University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Women’s Hockey Team Talks Rooney’s New Record

In the team's sweep over Bemidji State, Rooney became the all-time leader in saves.

DULUTH, Minn. – This past weekend, UMD’s Maddie Rooney continued to solidify her spot as one of the best goalies in program history as she became the all-time leader in saves. The Bulldogs spoke Wednesday about how special it was to break that record given all the great netminders that came before her. “It’s a really talented group. So for…

UMD Women’s Hockey Capitalizes on Power Plays to Sweep Bemidji State

Kylie Hanley, Ryleigh Houston and Ashton Bell all scored on the power play for the Bulldogs.

DULUTH, Minn. – After getting swept on the road back in October, the No. 10 Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team got revenge this weekend as the Bulldogs scored three power play goals on Saturday to get the 4-2 win and sweep the series. The Beavers got on the board first, on a power play, just over a minute into the…

Bulldogs Basketball Sweeps Golden Bears at Home

Both UMD squads used big second halves to get wins over Concordia-St. Paul to sweep the doubleheader.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team is still perfect at Romano Gym this season with a 74-55 win over Concordia-St. Paul. The Bulldogs outscored the Golden Bears 19-9 in the second quarter and pulled away in the second half, never letting the lead drop below 15 points. Sarah Grow led all scorers with 17 points while Brooke…

UMD Men’s Hockey Struggles Offensively as St. Cloud State Sweeps Series

The Bulldogs scored just one goal on the weekend, when Kobe Roth scored on the power play in the first period of Friday's game.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The No. 8 Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team continued to struggle offensively on the weekend, as St. Cloud State pulled off the upset for the second night in a row to get the 2-0 win on Saturday and sweep the series. The game was scoreless until late in the third period, when Nick Poehling scored with…

UMD Men’s Hockey Falls On the Road to St. Cloud State

The Huskies would hang on to their one-goal throughout the third period.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Kobe Roth would score in the first period to tie the game at one. But St. Cloud State would keep a one-goal lead through the third period to get the win 2-1 Friday night at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The loss snaps the Bulldogs’ six-game unbeaten streak and is the fifth straight loss in…

Rooney Makes History as UMD Women’s Hockey Blank Bemidji State

Senior goalie Maddie Rooney became the all-time program leader in saves.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior netminder Maddie Rooney finished with 30 saves to give her 2,999 for her career, a new program record at UMD, as the Bulldogs blanked Bemidji State 4-0 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Ashton Bell, Anna Klein, Taylor Anderson and Gabbie Hughes all scored for UMD who improve to 10-8-3 on the season and draw within three…

Bulldogs Women’s Basketball Wins Big; Men Suffer First Home Loss of the Season

The UMD women improve to a perfect 8-0 at Romano Gym this season while the men suffer a close loss to the Mavericks.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team improved to a perfect 8-0 at Romano Gym on the season with a 69-58 win over Minnesota State Mankato. Brooke Olson led all scorers with 28 points and chipped in with six rebounds. Maesyn Thiesen finished with 12 points while Sarah Grow had 10 points and nine rebounds. The Bulldogs shot…

UMD Men’s Hockey Set to Battle Rivals St. Cloud State

Puck drop for Friday's game at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center is set for 7:37 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The last time the UMD men’s hockey team faced St. Cloud State was in the NCHC Frozen Face-off Championship game. The Bulldogs won a thriller in overtime, en route to winning their second straight national title. But so far this season, the teams have gone in opposite directions. We know all about the Bulldogs as they come…

UMD’s Shepard, Perunovich Named to First Fan Vote for Hobey Baker Award

The first round of voting ends on March 9th.

DULUTH, Minn. – Voting for the Hobey Baker Award is now live and two UMD Bulldogs will be vying for your vote: senior goalie Hunter Shepard and junior defenseman Scott Perunovich. Shepard is on the doorstep of history as he is now four starts away from breaking the NCAA record for consecutive starts for a goalie. Perunovich is tied for…

UMD Women’s Hockey Meet Up with Beavers for Second Time in Two Weeks

Puck drop for Friday night's game is set for just after 7 p.m. at Amsoil Arena.

DULUTH, Minn. – With just six weeks left in the regular season, the UMD women’s hockey team have their eyes on trying to secure home ice advantage. The Bulldogs are currently six points behind fourth place and who is sitting there? Their opponent this weekend: Bemidji State. UMD will host the Beavers for the second time in the past two…

UMD Men’s Hockey Skates to 3-3 Tie With Western Michigan; Broncos Get Extra NCHC Point in Shootout

Justin Richards, Tanner Laderoute and Scott Perunovich all scored for the Bulldogs. 

DULUTH, Minn. – No. 9 UMD men’s hockey extended its unbeaten streak to six with a 3-3 tie with Western Michigan, but the Broncos would get the extra NCHC point in a shootout win. Justin Richards, Tanner Laderoute and Scott Perunovich all scored for the Bulldogs. UMD (12-6-2) will hit the road next weekend to take on St. Cloud State….

Saints Women’s Hockey Shuts Out Pointers for First Win of 2020

Lexi Thomeczek finished with 40 saves in her 15th career shutout while Taylor Thompson scored the lone goal.

DULUTH, Minn. – Lexi Thomeczek finished with 40 saves as the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team got the 1-0 win over UW-Stevens Point in the series finale on Saturday. Taylor Thompson scored the lone goal of the evening during the first period. This is Thomeczek’s 15th career shutout and second in the past three starts. The Saints (5-6-1) will return…

UMD Men’s Hockey Start 2020 with Win Over Broncos

The Bulldogs pick up their fifth straight win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nick Swaney would score twice as the UMD men’s hockey team opened the new year with a home win over Western Michigan 6-3 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Quinn Olson, Tanner Laderoute, Noah Cates and Kobe Roth also scored for the Bulldogs as they push their win streak to five straight. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports,…

UMD Men’s Hockey Open 2020 at Home Against Western Michigan

Puck drop Friday night is set for just after 7 p.m. at Amsoil Arena.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team will look to keep the good times rolling as they open the new year at home this weekend. The Bulldogs went 11-6-1 in the first half of the season, ending 2019 with four straight wins. UMD is currently in second place in the NCHC as they get set for conference games from…

UMD’s Scott Sandelin Returns from World Juniors

Team USA went 3-1 in the preliminary round before falling to Finland in the first round of the playoffs.

DULUTH, Minn. – Welcome back to UMD men’s hockey coach Scott Sandelin who was in the Czech Republic coaching Team USA at the World Junior Championships. The Americans went 3-1 in the preliminary round before falling to Finland in the first round of the playoffs. Sandelin spoke Wednesday about his team’s performance. “Obviously disappointing at the end. I thought overall,…

UMD’s Maura Crowell Starts New Year with Two Championship Wins

Crowell saw both Team USA and her UMD hockey team take home championships in the past week.

DULUTH, Minn. – What a start to the year it has been for UMD women’s head coach Maura Crowell. It all began last Thursday when she led Team USA to a 2-1 overtime win over Canada in the gold medal game of the U18 World Women’s Championships in Slovakia. Crowell spoke Wednesday morning For the first time since that big…

UMD Women’s Hockey Shuts Out Bemidji State to Win Minnesota Cup

Ashton Bell and Gabbie Hughes were named to the All-Tournament Team, with Hughes being named the Most Outstanding Player.

DULUTH, Minn. – No overtime was needed in the Minnesota Cup Championship game as Maddie Rooney made 38 saves to give the No. 10 Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team the 2-0 win over Bemidji State to win the second annual Minnesota Cup. Ashton Bell and Ryleigh Houston scored the two goals for the Bulldogs. Bell and Gabbie Hughes were named…

Northern Star: Brooke Olson

For this week's segment, meet one of the young leaders on the UMD women's basketball team who has helped lead the Bulldogs to an undefeated NSIC record.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s basketball team is coming off of its 11th overall NCAA Tournament appearance is picking up right where they left off. But after graduating two big pieces last year, the Bulldogs have very young leadership this season. “We’ve got to keep getting better. We have young point guards and we’re still fairly youthful, which is…

Bulldogs Basketball Sweeps Golden Eagles to Stay Undefeated at Home

The UMD women pick up its 11th straight win and stay perfect in NSIC play while the men used a big first half to stay perfect at Romano Gym.

DULUTH, Minn. – Both UMD basketball teams picked up wins over Minnesota Crookston on Saturday as both squads stay undefeated at Romano Gym this season. The women’s game came down to the wire but UMD was able to hang on for the 68-67 win to pick up its 11th straight win and stay perfect in NSIC play. Brooke Olson led…

UMD Women’s Hockey Advances to Minnesota Cup Final

Gabbie Hughes finished with two goals on the night, including the one during 3-on-3 overtime to send the Bulldogs to the Minnesota Cup Final.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gabbie Hughes scored her second goal of the night during 3-on-3 overtime to send the No. 10 UMD women’s hockey team to the Minnesota Cup Final. UMD’s first round game against Minnesota State-Mankato officially goes down as a 2-2 tie, but the Bulldogs are headed to the cup final with the win in 3-on-3 overtime. Hughes finished…

UMD Men’s Hockey Holds Outdoor Practice at Glen Avon Rink

After a light practice, the Bulldogs invited young fans onto the ice with them to practice and skate around.

DULUTH, Minn. – After sweeeping Merrimack College to end 2019 on Sunday and Monday, the No. 10 UMD men’s hockey team is off this weekend. So on Saturday morning, the Bulldogs had a bit of a different, more relaxed practice, and hit the outdoor rinks at Glen Avon. After a light practice, the Bulldogs invited the kids watching onto the…

UMD Basketball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Bemidji State to Stay Undefeated at Home

The Bulldogs women stay perfect in NSIC play while the men snap a two-game losing skid.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s basketball team stayed perfect in NSIC play on Friday with a 62-41 win over Bemidji State to win its 10th straight. Brooke Olson led all scorers with 15 points and six rebounds while Sarah Grow chipped in with 12 points and seven rebounds and seven blocks. The Bulldogs shot 50 percent from the field…

UMD Women’s Hockey Set to Host 2020 Minnesota Cup

Along with the Bulldogs will be MSU Mankato, St. Cloud State and Bemidji State.

DULUTH, Minn. – Four of the five Division I women’s hockey teams in the state will make their way to Amsoil Arena this weekend for the second annual Minnesota Cup tournament. This year’s installment will feature the hosts UMD, as well as Minnesota State Mankato, St. Cloud State and Bemidji State, all teams that the Bulldogs have faced in the…

UMD Women’s Basketball Looking to Stay Perfect in Conference Play After Holiday Break

The Bulldogs are currently 6-0 in NSIC play and will host Bemidji State on Friday night and Minnesota Crookston on Saturday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – The holidays are over for most college athletes as teams are returning to practice to get ready for upcoming games. After eight days off, the UMD women’s basketball team hit the court on Monday to start preparing for the second half of the season. After finishing non-conference play at .500, the Bulldogs got things together for NSIC…

UMD Men’s Hockey Ends 2019 With Non-Conference Sweep of Merrimack

Cole Koepke and Justin Richards both scored their second goals of the weekend as the Bulldogs improve to 5-5 in non-conference play.

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The No. 10 Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team closed out the decade in a big way, getting the 5-1 win over Merrimack College to sweep the road series and improve to 5-5 in non-conference play. Cole Koepke scored his second goal of the weekend in a personal-best three-point afternoon. Justin Richards also scored his second goal…

Bulldogs Men’s Hockey Scores Four Unanswered to Top Merrimack College

Down 1-0 in the second, Cole Koepke scored shorthanded to start the comeback and give UMD the win.

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The No. 10 UMD men’s hockey team returned from the holiday break in a big way, getting the 4-1 road win over Merrimack College in the series opener. After being off for three weeks, but Bulldogs took some time to get going and went down 1-0 early in the second. The Bulldogs then scored four unanswered…

UMD Looking to Pick Up Non-Conference Wins This Weekend

The Bulldogs stressed in a press conference Thursday that they are looking to change their losing non-conference record which stands at 3-5.

DULUTH, Minn. – With 22 days between games for the holidays UMD men’s hockey is back and prepping for this weekends clash with Merrimack College. The players got some much needed break and most got to go home and see their families. The Bulldogs stressed in a press conference Thursday that they are looking to change their losing non-conference record…

Hermantown Hockey’s Christmas Eve Alumni Game Brings Together Decades of Tradition

A family is how many have described the hockey community in Hermantown, and this is just another way the Hermantown community continues its traditions.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Hermantown is all about hockey, many years of tradition is on display each Christmas Even when alumni come back to take on the current varsity team. “We have Division-oners playing with guys that never played a day after high school and it’s just great to see everybody and it just keeps the community going that hockey community…

UMD Women’s Hockey Coach Maura Crowell Making History

With Scott Sandelin coaching the World Juniors team, it marks the first time two head coaches from the same school will be coaching national teams at the same time.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD women’s hockey coach Maura Crowell will be far from home this Christmas. She is coaching the US Womens U-18 team at the IIHF World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia. Along with the honor of coaching the team for the second straight year, she is making history as well because Bulldog’s men’s hockey coach Scott Sandelin will be…

UMD Hockey Moms Help Out Jennifer Kuhlman After Car Accident

In about ten days, the page is almost at its goal of raising $12,000.

DULUTH, Minn. – Earlier this month, Jennifer Kuhlman, the mother of former UMD captain Karson Kuhlman, was involved in a car crash in the United Kingdom where she currently works for the U.S. Air Force. Her injuries include her foot, wrist and pelvis. Almost immediately, a GoFundMe page was set up by Patricia Samberg, current UMD defenseman Dylan Samberg’s mom,…

UMD Men’s Basketball Team Take Seven-Game Win Streak on the Road

The Bulldogs will take on Sioux Falls on Friday night and then against Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – The cold temperatures as of late have definitely impacted the vast majority of the Upper Midwest. One place the temps haven’t been able to cool down is the UMD men’s basketball team. The Bulldogs are currently riding a seven-game win streak, including a perfect 5-0 at Romano Gym. That’s good for first place in the NSIC North…

UMD’s Berg, Balts Earn All-American Honors from AVCA

The Bulldogs have had a player named to the First Team in eight of the last nine seasons.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD volleyball’s Kate Berg and Emily Balts were both named to the AVCA All-American Team. Berg earned First-Team honors while Balts landed on the Third Team. As a program, UMD has had a player named to the First Team in eight of the last nine seasons. Berg was among the best in the country in kills per…

Top-Ranked Wisconsin Too Much for UMD Women’s Hockey

Gabbie Hughes and Sydney Brodt scored the two goals for the Bulldogs.

MADISON, Wis. – The No. 10 UMD women’s hockey team came out strong and led 1-0 after the first, but No. 1 Wisconsin would take over after that to get the 5-2 win to sweep the weekend series. Gabbie Hughes and Sydney Brodt scored the two goals for the Bulldogs, while Maddie Rooney finished with 36 saves. UMD wraps up…

UMD Men’s Hockey Hangs On to Sweep Omaha

Cole Koepke, Justin Richards, Kobe Roth and Jackson Cates all scored for the Bulldogs.

OMAHA, Neb. – The No. 14 UMD men’s hockey team scored early then hung on late to get the 4-3 win over No. 18 Omaha and sweep the weekend series. Cole Koepke, Justin Richards, Kobe Roth and Jackson Cates all scored for the Bulldogs while Hunter Shepard made 26 saves. UMD (9-6-1, 5-1-1 NCHC) will be off for a few…

UMD Basketball Sweeps Doubleheader, Stays Undefeated in NSIC Play

Both the Bulldogs men's and women's basketball teams got big wins over the University of Mary to improve to 3-0 in NSIC play.

DULUTH, Minn. – Both UMD basketball teams continued their winning ways, sweeping their doubheleader against the University of Mary to stay undefeated in NSIC play. In the women’s game, the Bulldogs started off strong and scored a season-high 87 points to get the 87-75 win to win their sixth straight. Maesyn Thiesen, Brooke Olson and Katie Stark each finished with…

Big Third Period Lifts UMD Men’s Hockey Over Omaha

Both Noah Cates and Cole Koepke each scored twice for the Bulldogs in the win.

OMAHA, Neb. – Six total goals were scored in the third period as the No. 14 UMD men’s hockey got the 6-3 win over No. 18 Omaha in the series opener on Friday night. Noah Cates and Cole Koepke each scored twice, while Nick Swaney and Louie Roehl each netted a goal. Hunter Shepard finished with 21 saves. The Bulldogs…

Coaches Corner: UMD Women’s Basketball

For this week's segment, we catch up with the Bulldogs women's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with the UMD women’s basketball team. Our guests include head coach Mandy Pearson and juniors Payton Kahl and Ann Simonet. The Bulldogs are off to a great start to the NSIC schedule, including an undefeated record at Romano Gym. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota…

UMD Volleyball Team’s Season Ends in NCAA Regional Semi-Final

The Bulldogs finish the 2019 season 25-7.

KEARNEY, Neb. – Just like in the NSIC Tournament semi-finals, the No. 2-seed UMD volleyball team was unable to get the job done, as No. 3-seed Concordia-St. Paul got the 3-0 win (25-22, 25-21, 25-17) in the NCAA DII Regional semi-final to end the Bulldogs’ season. Abby Thor led the Bulldogs with 12 kills, while Kate Berg tallied 11 and…

UMD Basketball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Minot State

Both the Bulldogs men's and women's basketball teams improve to 2-0 in NSIC play.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the first game of Friday’s doubleheader, the UMD women’s basketball team started off slow but got things rolling in the second half to get the 60-48 win over Minot State for their fifth straight win to improve to 5-3 (2-0 NSIC). Maesyn Thiesen led the Bulldogs with 13 points, while Sarah Grow finished with 11. Brooke…

UMD Women’s Hockey Lose Heartbreaker to Top-Ranked Wisconsin

A late goal from the Badgers would seal the deal for Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wisc. – After Anna Klein’s second goal of the night with less than three minutes to go tied the game at three, Alexis Mauermann would score with just over a minute to go to give top-ranked Wisconsin the win over UMD 4-3 Friday night at LaBahn Arena. McKenzie Hewett also scored for the Bulldogs as they will look to…

UMD Volleyball Open NCAA Tournament with Win over Central Missouri

The Bulldogs will face Concordia-St. Paul in the regional semi-finals on Friday.

KEARNEY, Neb. – Abby Thor and Meredith Sutton combined for 34 kills as the UMD volleyball team got the win over Central Missouri 3-1 in the first round of the NCAA central region tournament. Emily Balts chipped in with 58 assists as the Bulldogs now get set to take on Concordia-St. Paul Friday in the regional semi-finals at 5 p.m….

UMD Women’s Hockey Wrap Up 2019 with Road Trip to Top-Ranked Wisconsin

Puck drop for Friday's game is set for just after 7 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team will put a bow on 2019 with a road match-up against top-ranked Wisconsin. The Bulldogs will be looking for their first road win over the Badgers in almost nine years, going 0–15–2 in that time frame inside the always raucous LaBahn Arena in Madison. “They like playing there, obviously. They play in…

GNK’s Dylan DeChampeau Commits to UMD Football Team

The Titans standout helped GNK rack up a total of 15 wins tn the past two seasons.

COLERAINE, Minn. – Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin’s Dylan DeChampeau recently announced his commitment to the UMD football team. The Titans standout helped GNK rack up a total of 15 wins tn the past two seasons, including a runner-up finish in the section title game in 2018. Categories: College, High School, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Volleyball’s Emily Balts, Kate Berg Earn All-Region Honors

Balts was also named to the All-Region Second Team by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD volleyball duo Emily Balts and Kate Berg have been named to the AVCA Division II Central All-Region team. Balts ranks among the best setters in the entire country, averaging 12 assists per game. Berg was on the receiving end for most of those assists, averaging just under five kills per set. Balts was also named to…

No Excuses for UMD Men’s Hockey Team After Getting Swept at Home

The Bulldogs will head to Omaha this weekend for their final series before winter break.

DULUTH, Minn. – This past weekend, the UMD men’s hockey team were swept at home by a non-conference opponent for the first time since October of 2005. The team spoke Wednesday and no one offered any excuses, but instead looked to wipe the slate clean for this upcoming weekend’s road trip. “You want it to sting, but at the same…

UMD Basketball Teams Sweep St. Cloud State in NSIC Open

After getting their match-up postponed twice, the Bulldogs basketball teams each picked up a win over the Huskies.

DULUTH, Minn. – After getting their match-up postponed twice, the UMD basketball teams each picked up a win over St. Cloud State Monday afternoon at Romano Gym. In the women’s game, Brooke Olson led the way with 20 points as the Bulldogs topped the Huskies 71-59. Katie Stark chipped in with 15 points while Ann Simonet helped the cause with…

UMD Men’s Hockey Tumbles Outside Top 10 in National Poll

The Bulldogs have not been ranked this low since January 15th, 2018.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team took a huge tumble in the latest national polls. The Bulldogs dropped to #14 after getting swept at home by top ranked Minnesota State-Mankato. UMD hasn’t been ranked this low since January 15th, 2018. Bulldogs will be on the road this upcoming weekend as they take on Omaha. Categories: College, Sports, University…

UMD Men’s Hockey Swept by Top-Ranked MSU-Mankato

Justin Richards scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, while Hunter Shepard finished with 21 saves. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 8 UMD men’s hockey team struggled offensively against top-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato, as the Mavericks got the 3-1 win on Saturday night to sweep the series. Justin Richards scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs in the third period, while Hunter Shepard finished with 21 saves. Minnesota Duluth (7-6-1) will hit the road next weekend to…

UMD Women’s Hockey Ends Nutmeg Classic With Win Over UConn

Down 1-0 after one, the Bulldogs scored five unanswered to finish the Nutmeg Classic with a win.

HAMDEN, Conn. – After going down 1-0 after the first, the No. 9 Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team scored five unanswered goals to get the 5-1 win over Connecticut in the final day of the Nutmeg Classic. Sydney Brodt scored two goals, one in the second and one in the third, while Ashton Bell, Kailee Skinner and Kylie Hanley each…

Mankato Overpowers UMD Men’s Hockey at Home

The Mavericks would prove to be too much for the Bulldogs on Friday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kobe Roth would score late in the third period, but it wouldn’t be enough as Minnesota State-Mankato defeated the UMD men’s hockey team 4-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. The Mavericks scored three goals in the second period which would be the difference in this one. The Bulldogs will look to split the series on Saturday night….