On Friday AMSOIL Arena played host to former Bulldog All-American and Hobey Baker finalist Norm Maciver, as he brought the Stanley Cup home to his alma mater. The assistant general manager of the NHL champion Chicago Blackhawks, Maciver spent a few hours sharing the Stanley Cup with members of the Duluth and UMD community before Friday’s season opener for the Bulldog women’s hockey team.
“UMD was a great time for me,” Maciver said. “The four years I was here we had great teams, we had a lot of success, a lot of fun, and I look back on it with nothing but fond memories.”
Maciver is one of only eight Bulldogs to have his name etched into the Stanley Cup.
“A lot of players have gone on to play and work in the NHL that graduated from UMD,” he said. “To be one of the eight guys is a thrill.”
Seeing the Stanley Cup in person was an experience many fans were excited to get.
“I’m a huge ‘Hawks fan,” said UMD student Andrea Beidelman. “I’ve never seen the Stanley Cup, so I’m super excited that it’s actually coming here. I think it’s really cool that it’s in Duluth.”
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