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Dominic James, Wyatt Kaiser and the U.S. National Junior Team will open the second edition of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship against Germany on Tuesday night in Edmonton, Alberta.
At 6-3, 201-pounds, Minnesota Duluth lands a verbal commitment from a big blueliner that is heading into his junior year at Chaska High School.
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The Plante family tradition of playing athletic at UMD continues. Zam's and Max's parents, Derek and Kristi, were both standout athletes for the Bulldogs. Derek Plante is also a former UMD hockey coach.
Minnesota Duluth's Wyatt Kaiser and Dominic James are among the 27 players USA Hockey is taking to Calgary this week for the rescheduled World Junior Championship. Two more cuts will be made before the final U.S. National Junior Team is announced.
Derek Plante has stepped down as associate head coach of Minnesota Duluth to become an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks. He'll work with three coaches who he played with during his 15-year professional career.
A resident of Hermantown and native of Cloquet, Derek Plante was a development coach for the Blackhawks from 2015-2020.
Andy Welinski lands another one-year NHL deal, and will play for his fourth NHL organization in four seasons after previously being with the Anaheim Ducks, Philadelphia Flyers and the Calgary Flames.
Esko native Karson Kuhlman avoided free agency this week, re-signing with the Seattle Kraken

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Minnesota Duluth assistant women's coach Laura Schuler will be a guest coach at the Washington Capitals camp this week, while at least 15 current, future and former Bulldogs men's players are taking part in development camps across the NHL.
Three Bulldogs were taken on the second and final day of the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal, with Hermantown's Zam Plante going in the fifth round to the Pittsburgh Penguins. A pair of UMD centermen were also drafted as freshman Cole Spicer was selected in the fourth round by the Boston Bruins and sophomore Dominic James was selected in the sixth round by the Chicago Blackhawks.
The veteran blue liner had left the door open for a return to UMD, but instead is heading to their biggest rival.

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