. The Gopers’…
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Fall Early Signing Period Underway (And My Philosophy On Chasing Recruiting News)

Editor’s note: Please read the disclaimer at the end of this post on how I report about recruiting Today begins the fall early signing period for college hockey, as well as other sports such as basketball. Student athletes who plan to enroll in a university for 2015-16 can sign their National Letter of Intent between…
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Michigan Tech Honors Duluth Native On Veteran’s Day

Former Duluth Denfeld and Marshall goaltender Matt Messina is one of four goaltenders at Michigan Tech this season. He was invited to join the team this season as a practice goalie after another went down with an injury. Messina, now a senior at Tech, was an Associated Press All-State honorable mention in 2008 after backstopping…
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Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 3, St. Cloud State 1

Minnesota Duluth swept St. Cloud State this weekend for the first time since Nov. 1999 following a 3-1 win on Saturday and 3-2 overtime win on Friday. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down for the Bulldogs win on Saturday, followed by my three stars. Thumbs up to the Bulldogs defense UMD freshman goaltender…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota Duluth At St. Cloud State (Game 2)

No. 17-ranked Minnesota Duluth will go for its first sweep of the season when it plays at No. 7 St. Cloud State at 7:07 p.m. tonight at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud. For updates from the game, follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mattwellens. The Bulldogs’ line chart for tonight can be seen here.…
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Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 3, St. Cloud State 2 (OT)

Minnesota Duluth shook off two St. Cloud State power play goals in the third period to prevail 3-2 in overtime on Friday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down for the Bulldogs tonight, followed by my three stars. Thumbs up to the Bulldogs 4-on-3…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota Duluth At St. Cloud State (Game 1)

No. 17-ranked Minnesota Duluth is at No. 7 St. Cloud State this weekend, starting with a 7:37 p.m. game tonight at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud. This is the Huskies first NCHC game of the season. For updates from the game, follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mattwellens. The Bulldogs’ line chart for…
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By The Numbers: Minnesota Duluth’s Sophomore Class

Tomorrow at DuluthNews.com and in the Friday Duluth News Tribune, I break down the impressive start for Minnesota Duluth’s sophomore class. Here is a sneak peak of what the numbers say after eight games and a trip to St. Cloud State up next. The Bulldogs sophomores with 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points…
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Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 4, Miami 3

Minnesota Duluth fell behind 1-0 and fought off a pair of Miami rallies to prevail 4-3 on Saturday at Amsoil Arena in Duluth, giving the Bulldogs an NCHC series split following a heartbreaking 3-2 loss on Friday. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down for the Bulldogs tonight, followed by my three stars. Thumbs…
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