Assistant coach Lee Davidson had stepped aside a couple months ago for personal reasons. He will be replaced by former Bulldog Brett Larson, who played for Mike Sertich in the first part of the 1990s. The Duluth native scored 67 points in 133 games as a Bulldog.
"To coach at the same school where I once played is a dream come true for me. I've been thinking about this ever since I began playing professionally," said the 35-year old Larson, whose appointment officially begins June 23. "I believe it's an exciting time to be involved with UMD hockey. This program is so close to making that next step and I want to be a part of that."This is a very important season for UMD, as they are coming off four straight seasons finishing in the bottom half in the WCHA. With a large group of seniors, and a handful of highly-touted freshmen, the heat is on the Bulldogs to get back in the upper half of the league.
Leading the way in this important season will be three of those seniors. Andrew Carroll, Matt Greer, and Josh Meyers were named tri-captains this week. The three are going to serve as great examples for the young players coming in.
Cripes, hockey season is more than 100 days away yet. Ack.