- Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs men's ice hockey
Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs men's ice hockey University University of Minnesota Duluth Conference WCHA Head coach Scott Sandelin 10th year, 192–200–52 Arena AMSOIL Arena
Location Duluth, Minnesota Colors Maroon and Gold NCAA Tournament Champions 2011 NCAA Tournament Frozen Four 1984, 1985, 2004, 2011 NCAA Tournament Appearances 1983, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2004, 2009, 2011 Conference Tournament Champions 1984, 1985, 2009 Conference Regular Season Champions 1951–52, 1952–53, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1992–93
The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Bulldogs are a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).
The Bulldogs program has produced many NHL players such as Glenn 'Chico' Resch, Tom Kurvers, Dave Langevin, and Bob Mason. Perhaps the best known alumni of Minnesota-Duluth are: Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull; and Mark Pavelich, member of the Miracle on Ice gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic Hockey Team in 1980.
The 2010-11 season marked a historic year for the UMD program. On December 30, 2010 the Bulldogs moved into the new 6,800-seat AMSOIL Arena located at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. On April 9, 2011, the Bulldogs beat the University of Michigan, 3-2 in overtime, to win its first NCAA Division I Championship.
From 1930 until 1965 UMD played an independent schedule at the NCAA Division I level. The program was accepted into the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) beginning in the 1965-66 season, in which, UMD has played in ever since.
The program's first postseason success came in the 1980s. UMD made the NCAA Tournament three straight seasons from 1983-1985. The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament for the first time in school history in 1983, but were defeated by Providence College in a two game series by the scores of 3-7 and 2-3.
In 1983-84 UMD won its first conference regular season title and conference postseason tournament to receive the program's second bid to the NCAA tournament. UMD defeated Clarkson University in the quarterfinals and advanced to the 1984 Frozen Four in Lake Placid, New York. UMD reached the title game by defeating WCHA foe, University of North Dakota, 2-1 in overtime. The championship game featured a match-up between Minnesota–Duluth and Bowling Green (CCHA). After 60 minutes of hockey, the game remained tied, 4-4. Bowling Green's Gino Cavallini scored a goal in the fourth overtime to defeat UMD in the longest postseason Division I ice hockey game in history (97 minutes and 11 seconds of playing time).
For the third season in a row, the Bulldogs reached the NCAA tournament and for the second straight season UMD reached the Frozen Four. The team had their hopes for a national championship lost in another overtime game, this time a 6-5 semifinal loss in three overtimes to Rensselaer. The Bulldogs would rebound in the third place game to defeat Boston College, 2-1 in overtime.
Minnesota–Duluth next bid to the NCAA tournament would come in 1993. The Bulldogs faced Brown University in the first round, winning 7-3. UMD was defeated by Lake Superior State in the quarterfinals, 4-3. Lake Superior State would go on to the Frozen Four, losing in the national title game to Maine.
UMD's next NCAA post season berth came after an eleven year drought in 2004. The Bulldogs won the first game in the Midwest Regional, shutting out Michigan State 5-0. That setup a highly emotional game against WCHA rival and defending back-to-back National Champions, Minnesota. UMD advanced to the Frozen Four by defeating Minnesota 3-1. UMD faced another WCHA rival, Denver, in the semifinal game. After having leads of 2-0 at the end of the first period and 3-1 after the second, the Bulldogs fell to the Pioneers 5-3 after a four-goal third period by DU.
The 2008-09 season marked a historic season for the Bulldogs. The 5th seeded Minnesota–Duluth swept through the 2009 WCHA playoffs. UMD swept Colorado College in the opening round by scores of 4-1 and 3-1. The Bulldogs took down Minnesota with a 2-1 win at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, followed by a 3-0 shutout victory over North Dakota. The win advanced UMD to the WCHA championship against Denver. The Bulldogs shocked the crowd and DU with another shutout, winning 4-0 over Denver. The win the program's third WCHA Playoff Championship in the school's history. It marked the first time that that a 4th or 5th seeded team had won the WCHA Final Five. The historic playoff run by UMD was punctuated by winning three games against ranked teams in three consecutive nights, including back-to-back shutouts from goaltender Alex Stalock. Through the entire WCHA Playoffs, the Bulldogs only allowed three goals.
With the WCHA title, Minnesota–Duluth secured an automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Tournament. The Cinderella Bulldogs entered tournament play with a 5-4 overtime win over Princeton. Fatigue from the grueling WCHA playoffs and a late night overtime game would prove too much for the Bulldogs the following evening against 1st ranked Miami (Ohio). The RedHawks upended the Bulldogs in a close game by the score of 2-1.
In 2011, the Bulldogs earned an at-large NCAA Tournament bid. They reached the Frozen Four for the fourth time in the school's history with 2-0 and 5-3 wins over Union College and Yale University, respectively.
UMD was the only Minnesota team competing in the 2011 Frozen Four at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, essentially making it a home series for the team. On April 7, the Bulldogs defeated Notre Dame by a score of 4-3 to secure it's first trip to the championship game since the 1983-84 season. On April 9, the Bulldogs beat the Michigan Wolverines 3-2 in overtime to win their first men's ice hockey championship in school history.
As of September 9, 2011. 
Goaltenders # State Player Catches Year Hometown Previous Team 30 Christian Gaffy L Freshman Scandia, Minnesota Forest Lake (USHS-MN) 31 Aaron Crandall R Sophomore Lakeville, Minnesota Des Moines (USHL) 35 Kenny Reiter L Senior Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Fairbanks (NAHL) Defensemen # State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team 2 Brady Lamb R Senior Calgary, Alberta Calgary (AJHL) 4 Derik Johnson L Freshman Bloomington, Minnesota Penticton (BCHL) 5 Chris Casto R Freshman Stillwater, Minnesota Lincoln (USHL) 6 Scott Kishel L Senior Virginia, Minnesota Sioux Falls (USHL) 8 Drew Olson L Junior Brainerd, Minnesota Omaha (USHL) 16 Tim Smith L Freshman Superior, Wisconsin Indiana (USHL) 22 Luke McManus L Freshman Apple Valley, Minnesota Tri-City (USHL) 28 Wade Bergman L Junior Calgary, Alberta Olds (AJHL) Forwards # State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team 10 Dan DeLisle L Junior Arden Hills, Minnesota Totino-Grace (USHS-MN) 11 Travis Oleksuk L Senior Thunder Bay, Ontario Sioux City (USHL) 12 Jack Connolly L Senior Duluth, Minnesota Sioux Falls (USHL) 14 Keegan Flaherty R Junior Duluth, Minnesota Fargo (USHL) 15 Jake Hendrickson R Junior Savage, Minnesota Sioux City (USHL) 17 Mike Seidel R Junior Darien, Illinois Cedar Rapids (USHL) 18 Joe Basaraba R Sophomore Fort Frances, Ontario Shattuck (USHS-MN) 19 Max Tardy R Sophomore Duluth, Minnesota Tri-City (USHL) 20 Cody Danberg L Senior Canwood, Saskatchewan Nanaimo (BCHL) 21 Caleb Herbert R Freshman Bloomington, Minnesota Sioux City (USHL) 23 J.T. Brown R Sophomore Burnsville, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL) 25 Justin Crandall R Freshman Lakeville, Minnesota Omaha (USHL) 26 Adam Krause R Freshman Hermantown, Minnesota Sioux City (USHL) 27 David Grun R Senior White Bear Lake, Minnesota Sioux Falls (USHL)
Hobey Baker Award winners
The following players have won the Hobey Baker Award while playing at UMD
- Tom Kurvers Defense 1984
- Bill Watson Right Wing 1985
- Chris Marinucci Left Wing 1994
- Junior Lessard Right Wing 2004
Bulldogs in the NHL
- Greg Andrusak
- Pat Boutette
- Ron Busniuk
- Chad Erickson
- Justin Faulk
- Jesse Fibiger
- Rusty Fitzgerald
- Jason Garrison
- Curt Giles
- Guy Gosselin
- Brett Hauer
- Mark Heaslip
- Rick Heinz
- Phil Hoene
- Greg Hubick
- Brett Hull
- Jim Johnson
- Tom Kurvers
- Dave Langevin
- Walt Ledingham
- Junior Lessard
- Chris Lindberg
- Norm Maciver
- Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey
- Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs
- University of Minnesota Duluth
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Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs ice hockey Men’s coaches Men’s seasons2009–10 NHL players Frozen Four Appearances1984 • 1985 • 2004 • 2011 Hobey Baker AwardTom Kurvers (1984) • Bill Watson (1985) • Chris Marinucci (1994) • Junior Lessard (2004) National Championships2011 Women’s coachesShannon Miller Women’s seasons2000–01 • 2001–02 • 2002–03 • 2003–04 • 2004–05 • 2005–06 • 2006–07 • 2007–08 • 2008–09 • 2009–10 • 2010–11 • 2011–12 Olympians Patty Kazmaier awardNone National Championships2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2008 • 2010 1Arena: Amsoil Arena
2Athletic Director: Bob Nielson
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