In his first two seasons, senior wing Koby Bender battled for ice time and a spot in the lineup. Now he’s a critical member of the team and scoring goals on a line with Kobe Roth and Jackson Cates.

Bender takes us through his college hockey journey and lessons he’s learned through buying his time and earning his spot on the rink.

And because he’s from Cloquet we hear what he thinks the best item is on the Gordy’s Hi-Hat menu.

You can find more episodes of the Bulldog Insider wherever you listen to podcasts. New episodes air every Thursday. All episodes are being recorded remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Bulldog Insider Podcast 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 multimedia producer Samantha Erkkila.