The Minnesota Duluth men's hockey team practiced outdoors in Hermantown on Wednesday ahead of this weekend's exhibition game against the U.S. National Team Development Program Under-18 squad.

The Bulldogs and USNTDP U18s will drop the puck at 7:07 p.m. on Saturday at Amsoil Arena. The USNTDP is 5-1-1 against NCAA Division I teams this year, and features future UMD forward Joey Anderson of Roseville. Anderson, who is projected to go in the second or third round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, has already signed an NLI to attend UMD next fall.

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The Bulldogs last played Dec. 11-12 at home, losing twice to North Dakota.