Pregame Warmup: Minnesota Duluth At Nebraska-Omaha (Game 1)

No. 8-ranked Minnesota Duluth is at the CenturyLink Center tonight to face No. 13-ranked Nebraska-Omaha at 7:37 p.m. in NCHC play in Omaha. Tonight and tomorrow’s 7:07 p.m. game are both being broadcast on My9 in Duluth. For updates from the game, follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mattwellens. The Bulldogs’ line chart for tonight can be seen…
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By The Numbers: TGIF For The Bulldogs

Greetings from Omaha where Minnesota Duluth faces off against Nebraska-Omaha in NCHC play on Friday and Saturday at CenturyLink Arena. Puck drop on Friday is at 7:37 p.m. and at 7:07 p.m. on Saturday. Three weeks ago, using the acronym “TGIF” (Thank God It’s Friday) with the Bulldogs would have been a cruel, cruel joke.…
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Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 2, Minnesota 1

No. 13-ranked Minnesota Duluth finished off a weekend sweep of No. 1-ranked Minnesota with a 2-1 victory on Saturday in front of a record crowd of 7,424 at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down from the weekend, followed by my three stars from the game. Thumbs up to the…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota At Minnesota Duluth

No. 13-ranked Minnesota Duluth hosts No. 1 Minnesota at 7 p.m. tonight at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. The game can be seen on Fox Sports North PLUS. The Bulldogs won Friday night at Mariucci Arena, 3-0. 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, 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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