College hockey reporter for the Duluth News Tribune covering the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs men's and women's teams, as well as the NCAA Division III programs at St. Scholastica and Wisconsin-Superior.
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DULUTH, Minn.—A key nonconference win over eighth-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato wasn't the only thing Minnesota Duluth accomplished last Saturday at Amsoil Arena. The Bulldogs also got two important offensive pieces up to speed after they missed six games due to upper-body injuries. Freshman Nick Swaney picked up a goal and sophomore Joey Anderson set up a score in the young forwards' first game back since they went down Oct. 28 at Maine.
DULUTH — Minnesota Duluth sophomore goaltender Hunter Shepard made 33 saves and backstopped a key penalty kill late in the game that allowed the Bulldogs to close out a 3-1 nonconference victory over Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday at Amsoil Arena.
DULUTH, Minn. — Making a successful jump from the junior or high school level to the NCAA Division I ranks requires more than just making adjustments on the ice. There are plenty of challenges a young player can face off the ice, too, such as academics, living on his own for the first time and, in the case of Hibbing native Scott Perunovich, air travel.
DULUTH — Minnesota Duluth is getting two key offensive weapons back this week for Saturday, Nov. 25's nonconference game against Minnesota State-Mankato. Top-line wingers Joey Anderson and Nick Swaney are both good to go for the 7:07 p.m. game at Amsoil Arena, according to coach Scott Sandelin. Anderson, a sophomore, and Swaney, a freshman, have both missed the last three weeks with upper-body injuries and their return should give the team a boost, at least depth-wise, Sandelin said.
DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin didn't want to use injuries as an excuse for his team's 3-2 loss Saturday, Nov. 18, to Miami in Oxford, Ohio. But the coach also couldn't ignore the maladies' effect on his lineup, which on Saturday was short a forward.
OXFORD, Ohio — After picking up a 3-1 win Friday over Miami on the road, Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin said his team was having a good weekend. For a great weekend, though, the coach said his Bulldogs would need to finish off the sweep. Unfortunately for Sandelin and UMD, they had to settle for just a good weekend at Goggin Ice Center after falling 3-2 on Saturday night to the RedHawks, who scored three straight goals to force a split in the NCHC series.
DULUTH, Minn.—While Minnesota Duluth's 2016-17 campaign was one for the record books, it was a tough year for Bulldogs junior center Peter Krieger. Per NCAA transfer rules, Krieger had to sit out the season after transferring to UMD from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. It was the first time in Krieger's hockey career that he was able to take a step back and look at the big picture.
DULUTH — The Minnesota Duluth men's hockey team crossed another name off the injury report this week with freshman defenseman Mikey Anderson returning to practice in full. Anderson is good to go, according to head coach Scott Sandelin, for this weekend's NCHC series against Miami in Oxford, Ohio. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and 6:05 p.m. Saturday.
DULUTH — The city of Duluth and University of Minnesota Duluth campus will always hold a special place in the heart of former Bulldogs defenseman Curt Giles, and not just for everything he accomplished on the ice. It's the memories — good and bad — made off the ice that Giles holds dearest. Duluth is where he met his wife, Mary Pat, during freshmen orientation and where he last saw his father, Jack, alive.
ST. CLOUD—Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin warned his team to stay out of the penalty box this weekend at St. Cloud State. He passed the warning on to the media earlier this week, and spouted it again Saturday, Nov. 4, after his team was swept. "My thing was don't give them that many power plays," Sandelin said. "It's pretty simple."