Last year was awesome for UMD men's hockey. They made a great run in the WCHA playoffs, and nearly made the NCAA Frozen Four.
That WCHA playoff run brought UMD the Broadmoor Trophy, signifying the WCHA playoff champion. That trophy and the playoff title will be commemorated before the Bulldogs' home opener Friday at the DECC, against Lake Superior State.
Before it officially ushers in the 2008-09 hockey season, the University of Minnesota Duluth has one final bit of old business to tend to.
This Friday night (Oct. 9), the Bulldogs will recognize their conquest of the WCHA Final Five playoff championship last March by unveiling a banner and presenting the Broadmoor Trophy to the University in a special pre-game ceremony before taking on Lake Superior State University at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. UMD became the first play-in game participant to claim the Final Five title in the 17-year history of that event, capping the tournament off with back-to-back shutout wins over a pair of Top 10 clubs -- the University of North Dakota and the University of Denver.
This is a chance to help honor a great accomplishment by UMD, so do what you can to get your butts in the seats early Friday night.