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ASTON, Pa. (CBS) - Back in 2009, the Neumann University hockey team won the Division III national championship.  This year, the Knights will look to repeat that feat after earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Neumann will open things up on Wednesday night on the road against Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Knights head coach Dominick Dawes talked with KYW Newsradio about this first-round opponent.

“I know that they’ve got some extremely talented guys up front.  I know they are going to be a team that relies heavily on their speed and their skill. I think for us, we are going to have to go in there and play a physical game,” Dawes told KYW’s Matt Leon.

Hear Matt Leon’s entire interview with Coach Dominick Dawes in this CBS Philly SportsPod…

So why are the Knights still standing?

“We are a very hard-working, blue-collar team,” says Dawews.  “We are very successful when  we are out there finishing checks, using our speed, those kind of things.  So for us, just to kind of continue to do that, play our style, execute the way we want to play.  And when we do that, we can play with anyone.”

Neumann brings a 14-8-5 record into the tournament.

Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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