In this bonus episode, News Tribune reporter Matt Wellens caught up with former UMD forward Katerina Mrazova over Zoom to talk about what it was like to be a part of the team that got the Czech Republic to its first ever Olympics.

Last week was Mrazova's fourth time skating in an Olympic qualifying tournament. And while she hasn’t officially been named to the Czech Republic Olympic team yet, she said just having the women’s team make the Winter Games means the world to her and she hopes it inspires more girls from her country to get into the sport.

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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 by Duluth News Tribune digital producers Samantha Erkkila and Dan Williamson. You can find more Bulldog hockey coverage at

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