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UMD Narrows Search for Head Men’s Basketball Coach

The Bulldogs Top Job is Down to Four Finalists

DULUTH, Minn.-  After parting ways with previous men’s basketball coach Matt Bowen, UMD has now narrowed their list of candidates own to four finalists. All of the ‘Dogs potential coaches will be on campus this week for interviews. Current UMD Assistant Coach Matt Hockett is one of UMD’s finalists, a former bulldog baller himself, Hockett has coached as an assistant…

Rooney’s Road to Gold

The UMD goalie talks about how she went from Bulldogs goalie to Olympic darling.

DULUTH — “I just knew I was going to go into it working hard. Put my head down and work hard. I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I was seen as the third goalie there in the beginning and I knew I was going to get a shot and to just capitalize on my opportunity and it kind…

Joey Anderson Signs with New Jersey Devils

The sophomore becomes the third Bulldog to head to the pros.

NEWARK, NJ — Sophomore Joey Anderson has signed a three–year, entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils. Anderson was selected 73rd overall by the Devils in the 2016 NHL Draft. The 19-year-old scored 11 goals and recorded 16 assists this past season, helping UMD capture its second national title in school history. Anderson was also the captain of the U.S….

UMD’s Brett Larson Named New Head Coach at SCSU

The Duluth native has been on the Bulldogs' staff for both national championships.

ST. CLOUD — This is usually that time of the year when the UMD men’s hockey team starts to experience some early departures. Most of the time it’s players who go to the pros. But now it’s a coach who is heading out. Assistant coach Brett Larson has been named the new head hockey coach at St. Cloud State. The…

Jared Thomas Signs with AHL’s San Antonio Rampage

The former Hermantown star is the second Bulldog to head to the pros.

DULUTH– Senior forward Jared Thomas has signed with the San Antonio Rampage. They are the AHL affiliate for the Colorado Avalanche. The contract is for next season, however Thomas will be on an amateur tryout for the remainder of this season. The former Hermantown star recorded a career–high 11 goals and 15 assists in his senior campaign, while also scoring…

Rooney, Morin Celebrate Golden Moment

U.S.A. Women's Olympic Hockey Team

DULUTH, Minn.- The story of the 2018 U.S.A. Women’s Olympic team has become a house hold tale for even the casual sports fan, and at the center of it all is UMD junior red shirt goalie Maddie Rooney, who overnight went from a Duluth sensation to an Olympic hero as team U.S.A. captured their first gold medal in 20 years….

Rooney, Morin Return for Welcome Home Celebration

The two UMD Bulldogs were part of the gold medal U.S. women's hockey team.

DULUTH — It was a packed house at the Sports Garden Thursday night as two Bulldogs returned home with some hardware around their neck. For the first time since winning the gold medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics, Maddie Rooney and Sidney Morin came back to Duluth for a “Welcome Home Celebration” with their fans who cheered them on from…

Large Crowd Shows Up for Bulldogs Championship Celebration

The UMD hockey team was welcomed back at Amsoil Arena.

DULUTH — The Bulldogs are back at Amsoil Arena, but this time they brought a national championship with them. The team held a special welcoming ceremony with the fans on Tuesday night. And it was an improbable run for a program that usually goes into the tournament as favorites. The Bulldogs squeaked into the tourney by a one-ten-thousandth of a…

Karson Kuhlman Signs 2-Year NHL Entry Deal

UMD's Senior Captain Signs with the Boston Bruins

ESKO, Minn.-  It seems that just as quickly as one journey ends, a new one begins as UMD Senior Captain Karson  Kuhlman has signed a 2 year entry level deal with the Boston Bruins. During his time with UMD, Kuhlman played in an astonishing 166 consecutive games, the 7th longest streak in NCAA history. The Esko native will join the Providence…

Gearing Up for the Champs

UMD bookstore will be getting in National Championship gear starting tomorrow

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD bookstore has been getting ready for weeks, placing contingent merchandise orders with various NCAA vendors. All to make sure the shelves would be full of championship gear if the Bulldogs won the title. And as exciting as this all is, with the new shipment comes more work. “It’s pretty crazy, we’ve had over 500 online orders…

POSTGAME INTERVIEWS: Minnesota Duluth Wins Second National Title in School History

UMD is College Hockey's 2018 National Champions

ST.PAUL, Minn.- On a historic night at the Xcel Energy Center the University of Minnesota Duluth captured their second National Championship in program history 2-1 over Notre Dame, outshooting the Irish 35-20. In front of a home-state crowd of 18,303 UMD struck first as Senior Captain, and Esko native, Karson Kuhlman scored the game’s first goal on an assist from Jade…

UMD Fans in St. Paul Hopeful for Championship

"I'd be scared to play the University of Minnesota Duluth." - Carson Bock, Bulldogs Fan

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Fans have kept the party going since Wednesday in Saint Paul.  Many feel confident their team can continue their winning ways on Saturday, when the UMD Bulldogs take on Notre Dame in the Championship game. Carson Bock made the trip to cheer on his team.  “We’ve been getting shots, we’ve been playing hard and we’re looking…

UMD’s Perunovich Named NCAA Rookie of the Year

The Hibbing native earned the Tim Taylor Award as the top freshman in the country.

DULUTH — Scott Perunovich added another entry to his expansive 2017-18 resume today when the University of Minnesota Duluth defense was named the recipient of the Tim Taylor Award, bestowed annually upon the best first-year player in NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey. In addition, Perunovich also earned a spot on the American Hockey Coaches Association All-American first team (West)….

UMD Frozen Four Pep Rally

Bulldogs fans predicted a victory for the home state team

ST. PAUL, Minn. – College hockey fans filled a parking lot across the street from the Xcel Energy Center, tailgating before the national semifinal games Thursday. The u-m-d pep band and cheerleaders brought the party to frozen fest as bulldogs fans played games and danced their worries away before their team faced off against Ohio State. Ryan Ozan, a Bulldogs…

Frozen Four Countdown Begins for UMD Bulldogs

The Bulldogs took the ice Wednesday afternoon as they get set to take on Ohio State.

ST. PAUL — The wait is almost over. In less than 24 hours, the UMD Bulldogs will take the ice at the Xcel Energy Center for their second straight Frozen Four, and sixth ever in school history. Wednesday’s practice brought back memories of last year’s NCAA playoffs as the ‘Dogs prepared once again for a Thursday night semi-final. Despite the…

Wild Recall Former UMD Defenseman Soucy

Carson Soucy was the assistant team captain of the '16-'17 Bulldogs team.

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Carson Soucy from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Soucy, 23, has tallied 15 points (1-14=15), 55 penalty minutes (PIM) and a team-leading plus-12 rating in 67 games during his rookie season with Iowa. The 6-foot-5, 208-pound…

AILRC Hosts Spring Feast

The American Indian Learning Resource Center celebrates the start of a new year for the Ojibwe tribe.

DULUTH, Minn.- With the start of spring comes the start of a new year for the Ojibwe tribe; Which means it’s time for their annual feast at UMD. The American Indian Learning Resource Center collaborated with the Dance and Drum Exhibition from Northland community schools for the event, which serves as a way for students to experience the Ojibwe culture while…

Similar Surroundings, Different ‘Dogs

UMD Prepares For Back-to-Back Trips to The Frozen Four

DULUTH, Minn.- The countdown has begun for the UMD Bulldogs as they prepare for the Frozen Four down in St.Paul. Most fans are well aware of the teams last trip to the Xcel Energy Center back in 2011 when the ‘Doggies won it all. This years team however, is not concerned with that season, but rather last season, as the…

Mark Wick Out as CSS Men’s Hockey Coach

Wick was fired this morning after 14 years with the Saints.

DULUTH, Minn. — Brian Jamros, Director of Athletics at The College of St. Scholastica, has announced a change in the leadership of the Men’s Hockey program. “We thank Mark Wick for his 14 years of service during which time he recorded 190 victories and one NCAA Tournament appearance,” said Jamros. “Assistant Shawn Bartlette has been named Interim Head Coach. We…

UMD Hockey Departs For Sioux Falls

Faces Minnesota State-Mankato in NCAA Western Regional

  DULUTH, Minn.- What seemed like such a long shot just a few short days ago is now a reality for the UMD Men’s Hockey team as they pack their bags for Sioux Falls and the opening round of the NCAA Western Regional. One last practice on the ice at Amsoil Arena Wednesday as the ‘Dogs prep for their 3rd go…

Andy Welinski Recalled to Anaheim

Made NHL Debut December 11th

  ANAHEIM, Calif.-  Former UMD Defenseman Andy Welinski has been called back to the big leagues by the Anaheim Ducks. The Duluth native made his NHL debut December 11th, recording two assists in his first two games. Welinski was drafted by Anaheim 83rd overall in 2011. Anaheim plays a road game Wednesday with Calgary. Categories: Professional Sports, Sports, University of…

UMD, Mankato Set For Third Clash of Season

NCAA Western Regional

DULUTH, Minn- While most sports fans tore their busted brackets to shreds this weekend, the Bulldog Men’s Hockey team is happy with theirs as UMD returns to the NCAA Tournament for the 4th straight season. A rough weekend before the good news on Sunday, as UMD lost their 5th straight game to Denver in the opening round of the NCHC Frozen…

UMD’s Perunovich Named NCHC Rookie Of The Year

Karson Kuhlman Receives Leagues Sportsmanship Award

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn-  Hibbing native and UMD Freshman Scott Perunovich has been named the NCHC Rookie Of The Year as well as the Offensive Defenseman Of the Year. Last weekend against Western Michigan, Perunovich set UMD’s single–season scoring record for a freshman defenseman with 34 points. Senior Captain Karson Kuhlman won the leagues Sportmanship award. The Esko native has appeared in…

Shepard Confident in Defense as Frozen Faceoff Approaches

No.8 UMD Faces No.4 Denver in Round One

DULUTH, Minn- The countdown to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff grows shorter by the minute. The ‘Dogs are last years defending champs and yet again have this years automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament squarely in their sights. First however, they’ll have to get through the University of Denver and then either St.cCoud State or UND. Seven of UMD’s fourteen losses this…

No.8 UMD Faces Familiar Foe in No.4 Denver

The Bulldogs Have Lost Five Straight Previous Meetings with Denver

DULUTH, Minn- An unusual postseason for the UMD Men’s Hockey team, not because they’ve moved on to the NCHC semifinals, but because for the first time in program history they’re defending last seasons NCHC Frozen Faceoff crown and hoping to repeat as champions. No easy road, as the ‘Dogs draw No.4 Denver, the 2nd seed in the tournament, in the opening round…

Postseason Mentality Nothing New for UMD

UMD Mens Hockey Hosts Western Michigan in NCHC First Round

DULUTH, Minn- Do or die hockey arrives in Duluth this weekend as Western Michigan comes to town for the opening round of the NCHC playoffs. At the end of the regular season the ‘Dogs won 5 of 6 with their backs against the wall, so the concept of keeping their season alive is nothing new. Sophomore Forward Joey Anderson saying,…

Kohlwey Eyes Quick Start in Return to NCAA Championships

UMD Junior Danielle Kohlwey to Compete in 60m Hurdles, 200m Dash

DULUTH, Minn- UMD junior Danielle Kohlwey is headed for the 2018 NCAA Division II Championships this weekend in in Pittsburg, Kansas. Kohlwey now returns for back to back years, last year she barley missed qualifying for the 60–meter hurdle finals. This time around she will again compete in the 60–meter hurdles along with the 200–meter dash. Kohlwey saying a quick start…

Perunovich, Shepard All-NCHC, UMD Preps For Western Michigan

'Dogs Host Broncos in NCHC Opening Round

DULUTH, Minn- A few well deserved pats on the back for some UMD Bulldogs as Hibbing native Scott Perunovich and UMD goalie Hunter Shepard have made the All–NCHC 1st and 2nd team respectively. Conference playoffs are underway this weekend, UMD clinched home ice in the first round and will play host to Western Michigan. This past weekend at Amsoil Arena UMD split their…

UMD Hockey: Men Clinch NCHC Home Ice, Women Hold Youthful Future

Updates From Both UMD Hockey Squads

DULUTH, Minn- UMD hockey fans couldn’t have dreamed for a better outcome in last weekends series with Western Michigan. That’ four straight wins now as UMD heads into their final regular season series this weekend. UMD’s performance in Kalamazoo has earned them home ice come the NCHC postseason and its also been a serious confidence boost as UMD seniors, like captain Karson…

Women’s Olympic Hockey Team Brings Home the Gold

UMD Redshirt Goalie Maddie Rooney with Shootout Save

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – In a late night gold medal game versus the Canadians, the USA Women’s Olympic hockey team took the gold medal for the first time since 1988. 20-year-old UMD junior goalie Maddie Rooney became a hockey icon overnight making the final save in a shootout victory.  She was all smiles when the gold medal was placed around…

UMD Mens’ Hockey Seeks Consistency Vs. WMU

Bulldogs Swept Miami-Ohio Last Weekend

DULUTH, Minn- A trip to No.17 Western Michigan on tap for UMD this weekend. The Bulldogs are closer to where they want to be after a sweep over Miami-Ohio last weekend, but Head Coach Scott Sandelin still worried about consistency heading forward. “The lesson is you have to learn to sustain a high level of play over two games, not…

UMD Hosts Familiar Foe in WCHA Playoffs

Bulldogs Host Bemidji State

DULUTH, Minn- For the 3rd time in 4 years. the UMD Womens’ hockey team will face off with Bemidji State in the WCHA playoffs. UMD secured home ice this past weekend with a sweep over Minnesota State. Hopefully that’s the difference maker as neither UMD or Bemidji has earned back to back wins against one another this season. Head Coach…