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Bulldog Insider Podcast: Final practice of the season

Billy Exell of Minnesota Duluth controls the puck Friday during the NCAA Frozen Four practices at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. For the last three years, Exell and the other seniors on the team have held their final practice of the season the day before the national championship. (Clint Austin /

For the last three years, the Bulldogs have had their last practice of the season the day before the national championship game. 

We caught up with Parker Mackay, Billy Exell, Jade Miller, Nick Deery and Jarod Hilderman after practice today in the Buffalo Sabres locker room to ask them what that experience is like. 

Tune in tomorrow morning for a national championship pre-game discussion hosted by Duluth News Tribune college hockey reporter Matt Wellens. You can email us at or This podcast is produced by Samantha Erkkila.

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