t040911 --- Clint Austin --- austinUMD0410c16 ---  The Minnesota Duluth mens hockey team 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)

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…
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10 Years Ago Tonight: Zamboni Explodes, Peterson Arena Burns

Tonight – Dec. 19, 2014 – marks the 10th anniversary of the night a Zamboni exploded and sparked a fire that destroyed Peterson Arena in West Duluth. Thanks to Perfect Duluth Day for the reminder of the anniversary. Here’s a look back at some stories and photos from the News Tribune files, starting with this…
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Duluth Central's state champion basketball team poses with its trophy in study hall on March 27, 1961, two days after their big win in the state title game. Coach Jim Hastings (left) and Principal George Beck are on either side of the trophy in the front row. (News Tribune file photo)

Photos Of Duluth Central State Basketball Title Celebration, 1961

March 1961 This month marks the 51st anniversary of the 1961 Duluth Central boys basketball team winning the state title with a 51-50 victory over Bemidji in the Twin Cities. Here are a few photos from the News Tribune archives of the celebration upon the team’s return to Duluth; click on the photos for a…
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Remembering Bruce Bennett

The late Bruce Bennett, a longtime Duluth News Tribune sports reporter, columnist and editor and Northland sports icon, will be honored later this week with induction into the University of Minnesota Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame. Bennett was the subject of an Attic post back in the spring of 2008, marking the 10th anniversary of…
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Hockey Mystery Photo

Marti Wise of Maryland sent us this great old photo of a hockey team from Duluth’s West End, seeking information about the team and the players (click on the picture for a larger view): The first uniformed player on the left in the back row is Edward Olson, Marti’s husband’s grandfather. The second uniformed player…
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