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Blanka Skodova, who has played for Czechia's national team, gives the Bulldogs some added depth and experience in net after UMD lost two goalies to the transfer portal.
The WCHA will wait until at least spring 2023 to hire a permanent commissioner with the NCAA's transformation committee considering radical changes to the future of college athletics. For now, former Bemidji State athletic director Tracy Dill will serve as the replacement for Jennifer Flowers.
Camp will be used to evaluate rosters for the rescheduled 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in August and the upcoming 2023 tournament in December and January.
The extension announced Friday is subject to approval by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. It adds two more years onto the extension that Sandelin signed in 2019 and shifts a portion of his compensation from his salary to his retirement fund.

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Josh Berlo is leaving the University of Minnesota Duluth after nine seasons to become vice chancellor of athletics for the Pioneers. While Berlo's first job as athletic director got off to a controversial start, he leaves the university a popular administrator.
Josh Berlo has served as athletic director at the University of Minnesota Duluth since 2013. The Pioneers are members of the NCHC and NCAA Division I Summit League.
Incoming goaltender Hailey MacLeod and defenseman Tova Henderson will play for Canada while incoming forward Danielle Burgen will suit up for the United States. Former Bulldogs captain Sydney Brodt will serve as an assistant coach for the U.S.
Junior goaltender Ryan Fanti, who signed with the Edmonton Oilers, was named team MVP.
Ashton Bell is putting on a charitable road hockey tournament in her hometown of Deloraine this summer while Gabbie Hughes continues her work with Sophie's Squad.
Tanner Laderoute is the lone returning captain from the 2021-22 Bulldogs team and one of two remaining players from the 2019-20 NCAA championship team.

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The SDHL, as well as the country's tier-two league, will allow checking along the boards as part of a pilot program next season. A popular league for UMD alumni, the SDHL has increased its tolerance for physicality over the past four seasons.
The Gophers' home rink on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis has hosted the league semifinals and championships the previous seven seasons.
All of the things that Augustana athletics had on its hockey checklist are now complete, with a coach hired, an arena under construction and Tuesday's announcement that the Vikings will join the CCHA in the fall of 2023.

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