After 3 week pause UMD getting back to business in Bemidji

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After more than three weeks off the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s hockey team is getting back to business on Friday.

During their pause, senior forward Gabbie Hughes was elevated to an assistant captain, and senior goalie Emma Soderberg helped Team Sweden qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Now No. 7 UMD will regroup and travel to Bemidji State University this weekend. Battling to back-to-back overtimes and one goal games last season it was the Bulldogs that came away with the latest win in the series.

"We always have dog fights with Bemidji," UMD head coach Maura Crowell said. "We want to control the play, we want to have the puck a lot. They’re physical, they are very disciplined in what they do. I like the strategy that we’ve implemented this week and excited to get going."

Hughes shared, "we got some scrimmages in and fine tuned a couple things. I think putting that all together, and our excitement to just get back on the ice and play a game again, is going to be good."

Puck drop on Friday is set for 3:01pm in Bemidji and on Saturday at 2:01pm.