Bulldogs thank mentors

Amsoil Arena will have its share of kind-hearted volunteers and grateful kids in the crowd for tonight’s college men’s hockey game between Minnesota Duluth and Alabama-Huntsville.

About 250 participants in the Mentor Duluth program will be in attendance as guests of honor for the UMD athletic department’s 14th annual Mentor Duluth Appreciation Night.

Mentors, mentees and kids enrolled in the program get free tickets. The recipient of the Making a Difference Award will be recognized during a ceremony at the second intermission. After the game, the Bulldogs and Champ the mascot will sign autographs.