Gopher men’s hockey sweeps Penn St

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Rem Pitlick gave the No. 5 Gopher Hockey program its first lead of the night with an overtime winner as Minnesota picked up a 4-3 win over No. 8/9 Penn State to complete a Big Ten sweep at Pegula Ice Arena Saturday night.   Eric Schierhorn picked up his NCAA-leading 20th win of the season behind 42 saves – the second game in a row that the defending Big Ten Goaltender of the Year recorded a career-high for saves.   The Gophers (20-8-2 overall, 11-3-0-0 Big Ten) rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period … Continue reading Gopher men’s hockey sweeps Penn St

Q&A with Wolves Center Cole Aldrich

When the Wolves inked Cole Aldrich to a 3-year, $22 million contract last June, it gave the well-traveled center more than a sense of security, it brought him home.  The 2007 Bloomington Jefferson graduate had been on basketball odyssey since being a first round pick by Oklahoma City in 2010. After splitting his rookie season with the Thunder and the D-League’s Tulsa 66ers, Aldrich was shipped along with James Harden to Houston in October 2012.  The following February, he was dealt to Sacramento in a 6-player trade.  From there it was one-year contracts; 2 years in New York with the … Continue reading Q&A with Wolves Center Cole Aldrich

Wild: Pominville named NHL First Star

Minnesota Wild right winger Jason Pominville has been named the NHL’s #1 star for the week ending February 12th. Pominville paced the NHL with six assists and eight points in four games to power the Western Conference-leading Wild (37-12-6, 80 points) to a 3-0-1 week. He registered 2-2—4, his fourth career four-point performance and first since Jan. 1, 2011 (w/ BUF), in a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Feb. 7. He then collected one assist in both a 4-3 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Feb. 8 and a 2-1 shootout win against the Tampa Bay Lightning Feb. 10. … Continue reading Wild: Pominville named NHL First Star

Vikings release offensive linemen Fusco, Harris

Eden Prairie, MN (February 10, 2017) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced the following roster moves:   RELEASED Player                           POS.          EXP.                         COLLEGE Brandon Fusco……………… G…………… 6……………….. Slippery Rock Mike Harris…………………… G…………… 5…………………………… UCLA Continue reading Vikings release offensive linemen Fusco, Harris

Twins trade Light to Pittsburgh; Park clears waivers

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have traded right-handed pitcher Pat Light to Pittsburgh for cash considerations. Light was designated for assignment on February 6 when the Twins claimed Ehire Adrianza off waivers. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder was 0-1, 9.00 ERA in 15 relief appearances for the Twins after being acquired from Boston onJuly 31 in exchange for left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad. Additionally, first baseman Byung Ho Park has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Rochester.  Park will receive an invitation to major league Spring Training. The Twins now have 62 players (22 non-roster) … Continue reading Twins trade Light to Pittsburgh; Park clears waivers