St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The UMD men's hockey team will continue its pursuit of a Broadmoor Trophy on Friday afternoon in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Final Five tournament, trying to win the prize for the first time since 2009.
Then junior goaltender Alex Stalock stopped 90 of 91 shots to leads that Bulldogs team to the WCHA postseason title, the first play-in team to ever win that particular tournament.
"That year marked a big year in the change of the expectations for our program," Bulldogs senior goaltender Kenny Reiter said. "The bar was raised really high after that, and we are the beneficiaries of that. Now we're hoping to raise the bar even higher."
UMD has won the Broadmoor Trophy only three times in the program's history, those coming in 1984, 1985, and 2009.
One year ago, the Bulldogs were bounced from the tournament in the first round by Bemidji State before going on to win the NCAA national championship.