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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

News Tribune Article, UMD's Olympic "Losses"

Click the blog title to tread the entire article... It's a really good Kevin Pates, Season Preview type article focusing on UMD's players who've taken a season off to train full time for the upcoming Vancouver Olympics

“We know it’s going to be different, but we we’re not anticipating much of a change. We have a coach who expects hard work and excellence,” says senior defenseman Jamie Rasmussen of Garden Grove, Calif. “We have a smaller roster and we’ve been preparing to be in good shape because we’re all going to get a lot of ice time. We’ve got a lot of new players, but they’re great new players. And we have some great returning players.”

Thursday, September 17, 2009

15 Days Until The Season Starts!

Being September 17th, we are 15 days from the UMD women's hockey team taking the ice! This preseason is full of questions, as we have two untested goaltenders and 9 freshmen slated to skate for the Bulldogs this year! Cloquet's Kirsti Hakala returns to the UMD roster after a year on the University of Wisconsin-Superior roster and taking last season off.

I hope to get get a bunch more posted on here before the season starts so stay tuned, it's been a busy few weeks with my website between high school and community college sports shooting but UMD hockey (both teams) always ends up a priority come game time! :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

3 Bulldogs In Pre-Season WCHA All-Star Game vs Team USA

Per the Duluth News Tribune:

Three Minnesota Duluth players have been named to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Women’s All-Star team that faces the U.S. Olympic team Sept. 25 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Bulldogs selected are junior defenseman Jaime Rasmussen of Garden Grove, Calif.; senior forward Emmanuelle Blais of LaSalle, Quebec; and junior forward Laura Fridfinnson of Arborg, Manitoba. The team is coached by St. Cloud State’s Jeff Giesen.

UMD's season starts October 2nd/3rd with Robert Morris University coming to the DECC