Duluth Native Brett Larson Leads St. Cloud State to First-Ever National Title Game

The Denfeld alum graduated from UMD, and even won two national titles with the Bulldogs as a member of Scott Sandelin's coaching staff.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Despite UMD’s loss in the Frozen Four, there will be some Northland representation in Saturday’s national championship game as St. Cloud state will play in its their first ever title game, led by head coach and Duluth native Brett Larson. The Denfeld alum graduated from UMD, and even won two national titles with the Bulldogs as Scott Sandelin’s assistant coach.

“I was really lucky to grow up in a great neighborhood around great people. Probably one of the first guys I think about is Bill Vukonich, our high school coach at Duluth Denfeld. I played for him at a couple state tournaments and had a great experience there. Then was lucky and fortunate to play for Mike Sertich at UMD. It was a really good experience as a player there as well and learned a lot from Sertie. I’ve really enjoyed my experiences playing hockey and I learned from so many really good coaches,” Larson said.

Puck drop for Saturday’s national championship game between the Huskies and UMass is set for 6 p.m. on ESPN.

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