The still defending national champions are just a few days away from boarding a couple of buses and traveling to Omaha, Nebraska, where they will play 10 games in 19 days as part of the NCHC pod.

UMD opens play on December 2 against Denver. This week we preview their season with senior defensemen Louie Roehl and Matt Anderson.

“It’s definitely going to be fun. There’s nothing better than playing hockey, right?” said Anderson. “And that’s all we are going to do for 20 days. We’re going to play a game, relax a little bit and then play another game.”

You can find more episodes of the Bulldog Insider wherever you listen to podcasts. New episodes air every Thursday. All episodes are being recorded remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Bulldog Insider Podcast is co-hosted by Duluth News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens and My9 television voice of Bulldog hockey Zach Schneider. Episodes are edited and produced by Duluth News Tribune multimedia producer Samantha Erkkila.