Shannon Miller Explains Torpedo Offense

By KBJR News 1

October 31, 2010 Updated Oct 31, 2010 at 8:57 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- After winning the NCAA National Championship last season, head coach Shannon Miller and the UMD Bulldogs went back to an old offensive system this season.

It's called the torpedo, and it puts four forwards and only one defenseman on the ice at any given time.

Miller has used the torpedo at UMD twice before, and both were national championship seasons for the Bulldogs.

So far, this year's team has responded well to the change.

The #3 ranked Dogs were averaging more than four goals and 40 shots a game entering this weekend against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

On Thursday night, Miller and Bulldogs held a public chalk talk that was centered around explaining the torpedo.

Posted by Zach Schneider
zschneider@northlandsnewscenter.com

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