UMD women’s hockey scoops up Vermont netminder in transfer portal

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s hockey team has checked off another offseason box. They announced Tuesday the signing of Czech Republic goaltender Blanka Skodova.

She is a graduate transfer from the University of Vermont entering her fifth year. This brings the Bulldogs’ netminder pool up to three for the 2022-2023 season. She’ll share the net with fifth year Emma Soderberg, and freshman Hailey Macleod.

In 13 games played last season for Vermont Skodova tallied a 1.99 Goals Against Average and a .900 save percentage. She also skated for the Czechia national team in 2020.