Recruiting: UMD Women Land Goaltender For 2016

St. Paul United senior goaltender Catherine Johnson announced via Twitter this week she has verbally committed to play for Minnesota Duluth in the fall of 2016. Johnson, who recently participated in a USA Hockey 2015 Girls U-18 Player Development Camp, is coming off a junior year in which she posted a 2.02 goals-against average and .913…
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Oct. 26 Poll Roundup: UMD Men Slip From No. 5 To 6 In Rankings

Following a pair of 3-3 overtime ties at Notre Dame last week, the Minnesota Duluth men dropped from No. 5 to No. 6 in both the USCHO.com poll and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll released Monday. Friday: Recap / Blog Saturday: Recap / Blog The Fighting Irish of Hockey East fought back from a 2-0 deficit…
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Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 3, Notre Dame 3 (OT) (Again)

No. 5-ranked Minnesota Duluth tied Notre Dame 3-3 in overtime on Saturday at Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind., as the Bulldogs rallied from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down from Saturday’s game, plus my three stars of the game. Thumbs up to senior center Tony Cameranesi There’s fast, and then there is Tony…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota Duluth At Notre Dame

No. 5-ranked Minnesota Duluth takes on Notre Dame at 5:35 p.m. CDT tonight at Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind. Tonight’s game can be seen locally on My9, as well as on NBC Sports Network. You can also follow me on Twitter all weekend at twitter.com/mattwellens. The Bulldogs’ line chart for tonight can be seen here. Sophomore…
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Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 3, Notre Dame 3 (OT)

No. 5-ranked Minnesota Duluth tied Notre Dame 3-3 in overtime on Friday at Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind., as the Bulldogs gave up 2-0 and 3-2 leads. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down from Friday’s game, plus my three stars of the game. Thumbs up to UMD pouncing early on the road. The Bulldogs couldn’t…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota Duluth At Notre Dame

No. 5-ranked Minnesota Duluth takes on Notre Dame at 5:05 p.m. CDT tonight at Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind. Tonight’s game can be seen locally on My9, as well as on the American Sports Network. You can also follow me on Twitter all weekend at twitter.com/mattwellens. The Bulldogs’ line chart for tonight can be seen here.…
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UMD Women Won’t Get Mrazova Back Until Next Semester

In the “It’s about darn time” category, I finally checked in with UMD women’s coach Maura Crowell during today’s press conference about the injury status of junior forward Katerina Mrazova. Mrazova, of the Czech Republic, won’t be back playing for the Bulldogs until next semester at the earliest after she suffered a knee injury over…
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Monday, Oct. 19 Poll Roundup: Bulldogs Move Up To No. 5 In Both Polls

Minnesota Duluth rose from No. 7 to No. 5 in both national polls released Monday following a 3-1 and 3-0 home-and-home sweep of Minnesota over the weekend to improve to 2-1 on the season. North Dakota, which tied and beat Bemidji State in a home-and-home series to move to 2-0-2, remains No. 1 in the…
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Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 3, Minnesota 0

No. 7-ranked Minnesota Duluth finished off the weekend sweep of No. 15 Minnesota on Saturday, winning 3-0 at Amsoil Arena to run its win streak to six games against the Gophers. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down from Saturday’s game, plus my three stars of the game. Thumbs up to Dominic Toninato’s timing It’s one thing to…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota At Minnesota Duluth

No. 7-ranked Minnesota Duluth takes on No. 15 Minnesota(-Twin Cities) at 7:07 p.m. tonight at Amsoil Arena in Duluth in the second of two games this season between the in-state rivals. UMD won last night 3-1. Tonight’s game can be seen on Fox Sports North. You can also follow me on Twitter all weekend at twitter.com/mattwellens. The Bulldogs’ line…
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