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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Pregame Warmup: Lakehead University At Minnesota Duluth (exhibition)

Minnesota Duluth, ranked No. 2 in the preseason USCHO.com Division I men’s poll, opens the season at 6 p.m. tonight at Amsoil Arena with an exhibition against Lakehead University of Thunder Bay, Ontario. For updates from tonight’s game, you can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mattwellens. The Bulldogs’ line chart for tonight can be seen here. All…
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UMD Men Debut At No. 2 In 2015-16 USCHO Preseason Poll

The Minnesota Duluth men received 12 of a possible 50 first-place votes to land at No. 2 in the 2015-16 USCHO.com Preseason Division I men’s poll released on Monday. Boston College, which received 19 first-place votes took the top spot. Eight other teams received first-place votes from the assortment of media, SIDs and coaches. You…
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Bulldogs Picked To Win NCHC In 2015-16 Preseason Poll

Minnesota Duluth is the favorite in 2015-16 to win the NCHC, beating out last year’s Penrose Cup champions and the team that swept the Bulldogs out of the first round of the league playoffs. The Bulldogs received 17 of 30 first place votes for 208 points from local and national media who cover the NCHC…
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Welinski, Kaskisuo Named To NCHC Preseason All-Conference Team

Minnesota Duluth senior defenseman and captain Andy Welinski of Duluth and sophomore goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo were named to the NCHC 2015 Preseason All-Conference Team, released Tuesday. The team was selected by local and national media. Welinski received the most votes — 22 of a possible 30 — followed by Denver junior forward Trevor Moore (21),…
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UMD Women Begin The Season Unranked, But Receive Votes In USCHO Preseason Poll

Minnesota Duluth received five points in voting, but will begin the first season under new head coach Maura Crowell unranked when it opens the 2015-16 season at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Lindenwood in St. Charles, Mo. The Bulldogs didn’t receive enough votes to crack the USCHO.com Division I preseason women’s poll, which…
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UMD Men’s And Women’s Hockey Summer Notes

It’s been a quiet summer in Duluth for the most part when it comes to the Bulldogs men’s and women’s hockey programs, which is a good thing because it’s allowed my vacations to go undisturbed for the most part. Here’s a rundown of the last month. Of course, the biggest unresolved story is the assistant coach vacancy…
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Running List Of Bulldogs At NHL Development Camps This Summer [Updated 7/9, 9:30 P.m.]

With the 2015 NHL Entry Draft behind us and free agency underway, NHL teams have begun holding their annual development camps, which feature a mix of draft picks and free agent invites. We’re now up to 11 current, former and future Bulldogs participating in NHL development camps this summer with freshman goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo and sophomore…
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Three Future Bulldogs On NHL Central Scouting Futures List For 2016 Draft

Three future Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs were included on the NHL Central Scouting Services’ Futures List for North America and Europe ahead of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on June 24–25 in Buffalo, N.Y. Among the 25 current and prospective NCAA recruits on the list are Bulldogs verbal commitments Michael Graham of Eden Prairie, Riley Tufte…
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Former UMD Women’s Assistant Coaches Land New Jobs

Both of Shannon Miller’s former assistants at Minnesota Duluth have found jobs over the summer following the ousting of the Bulldogs coaching staff after the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. Laura Schuler, an assistant at UMD under Miller for seven seasons, was named the head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2015-16 season…
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