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Mylymok, the Bulldogs' 5OT hero from 2021 regional final win over North Dakota, will transfer to Niagara

Junior wing Luke Mylymok is leaving the Bulldogs after three seasons and with two years of eligibility left.

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Minnesota Duluth forward Luke Mylymok (21) skates with the puck against St. Thomas at Amsoil Arena on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Duluth.
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DULUTH — Minnesota Duluth junior wing Luke Mylymok entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal Tuesday, according to a Forum Communications source that has access to the database.

He quickly made a new commitment, too.

Mylymok will transfer to Niagara, where he will play alongside his older brother Connor, who is transferring from Alaska.

Mylymok, 21, is the second member of the Bulldogs men’s hockey team to transfer this offseason, joining freshman wing Isaac Howard, who is going to Michigan State.

Isaac Howard is leaving UMD after one season to go play for Michigan State and his former coach at the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

Mylymok, who has two years of eligibility remaining, had a career year at UMD in 2022-23. He posted three goals and five assists in 31 games as a junior after recording three goals and three assists in 22 games the two previous seasons combined.


One of his two goals from his freshman season will go down as one of the most famous goals in Bulldogs hockey history, if not college hockey history. Mylymok scored the game-winning goal in UMD’s 3-2 five-overtime NCAA regional final win over North Dakota in Fargo, ending the longest game in NCAA men’s or women’s hockey tournament history at 142 minutes, 13 seconds. It also sent UMD to its fourth consecutive Frozen Four.

Mylymok missed the majority of his sophomore season due to injury. He played a third-line role for most of the 2022-23 season alongside outgoing fifth-year seniors Jesse Jacques and Tanner Laderoute, averaging 9:25 of ice time per game throughout the season, but 10:41 over the final 10 games.

Connor Mylymok, 23, also has two years of eligibility remaining.

Niagara plays in Atlantic Hockey.

Minnesota Duluth's Luke Mylymok (24) and Blake Biondi (7) celebrate Mylymok's game-winning goal in the fifth overtime of an NCAA regional final at Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota, on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Minnesota Duluth defeated North Dakota 3-2 in five overtimes during the longest NCAA hockey tournament game ever and advanced to its fourth-straight Frozen Four.
Clint Austin / File / News Tribune

This story was updated at 3:30 p.m. March 28 with Luke and Connor Mylymok choosing Niagara.  It was originally posted at 2:53 p.m. March 28.

Co-host of the Bulldog Insider Podcast and college hockey reporter for the Duluth News Tribune and The Rink Live covering the Minnesota Duluth men's and women's hockey programs.
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