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UMD Bulldogs solid No. 1 in hockey polls

After sweeping No. 8 Western Michigan over the weekend, three nationwide polls rank the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs the No. 1 hockey team in the country.
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After sweeping No. 8 Western Michigan over the weekend, three nationwide polls rank the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs the No. 1 hockey team in the country.

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