117 episodes

The Duluth News Tribune's weekly college hockey podcast hosted by reporter Matt Wellens and My9 commentator Zach Schneider featuring University of Minnesota Duluth hockey players, coaches and alumni.

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The Duluth News Tribune's weekly college hockey podcast hosted by reporter Matt Wellens and My9 commentator Zach Schneider featuring University of Minnesota Duluth hockey players, coaches and alumni.

    S4 E15: Elizabeth Giguere is an award winning addition to UMD

    S4 E15: Elizabeth Giguere is an award winning addition to UMD

    Before joining UMD, fifth year forward Elizabeth Giguere was a standout on the national stage with Clarkson, earning three All-American nods, the 2020 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award as the nation's top player and 
    helping the Golden Knights win the 2018 NCAA National Collegiate Championship. Now, she's a member of the Bulldogs as a graduate transfer. 
    In this week's episode, Giguere tells the News Tribune's Matt Wellens and My9's Zach Schneider what it was like to transfer, how she's been fitting in and how the program could help her make a run at the 2026 Olympics in Italy. She also plays "pass, shoot, score," choosing between her line mates, coaches and even her parents.
    The Bulldog Insider is co-hosted by Duluth News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens and My9 television voice of Bulldog hockey Zach Schneider. Episodes are edited by Duluth News Tribune digital producers Samantha Erkkila and Dan Williamson. You can find more Bulldog hockey coverage at duluthnewstribune.com.

    • 32 min
    S4 E14: Hockey Hits Back with UMD's Gabbie Hughes

    S4 E14: Hockey Hits Back with UMD's Gabbie Hughes

    Senior center Gabbie Hughes is having the most offensively productive season of her collegiate hockey career. But, she's looking to make a bigger impact off the ice. Hughes is helping to bring mental health awareness to the forefront after a tragedy last summer rocked the hockey community. Putting their grief into action, friends and family of Sophie Wieland created Sophie's Squad in honor of the 14-year old hockey player who took her own life on July 12, 2021. 
    The tragedy rocked the Hughes family. Gabbie's father, Terry, coached Sophie in youth hockey and Gabbie was able to get to know her. In this week's episode, Hughes tells the News Tribune's Matt Wellens and My9's Zach Schneider what Sophie meant to her.
    The UMD women's team hosts Bemidji State Friday and Saturday, with the showdown on Saturday shining a light on mental health awareness as a Hockey Hits Back Sophie's Squad game. 
    The Bulldog Insider is co-hosted by Duluth News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens and My9 television voice of Bulldog hockey Zach Schneider. Episodes are edited by Duluth News Tribune digital producers Samantha Erkkila and Dan Williamson. You can find more Bulldog hockey coverage at duluthnewstribune.com.

    • 29 min
    Bonus: Rolling with the COVID-19 punches with Wyatt Kaiser and Dominic James

    Bonus: Rolling with the COVID-19 punches with Wyatt Kaiser and Dominic James

    It’s been a rough couple of weeks for sophomore defenseman Wyatt Kaiser and freshman center Dominic James. 
    Last Tuesday, the U.S. National Junior Team had to forfeit a game against Switzerland because of COVID-19, and then the next day, they called off the IIHF World Junior Championship. This week, the Bulldogs series at St. Cloud State was postponed because of COVID-19.
    In this bonus episode of the Bulldog Insider, News Tribune reporter Matt Wellens caught up with Kaiser and James over Zoom about how they are handing these COVID-19 punches. 
    The Bulldog Insider is co-hosted by Duluth News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens and My9 television voice of Bulldog hockey Zach Schneider. Episodes are edited by Duluth News Tribune digital producers Samantha Erkkila and Dan Williamson. You can find more Bulldog hockey coverage at duluthnewstribune.com.

    • 15 min
    S4 E13: New year, new Bulldog resolutions

    S4 E13: New year, new Bulldog resolutions

    For many, a new year means New Year’s resolutions. In this week's episode, News Tribune reporter Matt Wellens, co-host Zach Schneider and KDAL’s Bruce Ciskie make some resolutions or possible corrections, whichever way you want to look at it, for both the UMD men's and women's teams for the first part of 2022. And for longtime listeners, a Nick Wolff reference or two resurfaces. 
    The Bulldog Insider is co-hosted by Duluth News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens and My9 television voice of Bulldog hockey Zach Schneider. Episodes are edited by Duluth News Tribune digital producers Samantha Erkkila and Dan Williamson. You can find more Bulldog hockey coverage at duluthnewstribune.com.

    • 27 min
    S4 E12: Our favorite UMD hockey stories of 2021

    S4 E12: Our favorite UMD hockey stories of 2021

    With 2021 coming to a close, this week’s episode takes a look back at some of our favorite Bulldog hockey stories of the year.
    Reporter Matt Wellens, co-host Zach Schneider, former co-host Kelly Hinseth and KDAL’s Bruce Ciskie go around the horn and share their favorite story of 2021, including but not limited to the UMD women returning to a Frozen Four, the men defeating North Dakota in 5 overtimes, goalie rotations, and teammates supporting one another through cancer.
    The Bulldog Insider is co-hosted by Duluth News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens and My9 television voice of Bulldog hockey Zach Schneider. Episodes are edited by Duluth News Tribune digital producers Samantha Erkkila and Dan Williamson. You can find more Bulldog hockey coverage at duluthnewstribune.com.
     

    • 27 min
    Bonus: Maddie Rooney discusses on and off-ice growth ahead of 2022 Olympics

    Bonus: Maddie Rooney discusses on and off-ice growth ahead of 2022 Olympics

    The U.S. and Canadian women’s hockey teams were at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Sunday in preparation for their My Why Tour showdown on Monday. Unfortunately, that game was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, however, News Tribune reporter Matt Wellens did get the chance to catch up with former Bulldogs goaltender and 2018 Olympic gold medalist goaltender Maddie Rooney after the Team USA practice on Sunday.
    In this bonus episode, Rooney talks about the confidence she’s built in goal over the last four years, her experience with the residency program, overcoming an injury ahead of the world championships and how she turns pressure into motivation. 
    The Bulldog Insider is co-hosted by Duluth News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens and My9 television voice of Bulldog hockey Zach Schneider. Episodes are edited by Duluth News Tribune digital producers Samantha Erkkila and Dan Williamson. You can find more Bulldog hockey coverage at duluthnewstribune.com.”

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Ole67823561 ,

Awesome!

Great crew and podcast!

gghhhyy ,

Awesome podcast

Amazing guests, great conversation, and Irma, Alberta. What’s not to love? Surprised this wasn’t started sooner. Also bring Austin on to talk about his KBC experience plz.

Skatefag ,

Awesome

Great Bulldog hockey podcast! Thanks Zach and Matt!!

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