Duluth, Minn. — The UMD men’s hockey team that captured their second straight national title back in April… got their commemorative championship rings.
Everyone except for two of the alum were back in-house at AMSOIL to receive their championship rings… It was back in April of this year that the Bulldogs took down U-Mass in a 3-0 shut-out in Buffalo to get the program its 3rd national championship title.
“Such a special moment, special group to be done kind of thing, it kind of sucks to see it end and all over but if you had to choose how to end it, that’d be the way to go,” said former captain Parker Mackay.
“We felt we had a pretty good team going into the year but you know there’s a lot of expectations and certainly it’s never smooth but our guys kind of stayed the course and I want these guys to really enjoy this because these things don’t come along and you never take them for granted and they should be excited and very proud of what they did,” said head coach Scott Sandelin.
For the seniors and the rest of the guys coming back… they are now just looking to do it again next year.
“(I’m putting) One on each finger… in my room, never leaving. They’ll collect some dust on them in a couple years. We’ll enjoy them tonight by tomorrow it’s time to turn the page and then it’s a new season,” said senior Nick Wolff. “Like I said, we have the manpower to do it and we have the staff that is the best staff in the entire league. So yeah we’re very excited for this season and we have high expectations and hopefully we can fulfill them.”