Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 3, Minnesota 1

No. 7-ranked Minnesota Duluth picked up its fifth-straight victory over Minnesota on Friday, beating the No. 15 Gophers 3-1 at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. Here are my up and thumbs down from Friday’s game, plus my three stars of the game. Thumbs up to the UMD’s response to the Gophers’ lone goal We saw it last weekend in Bemidji when…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota Duluth At Minnesota

No. 7-ranked Minnesota Duluth takes on No. 15 Minnesota(-Twin Cities) at 7 p.m. tonight at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis in the first of two game this season between the in-state rivals. Game 2 is at 7:07 p.m. tomorrow at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. Both of this weekend’s games can be seen on Fox Sports North. You…
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Monday, Oct. 12 Poll Roundup: UMD Men Fall To No. 7 In Both Polls

Minnesota Duluth slipped from the top three in the preseason to No. 7 in the first regular season national polls released Monday by USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine. The Bulldogs, who were previously ranked No. 2 by USCHO and No. 3 by USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, opened the season with a 3-2 loss at…
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Postgame: Bemidji State 3, Minnesota Duluth 2

No. 2-ranked Minnesota Duluth opened the its 2015-16 regular season with a 3-2 loss on Saturday to Bemidji State at Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn. Here are my up and thumbs down from Saturday’s opener, plus my three stars of the game. Thumbs up to the UMD penalty kill Allowing the Beavers to go 1-for-4 on the power play may not…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota Duluth At Bemidji State

Minnesota Duluth, ranked No. 2 in the preseason USCHO.com Division I men’s poll, opens the season at 7:07 p.m. tonight against Bemidji State in nonconference play at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. For updates from tonight’s game, you can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mattwellens. As you may be aware, the regular season was supposed to…
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Former Bulldog Garrison Scores First NHL 3-on-3 OT Goal

Former Minnesota Duluth defenseman Jason Garrison of the Tampa Bay Lightning made history Thursday by scoring the first regular season 3-on-3 overtime goal in NHL history, giving Tampa a 3-2 win. You can watch the highlight here. Garrison, who played three seasons at UMD from 2005-2008, also scored Tampa’s first goal of the night, giving…
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Eight Former Bulldogs Listed On NHL Rosters To Start 2015-16

Eight former Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs are starting the 2015-16 season in the NHL.   Former Bulldogs listed on final rosters J.T. Brown, F (Tampa Bay Lightning) Jason Garrison, D (Tampa Bay Lightning) Justin Faulk, D (Carolina Hurricanes) Justin Fontaine, F (Minnesota Wild) Matt Niskanen, D (Washington Capitals) Dylan Olsen, D (Florida Panthers) Mason Raymond, F…
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Graham Decommits From UMD, Switches To Notre Dame

Former Eden Prairie High School center Michael Graham has decommitted from Minnesota Duluth and switched his verbal commitment to Notre Dame, the 17-year-old announced Wednesday on Twitter. “Excited to announce my new commitment to play hockey at the University of Notre Dame,” Graham wrote. Graham originally committed to UMD in September 2014, telling the News…
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Monday, Oct. 5 Poll Roundup

After being slotted No. 2 in the USCHO.com Men’s Division I preseason poll, the Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team was slotted No. 3 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine men’s preseason poll released Monday. That poll can be viewed in its entirety here. The Bulldogs finished behind No. 1 Boston College and No. 2 Boston University.…
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Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 6, Lakehead 1 (exhibition)

No. 2-ranked Minnesota Duluth opened the 2015-16 season with a 6-1 exhibition victory over Lakehead University on Sunday at Amsoil Arena. Here are my up and thumbs down from Sunday’s exhibition, plus my three stars of the game. Thumbs up to the UMD power play “It was nice to see us score on 5-on-3 for a change.” –…
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