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Minnesota Duluth wins second straight NCAA title, beating UMass 3-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Scott Sandelin acknowledged having his doubts through several low points of the season as to whether his Minnesota Duluth players were motivated enough to repeat as college hockey champions. On Saturday, the Bulldogs coach could finally breathe easy after getting his answer. Leaning on the leadership of senior and captain Parker Mackay and the stingy goaltending of junior Hunter Shepard, Minnesota Duluth became the ninth school to successfully defend its title following a 3-0 win over upstart Massachusetts. “You never know how they’re going to come back. Are they really super motivated to get back there?” Sandelin said. “I think that was probably the biggest challenge, trying to read them. And I think de ...