Former Bulldog Captain Welinski Records Assist In NHL Debut

Former Minnesota Duluth captain Andy Welinski made his NHL debut Monday night and registered an assist in the Anaheim Ducks’ 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at Honda Center in Anaheim. Welinski’s first NHL point came 1:52 into the third period. He corralled a pass that was heading out of the zone with his backhand…
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UMD Hockey Notebook: Bulldogs Keep It Simple In Win Over Omaha

Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin has been preaching simplicity for months now to his roster of six seniors, three juniors, eight sophomores and 10 freshmen. He got that simplicity from his Bulldogs on Saturday in the 6-2 road win over Nebraska-Omaha at Baxter Arena that kept UMD out of the NCHC basement going into the…
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Duluth Native Andy Welinski Expected To Make NHL Debut Tonight With Ducks

Duluth native Andy Welinski is expected to make his NHL debut tonight with the Anaheim Ducks according to Eric Stephens, who covers of the team for the Orange County Register. The former standout defenseman at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Duluth East High School was officially called up by the Ducks on Monday. The…
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Postgame: Bulldogs Keep It Simple In 6-2 Win At Omaha

Minnesota Duluth rebounded from Friday’s disappointing 7-5 defeat with a 6-2 victory on Saturday over Nebraska-Omaha at Baxter Arena. Sophomore wing Joey Anderson and freshman defenseman Scott Perunovich each had a goal and two assists. Junior center Peter Krieger also had a three-point night with three assists and sophomore wing Riley Tufte scored twice to…
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Postgame: Special Teams Fail UMD Men In 7-5 Loss At Omaha (but Look What The Women Did In Minneapolis!)

The Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team is now tied for last in the NCHC with Nebraska-Omaha after losing to the Mavericks 7-5 on Friday at Baxter Arena in Omaha. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down from the Bulldog hockey world Friday, plus my three stars of the night. Thumbs up to UMD women’s…
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Bulldog Insider: Soft-spoken Shepard Turns Up Volume On The Ice, Guides Young Bulldogs

After trading starts early in the season with fellow sophomore goaltender Nick Deery, Cohasset native Hunter Shepard has emerged as the go-to-guy in the Minnesota Duluth net. Shepard has made 12-straight starts going into this weekend’s NCHC series at Nebraska-Omaha. Last season Shepard and Deery both sat behind fellow freshman Hunter Miska, who started 39…
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Five Bulldogs Named To World Juniors Preliminary Roster

Five members of the Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team have been named to Team USA’s preliminary roster for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 5, 2018 in Buffalo, N.Y. Sophomore wing Joey Anderson, a member of the 2017 U.S. National Junior Team that won gold last year in Canada, is joined by…
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DNT: USA’s Rooney Stops 24 In OT Loss To Canada In St. Paul

Brianne Jenner scored 37 seconds into a 3-on-3 overtime period to give Canada a 2-1 victory over the United States on Sunday in an exhibition women’s hockey game played before 9,098 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Minnesota Duluth junior goaltender Maddie Rooney — on sabbatical from the Bulldogs this season — finished with…
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DNT: DECC, UMD Explore Possible Tweaks To Amsoil Arena Deal

When Amsoil Arena was completed in 2011, the University of Minnesota Duluth entered into a 25-year contract with the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to lease the facility for the use of its men’s and women’s hockey programs. But recent discussions between UMD, Mayor Emily Larson and the DECC have broached the subject of restructuring the…
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Postgame: Despite A Better Effort, Bulldogs Get Swept By Top-ranked Denver

Top-ranked Denver finished off the weekend sweep of Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, winning another tight battle, this time by a score of 2-1 at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. UMD senior wing Blake Young tied the game at 1-1 with 11:28 to play in regulation, but the Pioneers’ Jake Durflinger was able to get the game-winning…
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