Add a touch of ‘Mad Men’ to your vacation with retro hotel

“Mad Men” fan? Nostalgic boomer? Fan of the fabulous era when moonshots and atomic bombs were all the talk? Universal has your number in its brand-new Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which welcomed its first guests on Monday.

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The “Cabana Bay Beach Resort” is actually nothing of the kind — no bay, no beach, no cabana hotel rooms. What it is is the fourth on-site hotel at Universal Orlando — one with a decidedly different vibe from most offerings in Orlando.

And while the decor and astro-era schtick are aces, it might be the well-considered planning of the hotel that sells it to families. Along with a huge pool and waterslide, on-site Galaxy Bowl lanes and the requisite game rooms and eating spots, Cabana Bay has 1,800 rooms made for families, half of them family suites.

The family suites sleep up to six people. They come with two TVs, a kitchenette, and (maybe best of all) bathroom facilities divided into three zones — shower room, sink/mirror space and toilet room — which means a crowd can get ready all at once. Bliss.

It’s got some other cool spots to keep everyone entertained when they’re not at the theme parks: a poolside fire pit, a lazy river, an arcade and the Swizzle Lounge for adults.

If Allegiant brings back the St. Cloud-Orlando flight in the fall, this could be a great new property from which to explore the Universal Orlando theme parks. Before you book, search for deals including discounts on park tickets for on-site hotel stays and free nights for multiple-night stays.

Full disclosure: I’m not a theme-park girl, and I’m certainly not a theme-hotel lover. Still, this one looks like tons of fun for a few nights. Check out the details and video highlights here: www.universalorlando.com.

Send travel questions, trip reports and photos to lschwarz@stcloudtimes.com. Get travel news daily at www.sctimes.com/travel. Follow her on Twitter @LisaSSchwarz, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sctimeslisa.
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There’s a new tweet in town: FlySTC

If you’re a serious traveler who’s not using Twitter, you’re missing out. As of last week, you’re missing out on even more: St. Cloud Regional Airport has joined the party as @FlySTC.

As of Friday, you still had a shot at being one of its first 100 followers — bragging rights only.

Why should travelers be on Twitter? Following your favorite airlines, airports, hotel companies and booking sites means you’re going to get news about deals, delays, new features and more.

Following other hard-core travelers and travel journalists means you’ll be bombarded with inspiration every time you check your feed.

But best of all is what I call “the fast lane.” Most major airlines have customer service teams assigned to Twitter, meaning that when the airport is in meltdown mode during a blizzard or something goes wrong with your plans alone, you can get almost immediate attention on Twitter — bypassing the busy signals, lines and long hold times of trying to rebook on the phone or at the ticket counter. The Twitter teams get great reviews from travelers.

If you’re convinced to try Twitter now, check out my tweet life by following @LisaSSchwarz.

Send travel questions, trip reports and photos to lschwarz@stcloudtimes.com. Get travel news daily at www.sctimes.com/travel. Follow her on Twitter @LisaSSchwarz, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sctimeslisa.
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Just Back From? Win with the Times, Herberger’s

We’ve been playing the travel enabler for years here at the Times, publishing photos of local travelers on every continent (yes, all of them!) since Just Back From was launched in 2006.

The idea was to have some fun while showing that, yes, people like us really do go on trips like that!

I guarantee you that opening those Just Back From emails and envelopes are the high point of my week. And we figured it was high time to give something back, so here goes:

Just Back From photos that arrive at the Times from Tuesday, April 1, through 5 p.m. July 1 will be entered into a drawing for a luggage set worth $460, compliments of Herberger’s. Here’s how to play: Send a 200 DPI JPEG image to lschwarz@stcloudtimes.com, or a print to Times Traveler, P.O Box 768, St. Cloud, MN 56302.

Include your name and town, where you went and when, a description of the shot and some details about your trip. Advice for other travelers is welcome, too. Remember to include the Times — in print or by including a shot of you with one of our apps open.

The drawing will be July 3 with the winner announced July 4. You can get the complete rules here.

Send travel questions, trip reports and photos to lschwarz@stcloudtimes.com. Get travel news daily at www.sctimes.com/travel. Follow her on Twitter @LisaSSchwarz, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sctimeslisa.

 

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Howe in no mood to wait on funding for elderly, disabled care

Rep. Jeff Howe’s ire was so evident in the Minnesota House Chamber last week that few could miss it.

Howe, R-Rockville, and some other lawmakers were urging their colleagues to suspend their rules to immediately take up a bill that would boost state funding for nursing homes and other care providers for the elderly or disabled.

The plea fell on deaf ears for now, though there’s a good chance the issue will come up later this session.

The measure backed by Howe and other House Republicans would increase funding by 5 percent for elderly or disabled care providers. Most of that extra money would have to go to pay increases for employees. Sen. Dave Brown, R-Becker, is among the Senate lawmakers who’ve said such an increase should be a priority this year.

Howe says care providers in his district, such as Assumption Home in Cold Spring, need the boost after years of stagnant funding from the state. The problem could be compounded by a potential minimum-wage increase favored by DFL lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton, he said.

If the minimum wage goes up and some providers, especially nursing homes, don’t get a funding boost, Howe said some may have to close their doors.

The providers should have gotten a funding boost last session, Howe said, with passage of the state’s current two-year budget, which increased spending in other areas.

“With the increases we made, they should have gotten a fair shake and they didn’t,” Howe said.

The fact that there’s a $1.2 billion surplus this year means there’s no excuse to delay the funding increase, Howe added.

Many DFLers also support the move or something similar. Gov. Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget proposal would boost funding for such providers by 4 percent.

During a Thursday House floor session, Howe had sharp words for a few DFLers who explained their opposition to the rule suspension by urging patience and referring to sessions of yore. Howe — a freshman lawmaker who clearly wasn’t in a mood to wait — responded that he wasn’t around in past sessions, and the focus should be on what can be done now.

“There’s many of us that are serving today that weren’t serving then. This is a new Legislature,” Howe told the Times afterward. “If you’re going to live in the past, we’re never going to go forward.”

 Keep up with Central Minnesota politics in The Political Quarry, www.sctimes.com/politicalquarry. Follow Mark Sommerhauser on Twitter @msommerhauser.

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Of shoulder season and canoe season

There’s a magic moment for vacations and it’s called “shoulder season.”

You probably know that high season means you’ll pay top dollar for hotels, airfare and even food and drink and that low season means you’ll trade better prices and sparser crowds for questionable weather or a dearth of activities.

But shoulder season? Therein lies the beauty of splitting the difference.

Like high and low season, shoulder season moves around the calendar depending on the destination, its climate and its tourism draws. It pays to learn when shoulder season hits at your favorite destinations so you can plan for maximum enjoyment for as little cash as possible.

As far as skiing and European destinations go, we’re in it. You can tell by the circa $100 tickets being billed for Colorado ski country and the seemingly gone-the-way-of-the-dinosaurs sub-$1,000 tickets to Europe.

Can you have fun if you don’t take your vacation when everyone else goes to Fill-In-The-Blank? Yes. My traditional time to visit Europe is right about now. The weather has ranged from daffodil days with soft spring air to sleet and snow (rarely). But the things I go to see are open, crowd-free and short on the chaos of mid-summer. And I save big money on hotels while also staying in better ones than I could afford during high season.

The advantages of shoulder season will vary (ski resorts sometimes slash prices on lift tickets late in the season, for instance). Do some research and see what you find.

Want trip to BWCAW? Read, act

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I hate to break it to you, but if your summer plans include a trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, you’re already way behind.

Overnight trips within the BWCAW require a permit. The preseason lottery is long gone (results were available in late January), but most entry points will still have permits available — especially for people whose dates are flexible.

Check out all the details and apply for a permit at www.recreation.gov.

If you’ll be renting your gear, call your outfitter and let them handle the permit details.

Send travel questions, trip reports and photos to lschwarz@stcloud<DP>times.com. Get travel news daily at www.sctimes.com/travel. Follow her on Twitter @LisaS<DP>Schwarz, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sctimeslisa.
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Updated statistics for SCSU recruits, area players playing junior hockey

The statistics are through Monday and are for SCSU recruits and area players playing in Tier I and Tier II junior hockey. There are also stats for area players playing for the Granite City Lumberjacks in the Tier III NA3HL.

SCSU recruit Mika Ilvonen

SCSU recruit Mika Ilvonen

St. Cloud State recruit Mika Ilvonen, an 18-year-old defenseman who is playing for the Blues U20 team in the Jr. A SM-liiga league in Finland. He recently received a number of honors: Best Player of Finnish Junior A (Teemu Selanne Trophy), Best Defenseman (Reijo Ruotsolainen Trophy), Best +/- (Raimo Helminen Trophy) and was named to a First Team All-Star. In 45 games, he has 14 goals, 35 assists and 34 penalty minutes.

 

 

 

SCSU RECRUITS

SCSU recruit Jacob Benson

SCSU recruit Jacob Benson

Jacob Benson, Age 17, 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, Forward, Grand Forks, N.D. Benson is playing for the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the United States Hockey League for the first season. He played for Grand Forks Red River High School in North Dakota last season. 

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Dubuque (USHL) 42 9 10 19 39 +3
SCSU recruit Josh Blanchard

SCSU recruit Josh Blanchard

Josh Blanchard, Age 17, 5-8, 155, F, Kelowna, British Columbia. Blanchard is playing in his first full season with the Penticton Vees in the British Columbia Hockey League after seeing some time with the team last season. Note: The BCHL is in the playoffs and Blanchard has played in 1 game with no statistics.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM
Penticton (BCHL) 28 3 4 7 2
SCSU recruit Michael Buonincontri

SCSU recruit Michael Buonincontri

Michael Buonincontri, Age 20, 6-1, 198, F, Montreal. Buonincontri began the season playing for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League, but was traded back to the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Canada Hockey League. He played the previous two seasons for the Bears. Note: Smiths Falls is in the playoffs. Buonincontri has 1 goal, 1 assists, 2 penalty minutes in 4 games.

 

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
* Sioux Falls (USHL) 17 5 1 6 13 Even
Smiths Falls (CCHL) 26 12 17 29 2 NA
SCSU recruit Mike Eyssimont

SCSU recruit Mike Eyssimont

Mike Eyssimont, 17, 5-11, 172, F, Littleton, Colo. Eyssimont is playing his first full season with the Fargo Force of the USHL after seeing some time with the team last season. Note: Eyssimont has 2 goals, 5 assists and is a plus-4 in his last 3 games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Fargo (USHL) 51 11 15 26 59 -15
SCSU recruit Brendan Harris

SCSU recruit Brendan Harris

Brendan Harris, 17, 5-7, 160, F, Las Vegas. Harris was playing his first season playing for the Bismarck Bobcats of the North American Hockey League. He was recently traded to the Wenatchee Wild of the NAHL. He played last season in 16AAA Midgets.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
* Bismarck (NAHL) 26 2 6 8 8 -1
Wenatchee (NAHL) 25 5 8 13 0 -5
SCSU recruit Clark Kuster

SCSU recruit Clark Kuster

Clark Kuster, 18, 5-10, 187, D, St. Louis. Kuster is playing his second season for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the USHL. 

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Cedar Rapids(USHL) 47 6 12 18 32 -5
SCSU recruit Patrick Newell

SCSU recruit Patrick Newell

Patrick Newell, 17, 5-9, 135, F, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Newell is playing in his first full season for the Indiana Ice of the USHL. He started last season with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the NAHL before being traded to the Ice. 

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Indiana (USHL) 51 11 22 33 8 +18
SCSU recruit Judd Peterson

SCSU recruit Judd Peterson

Judd Peterson, 20, 6-0, 193, F, Duluth. Peterson is in his second season with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the USHL. 

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Cedar Rapids(USHL) 40 15 14 29 43 -3
SCSU recruit Patrick Russell

SCSU recruit Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell, 20, 6-1, 202, F, Birkenrod, Denmark. Russell is in his first season playing in North America for the Waterloo Blackhawks in the USHL. Notes: Russell is tied for 4th in the USHL in goals (25), tied for 19th in plus/minus (plus-20) and tied for 23rd in points (43). He has 4 goals, 2 assists and is a plus-4 in his last 5 games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Waterloo (USHL) 48 25 18 43 40 +20
SCSU recruit Jimmy Schuldt

SCSU recruit Jimmy Schuldt

Jimmy Schuldt, 18, 6-0, 202, D, Minnetonka. Schuldt is playing for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL for his first full season. He played with the team at the end of last season after finishing his senior season at Minnetonka High School. Note: Schuldt is 8th in the USHL in plus/minus (+26) and is tied for 10th in points (25) among USHL defensemen.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Omaha (USHL) 51 6 19 25 93 +26
SCSU recruit Mitch Slattery

SCSU recruit Mitch Slattery

Mitch Slattery, 17, 5-11, 185, F, Hugo. Slattery made his USHL debut for Indiana on March 15. Slattery played for Hill-Murray High School, where he was one of 10 finalists for Mr. Hockey and was 2nd on his team in scoring with 20 goals, 32 assists in 28 games. Slattery playing for Team Northeast in the Upper Midwest Elite League and had 20 goals, 15 assists, 48 penalty minutes in 24 games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Indiana (USHL) 1 0 0 0 0 Even

 

SCSU recruit Matt Winiecki

SCSU recruit Matt Winiecki

Matt Winiecki, 20, 6-1, 190, F, Lakeville. Wineicki is playing in his second full season with the Waterloo Black Hawks of of the USHL. He is a Lakeville North High School graduate. Note: Winiecki is tied for 18th in the USHL in goals (21), is tied for 19th in points (44) and is tied for 23rd in the USHL in plus/minus (plus-19).

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Waterloo (USHL) 53 21 23 44 38 +19

 

AREA PLAYERS

Matt Brettingen of St. Cloud

Matt Brettingen of St. Cloud

Matt Brettingen, 18, 6-1, 195, D, St. Cloud. Brettingen is in his first season with the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Aberdeen (NAHL) 37 1 2 3 10 +9
Craig Duininck of St. Cloud

Craig Duininck of St. Cloud

Craig Duininck, 20, 6-1, 190, D, St. Cloud. Duininck is playing for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. This is his fifth season in the OHL. He started the season with the Sarnia Sting before getting traded on Nov. 13.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 * Sarnia (OHL) 20 4 6 10 19 -13
Sudbury (OHL) 39 3 16 19 14 +1
Mitch Fritz of St. Cloud

Mitch Fritz of St. Cloud

Mitch Fritz, 19, 5-10, 175, F, St. Cloud. Fritz is in his first season with the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He played last season for St. Cloud Cathedral.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM
 Bonnyville (AJHL) 43 5 12 17 86
Mitch Hall of St. Cloud

Mitch Hall of St. Cloud

Mitch Hall, 20, 5-10, 180, D, St. Cloud. Hall is in his second season with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL. He spent one season before that playing in the Eastern Junior Hockey League. Notes: Hall is tied for 7th in the NAHL in assists (31). He is 3rd among defenseman in points (36).

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Johnstown (NAHL) 54 5 31 36 50 +18
Tommy Hall of St. Cloud

Tommy Hall of St. Cloud

Tommy Hall, 17, 5-6, 160, F, St. Cloud. Hall is playing with the Johnstown Tomahwaks of the NAHL. He played last season for Cathedral.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Johnstown (NAHL) 26 0 5 5 26 Even
Austin Poganski of St. Cloud

Austin Poganski of St. Cloud

Austin Poganski, 17, 6-1, 198, F, St. Cloud. Poganiski is playing for  the Tri-City Storm of the USHL for the first season. He played last season for St. Cloud Cathedral. He has committed to play for the University of North Dakota. Note: He has 4 goals, 4 assists in his last 5 games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Tri-City (USHL) 48 18 10 28 43 -25
Brandon Reinholz of St. Cloud

Brandon Reinholz of St. Cloud

Brandon Reinholz, 20, 6-1, 195, F, St. Cloud. Reinholz is playing for the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL for the second season. Before that, he played one season in the EJHL. 

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Johnstown (NAHL) 54 16 18 34 92 +1
Austin Swingle of Sartell

Austin Swingle of Sartell

Austin Swingle, 18, 6-2, 205, F, Sartell. Swingle is playing for the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL for the first season. He played last season for St. Cloud Cathedral.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Aberdeen (NAHL) 44 6 2 8 24 -1

TIER III AREA PLAYERS

Brandon Anderson of St. Cloud

Brandon Anderson of St. Cloud

Brandon Anderson, 20, 6-5, 210, F, St. Cloud. Anderson has bounced between the NAHL and the NA3HL for the past two seasons. He began this season with Lone Star of the NAHL. He is playing for North Iowa of the NA3HL. Note: Anderson has played in 2 playoff games with no statistics in those games. The Bulls play Granite City for the West Division title this weekend.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
* Lone Star (NAHL) 4 0 0 0 14 -4
North Iowa (NA3HL) 40 27 20 47 63 +24
Jared Christen of St. Cloud

Jared Christen of St. Cloud

Jared Christen, 18, 5-10, 155, F, St. Cloud. Christen is playing in his first season for the Granite City Lumberjacks in the NA3HL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Granite City (NA3HL) 1 0 0 0 0 Even
Mitch Gwost of Sauk Rapids

Mitch Gwost of Sauk Rapids

Mitchell Gwost, 19, 5-10, 185, D, Sauk Rapids. Gwost is in his second season with the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL. Notes: Among NA3HL defensemen, he is tied for 2nd in assists (30), is 3rd in points (38) and 16th in plus/minus (plus-26). Gwost played for the West team in the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament held Feb. 17-19 in Troy, Mich. Gwost has 2 penalty minutes in 3 playoff games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Granite City (NA3HL) 43 8 30 38 16 +26
Jordan Keller of St. Cloud

Jordan Keller of St. Cloud

Jordan Keller, 18, 5-8, 160, D, St. Cloud. Keller is in his first season with the Granite City Lumberjacks in the NA3HL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Granite City (NA3HL) 2 1 0 1 0 Even

David Kenney, 19, 6-0, 170, F, St. Cloud. Kenney joined the Granite Lumberjacks for his first season in the NA3HL after Christmas. Note: He has 1 goal and 4 penalty minutes in 3 playoff games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Granite City (NA3HL) 17 15 5 20 9 +6
Travis Kothenbeutel of Sauk Rapids

Travis Kothenbeutel of Sauk Rapids

Travis Kothenbeutel, 16, 5-9, 155, F, Sauk Rapids. Kothenbeutel is in his first season with the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL.  Notes: He led Sauk Rapids High School in goals (27) and points (46) in 26 games played. He has 1 goal, is a plus-1 with 2 penalty minutes in 3 playoff games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Granite City (NA3HL) 24 10 10 20 6 +12
Spencer Nelson of Clearwater

Spencer Nelson of Clearwater

Spencer Nelson, 17, 5-9, 155, D, Clearwater. Nelson is in his first season playing for Granite City in the NA3HL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Granite City (NA3HL) 2 0 0 0 0 -3
Blake Phenow of Sauk Rapids

Blake Phenow of Sauk Rapids

Blake Phenow, 19, 6-0, 190, F, Sauk Rapids. Phenow is in his second season with Granite City of the NA3HL. Note: He has 4 penalty minutes in 3 playoff games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Granite City (NA3HL) 28 1 5 6 34 -3
Luke Richardson of Sauk Rapids

Luke Richardson of Sauk Rapids

Luke Richardson, 19, 6-4, 200, F, Sauk Rapids. Richardson is in his first season with the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL. Notes: He has 2 goals, 2 assists, 2 penalty minutes and is a minus-2 in 3 playoff games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Granite City (NA3HL) 42 18 12 30 99 +11
Sam Zweiner of Sartell

Sam Zweiner of Sartell

Sam Zweiner, 19, 6-2, 200, D, Sartell. Zweiner is in his first season with the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL. Note: He is a minus-1 in 3 playoff games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Granite City (NA3HL) 29 3 10 13 21 +12

HIGH SCHOOL

SCSU recruit Jack Poehling

SCSU recruit Jack Poehling

Jack Poehling, 17, 5-10, 167, F, Lakeville North. He and his two brothers were the top line for Lakeville North, leading the Panthers to the Class 2A state championship game. Jack led the team in scoring.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Lakeville North (HS) 31 29 25 54 16 NA
SCSU recruit Nick Poehling

SCSU recruit Nick Poehling

Nick Poehling, 17, 5-10, 165, F, Lakeville North. He and his two brothers were the top line for Lakeville North, leading the Panthers to the Class 2A state championship game.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Lakeville North (HS) 30 14 30 44 34 NA

 

SCSU recruit Ryan Poehling

SCSU recruit Ryan Poehling

Ryan Poehling, 15, 6-0, 170, C, Lakeville North. He and his two brothers were the top line for Lakeville North, leading the Panthers to the Class 2A state championship game.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Lakeville North (HS) 30 11 24 35 21 NA

 

If you know of other players not listed, please send me an email at mhatten@stcloudtimes.com

 

 

 

 

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Saturday’s results, Sunday’s results, updated NCHC, WCHA, Big Ten pairings

 

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Best-of-three series

Result Thursday

Nebraska-Omaha 4, Denver 3

Results Friday

Miami 5, St. Cloud State 4, OT, Miami leads series 1-0

Western Michigan 3, Minnesota-Duluth 2, Western Michigan leads series 1-0

North Dakota 4, Colorado College 2, North Dakota leads series 1-0

Denver 5, Nebraska-Omaha 1, Series tied 1-1

Results Saturday

Miami 4, St. Cloud State 3, RedHawks sweep series, 2-0

Colorado College 3, North Dakota 2 (OT), Series tied at 1-1

Denver 2, Nebraska-Omaha 0, Pioneers win series, 2-1

Western Michigan 4, Minnesota-Duluth 3, Broncos sweep series, 2-0

Game Sunday

North Dakota 4, Colorado College 3, North Dakota wins series 2-1

Frozen Face-Off (at Target Center in Minneapolis, all games on CBS Sports Network)

Semifinals March 21 (at 4:08 p.m. and 7:38 p.m.)

North Dakota (22-12-3) vs. Miami (14-19-3)

Denver (18-15-6) vs. Western Michigan (19-14-5)

Games March 22

Third place game, 3:38 p.m.

Championship game, 7:38 p.m.

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Team Conf. W-L-T-SW Points Overall W-L-T
Minnesota 14-3-3-0 45 25-5-6
Wisconsin 13-6-1-0 40 22-10-2
Michigan 10-8-2-1 33 18-12-4
Ohio State 6-9-5-4 27 16-13-5
Michigan State 5-9-6-4 25 11-17-7
Penn State 3-16-1-0 10 7-25-2

Results Friday

Minnesota 3, Michigan 2, OT

Michigan State 5, Wisconsin 4

Ohio State 4, Penn State 2

Results Saturday

Penn State 4, Ohio State 2

Wisconsin 4, Michigan State 3

Michigan 6, Minnesota 2

Big Ten Tournament (at Xcel Energy Center, all games on Big Ten Network)

Quarterfinals March 20

No. 3 Michigan (18-12-4) vs. No. 6 Penn State (7-25-2), 2 p.m.

No. 4 Ohio State (16-13-5) vs. No. 5 Michigan State (11-17-7),  7 p.m.

Semifinals March 21

No. 2 Wisconsin (22-10-2) vs. Michigan/Penn State winner, 2 p.m.

No. 1 Minnesota (25-5-6) vs. Ohio State/Michigan State winner, 7 p.m.

Championship March 22

Semifinals winners, 7 p.m.

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Best-of-three playoff series

Results Friday

Ferris State 8, Bemidji State 0, Ferris State leads 1-0

Bowling Green 2, Michigan Tech 1, Bowling Green leads 1-0

MSU-Mankato 3, Northern Michigan 2, MSU-Mankato leads 1-0

Alaska-Anchorage 2, Alaska-Fairbanks 1, Series tied 1-1

Results Saturday

Bowling Green 5, Michigan Tech 2, Bowling Green wins series 2-0

Ferris State 3, Bemidji State 2 (2 OTs), Ferris State wins series 2-0

MSU-Mankato 5, Northern Michigan 4 (OT), MSU-Mankato wins series 2-0

Alaska-Anchorage 5, Alaska-Fairbanks 4

WCHA Final Five (at Grand Rapids, Mich.)

Semifinals March 21

No. 4 Bowling Green (18-14-6) vs. No. 2 MSU-Mankato (24-13-1), 1:07 p.m.

No. 6 Alaska-Anchorage (18-15-4) vs. No. 1 Ferris State (26-9-3), 6:07 p.m.

Championship March 22

Semifinals winners, 6:07 p.m.

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NCAA Quarterfinals

Results Saturday

Minnesota 5, Boston University 1

Wisconsin 2, Harvard 1

Mercyhurst 3, Cornell 2

Clarkson 3, Boston College 1

Women’s Frozen Four (at Hamden, Conn.)

Semifinals March 21 (at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.)

Minnesota (37-1-1) vs. Wisconsin (28-7-2)

Mercyhurst (24-8-4) vs. Clarkson (29-5-3)

Championship March 23

Semifinals winners, 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lines, updated statistics going into Game 2 of NCHC series between No. 8 seed Miami and No. 1 seed SCSU

 

St. Cloud State's Ben Storm skates past John Doherty of Miami (Ohio) during Friday's game at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.

St. Cloud State’s Ben Storm skates past John Doherty of Miami (Ohio) during Friday’s game at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud. Photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwar@stcloudtimes.com

SCSULines for No. 1 seeded SCSU (21-9-5 overall)

A few changes that started last night. Huskies coach Bob Motzko was changing some lines during the course of the game.

Sophomore David Morley is back on the top line with center Nic Dowd. Sophomore Jimmy Murray goes from the right wing on that line to the left wing.

The big line from last year’s NCAA Midwest Regional is back together. Sophomore Joey Benik is the left wing with senior Cory Thorson and junior Brooks Bertsch on the right wing. Benik moved down from the top line and replaces junior Nick Oliver.

Oliver moves to the left wing on the fourth line. Junior Garrett Milan is out of the lineup. Junior Joey Rehkamp, who was a healthy scratch Friday, is the center on the fourth line.

The Huskies are No. 8 in the PairWise Rankings going into the game.

LW C RW
16-Jimmy Murray 26-Nic Dowd 13-David Morley
10-Ryan Papa 11-Kalle Kossila 22-Jonny Brodzinski
9-Joey Benik 8-Cory Thorson 21-Brooks Bertsch
27-Nick Oliver 37-Joey Rehkamp 6-Daniel Tedesco
LD RD Goalies
15-Niklas Nevalainen 12-Ethan Prow 29-Ryan Faragher
7-Kevin Gravel 40-Tim Daly 35-Charlie Lindgren
19-Ben Storm 2-Jarrod Rabey 33-Joe Phillippi

Miami-OhioLines for No. 8 seeded Miami (13-19-3)

No changes for the RedHawks vs. last night.

Miami is No. 36 in the latest PairWise Rankings.

LW C RW
25-Blake Coleman 7-Austin Czarnik 14-Cody Murphy
95-Anthony Louis 9-Sean Kuraly 11-Riley Barber
19-Max Cook 26-Justin Greenberg 12-Alex Gacek
10-Alex Wideman 22-Kevin Morris 18-John Doherty
LD RD Goalies
5-Chris Joyaux 8-Matthew Caito 35-Ryan McKay
4-Matt Joyaux 28-Ben Paulides 1-Jay Williams
55-Trevor Hamilton 6-Michael Mooney 30-Derek Shatzer

SCSUSCSU STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Jonny Brodzinski 35 20 19 39 16 +16
Nic Dowd 35 20 18 38 32 +16
Kalle Kossila 35 13 24 37 14 +8
David Morley 32 9 21 30 6 +12
Joey Benik 29 12 14 26 12 +11
Jimmy Murray 33 12 12 24 16 +7
Kevin Gravel 35 9 12 21 2 +12
Ryan Papa 34 5 16 21 29 +13
Ethan Prow 35 4 17 21 14 +17
Cory Thorson 35 9 10 19 2 Even
Andrew Prochno 30 3 16 19 16 +18
Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Ryan Faragher 32 19-7-4 .907 2.72
Charlie Lindgren 9 2-2-1 .897 2.42

 

Ben Storm of St. Cloud State takes a shot on Miami (Ohio) goaltender Ryan McKay during Friday's game at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.

Ben Storm of St. Cloud State takes a shot on Miami (Ohio) goaltender Ryan McKay during Friday’s game at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.

MIAMI STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Austin Czarnik 34 11 33 44 26 Even
Riley Barber 35 19 22 41 24 +4
Sean Kuraly 35 10 15 25 57 -2
Blake Coleman 24 18 6 24 65 +7
Anthony Louis 33 8 12 20 10 -6
Alex Wideman 33 7 8 15 29 -9
Matthew Caito 35 3 12 15 18 -4
Cody Murphy 31 5 8 13 2 -1
Max Cook 34 1 8 9 6 -8
Alex Gacek 34 3 4 7 16 -2
Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Ryan McKay 23 8-12-3 .912 2.74
Jay Williams 16 5-7-0 .882 3.30
Blake Coleman of Miami (Ohio) tries to get a shot on St. Cloud State goaltender Ryan Faragher during Friday's game at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.

Blake Coleman of Miami (Ohio) tries to get a shot on St. Cloud State goaltender Ryan Faragher during Friday’s game at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.

TEAMS STATISTICAL COMPARISON (national ranking in category)

SCSU M
Shots per game 31.63 (27th) 32.74 (16th)
Opponent shots per game 29.00 (18th) 30.11 (31st)
Goals per game 3.69 (2nd) 2.89 (26th)
Opponent goals per game 2.74 (34th) 3.09 (44th)
Power play % 25.4 (4th) 20.6 (14th)
Penalty kill % 77.2 (51st) 80.4 (45th)
Short-hand goals for 2 6
Short-hand goals against 2 5
Penalty minutes per game 8.2 (57th) 13.8 (15th)
Opponent penalty minutes 9.6 12.8
Faceoffs 1,150-1,050 (.523) (11th) 1,112-1,147 (.492) (38th)

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday’s results, updated NCHC and WCHA pairings, Big Ten standings

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Best-of-three series

Result Thursday

Nebraska-Omaha 4, Denver 3

Results Friday

Miami 5, St. Cloud State 4, OT, Miami leads series 1-0

Western Michigan 3, Minnesota-Duluth 2, Western Michigan leads series 1-0

North Dakota 4, Colorado College 2, North Dakota leads series 1-0

Denver 5, Nebraska-Omaha 1, Series tied 1-1

Games Saturday

No. 8 Miami (13-19-3) at No. 1 St. Cloud State (21-9-5), 7:07 p.m.

No. 7 Colorado College (6-23-6) at No. 2 North Dakota (21-11-3), 7:07 p.m.

No. 6 Denver (17-15-6) at No. 3 Nebraska-Omaha (17-17-2), 7:07 p.m.

No. 5 Western Michigan (18-14-5) at No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth (16-15-4), 7:07 p.m.

Big Ten logo
Team Conf. W-L-T-SW Points Overall W-L-T
Minnesota 14-2-3-0 45 25-4-6
Wisconsin 12-6-1-0 37 21-10-2
Michigan 9-8-2-1 30 17-12-4
Ohio State 6-8-5-4 27 16-12-5
Michigan State 5-8-6-4 25 11-16-7
Penn State 2-16-1-0 7 6-25-2

Results Friday

Minnesota 3, Michigan 2, OT

Michigan State 5, Wisconsin 4

Ohio State 4, Penn State 2

Games Saturday

Ohio State at Penn State, 2:05 p.m.

Wisconsin at Michigan State, 3:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Michigan, 6 p.m.

WCHA women's logo Men

Best-of-three playoff series

Results Friday

Ferris State 8, Bemidji State 0, Ferris State leads 1-0

Bowling Green 2, Michigan Tech 1, Bowling Green leads 1-0

MSU-Mankato 3, Northern Michigan 2, MSU-Mankato leads 1-0

Alaska-Anchorage 2, Alaska-Fairbanks 1, end 2nd period

Games Saturday

No. 5 Michigan Tech (14-18-7) at No. 4 Bowling Green (17-14-6), 6:07 p.m.

No. 8 Bemidji State (10-20-7) at No. 1 Ferris State (26-9-3), 6:07 p.m.

No. 7 Northern Michigan (15-20-2) at No. 2 MSU-Mankato (23-13-1), 7:07 p.m.

No. 6 Alaska-Anchorage (16-15-4) at No. 3 Alaska-Fairbanks (18-13-4), 10:07 p.m.

WCHA women's logo Women 

NCAA Quarterfinals

Games Saturday

No. 8 Boston University (24-12-1) at No. 1 Minnesota (36-1-1), 4 p.m.

No. 5 Harvard (23-6-4) at No. 4 Wisconsin (27-7-2), 7 p.m.

No. 7 Mercyhurst (23-8-4) at No. 2 Cornell (24-5-4), 2:30 p.m.

No. 6 Boston College (27-6-3) at No. 3 Clarkson (28-5-3), 3 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lines, updated statistics going into Game 1 of NCHC series between No. 8 seed Miami and No. 1 seed SCSU

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SCSULines for No. 1 seeded SCSU (21-8-5 overall)

One change from what was in the paper today (it’s minor): Junior Garrett Milan is the left wing on sophomore center David Morley’s line with freshman Daniel Tedesco on the right wing. I had the sides of the wings flipped in the paper today.

The Huskies are No. 5 in the PairWise Rankings going into the game.

LW C RW
9-Joey Benik 26-Nic Dowd 16-Jimmy Murray
10-Ryan Papa 11-Kalle Kossila 22-Jonny Brodzinski
27-Nick Oliver 8-Cory Thorson 21-Brooks Bertsch
18-Garrett Milan 13-David Morley 6-Daniel Tedesco
LD RD Goalies
15-Niklas Nevalainen 12-Ethan Prow 29-Ryan Faragher
7-Kevin Gravel 40-Tim Daly 35-Charlie Lindgren
19-Ben Storm 2-Jarrod Rabey 33-Joe Phillippi

Miami-OhioLines for No. 8 seeded Miami (12-19-3)

A couple minor tweaks from what was in the paper today for the lineup for the RedHawks: The last defensive pairing has the right players, but freshman Trevor Hamilton is on the left side and sophomore Michael Mooney is on the right side. I had them flipped in the printed preview. Mooney (Eden Prairie) is the lone Minnesotan in the Miami lineup tonight. He’s got 1 assist and is a minus-1 in 12 games played.

The other change is junior Alex Wideman (7 goals, 7 assists, mius-10) is the left wing on the fourth line, replacing senior Bryon Paulazzo (3 goals, 2 assists, minus-5).

Miami is No. 40 in the latest PairWise Rankings.

LW C RW
25-Blake Coleman 7-Austin Czarnik 14-Cody Murphy
95-Anthony Louis 9-Sean Kuraly 11-Riley Barber
19-Max Cook 26-Justin Greenberg 12-Alex Gacek
10-Alex Wideman 22-Kevin Morris 18-John Doherty
LD RD Goalies
5-Chris Joyaux 8-Matthew Caito 35-Ryan McKay
4-Matt Joyaux 28-Ben Paulides 1-Jay Williams
55-Trevor Hamilton 6-Michael Mooney 30-Derek Shatzer

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SCSU STATISTICAL LEADERS

 

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Jonny Brodzinski 34 20 19 39 16 +17
Nic Dowd 34 19 17 36 30 +15
Kalle Kossila 34 13 23 36 14 +9
David Morley 31 9 20 29 6 +10
Joey Benik 28 12 14 26 12 +12
Jimmy Murray 32 12 10 22 14 +4
Ryan Papa 33 5 16 21 29 +13
Ethan Prow 34 4 16 20 14 +17
Cory Thorson 34 9 10 19 2 +2
Kevin Gravel 34 7 12 19 2 +13
Andrew Prochno 30 3 16 19 16 +18
Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Ryan Faragher 31 19-7-4 .909 2.67
Charlie Lindgren 8 2-1-1 .899 2.36

 

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MIAMI STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Austin Czarnik 33 11 32 43 26 +1
Riley Barber 34 18 20 38 24 +1
Blake Coleman 23 18 6 24 63 +8
Sean Kuraly 34 9 13 22 57 -4
Anthony Louis 32 8 11 19 10 -7
Matthew Caito 34 3 12 15 18 -3
Alex Wideman 32 7 7 14 29 -10
Cody Murphy 30 4 8 12 2 Even
Max Cook 33 1 8 9 6 -6
Alex Gacek 33 3 4 7 16 -1
Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Ryan McKay 22 7-12-3 .913 2.70
Jay Williams 16 5-7-0 .882 3.30
Miami's (14) checks St. Cloud State's Tim Daly in an NCHC game Feb. 21 in Oxford, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Tom Nelson, St. Cloud State University

Miami’s (14) checks St. Cloud State’s Tim Daly in an NCHC game Feb. 21 in Oxford, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Tom Nelson, St. Cloud State University

TEAMS STATISTICAL COMPARISON (national ranking in category)

SCSU M
Shots per game 31.59 (26th) 32.68 (17th)
Opponent shots per game 28.82 (17th) 30.03 (31st)
Goals per game 3.68 (2nd) 2.82 (29th)
Opponent goals per game 2.68 (25th) 3.06 (45th)
Power play % 25.4 (3rd) 20.3 (14th)
Penalty kill % 77.7 (51st) 80.5 (44th)
Short-hand goals for 2 5
Short-hand goals against 1 5
Penalty minutes per game 8.4 (56th) 13.9 (15th)
Opponent penalty minutes 9.6 13.0
Faceoffs 1,116-1,019 (.523) (11th) 1,081-1,113 (.493) (37th)

 

 

 

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