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Sandelin Signs Two-Year Extension

CHN Staff Report

DULUTH, Minn. — Scott Sandelin, who coached Minnesota-Duluth to the WCHA playoff championship and the NCAA West Regional finals, has signed a two-year extension that will keep him behind the Bulldog bench through the 2011-12 season.

In his nine seasons at UMD, Sandelin is 144-173-45, including a 22-13-8 mark this past season when the Bulldogs became the first club to ever go 3-0-0 in the 17-year existence of the WCHA Final Five. UMD lost to Miami in the West Regional final.

The recipient of the 2003-04 Spencer Penrose Award (American Hockey Coaches Association NCAA I Coach of the Year), Sandelin has produced one Hobey Baker Memorial Award Winner in Junior Lessard (2003-04), three All-Americans, 13 All-WCHA selections and 57 WCHA All-Academic Team honorees during his UMD tenure. In addition, six of his players have gone on to skate in the National Hockey League.

Sandelin, who will turn 45 on August 8, has directed the Bulldogs to a pair of NCAA playoff appearances, one NCAA Frozen Four berth (2003-04) and four of the past seven WCHA Final Five tournaments.

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