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Puck Dynasty Podcast: The Rise and Fall of the North Star College Cup (Episode 11)

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Puck Dynasty is a weekly podcast covering the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team and college hockey. Nathan Wells (SB Nation College Hockey/various outlets), Declan Goff (1500 ESPN/GoMN Sports) and Drew Cove (Minnesota Daily) discuss the latest news, analysis and give their opinions about the Gophers and sport as a whole.

This week’s episode features three guests for a full four-team preview of this weekend’s North Star College Cup. With Drew in class, Chris Dilks (managing editor of SB Nation College Hockey), Jack Hittinger (Bemidji Pioneer sports editor/USCHO WCHA columnist) and Bruce Ciskie (Minnesota Duluth play-by-play announcer) come on to dish on players to watch and the seasons of St. Cloud State, Bemidji State and Minnesota Duluth, respectively.

In between discussion of what went right and eventually wrong with the North Star College Cup, being held for the final time at Xcel Energy Center before being discontinued.

Listeners looking for more home games can directly download at 1500 ESPN, Podcast One or subscribe on iTunes.

Follow Nate (@gopherstate), Declan (@dexstweets) and Drew (@drewcove48) on Twitter. If you like what you hear, be sure to give it a five star review on whatever platform you consume podcasts.

Show notes:

-Our guests can be found on Twitter: @chrisdilks, @jackhitts, @bruceciskie

-Chris’ column on the North Star College Cup vs. the GLI can be read here.