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Bulldog Insider Podcast: Back from traveling the globe and winning gold, Bell eyes NCAA title at UMD

The Bulldog Insider Podcast drops the puck on its fifth season with an in-depth conversation with Olympic gold medalist Ashton Bell. The Minnesota Duluth fifth-year senior defenseman and captain is back with the Bulldogs in 2022-23 after traveling the globe last season with Team Canada, winning gold medals at the 2021 and 2022 IIHF World Championship, and at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

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Minnesota Duluth fifth-year senior defenseman and captain Ashton Bell spent the last year traveling the globe with Team Canada, winning gold medals at the 2021 and 2022 IIHF World Championship, and at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

Now Bell is back with the Bulldogs in 2022-23 to finish what she started two years ago when her overtime game-winner in Erie, Pennsylvania, in the NCAA quarterfinals sent UMD to its first Frozen Four in over a decade. Bell is back to help the Bulldogs climb that final rung on the NCAA ladder after UMD fell to Ohio State in the national championship game last season at Penn State.

Bell joins the Season 5 premiere of the Bulldog Insider Podcast this week for an in-depth conversation about her worldwide travels with Team Canada, her new life as an Olympic gold medalist and to preview the upcoming UMD women's hockey season.

Bulldog Insider is co-hosted by Duluth News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens and My9 television voice of Bulldog hockey Zach Schneider. Episodes are edited and produced by Duluth News Tribune digital producers Wyatt Buckner and Dan Williamson. You can find more Bulldog hockey coverage at duluthnewstribune.com.

You can find more episodes of Bulldog Insider wherever you listen to podcasts. New episodes air every Thursday.

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Minnesota Duluth and Ohio State battled in the NCAA title game last spring at Penn State, with the Buckeyes edging the Bulldogs for the national championship. Now both teams welcome back Olympic gold medalists Ashton Bell and Emma Maltais from Canada who have a different perspective on the game of hockey.

Co-host of the Bulldog Insider Podcast and college hockey reporter for the Duluth News Tribune and The Rink Live covering the Minnesota Duluth men's and women's hockey programs.
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