The Duluth area is a home away from home for UMD senior forward Billy Exell.


The Thunder Bay native grew up playing tournaments down here. Then he played juniors in Cloquet with the Minnesota Wilderness for two years before playing for the Bulldogs. So for the last 6 years he has called the Twin Ports area home.


On this week’s episode we get to know Billy, who is the 9th man in the family to bear that name, with the yearbook game and some rapid fire questions.


Tune in every Thursday to hear Duluth News Tribune college hockey reporter Matt Wellens and My9 Sports commentator Zach Schneider talk about Minnesota Duluth hockey. You can email us at or This podcast is produced by Samantha Erkkila.

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