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Listen: Between the pipes with Bulldogs goalie Jojo Chobak

New episodes of the Bulldog Insider Podcast air every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts.


“Jojo” is a name that Bulldogs fans are quickly becoming familiar with. With senior starting goaltender Emma Soderberg playing for Sweden at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, Minnesota Duluth sophomore goaltender Violet “Jojo” Chobak has been in net for the Bulldogs. Recently, she helped UMD get their first win at Wisconsin since 2010.

In this week's episode, Chobak tells the News Tribune's Matt Wellens and My9's Zach Schneider what it was like learning to play hockey in Chicago and how she became a goalie. They discuss UMD's reputation as “Goaltending U," her relationship with Soderberg and what Olympic athlete she'd most like to meet.

KDAL’s Bruce Ciskie also stops by the podcast as he, Matt and Zach discuss the UMD men's game at St. Cloud State this past Tuesday, the long review of a St. Cloud State shootout goal and the 2022 Olympic games.

You can find more episodes of Bulldog Insider wherever you listen to podcasts. New episodes air every Thursday.

Bulldog Insider 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 digital producers Samantha Erkkila and Dan Williamson. You can find more Bulldog hockey coverage at duluthnewstribune.com .

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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