DULUTH, Minn. — Skating in the wake of the Golden Jet hasn't been much of a problem for young Brett Hull, who hopes to propel the University of Minnesota-Duluth into the NCAA hockey tournament in his freshman year.
Hull, son of NHL great Bobby Hull, started slowly with the Bulldogs, scoring four goals by the midway point of the season.
"I'm a fairly stable guy but for a while I was shaken, like I was out of my league," Hull said. "It's not so much that I was making glaring mistakes, but the little fundamental mistakes. I was tentative, scared and was hanging back."
Duluth coach Mike Sertich and Hull knew the freshman had not inherited all of his father's talents.
"His defense and his skating were the things he said needed work. He told me that's why he came here," Sertich said. "He's made a total commitment and he's a good example of what hard work can do."