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Former UMD Captain Sydney Brodt Signs Pro Deal in Sweden

The three-year captain finished her career with 40 goals and 58 assists, the 98 points being the 21st most in program history. 

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD women’s hockey captain Sydney Brodt has signed a one-year deal with the Linkoping Hockey Club (LHC) of the Swedish Hockey League. The three-year captain finished her career with 40 goals and 58 assists, the 98 points being the 21st most in program history. Brodt has spent time with Team USA in the past, earning an…

Huskies Shut Out by Mankato in Final Game Before All Star Break

The Huskies will now have the next few days off for the All-Star break, where Ambren Voitik, Mike Boeve, Will McEntire and Eli Sundquist will represent the Huskies in the game on Tuesday in Mankato.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies tallied five hits but couldn’t get one across as the Mankato MoonDogs got the 1-0 win on Sunday to sweep the two-game series. Mike Boeve led the Huskies with two hits on the day. Cameron Pool had a strong start on the mound, giving up just three hits. Ethan Hammerberg came in with the bases…

Huskies Drop Series Opener to Mankato MoonDogs

Peyton Powell went 3-for-4 at the plate while Ambren Voitik went 2-for-5 with an RBI. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies gave up four runs in the sixth inning and then couldn’t rally back as Mankato got the 6-3 win in the series opener. Peyton Powell went 3-for-4 at the plate while Ambren Voitik went 2-for-5 with an RBI. The Huskies and MoonDogs will wrap up the series on Sunday with first pitch set for 1:05…

Huskies Complete Another Late Rally to Sweep Minnesota Mud Puppies

The Huskies scored six runs in the eighth inning to sweep the two-game series against the Mud Puppies.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the second night in a row, the Duluth Huskies battled back in the eighth inning, six runs on Friday, to get the 10-7 win over the Minnesota Mud Puppies and sweep the series. Charlie Rhee and Ryan McDonald drove in two runs each while Michael Brooks and Calyn Halvorson each scored twice. The Huskies will be…

Duluth FC Wins Regular Season Finale to Clinch Spot in NPSL Playoffs

Dylan Sumner finished with two goals to help send the Bluegreens to the postseason.

DULUTH, Minn. – Dylan Sumner would score twice in the first half as Duluth FC defeated Sioux Falls FC 5-2 Friday night at Public Schools Stadium. Martin Grzywa, Sidney Warden and James Westfield also scored for the Bluegreens, who have clinched their spot in the NPSL playoffs which begin next Tuesday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Silver Bay’s Ero Wallin Commits to St. Cloud State Baseball

Wallin was a finalist for the 2021 Mr. Baseball award, given to the best senior player in the state of Minnesota.

SILVER BAY, Minn. – This week, Silver Bay’s Ero Wallin has signed his National Letter of Intent to join the St. Cloud State baseball team. Wallin was a beast at the plate for the Mariners in his senior year, leading the state in nearly every offensive category, including batting average, home runs and RBI. “Ever since I was a kid,…

St. Scholastica’s Johnson, UW-Superior’s Heidenreich Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Next in the selection process will be conferences picking two nominees to represent them at the next stage.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – This week, the NCAA released the names of the 535 nominees for the Woman of the Year award. Some local names on the list include St. Scholastica’s Hannah Johnson and UW-Superior’s Amber Heidenreich. Johnson is a Two Harbors native and finished her career tied for most tournament wins in program history, as well as the best career…

Eighth-Inning Comeback Pushes Duluth Huskies Past Minnesota Mud Puppies

The Huskies scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and Jared Southard came up with the save in the ninth to keep Duluth on top of their division.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies would erase a three-run deficit in the eighth inning to pick up the comeback win over the Minnesota Mud Puppies 5-4 Thursday night at Wade Stadium. The Huskies scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and Jared Southard came up with the save in the ninth to keep Duluth on top…

Laura Schuler Rejoins UMD Women’s Hockey Coaching Staff

She is no stranger to the program as Schuler was on the Bulldogs coaching staff from 2008 to 2015, including during UMD's NCAA title run in 2010.

DULUTH, Minn. – Big news for the UMD women’s hockey team as they announced Thursday that Canadian Olympic head coach Laura Schuler will be joining the Bulldogs as an assistant coach this upcoming season. She is no stranger to the program as Schuler was on the Bulldogs coaching staff from 2008 to 2015, including during UMD’s NCAA title run in…

Duluth Denfeld’s Mary Johnson Commits to Elmhurst Women’s Soccer

Johnson has been the starting varsity goalie for the Hunters for her junior and senior campaigns.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, Duluth Denfeld’s Mary Johnson has committed to joining the Elmhurst University women’s soccer team. Johnson has been the starting varsity goalie for the Hunters for her junior and senior campaigns. And she was busy too, seeing over 50 shots in each season. Johnson is also a member of the Gitchi Gummi soccer club in Duluth….

Duluth Huskies Split Home Doubleheader Against Eau Claire

Duluth will be back at home Thursday night for a two-game series against the Minnesota Mud Puppies.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the first and only time this season, the Duluth Huskies hosted a doubleheader at Wade Stadium against Eau Claire. The Huskies took Game One 4-3 and dropped the nightcap to the Express 10-6. Duluth will be back at home Thursday night for a two-game series against the Minnesota Mud Puppies. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

UMD Football Hosts Final Session of Summer Team Camps

The UMD staff hopes that the camp allows teams to get a little ahead on their fall camp work before their seasons begin next month.

DULUTH, Minn. – The final session of UMD football team camps wrapped up Wednesday at Malosky Stadium. 20 teams were on campus for this session as they received training from the Bulldogs’ coaching staff and got to scrimmage against one another as well. “Just really cool to play on this field and just get an opportunity to get a chance…

Merissa Edwards Talks Becoming Interim Athletic Director at St. Scholastica

Edwards becomes just the second female athletic director in the history of St. Scholastica and one of three currently in the MIAC.

DULUTH, Minn. – Last week, St. Scholastica announced that Merissa Edwards will serve as interim athletic director for the upcoming school year. Edwards’ first task will be overseeing the department’s transition into the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this fall. “We are going up against some schools that are really well-funded, have really good programs, have been successful both athletically and…

UMD’s Nick Bryant to Join USA Hockey for 2022 Winter Olympics

Bryant will serve in a similar role as the hockey operations and event manager for the women's national team ahead of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD women’s hockey director of operations and equipment manager Nick Bryant is leaving the program to permanently join USA Hockey. Bryant will serve in a similar role as the hockey operations and event manager for the women’s national team ahead of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. “I do feel as though the roots that I put down at…

St. Louis County Promotes COVID Vaccines with “Athletes vs. COVID” Campaign

The campaign features short PSAs where each person shares why they got the vaccine and why it's important to encourage others to do so as well.

DULUTH, Minn. – As of today, 70% of adults in the state of Minnesota have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. And according to St. Louis County, there’s still more work to do so they’ve enlisted the help of some local sports celebrities. The county recently started putting out videos called athletes versus COVID, featuring some well known names…

Huskies Bats Come to Life in Sweep of Rochester Honkers

Peyton Powell, Calyn Halvorson and Jesse Pierece drove in two runs each. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies came out on top of a back-and-forth with the Rochester Honkers, getting the 10-8 win to sweep the two-game series. The Huskies scored their runs in bunches, plating four in the third and five in the seventh to help secure the win. Peyton Powell, Calyn Halvorson and Jesse Pierece drove in two runs each….

Chisholm Native Eli Sundquist Among Four All-Star Selections for Duluth Huskies

Sundquist has been stellar on the mound for the Huskies this season with 39 strikeouts, which ranks fifth in the entire Northwoods League.

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday, the Northwoods League announced the rosters for this year’s All-Star game and the Duluth Huskies will have four representatives: infielder Ambren Voitik, third baseman Mike Boeve, along with pitchers will McEntire and Chisholm native Eli Sundquist. “I was pretty surprised. I was happy, excited, just all the above. It was nice to get that nomination to…

Merissa Edwards Named Interim Athletic Director at St. Scholastica

Edwards will oversee St. Scholastica's transition into the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this fall.

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday afternoon, the College of St. Scholastica announced that Merissa Edwards has been named the interim athletic director for the 2021-2022 academic year. She’s been part of the athletic department since 2010, including the last four years as the assistant A.D. of compliance and business. Edwards will oversee St. Scholastica’s transition into the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference…

Former UMD Hockey Star Maddie Rooney Vying for Spot on Team USA Roster

Former UMD women's hockey goalie Maddie Rooney has been named to her second U.S. Olympic residency roster.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD women’s hockey goalie Maddie Rooney has been named to her second U.S. Olympic residency roster. She will be one of 27 players vying for a spot on Team USA for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Andover native made international headlines when she backstopped her country to a gold medal over Canada in the 2018 Winter…

Duluth Huskies Get Shutout Win at Home Over Rochester

Jonny Guzman tossed seven one-hit innings while striking out three as the Huskies got the 6-0 shutout win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Jonny Guzman tossed seven one-hit innings while striking out three as the Huskies got the 6-0 shutout win over Rochester on Thursday night. At the plate, Calyn Halvorson went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and two runs scored while Bryan Broecker went 2-for-4 while driving in three runs. Rochester and the Huskies will wrap up the series on…

Grand Rapids’ Kodi Miller Commits to Itasca CC Baseball Team

This past season, Miller finished with a batting average over .350 with two home runs and 26 RBI.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – This week, Grand Rapids standout Kodi Miller has committed to joining the Itasca Community College baseball team. Miller was the varsity catcher for the Thunderhawks for the past four years, including his senior campaign where he helped Grand Rapids advance to the state championship game for the first time in over 30 years. This past season,…

Duluth FC Rolls Past La Crosse with Home Shutout

Sidney Warden scored two goals in the first half.

DULUTH, Minn. – Sidney Warden scored two goals in the first half to help Duluth FC knock off La Crosse Aris FC 6-0 Wednesday night at Public Schools Stadium. James Westfield, Dylan Summer, Danny Torres and Rui Vale also scored for the Bluegreens, who move up to second place in the North Conference Division. Duluth FC will be back in…

Huskies Drop First Game of Second Half to Eau Claire Express

Ambren Voitik drove in the only run for the Huskies.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies were down early and couldn’t fight back, as Eau Claire got the 8-1 win to hand the Huskies their first loss of the second half. Ambren Voitik drove in the only run for the Huskies, an RBI single in the fourth inning while Peyton Powell went 1-for-4 with a run scored. The Express scored…

Minnesota Wilderness Forward, Hermantown Native Jacob Herter Commits to Bethel University

Herter played three years for the Hawks, helping the team win the Class A state championship in 2016 and 2017, and a 3rd place finish in 2018.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Wednesday, Minnesota Wilderness forward Jacob Herter announced he has committed to joining the Bethel University men’s hockey team. The Hermantown native just wrapped up his third season in the NAHL with his best season yet, recording 24 points in 54 games. Prior to playing in juniors, Herter played three years for the Hawks, helping the team win…

St. Scholastica Softball Team Hosts Pitching Clinic

Tuesday's clinic was the first of four that will take place this month.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica softball team hosted their second-ever camp, specifically for pitching. Tuesday’s clinic was the first of four that will take place this month. And thanks to some overwhelming support, the Saints even added a couple extra sessions to accommodate as many campers as possible. “I don’t know if it’s parents wanting to get kids out…

Winnipeg Jets Agree to Extension with Duluth Native, Former UMD Captain Dominic Toninato

Toninato scored his first goal with the team in Game One of their first round playoff series against Edmonton.

WINNIPEG, Canada – This week, the Winnipeg Jets have agreed to a two-year extension with Duluth native Dominic Toninato. The 27-year-old played two regular season games with the Jets and scored his first goal with the team in Game One of their first round playoff series against Edmonton. The former UMD captain has played in 87 games in the NHL…

UWS Volleyball Team Releases 2021 Schedule

The Yellowjackets will open their season September 3rd at the Central/Grinnell tournament.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior volleyball team released their schedule for the 2021 season. The Yellowjackets will open their season September 3rd at the Central/Grinnell tournament. The following week, UWS will host the 2021 Subway Stinger Classic at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. The ‘Jackets will open UMAC play at home September 21st against Northland College. The team will then close…

Duluth Huskies Fall at Home to Rochester Honkers

The Huskies will kick-off the second half of their season Tuesday with a road trip to Eau Claire.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies got off to a great start with three runs in the first. But Rochester would heat up late and pick up the road win 8-5 at Wade Stadium. The Huskies will kick-off the second half of their season Tuesday with a road trip to Eau Claire. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

Virginia’s Jack Toman Commits to St. Scholastica Football

This past season, Toman helped the Blue Devils finish 4-4, including winning three of their last four games of the regular season.

VIRGINIA, Minn. – This past weekend, Virginia quarterback Jack Toman signed his National Letter of Intent to join the St. Scholastica football team. This past season, Toman helped the Blue Devils finish 4-4, including winning three of their last four games of the regular season, and picking up a playoff win over Proctor. Virginia would ultimately fall to Aitkin in…

St. Cloud Dominates Huskies to Sweep Weekend Series

Mike Boeve and Cason Tollett drove in the only two runs of the day for the Huskies.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Cloud Rox started strong and put up nine in the third inning to get the 12-2 road win over the Huskies on Saturday to sweep the weekend series. The win gives the Rox the first half Great Plains West Division title while the Huskies fall to 1-11 against division foes this season. Mike Boeve went…

Cloquet-Carlton’s Katie Turner Commits to Northern Michigan Women’s Soccer

Last season, Turner was second on the Lumberjacks with 10 goals, including one game-winner, while adding seven assists

CLOQUET, Minn. – Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer standout Katie Turner announced on Twitter that she has committed to Northern Michigan University. Last season, Turner was second on the Lumberjacks with 10 goals, including one game-winner, while adding seven assists, as Cloquet-Carlton dropped just one game on their way to winning the section 7A title. In her sophomore season, Turner’s 16 goals…

Bulldogs Host Youth Football Camp

Close to 100 kids were on the field Thursday afternoon for day one of UMD's youth football camp.

DULUTH, Minn.– While the bulldogs won’t be back on the gridiron until their season begins in September, there was plenty of action this afternoon at Malosky Stadium. Close to 100 kids were on the field Thursday afternoon for day one of UMD’s youth football camp. Young athletes from the 3rd up to the 8th grade spent the day learning different…

St. Scholastica Athletics Officially Join the MIAC

It marks the end of the Saints’ time in the UMAC.

DULUTH, Minn.– Starting Thursday, the St. Scholastica Saints are now officially the 13th school in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference or the MIAC. It marks the end of the Saints’ time in the UMAC, which 18 of the school’s 22 programs took part in. All 18 programs in the UMAC won at least one conference championship. The first St. Scholastica…

Former Grand Rapids Standout John Stampohar Commits to UWS Men’s Hockey

The former Thunderhawk defenseman spent the past two seasons at DI's Canisius College, where in his freshman year, he tallied 16 blocked shots in 18 games. 

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Grand Rapids native John Stampohar has committed to joining the UW-Superior men’s hockey team this upcoming season. The defenseman has spent the past two seasons at DI’s Canisius College, where in his freshman year, he tallied 16 blocked shots in 18 games. Stampohar was part of the Thunderhawks 2017 Class AA state championship team, recording 32…

UMD Defensemen Kaiser, Kelley, Former Grand Rapids Defenseman Peart Invited to USA World Junior Summer Showcase

The showcase will take place July 24-31 in Plymouth, Michigan. 

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – UMD defensemen Wyatt Kaiser and Connor Kelley, as well as former Grand Rapids defenseman and 2021 Mr. Hockey award winner Jack Peart are among 44 players invited by USA Hockey to the 2021 World Junior Summer Showcase. The showcase will serve as an evaluation for athletes looking to make the World Junior Championship rosters later this year….

Cloquet Native, Former Wilderness Forward Gavin Rasmussen Commits to UW-Superior Men’s Hockey

Rasmussen will join former Lumberjack and Wilderness forward Dylan Johnson on the Yellowjackets next season, playing together for the first time since Rasmussen's sophomore year of high school. 

CLOQUET, Minn. – For a lot of high school athletes, getting to play college sports in your hometown is the dream they work towards. And on Monday, another local hockey player made that dream come true. Cloquet native and former Minnesota Wilderness forward Gavin Rasmussen announced his commitment to play college hockey at UW-Superior. Rasmussen just wrapped up a stellar…

Huskies Rally Falls Short in Loss to Bismarck Larks

Xavier Carter went 3-for-5 with an RBI while Blayne Robinson drove in two runs.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies lead in the third inning didn’t last long, then they couldn’t complete the rally late, as Bismarck left with the 10-6 win to split the weekend series. Xavier Carter went 3-for-5 with an RBI while Blayne Robinson drove in two runs. Will McEntire got the start on the mound and gave up three runs (one…

Huskies Earn First Walk-Off Win of Season

Kimo Fukofuka came in as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and delivered, squeezing a single seven feet down the first base line to score Ambren Voitik and give the Huskies the 5-4 win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kimo Fukofuka came in as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and delivered, squeezing a single seven feet down the first base line to score Ambren Voitik and give the Huskies their first walk-off win of the season, 5-4 over Bismarck. Former Duluth Marshall standout Ben Pedersen got the start…

Duluth Huskies Drop Home Series to Waterloo

Mike Boeve led the Huskies with two RBI as the Huskies will look for better results this weekend when they host Bismarck.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Waterloo Bucks would score nine runs in the final two innings as they get the road win over the Duluth Huskies 11-5 Friday night at Wade Stadium. Mike Boeve led the way with two RBI as the Huskies will look for better results this weekend when they host Bismarck.   Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Northwoods…

Late Rally Falls Short for Duluth Huskies

Michael Brooks and Kimo Fukofuka each finished with two RBI as the Huskies return home Friday night to host the Bucks.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies would score five runs in the ninth inning. But their late rally would fall short as Waterloo held on for the win 8-5 Thursday night at Wade Stadium. Michael Brooks and Kimo Fukofuka each finished with two RBI as the Huskies return home Friday night to host the Bucks. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

“H” Returns to Scoreboard at Wade Stadium

Wednesday morning, workers showed up to Wade Stadium to finally put the "H" back on the scoreboard.

DULUTH, Minn. – Last month during a Duluth Denfeld baseball practice, high winds blew off the “h” on the scoreboard at Wade Stadium. Duluth Huskies general manager Greg Culver was relieved to find out that no one was hurt. “So I came back to the ballpark to find the H propped up in the breezeway, notified the city on what…

Playoff Race Tightens Up for Duluth FC

After starting their season 2-2, the Bluegreens have won three straight, conceding just two goals in that time frame.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth FC soccer team has reached the midway point of the season and they have been in quite the groove recently. After starting their season 2-2, the Bluegreens have won three straight, conceding just two goals in that time frame. And the playoff race in the North conference has tightened up with the team tied with…

UMD Assistant Coach Ashleigh Brykaliuk Leaving Women’s Hockey Team to Pursue Teaching

This past season, she became just the fourth UMD player to both play and coach in an NCAA quarterfinal game.

DULUTH, Minn. – Ashleigh Brykaliuk will be stepping down as the assistant coach on the UMD women’s hockey team. The former Bulldog captain joined the coaching staff in the spring of 2018 after playing professionally in China. This past season, she became just the fourth UMD player to both play and coach in an NCAA quarterfinal game. Brykaliuk will pursue…

Franco Bari Steps Down as St. Scholastica Athletic Director

Bari plans to return to his alma mater St. Lawrence University in New York.

DULUTH, Minn. – Franco Bari has announced that he is stepping down as the athletic director at St. Scholastica. He was hired back in August of 2019 and guided the athletic department through the pandemic that shutdown almost all of the sports for that school year. Bari also oversaw the program switching conference affiliations for the first time since the…

Former UMD Hockey Coach Mike Sertich Reacts to Passing of Tom Kurvers

The Saint Paul native was UMD's first-ever Hobey Baker Award winner back in 1984, when he led the Bulldogs to the national championship game.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, the hockey world is in mourning for a player who exemplified what it meant to be a Bulldog, on and off the ice. Former UMD hockey legend Tom Kurvers passed away Monday morning after a two-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer. The Saint Paul native was UMD’s first-ever Hobey Baker Award winner back in 1984,…

UMD Women’s Basketball Host First Youth Camp of the Summer

This week's Day Camp is for third through eighth graders, helping kids work on basic skills and fundamentals.

DULUTH, Minn. – After not being able to hold camps at all last summer, the UMD women’s basketball team returned to the fieldhouse for their annual summer camps where local kids can learn from their favorite Bulldog players. This week’s Day Camp is for third through eighth graders, helping kids work on basic skills and fundamentals while also playing games…

Former Bulldog JT Brown Retires from Pro Hockey to Join Seattle Kraken TV Broadcast Team

Brown played seven years in the NHL with stops in Tampa Bay, Anaheim and right here in Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Former UMD hockey standout JT Brown announced on Twitter Monday that he is retiring from professional hockey. He will be joining the NHL’s newest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken, as a TV analyst. Brown played seven years in the NHL with stops in Tampa Bay, Anaheim and right here in Minnesota. He played last season in…

Former UMD Hockey Legend Tom Kurvers Passes Away at the Age of 58

In 1984, Kurvers became the first Bulldog in program history to win the Hobey Baker award.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD men’s hockey alum Tom Kurvers passed away Monday morning at the age of 58 after a two-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer. “The UMD men’s hockey program and all of Bulldog Country send our thoughts and prayers to the Kurvers family,” said UMD men’s hockey head coach Scott Sandelin. “Tom will hold a special place in…