Q & A With Future Bulldogs: Kobe Roth

Future Bulldog Kobe Roth had one helluva season this past year - leading the state of Minnesota in both goals with 40 and points with an obnoxious 85.

Roth hit the radar big this past fall in the Upper Midwest High School Hockey Elite League.  His smooth skating and ability to fine the back of the net interested scouts around coaches around the area, including UMD.

Roth was kind enough to do a short Q and A session with me this past season.  Although Roth has a couple years until he'll throw on the maroon and gold Bulldog sweater, but his arrival and commitment were both big steps forward for the program.



Tell me about yourself... What do you do in your past time?

I was born in Mason City, Iowa and lived their until 8th grade which is when I moved to Warroad. I grew up in Iowa playing hockey, baseball, and football. Due to Warroad always having ice available, I was always skating and did not have much time for the other sports. In my off time I enjoy golfing with friends and I like to be out on the lake.

Tell me about where you're from and what it's like growing up in HockeyTown, USA?

Moving to Warroad was the best decision I have made. The hockey tradition of Warroad is amazing; every time I put on the Warroad jersey it's an honor. It's crazy thinking about all of the great hockey players that have come out of Warroad and you get to play for the same team as they did in high school.

Can you describe how much the sport of hockey means to Warroad?

Hockey is a very big deal in Warroad.  The population of only 2,000 people has not stopped it from producing college, nhl, and even olympic hockey players. There's a reason it is Hockeytown, USA.

How did you come about choosing UMD? What drew you to the school, the town, and the team?

Duluth has always been one of my favorite college hockey teams, so when I got offered to commit it was an easy decision. It was an exciting moment for me because it has always been my dream to play college hockey. Duluth is a beautiful town with a great hockey program and I am honored to be able to be apart of it.

What is your plan for junior hockey?

I am not apart of any junior team at the moment but at the end my high school career I plan to play in the USHL until I feel like I am matured enough and ready for the college level.

Tell me about Jared and your commitment to UMD with him?

Jared and I have been line mates since first year bantams in 8th grade. We have always wanted to play college hockey together and for it to be actually happening is pretty surreal. Jared is a great hockey player who works hard on and off the ice to better his game. Being able to commit to Duluth with not only my line mate, but my best friend is something not many people can say.

UMD Bulldogs 2014-2015 Schedule

Kicking off the season in South Bend, Indiana against Minnesota has got to be one of the best ways to begin college hockey.  Next year the Bulldogs have two home-and-home series - against the Gophers of Minnesota and Mavericks of Minnesota State.



Finishing this past season with College Hockey's most difficult schedule was rough, and it doesn't get any easier for the Dogs this upcoming year, as they are set to square off in 17 games against NCAA tournament teams.

With that being said, this summer will be anything but a time of rebuilding for the Bulldogs who were a tad bit on the younger side last season.

To view the full schedule, click here -> 2014-15 UMD Hockey Schedule

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College Hockey Pick-Ems

Join the 3rd Annual College Hockey Bracket Contest!  This is 100% for fun and games, so the winner will not receive a new car or an all-inclusive trip to Aruba, but you can pat yourself on the back?

Follow the directions below:


Create your own College Hockey Pickem bracket and see if you can choose the perfect bracket.

Join my group to see who comes out on top.
Group Name: UMDHockey
Password: bulldogs2014



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Caleb Herbert Signs With Washington Capitals

The junior forgoes his senior year and signs with the Washington Capitals after successful career at the University of Minnesota Duluth.



Junior center Caleb Herbert, a Minnesota native, has chosen to leave UMD, signing with the NHL's Washington Capitals.

Herbert, who scored 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 points in the Bulldogs' 36 games this season, was drafted in 2010 by the Caps as the 142nd overall pick.

The 5-foot-11, 185 pound center will report to Washington's AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, as he has sighed a two-year ELC beginning next season.

Herbert's presence will be missed on the ice...  Both his physical presence and ability to score and create scoring chances.  Best of luck to him as the future looks bright.

SBN Article - Washington Signs UMD's Herbert

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Minnesota HS Players in Post Season Action (USHL)

Former Minnesota high school hockey players statistics following their team's season finale.  Keep in mind this does not include games played previous to the MSHSL 2013-14 playoffs.  Also, this was a click glance - I may have missed a few individuals.




Name
Pos
High School
USHL Team
GP
G
A
Pts
Pts/GP
(+/-)
College
Avery Peterson
F
Grand Rapids
Sioux City
8
3
7
10
1.25
(+2)
Nebraska Omaha
Phil Beaulieu
D
Duluth East
Waterloo
1
0
1
1
1
(+2)
Nebraska Omaha
Nick Swaney
F
Lakeville South
Waterloo
1
1
0
1
1
(+1)
Minnesota Duluth
Jared Bethune
F
Warroad
Lincoln
4
0
3
3
0.75
(+0)
Minnesota Duluth
Brock Boeser
F
Burnsville
Sioux City
6
2
1
3
0.5
(-1)
Wisconsin
Nick Wolff
D
Eagan
Des Moines
2
1
0
1
0.5
(+1)
Minnesota Duluth
Tye Ausmus
D
East Grand Forks
Lincoln
2
0
1
1
0.5
(-1)
* Undecided
Tyler Nanne
D
Edina
Sioux Falls
2
0
1
1
0.5
(-1)
Ohio State
Jake Wahlin
F
White Bear Lake
Tri-City
3
0
0
0
0
(-3)
* Undecided
Ben Newhouse
D
Blaine
Waterloo
3
0
0
0
0
(+1)
Union
Matthew Freytag
F
Wayzata
Tri-City
3
0
0
0
0
(-2)
Wisconsin
Cole Bjugson
D
Roseau
Fargo
2
0
0
0
0
(-1)
Bemidji State
Colton Poolman
D
East Grand Forks
Fargo
2
0
0
0
0
(-1)
* Undecided
Max Zimmer
F
Wayzata
Sioux City
2
0
0
0
0
(+0)
* Undecided
Jason Krych
D
Totino-Grace
Tri-City
1
0
0
0
0
(-1)
Minnesota State
Mitch Slattery
F
Hill-Murray
Indiana
1
0
0
0
0
(+0)
St. Cloud State
Steven Spinner
F
Eden Prairie
Omaha
1
0
0
0
0
(+0)
Nebraska Omaha
Luc Snuggerud
D
Eden Prairie
Omaha
0
0
0
0
0
(+0)
Nebraska Omaha

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Last Night's Round-Up.

First article I posted on SB Nation College Hockey.  You can find a quick summary and that link below.  There is also recaps to other NCHC games that I posted on SBN College Hockey.

I'll have the Bulldog Post-Season post up soon.


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The Bulldogs were 13-0-3 entering the 3rd period with a lead, while the Broncos were just 2-12-2, but that didn't seem to phase Western Michigan...

Read More -> http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/2014/3/15/5513558/western-michigan-downs-minnesota-duluth-4-3-to-advance-to-nchc-tourney

Red Hot Redhawks -> http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/2014/3/15/5513654/miami-university-soars-over-top-ranked-st-cloud-state

Pioneers Prevail Over Mavericks -> http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/2014/3/15/5513744/denver-pioneers-take-game-3-shutout-nebraska-omaha-nchc-frozen-faceoff

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MSHSL Boys Hockey Rollout Video 2014



 

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NCAA Recruits in the MN State Tourney



A

Jason Krych - Totino-Grace - Minnesota State

AA

Tyler Nanne - Edina - Ohio State
Phil Beaulieu - Duluth East - Nebraska Omaha
Luc Snuggerud - Eden Prairie - Nebraska Omaha
Steven Spinner - Eden Prairie - Nebraska Omaha
Dylan Malmquist - Edina - Notre Dame
Mitch Reinke - Stillwater - Michigan Tech
Cole Bjugson - Roseau - Bemidji State
Nick Poehling - Lakeville North - St. Cloud State
Jack Poehling - Lakeville North - St. Cloud State
Ryan Poehling - Lakeville North - St. Cloud State