Thursday, December 12, 2013

Western Michigan Announcements!

Hey Guys,

Get your studying done early or take time out of your day on both Friday and Saturday to MAKE SURE you get down to Amsoil Arena to watch the Bulldogs take on the Western Michigan Broncos!

Saturday's game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network and they want to go inside the Penalty Box Student Section and we want to prove to the country that we are the LOUDEST and GREATEST student section


Teddy Bear Toss - Friday

All fans are encouraged to bring or buy a teddy bear to throw onto the ice during the second intermission on Friday night! The bears will be donated to support local charity organizations!

Free Pizza - Saturday

Come to Amsoil Arena early to get some FREE pizza provided by us, the Penalty Box, at 6:15.  We've ordered multiple pizzas so come down and refuel on us!

Pink Rally Towels - Saturday

Every students will receive a PINK rally towel to support the Essentia Health Breast Program Fund!


Minnesota Duluth 6 at Minnesota 2 Highlights

Highlights from the game against Minnesota on Sunday, November 24th, 2013.  The Bulldogs recieved goals from five different Bulldogs, while Matt McNeely made 36 saves in the 6-2 rout.


Friday, December 6, 2013

The Boys Are Back In Town

The Bulldogs return to Amsoil Arena for the first time in six weeks to host a series against the #2 ranked St. Cloud State Huskies!


UMD and St. Cloud State have collided on 104 previous occasions in a rivalry which stretches back to the 1946-47 season. The Huskies hold a 56-40-8 lead in the all-time series and are 53-36-7 versus the Bulldogs since joining the NCAA Division I ranks in 1987-88. The two clubs traded WCHA wins in their lone series of the 2012-13 season (Nov. 23-24) with the host Bulldogs taking the opener, 2-1 before St. Cloud State rebounded with a 5-1 decision the following night.

Last Weekend:

The Bulldogs have been idle since toppling the University of Minnesota 6-2 on Nov. 24 in Minneapolis to gain a series split with their former WCHA nemesis. The Bulldogs, who fell 6-1 to the No. 1 ranked Gophers two nights earlier, got a four-point outing (two goals and two assist) from junior right winger Justin Crandall in the rematch while freshman left winger Kyle Osterberg, sophomore left winger Austin Farley and sophomore center Tony Cameranesi each scored once and assisted on another goal. Junior center Caleb Herbert added three assists for the Bulldogs, who posted their most lopsided victory at Mariucci Arena in nearly 16 years (8-4 on Feb. 14, 1997).

St. Cloud State likewise had Thanksgiving weekend off. In their most recent activity, the Huskies took five of six NCHC points from visiting Colorado College via a 2-2 tie and a 6-2 triumph on Nov. 22-23.

Bulldog Bits:

UMD has lost but once in its six series rematch games this season (4-1-1) while averaging 4.0 goals per night in the process. In contrast, they are just 2-4-0 on Friday evenings and have scored at a 1.8 goals a game clip.

In the Bulldogs’s 6-2 win at Minnesota two weeks ago, sophomore netminder Matt McNeely received his first start in goal in over a month (Oct. 16) and responded to the challenge by stopping 36 of 38 Gopher shots. The Burnsville, Minn., native currently ranks sixth in the nation --and second among NCHC puckstoppers -- in goals against average with a 1.78 mark. McNeely, who has never faced St. Cloud State, has given up only three even-strength goals in five appearances this year.

This weekend marks the third time this season the Bulldogs will square off against a Top 2 nationally-ranked opponent. UMD already has wins over No. 1 Minnesota (6-2 on Nov. 24) and then No. 2 Notre Dame (4-1 on Oct. 26).

UMD (Jack Connolly in 2011-12) and St. Cloud State (Drew LeBlanc one year ago) have produced the last two Hobey Baker Memorial Award winners. Both of those two recipients, incidentally, were born in Duluth.

The Bulldogs own the country’s penalty killing efficiency rating (87.5 percent), but have given up six goals in 25 power play opportunities to the opposition over the past four games (24.5 percent).

Junior right winger Adam Krause, who came into the year with two collegiate goals to his credit, has already scored three times this season with all coming in UMD’s two-game set at North Dakota last month. Adam Krause has now skated in 66 straight games -- the longest active ironman streak on the club.

This Weekend:

The Puck Drops at 7:07 CT on both nights.  Get there early and welcome back our Bulldogs!

See ya there!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

2013 UMD Men's Hockey History Video

Take a look back from past to present of UMD Bulldog Men's Hockey.  If this doesn't give you the chills than I'm not quite sure what will!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

UMD hosts Notre Dame Fighting Irish - The Lowdown

Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
October 25th & 26th
7:07 CDT Both Nights

Saturday Night
Hockey Halloween

All students should wear their Halloween costumes to the game on Saturday night!  Students with the best costumes will receive lots of looks and smiles, along with a thumbs up from the Penalty Box!!