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David Grun of Minnesota Duluth checks a Michigan player during Saturday's men's hockey national championship game in St. Paul. (Clint Austin /

UMD wins its first national men's ice hockey championship

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ST. PAUL -- After 50 years of Division I hockey, Minnesota Duluth still had one small matter to settle Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center.


The Bulldogs had yet to win an NCAA Division I championship.

No. 5-ranked Michigan came into the title game as the NCAA leader with nine championships and had pushed through the Division I tournament by beating three straight Western Collegiate Hockey Association teams.

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