Top ranked St.Cloud St knocks off Gophers 5-2

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team scored first against top-ranked St. Cloud State but could not capitalize on the early momentum, falling 5-2 at the National Hockey Center on Saturday night. No. 10 Minnesota (12-9-1, 4-7-1-1 Big Ten) did not get the start it wanted in the home-and home series with No. 1 St. Cloud State as the Huskies ripped 34 shots on net against Eric Schierhorn, while Minnesota had 11 of its 23 total shots in the third period. The road team jumped on the board early in the first when Mike Szmatula netted … Continue reading Top ranked St.Cloud St knocks off Gophers 5-2

Minnetonka tops AA boys hockey rankings

This week’s boys hockey rankings, provided by Let’s Play Hockey. BOYS CLASS AA (first-place votes) – Jan. 2, 2018 Rk           Team                                                     Record                  Last Week 1              Minnetonka (9)                                10-0-2                   2 2              St. Thomas Academy (1)               8-1-1                      3 3              Edina                                                     10-1-0                   1 4              Duluth East                                         6-0-3                      4 5              White Bear Lake                               8-0-2                      6 6              Holy Family Catholic                        10-2-1                   7 7              Centennial                                          6-3-1                      5 8              Cretin-Derham Hall                         8-2-1                      9 9              Moorhead                                          9-4-0                      8 10           Eden Prairie                                        5-4-1                      11 11           Duluth Marshall                                8-3-1                      12 12           Elk River/Zimmerman                    8-4-0                      15 13           Cloquet-Esko-Carlton                     9-4-1                      13 14           Brainerd                                               7-3-0                      RV 15           Wayzata                                               5-5-1                      10 16           Maple … Continue reading Minnetonka tops AA boys hockey rankings

Lynx Sign Head Coach Cheryl Reeve to Multi-Year Contract Extension

The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has signed Head Coach Cheryl Reeve to a multi-year contract extension. Reeve has also assumed the role of General Manager and has announced the following updates to the team’s basketball operations staff for the 2018 season: Clare Duwelius has been promoted to Assistant General Manager while Assistant Coaches Shelley Patterson and Walt Hopkins have agreed to multi-year contract extensions. Assistant Coach James Wade remains on staff. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. “I appreciate Glen Taylor’s confidence in me to continue to lead the Lynx organization,” said Lynx head … Continue reading Lynx Sign Head Coach Cheryl Reeve to Multi-Year Contract Extension

Harrison Smith gets defensive player of week honor

Eden Prairie, MN (December 27, 2017) – Vikings S Harrison Smith has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Green Bay last week. Smith tallied his first career multi-interception game, picking off Brett Hundley twice to push his season total to five, tying his career high. The Knoxville, Tennessee native also tallied seven total tackles (five solo), two pass breakups, one tackle for loss and one quarterback pressure according to the Vikings coaches stats. He was the driving force behind the Vikings first shutout since December 5, 1993 (at Detroit) and their first shutout of … Continue reading Harrison Smith gets defensive player of week honor

Twins sign lefty Zach Duke to one year deal

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed left-handed pitcher Zach Duke to a one-year contract. Duke, 34, has played 13 seasons in the major leagues with Pittsburgh, Arizona, Washington, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Chicago-AL and St. Louis.  He spent 2017 with the Cardinals, going 1-1 with a 3.93 ERA (18.1 IP, 8 ER), six walks and 12 strikeouts in 27 games.  He missed most of the first four months of last season recovering from “Tommy John” surgery on his left elbow, a procedure he had done in October of 2016. The Clifton, Texas native has appeared … Continue reading Twins sign lefty Zach Duke to one year deal