Hockey Withdrawl? Try Alumni Game

     Going through college hockey withdrawl during the holiday season? The Minnesota Duluth men ALUMNI have a game at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at the DECC. Assistant coach and former UMD captain Brett Larson has put together the second annual event; last year about 25 alums took part.

      Hockey-playing alums are reminded they can change into their gear for the game in the UMD varsity locker room.

      After the game there will be extensive sauna time and extensive story telling. Larson reports that the Bulldog hockey staff now has an alumni contact list of about 180 former players. Alums looking to make contact about Wednesday’s game or just to say hello can e-mail Larson at

       Are fans allowed at Wednesday’s game? Don’t think they’d turn anyone away. Afterall, athletes enjoy playing to a crowd.

       ALSO, didn’t think there were any Division I men’s polls this week because of limited play last week and the holidays, BUT, USA Today-USA Hockey Magazine did have a coaches poll. Here it is:

U.S. Today-USA Hockey Magazine, Division I Men

1 Miami of Ohio         13-2-5
2 Denver                    11-5-2
3 Colorado College      11-4-3
4 Cornell                     7-2-2
5 Boston College         10-3-2
6 North Dakota            9-6-3
7 Wisconsin               11-5-2
8 Yale                         7-3-2
9 Bemidji State          13-4-1
10 Quinnipiac             13-3-1
11 Ferris State           13-3-2

12 Mass.-Lowell          10-6-1
13 Michigan State       12-6-2
14 Minnesota Duluth 11-6-1
15 Massachusetts       10-5-0
Others Receiving Votes: New Hampshire, Michigan, Alaska-Fairbanks, St. Cloud State, Union, RIT