UMD Men’s Hockey Looking to Solve Scoring Woes After COVID Break
The Bulldogs are in quite the rut recently, dropping five of their last six games.
DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team returned to practice this week after COVID issues knocked out their series against St. Cloud State. And with several injuries and other issues keeping guys in and out of the lineup, it was quite the first half of the season for head coach Scott Sandelin’s crew.
“So many people went through what we went through last year and that starts creeping in. The guys love to be at the rink. They love to play hockey and that’s all they want to do. Hopefully we can get back to that and not have anymore of this,” said Sandelin.
The Bulldogs are in quite the rut recently, dropping five of their last six games. Sandelin says if the team wants to get back to their winning ways, it’s as easy as getting more pucks to the net.
“You got to get something, a goal or some momentum off, maybe it’s a shift, maybe it’s a good power play, to get some positivity. But when you don’t score, there’s not a lot of positivity on the bench. It’s not guys being negative. It just doesn’t create a lot. When you score it creates life and some energy and we’ve got to find a way to manufacture that,” Sandelin said.
UMD will be back at home this weekend when they host Miami of Ohio.