The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team has played some good hockey as of late, but that hasn't been translating to wins.
So, the message this week was simple --- being good isn't good enough.
"Getting close to getting wins isn't good enough for us," Hibbing, Minn. native and freshman defenseman Scott Perunovich said. "We're a good team, and we know we can win any game. We've got a lot of good players that we can throw in every night. We expect to win."
UMD was swept this past weekend by No. 1 Denver and is now (2-6-0) in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) this season. That puts the Bulldogs seventh out of eight teams in the league standings.
"This weekend's definitely going to be one of the biggest weekends," Hermantown, Minn. native and freshman defenseman Dylan Samberg said. "It'd be great to go into Christmas break with some confidence."
UMD will close the season's first half this Friday and Saturday at Nebraska-Omaha, which is eighth in the NCHC. Both those games start at 7:07 p.m., and both can be seen live locally on My 9 Sports.