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Bulldogs Men’s Hockey Learns NCAA Tournament Fate

UMD will play Bowling Green on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in Allentown, PA. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The Bulldogs are the second overall seed and number 1 seed in the Midwest Regional, they learned during Sunday’s selection show. UMD will play Bowling Green on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in Allentown, PA. This is the Bulldog’s fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and they’re looking to make it back to the Frozen Four for the third straight…

Northern Star: Brynne and Elise Hauer

For this week's segment, we feature sisters on the St. Scholastica women's tennis team.

DULUTH, Minn. – A bond between sisters can’t be broken, and that’s exactly what St. Scholastica women’s tennis teammates Brynne and Elise Hauer have. The sisters are playing in their first and only season together with the Saints and are enjoying every moment. “It’s definitely a different bond being a sister, especially when you also wear that teammate hat and…

Swaney’s Double OT Goal Wins NCHC Title for Bulldogs

The UMD men's hockey team won a marathon game against St. Cloud State.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The 2019 National Collegiate Hockey Conference championship is coming back to Duluth as the UMD men’s hockey outlasted St. Cloud State 3-2 in double overtime to win their second NCHC tournament championship Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Nick Swaney scored the game-winner for the Bulldogs, who capture their second conference title in the past…

Bulldogs Football Kicks Off Spring Practice

UMD will hold spring practice over the next month, and play in the spring game on April 19.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team kicked off spring practice on Friday. The Bulldogs will spend the next month out on Malosky Field getting in the reps and drills they’ve been waiting months to do. “You spend all winter, all the time in the weight room getting ready for this and you kind of get away from football too…

Shepard, Richards, Perunovich Earn NCHC Annual Awards

Hunter Shepard picked up two awards while Scott Perunovich and Justin Richards each won one.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team took home four awards on Thursday night at the annual NCHC Awards Celebration. Junior Hunter Shepard was selected as the Goaltender of the Year, plus he also received the NCHC Three-Star Player of the Game Award. Shepard had the best goals against average and most shutouts in the conference during NCHC action….

Experience Will Be Key for UMD Men’s Hockey Team

The Bulldogs will battle Denver in the Frozen Faceoff semi-finals.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team are getting set for their fourth straight trip to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. The Bulldogs are looking for better results this season as they fell in the semi–finals in 2018. But the experience will be key as UMD mentally prepares for the NCAA tournament next week. “It’s a great feeling and just…

Former Greyhound Philip Beaulieu Named WCHA Defenseman of the Year

Along with this award, Beaulieu was also named team captain for the NMU Wildcats next season.

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Former Duluth East standout Philip Beaulieu has been named the WCHA’s Defenseman of the Year. The junior finished with a league-best 22 assists and 28 league points for Northern Michigan University. Beaulieu played for the Greyhounds from 2010 to 2014, helping Duluth East reach the state tourney in each year. In his senior year, he was named…

UMD Men’s Hockey to Face Denver at Frozen Faceoff

The Bulldogs split their season series with the Pioneers.

DULUTH, Minn. – After Colorado College defeated Western Michigan in their first-round NCHC series, the UMD men’s hockey will be matched up with Denver in the Frozen Faceoff semi-finals this weekend at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Puck drop for the game is set for 7:38 p.m. Friday night. St. Cloud State and Colorado College will play in…

Northern Star: Parker Mackay

For this week's segment, we talk with the captain of the Minnesota Duluth men's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – After winning their second ever national championship, the UMD men’s hockey team needed a trusty captain this year. That’s when they looked to their assistant Parker Mackay and decided to give him the “C”. “It was special honestly. I was excited for the challenge but a little nervous maybe just with the high expectations that this group had…

Bulldogs Hockey Sweeps Mavericks, Advance to NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Four different players scored as Minnesota Duluth advances to its fourth straight NCHC Frozen Faceoff.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team scored four unanswered goals to top Omaha 4-1 to sweep the quarterfinal round and advance to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. The Mavericks struck first but then it was all Bulldogs. Jackson Cates, Kobe Roth, Cole Koepke and Peter Krieger all scored in the win while Hunter Shepard made 18 saves. The Bulldogs advance…

Saints’ Anderson, Thomeczek Named ACHA/CCM All-Americans

Sophomore Rachel Anderson was named First Team All-American while junior Lexi Thomeczek was named Second Team All-American.

DULUTH, Minn. – The ACHA announced earlier this week that St. Scholastica women’s hockey sophomore Rachel Anderson and junior Lexi Thomeczek were named West Region CCM All-Americans. Anderson was named to the First Team and is the first Saints to receive First Team honors since 2014–2015. The reigning NCHA Player of the Year set a program record for points and assists…

Swaney Scores Game-Winner as Bulldogs Take Game One From Mavericks

Riley Tufte and Nick Swaney scored for UMD in the first game of the NCHC playoffs.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the opening round of the NCHC playoffs, Omaha scored with less than a minute remaining to send game one into overtime. Nick Swaney would score in overtime to give the Bulldogs the 2-1 win. Riley Tufte scored the first goal of the night. The Bulldogs and the Mavericks will meet up again on Saturday at 7:07…

Bulldogs Women’s Basketball Fall to Dragons in First Round of NCAA Tournament

UMD finishes the season 23-7.

HAYES, Kan. – In the fourth meeting of the season, the Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team couldn’t come back late as MSU-Moorhead got the 63-54 win in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Brooke Olson led the Bulldogs with 22 points. UMD ends the season 23-7. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Northern Star: Danielle Kohlwey

For this week's segment, we sit down with a UMD track senior who recently made program history at the NCAA Tournament.

DULUTH, Minn. – Third time’s the charm for senior Danielle Kohlwey.  In her third straight trip to the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championship, she finally came out on top. Kohlwey captured the 60-meter hurdle title on Saturday with a time of 8.24 seconds. But going into the weekend, Kohlwey just wanted to enjoy the moment. “With this being my…

Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Falls to Gophers in WCHA Tournament; Men Drop Regular Season Finale to Huskies

No. 1 Minnesota defeated the UMD women in the WCHA Final Face-Off Semifinal, while St. Cloud State topped the UMD men in the final game of the regular season.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Gabbie Hughes would score the first goal of the game, but No. 1 Minnesota would score four unanswered as the Gophers got the 4-1 win over the UMD women’s hockey team in the WCHA Final Face-Off Semifinal. Maddie Rooney finished the game with 40 saves. The Bulldogs finish the season 15-16-4. For the UMD men, they couldn’t…

Coaches Corner: St. Scholastica Track and Field

For this week's Coaches Corner, we talk track and field with St. Scholastica.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we were joined by St. Scholastica track and field head coach Todd Bouchie. The Saints women’s team are coming off their tenth straight UMAC championship as both teams get set for the start of the outdoor season at the end of the month. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Bulldogs Sending Kohlwey, Reindl to NCAA D2 Indoor Track and Field Nationals

The pair will be representing UMD at nationals.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior Danielle Kohlwey and freshman Haleigh Reindl will be representing Minnesota Duluth this weekend at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships at Pittsburgh State University. Kohlwey is making her third straight appearance at nationals in the 60–meter hurdles, while Reindl will take part in the 800-meter run. “It’s incredible. It was a goal of…

UMD Men’s Hockey Wrap Up Regular Season Against #1 St. Cloud State

The Bulldogs will take on the Huskies in their final series of the regular season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team will be wrapping up their regular season in the toughest way possible. The Bulldogs will travel to St. Cloud State to take on the #1 ranked Huskies. UMD split their home series against SCSU back in mid-January. But the Huskies are undefeated at the Herb Brooks Arena and will celebrate their regular…

UMD Women’s Basketball Win First NSIC Title Since 2004

The Bulldogs defeated MSU-Moorhead 52-48 in the NSIC championship game.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team knocked off Minnesota State-Moorhead 52-48 to capture the 2019 NSIC tournament championship Tuesday night at the Sanford Health Pentagon. Sarah Grow finished with 17 points and four blocks, taking home NSIC Tournament MVP honors. Grow, Sammy Kozlowski and Katie Stark were named to the All-Tournament Team. Categories: College, Sports, University…

UWS Thrower Christian Pillath Qualifies for Nationals

Pillath will be the Yellowjackets' long representative at the NCAA national meet.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Wisconsin-Superior thrower Christian Pillath will be participating in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. Pillath punched his ticket with a school–record weight throw of 18.4 meters this past weekend at the Pointer Final Qualifier. Pillath said he’s excited to go to the first national meet tn his final year with the Yellowjackets….

UMD Women’s Basketball Advances to NSIC Finals

The UMD women's basketball team defeated St. Cloud State in the NSIC semi-finals

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Ann Simonet led all scorers with 13 points as the UMD women’s basketball team knocked off St. Cloud State 68-50 in the NSIC semi-finals Monday afternoon at the Sanford Health Pentagon in Sioux Falls. Brooke Olson chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds as the Bulldogs move on to the NSIC championship game Tuesday night….

Saints Women’s Hockey Falls in Slaats Cup Final

Alexia Klaas scored both goals in the loss.

ADRIAN, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s hockey team was able to quickly respond both times Adrian scored in regulation, but Adrian would finally top the Saints in double overtime, 3-2, in the NCHA Slaats Cup Final. Alexia Klaas scored both goals for the Saints, one in the second and one in the third. St. Scholastica will learn its NCAA…

Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Advance to WCHA Final Face-Off; Bulldogs Men Sweep Redhawks

Both UMD hockey teams picked up weekend sweeps.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team got out to a quick start and hung on to defeat Bemidji State 4-3 and are moving on the WCHA Final Face-Off. Ryleigh Houston, Anna Klein, Gabbie Hughes and Anneke Linser all scored in Saturday’s win. The Bulldogs will travel to Minneapolis next weekend and take on No. 1 Minnesota in the…

UMD Women Take 1-0 Series Lead, UMD Men Knock Off Redhawks

The UMD women's hockey team defeated Bemidji State while the men got the win over Miami (OH).

DULUTH, Minn. – In game one of the WCHA women’s hockey tournament, Minnesota Duluth got the win over Bemidji State 3-2 Friday night at AMSOIL Arena. Naomi Rogge, Anneke Linser and Gabbie Hughes scored for the Bulldogs, who will look for the sweep of the Beavers tomorrow at 2 p.m. And in the men’s game, Noah Cates scored twice as…

UMD Women’s Basketball Advance, Men Fall in NSIC First Round

The road to the Pentagon began Wednesday night for the UMD men's and women's basketball teams

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD women’s basketball team took care of business Wednesday night as they took down Southwest Minnesota State 87-57 in the first round of the NSIC tournament. Emma Boehm led all scorers with 22 points while Sarah Grow also pitched in 16 for the Bulldogs. The women advance to the quarterfinals against Augustana Saturday night at 8 p.m….

Saints’ Anderson Named NCHA Player of the Year, MacMillan Earns Coach of the Year Honors

This is the second time in program history that a CSS player wins the top honor in the NCHA.

DULUTH, Minn. – The NCHA announced Wednesday that St. Scholastica’s Rachel Anderson has been named Player of the Year and Jackie MacMillan takes home Coach of the Year honors. Anderson is just the second Saint to receive the honor after she set a single-season program record with 42 points as a sophomore. MacMillan, who is the only head coach the…

Yellowjackets’ Hannah Norlin Named UMAC Player of the Year

Norlin had a monster season for the 'Jackets, leading the conference in rebounds per game, made field goals and double doubles.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Wisconsin-Superior senior forward Hannah Norlin has been named 2019 UMAC Player of the Year. Norlin had a monster season for the ‘Jackets, leading the conference in rebounds per game, made field goals and double doubles. She was named UMAC Player of the Week five times this past season. This is the fourth straight year that a UWS…

Northern Star: Josie Buckley

For this week's segment, we feature a senior on the UMD women's basketball team who's just thankful that she's able to play.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team is having one of their best seasons in program history. But for the seniors on the team, especially forward Josie Buckley, they’re not ready to think about the season winding down. “I just haven’t really been thinking about it much. We’ve been having such a great season and it’s been fun,…

Saints Women’s Hockey Sweeps Falcons, Advance to Slaats Cup Semifinals

Rachel Anderson scored twice while Taylor Murray and Kayla Kasel each scored once in the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s hockey team scored four unanswered goals to get the 4-1 win over Concordia Wisconsin and sweep the series to move on to the NCHA Slaats Cup semifinals. Rachel Anderson scored twice while Taylor Murray and Kayla Kasel each scored once in the Saints win. The Saints (20-6-1) will play Lake Forest on Friday…

Yellowjackets Women’s Basketball Fall in UMAC Title Game

Wisconsin-Superior suffered its first ever home UMAC loss, as the Yellowjackets fell in a heartbreaker in the title game.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team fell in a heartbreaker, as Bethany Lutheran got the 55-54 win in the UMAC title game. Hannah Norlin led the team with 14 points in her final game as Yellowjacket. Eva Reinersten finished with 13 points. This was the first ever home UMAC loss for UWS, as Bethany Lutheran stopped the Yellowjackets…

Bulldogs Basketball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Bemidji State

The Minnesota Duluth men and women ended the regular season with victories.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the first game of the doubleheader, the Minnesota Duluth women picked up the 68-47 win over Bemidji State. Sarah Grow lead all scorers with 18 points while Brooke Olson also pitched in 12 points. With the win, #19 on the season, and #9 in a row at home, they will now host the first round of…

Saints Women’s Hockey Open Slaats Cup With Victory

St. Scholastica's Women's hockey team with a 5-1 victory over Concordia Wisconsin

DULUTH, Minn.- The St. Scholastica women’s hockey team wrapped up the regular season on a eight game winning streak and kept things rolling Friday night after their 5-1 victory over Concordia Wisconsin at Mars Lakeview Arena. Kayla Kasel would net two goals for the Saints while Lexi Thomeczek made 20 saves. Paige Forsman, Courtney Bloemke, and Greta Nundahl also scored…

Coaches Corner: UMD Men’s Basketball

This week's segment features the UMD men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with the UMD men’s basketball team. We were joined by head coach Justin Wieck and senior forward Sean Burns. Among the topics discussed were the turnaround season for the Bulldogs, as well as the focus on the defensive side for UMD, who are ranked second in points allowed in the…

Bulldogs Basketball Sweep Eagles in Home Doubleheader

UMD men's and women's Hoops sweep Minnesota Crookston Saturday night

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota-Duluth women’s basketball team picked up their eighth straight victory on home court following their 77-49 win over Minnesota Crookston. Sammy Kozlowski lead the way for the Bulldogs with 22 points, while Sarah Grow pitched in with 12. On the men’s side, it would be a lot closer as the Bulldogs pulled out a 76-67 win….

Bulldog Women Tie With Mavericks, Men Fall to Fighting Hawks

The UMD women tied Minnesota State, while the men were upset by North Dakota

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team would tie Minnesota State Friday night 5-5. However, in extra time the Bulldogs would come out victorious in round eight of the shoot-out, moving them into fourth place in the WCHA with one game remaining. Maggie Flaherty scored two power-play goals while Anna Klein, Gabbie Hughes, and Jalyn Elmes also lit the…

Saints Basketball Take on Playoff Nemesis Northwestern in UMAC Finals

The St. Scholastica men's basketball team will look to end their playoff losing streak against the Eagles.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica men’s basketball team used a strong second half to upset Bethany Lutheran in the UMAC semi–finals. It will be a familiar opponent in the finals as the Saints will face Northwestern, the team that has ended their season in each of the past six seasons. Tip-off Saturday in St. Paul s set for 7…

Yellowjackets Women Advance to UMAC Finals in OT Thriller

Wisconsin-Superior survive scare in women's basketball action.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Katie White’s three pointer as time expired would send the game into overtime, and her 16 points led the Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team to a 71-67 victory Thursday night in the UMAC semi-finals. Hannah Norlin pitched in with 15 points and 12 rebounds as well for UWS. Wisconsin-Superior now advances to the UMAC Finals Saturday in Superior against…

Bulldog Women’s Hockey To Wrap Up Season vs. Mavericks

The UMD women's hockey team have a good chance to lock up a home playoff series in the first round of the WCHA playoffs.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the UMD women’s hockey team, they wrap up their regular season down in Mankato against the Mavericks. The Bulldogs are in prime position to host an opening round playoff series. But for head coach Maura Crowell, UMD still needs to improve their toughness around the net. “We have some great skill and some great players, and…

UMD Men’s Hockey Set to Renew Rivalry with Fighting Hawks

This will be the Bulldogs' first trip to Grand Forks in two years.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team will renew their rivalry with North Dakota this upcoming weekend. The two teams split their series at AMSOIL Arena back in late November. The Bulldogs will be back at the Ralph Engelstad Arena for the first time in two years, which the team knows is always a tough place to play. “It…

Saints Open UMAC Basketball Tournament Against Vikings

The St. Scholastica men's basketball team will travel to Mankato to take on Bethany Lutheran.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica men’s basketball team will face Bethany Lutheran in the UMAC semi-finals Thursday night. The Vikings defeated CSS twice this season. The team’s depth has been on full display for the past month, and it will be up to the seniors to get the younger players ready for a playoff atmosphere Thursday night. “Us seniors,…

Yellowjackets Women Eyeing Fourth Straight UMAC Tourney Title

The Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball team are the #1 seed for the fourth straight year.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Tuesday, the UMAC announced that due to inclement weather, the basketball semi–finals for men and women will be postponed from Wedensday night to Thursday night which gives teams an extra day to prepare for the playoffs. On the women’s side, the Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team are the #1 overall seed. The Yellowjackets are the #1 overall seed…

Saints Women’s Hockey Ranked for First Time Since 2014

The St. Scholastica women's hockey team are ranked 10th in the latest D3hockey.com poll.

DULUTH, Minn. – After sweeping their weekend series against Lake Forest, the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team is ranked 10th in the latest D3 hockey poll. This marks the first time the Saints have been nationally ranked since 2014. CSS ended the regular season winning eight straight and clearly playing their best hockey at just the right time. “I think…

AMSOIL Arena to Host 2020 Ice Breakers Tournament

The tournament will be held Oct. 9 and 10, 2020.

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Duluth announced on Friday that AMSOIL Arena will host the 2020 Ice Breaker Tournament. AMSOIL Arena hosted the 2017 Ice Breaker Tournament, where the opening round drew the fourth largest crowd in AMSOIL history. The Ice Breaker Tournament usually features four teams, each from a different conference. The 24th annual tournament will feature…

Saints Basketball Teams Get Senior Night Sweep over Storm

Both St. Scholastica basketball teams wrapped up their regular seasons with wins at home.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s basketball team ended their season on a high note as they got the win over Crown 61-46 Saturday night at the Reif Gym. In her final game for the Saints, Michala Walther finished with 16 points. Kaylee Kennedy and Danielle Cieluch also chipped in with 14 points each. On the men’s side, Collin…

Thomeczek, Saints Stonewall Foresters in Regular Season Finale

The St. Scholastica women's hockey team ends the regular season on an eight-game winning streak.

DULUTH, Minn. – Taylor Thompson scored twice and Lexi Thomeczek would get her second-straight shutout as the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team topped Lake Forest 2-0 Saturday night at Mars Lakeview Arena. Thomeczek finished with 40 saves, her second-highest total this season to help the Saints end the regular season on an eight-game winning streak. Next up for the CSS…

UMD Women’s, Men’s Hockey Both Blanked at Home

Neither UMD hockey team was able to put up a goal in their respective match-ups.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their regular season home finale, the UMD women’s hockey team were shutout by #2 Wisconsin 3-0 Saturday night at Amsoil Arena. Maddie Rooney finished with a season-high 49 saves in the losing effort as the Bulldogs get set to close out the regular season on the road next week against Minnesota State-Mankato. In the men’s game,…

Saints Women’s Hockey Starts Weekend With Win

St. Scholastica tops Lake Forest 1-0; looks for sweep Saturday

DULUTH, MINN.- Taylor Thompson netted the lone goal of the contest as the Saints began the final weekend of the regular season with a victory of Lake Forest College 1-0. Lexi Thomeczek made 37 saves for the shut-out. With the win, St. Scholastica improves to 17-6-1 and 13-3 in the NCHA. The same two teams will meet Saturday afternoon back…

Coaches Corner: Wisconsin-Superior Men’s Hockey

This week's Coaches Corner features UWS Head Coach Rich McKenna

DULUTH, MINN.- For this week’s Coaches Corner we spoke with UWS Men’s Hockey head coach Rich McKenna. Among the topics discussed are the Yellowjackets upcoming playoff series versus UW-Eau Claire as well as the performances of the younger players this season.     Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Bulldog Women’s Hockey Drops Opener Against Badgers

UMD Women drop WCHA contest against Wisconsin

DULUTH, MINN.- UMD fell Friday night to Wisconsin 6-1 in WCHA Women’s hockey action. Kailee Skinner would net the lone goal for the Bulldogs. Maddie Rooney would get pulled following the conclusion of the second period after allowing four goals on 27 shots. Emma Soderberg stopped 9 of 11 of the shots she faced in the third period. The same…

Former Bulldogs Captain, Esko Native Karson Kuhlman Recalled by Bruins

The 2018 Frozen Four MVP is moving up from the AHL in Providence to the NHL in Boston.

BOSTON, Mass. – Esko native Karson Kuhlman was one of the biggest reasons the UMD men’s hockey team won their second ever national championship back in April of last year. Days after that win, the 2018 Frozen Four MVP was signed by the Boston Bruins and has spent time in their developmental system. But Wednesday, he got the call of…