#8 Bulldogs Raise Banner, Knock Off #1 Fighting Irish

By KBJR News 1

October 7, 2011 Updated Oct 7, 2011 at 11:11 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A goal late in the third period from senior forward Travis Oleksuk sealed a 4-3 win Friday night for the #8-ranked UMD Bulldogs, the same night they unveiled their 2011 NCAA national championship banner.

The Bulldogs opened the regular season with a series against #1-ranked Notre Dame, the same team UMD beat last season in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals.

UMD got first period goals from Mike Seidel and Duluth East graduate Keegan Flaherty, then a lone second period goal from J.T. Brown.

Click the video link for highlights of the regular season opener for UMD and Notre Dame.

The Bulldogs and Fighting Irish will close out the series Saturday night, with faceoff set for 7:07 p.m. at AMSOIL Arena.

The game can be seen on live television in the Northland on the My 9 Sports Network.