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Bulldog Insider Podcast: Goalie Hunter Shepard makes the right move

Minnesota Duluth goaltender Hunter Shepard blocks a shot earlier this season. (2018 file / News Tribune)

After playing just about every game in youth, high school and junior hockey, Minnesota Duluth goalie Hunter Shepard found himself sitting on the bench his freshman season as a Bulldog.

With a roster stacked with strong goaltending, Shepard was questioned for his decision to go to a school where might get very little playing time. He brushed that talk aside, bought his time, put in the work and now he has a National Championship to show for it. Although he is quick to admit he didn’t do it himself.

This week we get to know the Cohasset native who doesn’t come from a hockey family but began his career by taking shots in the net as a 2-year-old at daycare.

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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