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The Bulldogs' Jake Hendrickson (15) collides with Lakehead goalie Jeff Bosch during the first period of Sunday's exhibition game at Amsoil Arena. Hendrickson drew a two-minute penalty for charging. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)

College men's hockey: Bulldogs start season with exhibition win

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Auditions began Sunday night for the next crop of goal-scorers for the Minnesota Duluth men's hockey team.

The defending NCAA champions faced Lakehead University of Thunder Bay, Ontario, in an exhibition game at Amsoil Arena to open 2011-12. UMD won 5-1 before 5,249 fans, holding Lakehead to just nine shots on goal, while senior Travis Oleksuk collected a pair of goals. The game was just one day after practice officially began.

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