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Bulldog celebration tonight at AMSOIL Arena

Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs defenseman Willie Raskob (15) celebrates after defeating the Harvard Crimson 2-1 at United Center. (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)

A celebration for the 2016-17 UMD men’s hockey team — in particular the senior class — will be held at 6 p.m. today at AMSOIL Arena.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Fans will have a chance to get autographs and take photos with the NCHC and North Star College Cup trophies.

Find more information at www.umdbulldogs.com.

UMD finished as national runner-up, after falling to Denver 3-2 in Saturday’s national championship game.

Denver won its eighth national hockey title on the strength of Jarid Lukosevicius, who had the first title game hat trick in 24 years.

Lukovicius scored three goals in a 7:39 span and the Pioneers (33-7-4) got 38 saves from goalie Tanner Jaillett, winning the NCAA title for the first time since 2005.

Lukosevicius’ hat trick was the first in a national finale since Denver coach Jim Montgomery had a trio of goals for Maine in the 1993 title game. Lukosevicius was named the tournament’s most outstanding player.

UMD (28-7-7) got goals from Alex Iafallo and Riley Tufte, along with 25 saves from Hunter Miska, but saw its eight-game winning streak snapped.

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