College hockey reporter for the Duluth News Tribune covering the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs men's and women's teams, as well as the NCAA Division III programs at St. Scholastica and Wisconsin-Superior.
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You can't blame Minnesota Duluth sports information director Bob Nygaard for taking his time posting the 2017-18 Bulldogs men's hockey roster to UMDBulldogs.com. Based on this offseason, it's probably best to wait until that first exhibition on Oct. 1 against the University of Alberta.
In the wake of North Dakota cutting its women’s hockey program, WCHA women’s commissioner Katie Million told the News Tribune she and the league needed to start thinking outside the box to generate revenue. That mindset led the WCHA to announce a crowdfunding campaign Thursday to help fund the league’s expenses and lessen the financial burden of the seven remaining schools, which includes Minnesota Duluth.
Lincoln Stars center Justin Richards signed his National Letter of Intent last week to play for the Minnesota Duluth men's team in the fall, making him the ninth freshman on the Bulldogs' roster for 2017-18. Read more .
Northern Minnesota's oldest road race set a record for participants this year with 765 runners and walkers cramming Park Point. It's 42-year-old record time, however, still stands. Daniel Docherty, 27, of St. Paul missed out on Steve Hoag's 1975 record by eight seconds, but still had enough to beat a pair of former champions to win the 46th annual Park Point 5-Miler on a calm and cloudy Thursday at Duluth's Park Point with temperatures in the mid-to-low 50s.
Now a professional hockey player, former Bulldogs defenseman Carson Soucy is all business this week. He’s trying to impress his employer to the fullest and isn’t taking his fifth development camp with the Wild lightly. Read more .
Avery Peterson and Carson Soucy may not be the oldest players this week at the 2017 Minnesota Wild Development Camp — that honor belongs to 24-year-old Eden Prairie (Minn.) native and outgoing Colorado College senior Luc Gerdes — but the 22-year-olds are the most experienced. This being their fifth time around, the two 2013 NHL draft picks and former Minnesota Duluth teammates have been tasked with leading group activities, taking charge in drills and showing younger players, like future Bulldog forward Nick Swaney, around Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Just days after falling to Denver in the NCAA championship game in Chicago, Minnesota Duluth head coach Scott Sandelin was asked during his final press conference of the 2016-17 season about the possibility of early departures from his program. Not knowing then who was staying and who was going, Sandelin had little to say on the subject, just this: “It sucks to have good players, doesn’t it?”
Hermantown native and incoming Minnesota Duluth freshman defenseman Dylan Samberg was selected in the second round of the NHL Draft on Saturday in Chicago, going No. 43 overall to the Winnipeg Jets.
A little more than a year ago, Dylan Samberg had a simple plan for his senior season at Hermantown High School. The first step involved winning a second consecutive Class A state hockey title at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The second step was to return to Ridges at Sand Creek for the Class AA state golf meet. “You only get one senior year, and I always heard it’s the best experience,” Samberg said a year ago.
Hermantown native Dylan Samberg might not be the only incoming Minnesota Duluth freshman defenseman taken in the first three rounds of the NHL Draft this weekend. Mikey Anderson is projected to go in the first half of the draft as well.