UMD Men’s Hockey Wins First National Title, 2011

Saturday – April 9, 2016 – marks the fifth anniversary of the Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team winning its first national title with an overtime victory against Michigan at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

UMD senior Kyle Schmidt of Hermantown scored the game-winning goal at 3:22 of the overtime period to give the Bulldogs the win and the title.

Here’s how it looked on the cover of the next day’s News Tribune:

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And here’s how the winning goal looked on TV:

Here are links to News Tribune stories on the game:

Game story by Kevin Pates

Fan reaction story by John Lundy

Column by Rick Weegman

Column by Rick Lubbers

Follow-up column by Kevin Pates

Follow-up story by Kevin Pates

And here are a few more News Tribune photos from the game:

t040911 --- Clint Austin --- austinUMD0410c11 --- Kyle Schmidt (7) of Minnesota Duluth reacts after scoring the winning goal in overtime win over Michigan to win Minnesota Duluth's first mens hockey national championship Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. UMD won 3-2 in overtime. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Kyle Schmidt (7) of Minnesota Duluth reacts after scoring the winning goal in overtime to beat Michigan and lift UMD to its first men’s hockey national championship on April 9, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. UMD won 3-2 in overtime. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
t040911 --- Clint Austin --- austinUMD0410c14 --- J.T. Brown of Minnesota Duluth celebrates the overtime win over Michigan to win Minnesota Duluth's first mens hockey national championship Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. UMD won 3-2 in overtime. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
J.T. Brown of Minnesota Duluth celebrates the Bulldogs’ overtime win over Michigan to win UMD’s first hockey national championship on April 9, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
t040911 --- Clint Austin --- austinUMD0410c12 --- Justin Faulk (25) of Minnesota Duluth reacts to the overtime win over Michigan to win Minnesota Duluth's first mens hockey national championship Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. UMD won 3-2 in overtime. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Justin Faulk (25) of Minnesota Duluth reacts to the Bulldogs’ overtime win over Michigan to claim UMD’s first men’s hockey national championship on April 9, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. UMD won 3-2 in overtime. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
t040911 --- Clint Austin --- austinUMD0410c13 --- Scott Sandelin of Minnesota Duluth reacts to the overtime win over Michigan to win Minnesota Duluth's first mens hockey national championship Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. UMD won 3-2 in overtime. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Coach Scott Sandelin of Minnesota Duluth raises the trophy after the Bulldogs won the men’s hockey program’s first national title on April 9, 2011 in St. Paul. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
t040911 --- Clint Austin --- austinUMD0410c9 --- Kyle Schmidt (7) of Minnesota Duluth reacts after scoring the winning goal in overtime win over Michigan to win Minnesota Duluth's first mens hockey national championship Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. UMD won 3-2 in overtime. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Kyle Schmidt (7) of Minnesota Duluth reacts after scoring the winning goal in overtime to beat Michigan and lift UMD to its first men’s hockey national title on April 9, 2011 in St. Paul. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
t040911 --- Clint Austin --- austinUMD0410c1 --- David Grun of Minnesota Duluth checks a Michigan player during championsip gamea action Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
David Grun of Minnesota Duluth checks a Michigan player during the NCAA men’s hockey title game on April 9, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
t040911 --- Clint Austin --- austinUMD0410c8 --- Jack Connolly (12) of Minnesota Duluth knocks the puck down near the goal in the third period during championsip game action Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Jack Connolly (12) of Minnesota Duluth knocks the puck down near the goal in the third period against Michigan during the NCAA men’s hockey title game on April 9, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
t040911 --- Clint Austin --- austinUMD0410c3 --- Max Tardy (19) of Minnesota Duluth pops his jersey after scoring a goal against Michigan in the second period during championsip game action Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com
Max Tardy (19) of Minnesota Duluth pops his jersey after scoring a goal against Michigan in the second period of the NCAA men’s hockey title game on April 9, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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