Defending Champion Bulldogs 8th in Preseason Polls

By KBJR News 1

September 27, 2011 Updated Sep 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The defending NCAA national champion UMD Bulldogs men's hockey team is ranked eighth in the preseason U.S. College Hockey Online poll.

The Bulldogs open the season this Sunday with an exhibition game against Lakehead University, with their first regular season game coming October 7-8 against Notre Dame.

All UMD home games this season can be seen on live television in the Northland on the My 9 Sports Network.

The Bulldogs received their national championship rings in July, and on October 7 will raise the first-ever men's championship banner to the rafters of AMSOIL Arena.

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WOMEN TO HOST WHITECAPS, RANKED 6TH IN POLLS

The UMD Bulldogs women's hockey team will also open up play this weekend, hosting games this Friday and Saturday against the Minnesota Whitecaps.

The Bulldogs are ranked sixth in the preseason U.S. College Hockey Online poll, a year after suffering a first-round defeat in the NCAA tournament.

Posted by Zach Schneider
zschneider@northlandsnewscenter.com

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