Naomi Rogge prepares for final stretch after 6 seasons, 159 games with UMD

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She’s skated with the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s hockey team through injuries, a pandemic, and two NCAA Frozen Four runs.

This Saturday, during UMD’s regular season home finale against St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Naomi Rogge will be among nine seniors honored for Senior Day.

The forward has been a Bulldog for six seasons and 159 games.

“I’d much rather put a banner up in this rink than to think about what I was doing,” Rogge shared. “I would much rather have the team do something like that, and I definitely would not have been able to play as many games if it wasn’t for the athletic training staff to get me back out there and for the strength training that I had to get back from injury as well.

Rogge added, “I think I’m just incredibly grateful I was able to play as many games as I have. I know a lot of people would do anything to play one game let alone be able to do what I’ve been doing.”

Rogge and the seventh ranked Bulldogs, who swept the Huskies in November, first drops the puck against No. 12 SCSU Friday at 6 p.m., then Saturday at 3 p.m. at AMSOIL Arena.