Bulldog Insider Podcast: Building a Frozen Four fan guide with Anneke Linser and Kylie Hanley

The Bulldogs leading goal scorer, Anneke Linser, and most versatile player, Kylie Hanley, give their fan recommendations for the upcoming NCAA Frozen Four at Amsoil Arena.

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Minnesota Duluth forward Anneke Linser (13) scores a goal on Bemidji State goaltender Abbie Thompson (35) during the first period at Amsoil Arena on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Duluth.
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Duluth and Amsoil Arena will be hosting the 2023 NCAA Women's Frozen Four in March, bringing hockey fans from across the country to the Twin Ports. The last time Minnesota Duluth hosted the Frozen Four was in 2012, so this week on the Bulldog Insider Podcast, we began work on a fan guide with two veteran Bulldogs.

UMD fifth-year senior forwards Kylie Hanley and Anneke Linser — who hope to be participants, not fans March 17-19 at Amsoil Arena — gave us their recommendations for food, drinks and entertainment around Duluth. They shared the places they've enjoyed the most during their five seasons as Bulldogs.

We also talked hockey ahead of UMD's series with St. Thomas. Linser has a team-high of 13 goals, while Hanley has become the most versatile player in UMD's lineup the last two seasons. Linser and Hanley have both received tremendous praise from the coaching staff this season.

Bulldog Insider is co-hosted by Matt Wellens and Zach Schneider. Episodes are edited and produced by Duluth News Tribune digital producers Wyatt Buckner and Dan Williamson. You can find more Bulldog hockey coverage at and more episodes of Bulldog Insider wherever you listen to podcasts. New episodes air every Thursday.

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Minnesota Duluth forward Kylie Hanley (12) skates with puck against Bemidji State at Amsoil Arena on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Duluth.
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Blake Biondi, the Hermantown native, along with linemates Quinn Olson and Dominic James, scored two first period goals to jump start the Bulldogs on Friday at Nebraska Omaha. The penalty kill took over from there to put UMD in position to sweep the series Saturday at Baxter Arena.
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No make up date has been announced, but the NCHC said in its release that an attempt will be made to reschedule the series.
Seniors Anna Klein, Gabbie Hughes and Elizabeth Giguere combined for seven goals and eight assists in a sweep for the UMD women at Harvard, while the Bulldogs men are held to a single goal in two losses to Minnesota State.

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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