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Mikey Anderson Helps Minnesota-Duluth Win National Championship

UMD coach 'can't say enough' about the LA Kings prospect, as he and the Bulldogs earn second straight NCAA title

by Robyn Dutton @LAKings /

On Saturday, LA Kings prospect Mikey Anderson helped the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (UMD) win their second straight NCAA National Championship.

The Bulldogs dominated puck possession and shut down the University of Massachusetts with a 3-0 victory at KeyBank Center.

Captain Parker McKay gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead just 3:51 into the first period with a power play goal. Then, in the second period, Anderson doubled the lead with a goal from the slot. 

Tweet from @NCAAIceHockey: Mikey Anderson gets loose in the slot and finds the back of the net to pad the @UMDMensHockey lead.2nd Period | UMass 0 | UMD 2#FrozenFour 🏆

With just 2:42 remaining in the game, Jackson Cates secured the win with his eighth goal of the season.

The future looks bright for Anderson, who was named to the all-tournament team, and is considered one of the best defenseman in the NCAA.

"He's such a great team guy, on and off the ice," Alternate Captain Nick Wolff said to an NHL correspondent. "He's one of the biggest role models on this team, and we couldn't be here without him."

Tweet from @NCAAIceHockey: Go behind the scenes of the DI men's hockey championship as @UMDMensHockey captured its second straight national championship.#FrozenFour 🏆

Anderson is known to be a character player, and was named captain for Team USA in his first-ever IIHF World Junior Championhips earlier this year. He was also ranked on TSN's List of Top 50 NHL-Affiliated Prospects

"He has a purpose every time he comes to the rink," UMD Coach Scott Sandelin said to an NHL correspondent.

"He wants to become a better player. He does all the things that you want every player to do on a regular basis. I can't say enough. He's had an unbelievable year. He has got a great future ahead of him."

Tweet from @UMDBulldogs: Boom!

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