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Listen: Goalie Ben Patt is raising awareness and ready for long-awaited start

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The Duluth News Tribune's weekly college hockey podcast.

After five seasons of sitting behind others — watching, cheering and providing feedback from the bench to his fellow goaltenders — Minnesota Duluth redshirt senior Ben Patt will make his first regular-season start this weekend when the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs play a nonconference series at Northern Michigan.

Patt’s first collegiate start comes after leading the team’s annual Movember campaign that raises fund and awareness for men’s health issues — both physical and mental — by growing mustaches.

My9’s Zach Schneider and KDAL’s Bruce Ciskie also join this week’s episode to discuss the weekend of action as the UMD men visit Northern Michigan and the No. 8/9-ranked UMD women host WCHA rival and No. 2-ranked Ohio State. They also talk about overtimes in college hockey and how many points they should be worth.

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

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