Gopher men’s hockey thumped by Michigan

Steve Johnson and Tommy Novak rattled off late goals for the Gopher Hockey program as No. 20 Minnesota dropped a 6-2 Big Ten contest to No. 6 Michigan on Thursday night at Mariucci Arena.   After Michigan scored a goal in both the first and second periods, the teams combined for six goals in the final five minutes of the third period. The Wolverines (20-4-5 overall, 10-2-3-2 Big Ten) opened the night with six-straight goals including a hat trick from Alex Kile and a two-goal night from Kyle Connor. Max Shuart also scored for the Wolverines.   The Gophers (16-14-0 … Continue reading Gopher men’s hockey thumped by Michigan

Timberwolves waive Andre Miller

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived guard Andre Miller. The roster currently stands at 14 players. “Andre was a consummate professional and set a good example for our younger players on what it takes to be a pro in this league,” said Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton. “We wish him the best.” Miller, in his 17th NBA season, played in 26 games for the Wolves this year, averaging 3.4 points, on 62.1% shooting, and 2.2 assists. He has career averages of 12.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 1,291 games. Continue reading Timberwolves waive Andre Miller

New Soccer Stadium plans for St. Paul unveiled

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (Wednesday, February 24, 2016) — Minnesota United FC’s William McGuire and Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman today unveiled renderings for the new home of Major League Soccer (MLS) in Minnesota.  The 20,000 seat stadium will boast the latest in amenities and technology while also being sustainably designed to minimize environmental impact and energy usage. “This world-class venue will not only offer our fans an iconic professional soccer experience, but also provide our team with the necessary tools to establish themselves as a top-tier professional soccer club,” said McGuire, principal owner of Minnesota United FC.  “We want this facility … Continue reading New Soccer Stadium plans for St. Paul unveiled

Pekovic out indefinitely

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that center Nikola Pekovic will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from surgery on his right Achilles. Pekovic underwent a debridement and repair of his right Achilles on April 8, 2015. “Our main concern is for the health of Nikola,” said Timberwolves General Manager Milt Newton. “Our priority is getting him back on the court, playing at a consistent level for a sustained period of time. After much consulting with Nikola, our medical staff and some of the leading doctors in this field, we believe this is a necessary step … Continue reading Pekovic out indefinitely

Photo Gallery: Wild whip Blackhawks outside

The Minnesota Wild ran their winning streak to four since the hiring of new head coach John Torchetti as the clobbered Chicago on Sunday 6-1 at TCF Bank Stadium. The game was played in front of over 50-thousand fans as part of the NHL’s Stadium Series of outdoor games. Photos by Marilyn Indahl Continue reading Photo Gallery: Wild whip Blackhawks outside

Feb 17: Boys High School Hockey Rankings

BOYS CLASS AA (first-place votes) – Feb. 17, 2016 Rk           Team                                                     Record                 Last Week            Benilde-St. Margaret’s (10)          24-0-1                    1            Stillwater Area                                  23-1-1                    2            Minnetonka                                       18-6-1                    5            Holy Family Catholic                       19-5-0                    4            Blaine                                                   21-4-0                   6            Eden Prairie                                        16-7-2                   3            Lakeville North                                  20-5-1                   8            Wayzata                                                16-8-1                   7            Bemidji                                                 21-2-2                   9          Grand Rapids                                         19-6-1                   10          Edina                                                       14-9-2                   11          Elk … Continue reading Feb 17: Boys High School Hockey Rankings

Morris released from Gopher men’s basketball

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball program has dismissed senior Carlos Morris for conduct detrimental to the team, head coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday. Morris will remain on scholarship and have access to academic support services through the remainder of the school year. The Gophers return to action on Thursday evening, hosting #6/5 Maryland at 7:00 p.m. Continue reading Morris released from Gopher men’s basketball

Gophers finish weekend sweep of Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio ( – Hudson Fasching tallied three points to propel the Gopher Men’s Hockey team to a 4-3 win over Ohio State on Saturday night, giving Minnesota its first road sweep over the Buckeyes since the 2006-07 season.   Fasching set the tone for Minnesota with two goals and an assist on the night while the Maroon & Gold also picked up goals from Connor Reilly and Leon Bristedt. Vinni Lettieri added two assists for Minnesota.   A night after battling back from an early deficit for a third-straight overtime win over the Buckeyes, the Gophers (16-13-0 overall, 11-3-0-0 … Continue reading Gophers finish weekend sweep of Buckeyes