Morley in, Prochno out for Friday’s game; TV, streaming for 1st round of NCHC playoffs; Dowd, Prochno, Faragher, Motzko are finalists for NCHC awards

St. Cloud State sophomore center David Morley passes the puck. Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

St. Cloud State sophomore center David Morley passes the puck. Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

The two injured St. Cloud State men’s hockey players have definitive directions for Friday’s NCHC playoff game against Miami.

Sophomore center David Morley will be in the lineup after missing the last three games with an upper body injury. Morley will play center on a line with freshman Daniel Tedesco and junior Garrett Milan on the wings.

Junior defenseman Andrew Prochno will not play Friday, but has not been ruled out for the series against the RedHawks. Prochno has missed the last five games with a lower body injury.

The Huskies play Miami at 7:37 p.m. Friday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The teams play Saturday, and if necessary, Sunday at 7:07 p.m. The games will be on TV on FOX Sports North Plus and all first-round playoff series will be available on a live video stream on www.nchchockey.com.

On TV, the games will be on Charter Channels 227, 327 and 827 in St. Cloud. The games will be on Comcast Cable 963 and 254 in the Twin Cities. FSN Plus is on DirecTV on 652-1 and 652 and on DISH Network 9574, 452 and 412-40.

3 players, Motzko named top 3 finalists for NCHC awards

Andrew Prochno

Andrew Prochno

Prochno, senior center Nic Dowd, junior goalie Ryan Faragher and head coach Bob Motzko have each been named finalists for NCHC awards.

Dowd, who has been named to the All-NCHC first team and his team’s NCHC Scholar-Athlete this week, is up for three more honors.

Dowd is one of four finalists for NCHC Player of the Year. The other finalists are Nebraska-Omaha junior forward Josh Archibald, Denver senior goalie Sam Brittain and North Dakota senior defenseman Dillon Simpson.

SCSU senior co-captain Nic Dowd

SCSU senior co-captain Nic Dowd

Dowd is one of three finalists for Forward of the Year. The other two finalists are Miami junior Austin Czarnik and Archibald.

And Dowd is one of three finalists for Defensive Forward of the Year. The other finalists are Western Michigan senior Chase Balisy and Colorado College senior Alexander Krushelnyski.

Prochno, an All-NCHC honorable mention pick, is a finalist for Defenseman of the Year. The other finalists in the category are Denver junior Joey LaLeggia and North Dakota senior Dillon Simpson.

SCSU junior goalie Ryan Faragher

SCSU junior goalie Ryan Faragher

Faragher is one of three finalists for Goaltender of the Year. The other finalists are Brittain and North Dakota sophomore Zane Gothberg.

Motzko is one of three finalists for Herb Brooks Coach of the Year. Nebraska-Omaha’s Dean Blais and North Dakota’s Dave Hakstol are the other finalists.

The winners of the awards will be announced March 20 at the NCHC Awards Celebration in Minneapolis.

AWARD FINALISTS

 Player of the Year 

Josh Archibald, Nebraska-Omaha; Sam Brittain, Denver; Nic Dowd, St. Cloud State; Dillon Simpson, North Dakota.

Herb Brooks Coach of the Year

SCSU coach Bob Motzko

SCSU coach Bob Motzko

Dean Blais, Nebraska-Omaha; Dave Hakstol, North Dakota; Bob Motzko, St. Cloud State.

Forward of the Year

Josh Archibald, Nebraska-Omaha; Austin Czarnik, Miami; Nic Dowd, St. Cloud State

Defenseman of the Year

Joey LaLeggia, Denver; Dillon Simpson, North Dakota; Andrew Prochno, St. Cloud State

Goaltender of the Year

Sam Brittain, Denver; Ryan Faragher, St. Cloud State; Zane Gothberg, North Dakota

Rookie of the Year

Jake Guentzel, Nebraska-Omaha; Trevor Moore, Denver; Jaccob Slavin, Colorado College

Offensive Defenseman of the Year

Joey LaLeggia, Denver; Dillon Simpson, North Dakota; Jaccob Slavin, Colorado College

Defensive Forward of the Year

Chase Balisy, Western Michigan; Nic Dowd, St. Cloud State; Alexander Krushelnyski, Colorado College

 

 

 

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Reimer among finalists for SCSU men’s basketball job

St. Cloud State announced the finalists for the open head men’s basketball coaching position on Thursday afternoon. 

The finalists include longtime SCSU assistant coach Matt Reimer, Truman State (Mo.) head coach Matt Woodley and Kennedy-King College (located in Chicago) athletic director Rodell Davis. 

Reimer will have his on-campus interview on Monday, Woodley on Tuesday and Davis on Wednesday.

Reimer, 45, is looking forward to the process. He just completed his 17th full season as an assistant under longtime head coach Kevin Schlagel. Reimer found out he was a finalist on Thursday morning. Schlagel announced his retirement before the season began in September.

“I’ve been waiting for this my whole life,” Reimer said. “You let your mind drift sometimes and you think about this stuff. This is a great opportunity.”

Reimer had his phone interview earlier this week and said it went well. He said it was a little different having the phone interview with people he knows so well on the search committee. 

“When you’re in the situation when you see them on a daily basis, it’s a little strange sometimes. But at the same time this is a necessary process and we all have to be treated equal,” Reimer said. “The search committee has treated everybody the same since the beginning of this process.” 

All three candidates will spend a full day in St. Cloud and will meet with campus and community members during an open forum at 4 p.m. each day. 

The open forums will be held in the Husky Den at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The public is invited to attend and parking will be available in K-Lot, which is just south of the hockey center. 

Woodley guided Truman State to a 20-7 record in his third season as head coach of the Bulldogs. He played three seasons for Division I Drake and ended his career as the team’s all-time leader in steals and was second in three-pointers. 

He was an assistant coach at Wayne State (Neb.) for one season before becoming an assistant coach at the University of Denver in 2001. The Des Moines, Iowa, native spent three seasons there before moving on to Middle Tennessee State as an assistant. After that, he spent three years as an assistant coach at Washington State (2006-09). 

He then returned to Iowa to coach high school basketball before landing the Truman job. 

Davis oversees the Kennedy-King College men’s and women’s basketball teams, women’s and men’s soccer and wrestling as the athletic director and intramural athletics director. 

Davis was previously an assistant coach at Division I Providence College and Drake University. He was a head coach at Laramie (Wyo.) Community College from 2003-07. 

Reimer has been leading St. Cloud State’s recruiting efforts since the team’s season ended in the NSIC Tournament quarterfinals on March 2. He was in his office on Thursday afternoon making recruiting calls and watching the state boys basketball tournament. 

He was also grading papers for his Rec 418 Sports Finance class. 

“I think and hope people are pulling for me,” Reimer said. “I haven’t gone out and solicited help from boosters or the players. I think the players are in my corner and they’ve mentioned that to me. I think we’re all anxious to get this process started and to find out who the next head coach will be.” 

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SCSU swimming and diving heads to national meet

The St. Cloud State swimming and diving teams qualified 12 swimmers and divers to this year’s Division II National Championships in Geneva, Ohio.

Six divers qualified for the Huskies in Tyler Magalis, Aaron Rooney and David Sufficool for the men and Tori Raihle, Emily McIntire and Mary Woodson for the women.

The diving competition begins on Tuesday night. The top 18 men’s divers and the top 22 women’s divers from the prelimaries advance to the finals later in the week.

Swimming competition begins on Wednesday night and runs through Saturday.

Alex Bryson (500, 1,000 and 5,000 freestyle) and Jake Stoll (50, 100 free) qualified for the men. Erin Hart (100 backstroke, 200 medley relay), Kelsey Leeson (200 medley relay), Lindsey Mikrut (200 medley relay) and Abby Rasmussen (200 medley relay) all qualified for the women.

St. Cloud State head coach Jeff Hegle said it was harder this year than ever to qualify for nationals.

“Over the course of the last four or five years, Division II swimming has gotten remarkably faster,” Hegle said. “Our men’s 200 relay time this year would have won them a national title six years ago. We’ve seen a dramatic increase in international students swimming at the D-II level. That’s made a big difference.

“The rest of the country got a lot faster this year and that made it more difficult to qualify than ever.”

Stoll and Bryson have both been to nationals before. Hegle thinks both have a legit shot to get to All-American status, which is a top-eight finish.

“They have legit shots to score,” Hegle said. “Jake is seeded eighth in the 50 and ninth in the 100. Alex is in the top eight in the 500 and 1,000. I think they’ll score some points for us.”

The 200 medley relay team of Hart, Leeson, Mikrut and Rasmussen has been solid all season. The team will also have a chance to score points in the 400 medley relay. Mikrut is the only swimmer who hasn’t been to the national meet before.

“We think they have a good shot to get in the top eight for both,” Hegle said. “They’ve put together good times. If they keep swimming like they have been, they’ll do some good things.”

Hegle is hoping for a top 15 finish as a team for both the men and women.

“With the number of kids we have this year, a top 15 finish for both would be great,” he said.

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Fasching statement on Dawson-Boyd star’s death

St. John’s football coach Gary Fasching has released a statement on the death of Dawson-Boyd football standout and Johnnies recruit Michael Anyasike, 18, who was found dead after fleeing the bust of a late-night underage drinking party in Western Minnesota this past weekend.

The full story from the Associated Press can be found on our main web site. Fasching said Anyasike had been accepted to St. John’s, but had not yet officially enrolled.

“This morning our coaching staff heard the tragic news about Mike Anyasike,” Fasching said in a statement. “Mike had notified me two weeks ago that he would be attending St. John’s and playing football for our program, but he had not yet enrolled. Mike was a great young man and a great football player and he will be missed. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Mike’s family, his teammates and the Dawson Boyd community.”

The Associated Press reported that Anyasike rushed for 1,260 yards and 14 touchdowns for Dawson-Boyd, which advanced to the Prep Bowl in Class A, last season. He also was a track athlete at the school.

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Brandmire, Knoblach getting testy in 14B race

Things are getting testy between the two Republican candidates for a St. Cloud legislative seat, days after the second candidate joined the race.

Republican Paul Brandmire has charged his opponent, former GOP state Rep. Jim Knoblach, of “sneaky and underhanded” use of his leadership post among local Republicans to delay the endorsing convention in the race.

The convention, at which GOP delegates likely will endorse one of the candidates, is Monday at South Junior High.

Brandmire and Knoblach also are sparring about whether Knoblach’s 12-year legislative career will help or hinder his candidacy.

Knoblach, a St. Cloud businessman who served in the state House from 1995 to 2006, announced Tuesday that he’s running for the House District 14B seat held by freshman DFLer Zachary Dorholt. Brandmire, a St. Cloud truck driver and tea party activist who hasn’t held elected office, declared his candidacy for the seat in January.

Local Republicans originally picked a Feb. 22 date to hold a convention in Senate District 14, which includes House District 14B. Endorsements of legislative candidates often are made at those conventions.

But Brandmire’s beef is that Knoblach — while co-chair of Senate District 14 Republicans — voted, along with a majority of the local party unit’s board, to delay the convention until Monday.

Brandmire says delaying the convention may have helped Knoblach in several ways. They include giving him more time to decide whether to run for House, marshal support for his campaign or allow for resolution of Knoblach’s lawsuit challenging construction of a new legislative office building in St. Paul. A judge dismissed the suit Feb. 6.

“He was in a position to influence the whole sequence of events to suit his needs,” Brandmire said of Knoblach. “It’s politics, I guess.

“I’m not going to go down to that level.”

“No one has treated him unfairly”

Knoblach, for his part, doesn’t deny a later date for the convention was a plus for him.

“From my standpoint, I was thinking about running,” Knoblach said. “Certainly I liked the idea of the convention being later.”

But Knoblach also says there were other reasons to delay the convention that had nothing to do with him.

They included allowing more time to organize the event and giving other potential candidates time to decide if they would run for the seat. Knoblach says he knew of one other potential candidate in 14B who ultimately decided not to run.

Knoblach notes a majority of the local party unit’s board voted with him, shortly before the Feb. 4 precinct caucuses, to delay the convention. And Knoblach says when the Feb. 22 convention date was set last November, it was never decided if it would be an endorsing convention. Some local party units hold a convention to select delegates, then another to endorse candidates.

“I think it was just a misunderstanding on what we were going to do on Feb. 22,” Knoblach said. “I’m disappointed that Paul’s making these accusations.

“No one has treated him unfairly.”

Knoblach stepped down as co-chair of Senate District 14 Republicans shortly before publicly announcing his House candidacy.

“Looking for something new”

Brandmire says he’s not surprised Knoblach joined the 14B race. Knoblach publicly acknowledged in February that he was mulling a run.

But Brandmire says he wishes Knoblach had been more forthright with him about his intentions. Brandmire also says he doubts Knoblach’s lengthy political resume will help him in the race.

“I think he’s been there, done that. I think the people are looking for something new,” Brandmire said.

Knoblach has made his legislative background central to his candidacy. He says his House seniority would help him deliver for District 14B if elected.

Knoblach, who has left open the possibility of running in a primary if he isn’t endorsed Monday, acknowledged he isn’t sure if party delegates consider his experience to be a plus. But Knoblach says he’s confident the broader electorate will see the value of it.

“I think (the experience) is going to be helpful,” Knoblach said. “I guess we’ll find out what people think.”

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

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Saturday’s results, updated NCHC, WCHA, Big Ten regular season standings

 

The St. Cloud State men's hockey team has its picture taken with the Penrose Cup as the inaugural regular season champions of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. St. Cloud State beat Colorado College 4-1 on Saturday at World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The St. Cloud State men’s hockey team has its picture taken with the Penrose Cup as the inaugural regular season champions of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. St. Cloud State beat Colorado College 4-1 on Saturday at World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo.

 
 
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Team Conf. W-L-T-SW Points Overall W-L-T
St. Cloud State 15-6-3-0 48 21-8-5
North Dakota 15-9-0-0 45 20-11-3
UN-Omaha 13-9-2-1 42 16-16-2
UM-Duluth 11-11-2-2 37 16-14-4
Western Mich. 11-11-2-2 37 17-14-5
Denver 10-11-3-2 35 16-14-6
Colorado Coll. 6-13-5-1 24 6-22-6
Miami 6-17-1-1 20 12-19-3

Results Friday

St. Cloud State 7, Colorado College 4

Minnesota-Duluth 8, Nebraska-Omaha 2

North Dakota 2, Western Michigan 0

Denver 5, Miami 2

Games Saturday

St. Cloud State 4, Colorado College 1

Nebraska-Omaha 4, Minnesota-Duluth 1

Western Michigan 2, North Dakota 1

Miami 2, Denver 1

Best-of-three playoffs

Games March 14

No. 8 Miami (12-19-3) at No. 1 St. Cloud State (21-8-5), 7:37 p.m.

No. 7 Colorado College (6-22-6) at No. 2 North Dakota (20-11-3), 7:38 p.m.

No. 6 Denver (16-14-6) at No. 3 Nebraska-Omaha (16-16-2), 7:37 p.m.

No. 5 Western Michigan (17-14-5) at No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth (16-14-4), 7:07 p.m.

Big Ten logo
Team Conf. W-L-T-SW Points Overall W-L-T
Minnesota 13-2-3-0 42 24-4-6
Wisconsin 12-5-1-0 37 21-9-2
Michigan 9-7-2-1 30 17-11-4
Ohio State 5-8-5-4 24 15-12-5
Michigan State 4-8-6-4 22 10-16-7
Penn State 2-15-1-0 7 6-24-2

Results Friday

Michigan 7, Michigan State 1

Wisconsin 4, Penn State 2

Minnesota 5, Ohio State 1

Results Saturday

Michigan State 4, Michigan 3

Wisconsin 3, Penn State 2, OT

Minnesota 2, Ohio State 2, Ohio State wins shootout 1-0

Games March 14

Minnesota at Michigan, 4:30 p.m.

Wisconsin at Michigan State, 5:05 p.m.

Ohio State at Penn State, 5:05 p.m.

WCHA women's logo Men’s standings

Team Conf. W-L-T Points Overall W-L-T
Ferris State 20-6-2 42 25-9-3
MSU-Mankato 20-7-1 41 22-13-1
Alaska-Fairbanks 14-11-2 30 17-12-4
Bowling Green 13-11-4 30 16-14-6
Michigan Tech 12-11-5 29 14-17-7
Northern Michigan 13-14-1 27 15-19-2
Alaska-Anchorage 11-12-4 26 15-14-4
Bemidji State 10-14-4 24 10-19-7
Lake Superior State 12-16-0 24 16-19-1
Alabama-Huntsville 2-25-1 5 2-35-1

Results Friday

Bowling Green 5, Bemidji State 3

Ferris State 2, Lake Superior State 1

Northern Michigan 4, Alabama-Huntsville 1

MSU-Mankato 3, Michigan Tech 0

Alaska-Fairbanks 7, Alaska-Anchorage 2

Games Saturday

Bowling Green 5, Bemidji State 2

Ferris State 2, Lake Superior State 1

Northern Michigan 5, Alabama-Huntsville 2

Michigan Tech 1, MSU-Mankato 1

Alaska-Anchorage 3, Alaska-Fairbanks 1, end 2nd period

Best-of-three series

Games March 14

Michigan Tech at Bowling Green, 6:07 p.m.

Bemidji State at Ferris State, 6:07 p.m.

Alaska-Anchorage/Northern Michigan at MSU-Mankato, 7:07 p.m.

Alaska-Anchorage/Northern Michigan at Alaska-Fairbanks, 10:07 p.m.

WCHA women's logo Women’s playoffs 

WCHA Final Face-Off (at Bemidji)

Results Friday 

North Dakota 1, Wisconsin 0

Minnesota 4, Minnesota-Duluth 1

Championship Saturday

Minnesota 3, North Dakota 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lines, updated statistics for Saturday’s NCHC game between No. 4 SCSU and Colorado College

 

St. Cloud State's Jonny Brodzinski receives congratulations from the Huskies' bench after scoring one of his three goals Friday at World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. It was Brodzinski's first college hat trick. Photo courtesy of Tom Nelson, St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State’s Jonny Brodzinski receives congratulations from the Huskies’ bench after scoring one of his three goals Friday at World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. It was Brodzinski’s first college hat trick. Photo courtesy of Tom Nelson, St. Cloud State University

SCSULines for No. 4 SCSU (14-6-3-0 NCHC, 20-8-5 overall)

No changes from yesterday’s lineup.

There has been a fair amount made out of the Huskies not having a scorer in the top 30 or 40 for most of the season, yet they go into the last game of the regular season second in the nation in goals-per-game (3.67) and third on the power play (26 percent). This despite the losses of offensive players like Drew LeBlanc, Ben Hanowski and Nick Jensen.

So how has that come to be? Well, St. Cloud State has 11 players with 19 or more points, which is significant. Consider that last season, with the aforementioned 3 players, St. Cloud State had 9 players with 19 or more points (including the playoffs).

With the hat trick by Jonny Brodzinski last night, he moved into a tie for 12th in goals (19) and is 22nd in points (38). He has 8 more assists and 5 more points than he did as a freshman.

Of the returning Huskies, he is not alone in having a career season. The following Huskies have career-best marks: Joey Benik’s 12 goals, 14 assists and 26 points, Nic Dowd’s 18 goals, Kalle Kossila’s 23 assists and 35 points, David Morley’s 20 assists and 29 points, Jimmy Murray’s 11 goals and 21 points, Ethan Prow’s 4 goals, 16 assists and 20 points, Tim Daly’s 5 assists and 6 points and Kevin Gravel’s 7 goals, 12 assists and 19 points.

Gravel’s previous season-bests were 1 goal, 11 assists, 12 points last season.

Brodzinski, who had 22 goals last season, needs 1 goal to become the 5th SCSU player to have 20 or more goals in back-to-back seasons. Here are the 4 Huskies to have back-to-back seasons of 20 or more goals (Division I era):

Mark Hartigan: 22 in 1999-2000, 27 in 2000-01, 37 in 2001-02

Chris Scheid: 23 in 1988-89, 22 in 1989-90

Jeff Saterdalen: 24 in 1989-90, 21 in 1990-91

Tim Hanus: 22 in 1989-90, 21 in 1990-91

St. Cloud State picked up its 20th win of the season last night. It is the 5th season that the Huskies have 20 or more wins in a season under Bob Motzko. Here are the seasons:

2005-06: 22-16-4

2006-07: 22-11-7

2009-10: 24-14-5

2012-13: 25-16-1

2013-14: 20-8-5

Craig Dahl, who was the team’s head coach from 1987-2005, had 20 or more wins 6 times:

1993-94: 21-13-4

1996-97: 23-13-4

1997-98: 22-16-2

1999-2000: 23-14-3

2000-01: 31-9-1

2001-02: 29-11-2

The Huskies are tied for No. 3 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
6-Daniel Tedesco 37-Joe Rehkamp 17-Joey Holka
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

Colorado CollegeLines for Colorado College (6-12-5-1 NCHC, 6-21-6 overall)

A bunch of changes for the Tigers vs. last night. Sophomore Jared Hanson, who was on the receiving end of a shoulder to the head that resulted in a major penalty and game misconduct for SCSU’s Daniel Tedesco on Friday, is out of the lineup. He is replaced on the right wing on the second line by junior Scott Wamsganz, who moves up from the fourth line after having a goal and an assist Friday.

Freshman defenseman Gustav Olofsson is also out of the lineup after being on the top defensive pairing for the Tigers last night. The other forwards out after playing last night are freshmen left wings Luc Gerdes and Zach Aman. The three new forwards tonight are sophomore Hunter Fejes, senior Michael Morin and freshman Matt Hansen. Hansen is a former St. Cloud Tech player, who has 1 goal and 1 assist in 11 games.

Freshmen centers Sam Rothstein and Christian Heil switch lines; Rothstein goes from the top line to the fourth line.

Senior Eamonn McDermott replaces Olofsson as junior Peter Stoykewych’s defensive partner on the top pairing. Sophomore Michael King replaces McDermott as the defensive partner for junior Ian Young.

The Tigers and Miami will play one of two opponents in the opening round of the best-of-three first round of the NCHC playoffs. If St. Cloud State ties for the conference title or finishes second, Colorado College will play at St. Cloud State at Miami will be at North Dakota. If the Huskies win the conference title outright, Miami will be at St. Cloud State and Colorado College will be at North Dakota.

Colorado College is No. 49 in the latest PairWise Rankings.

LW C RW
16-Alex Krushelnyski 15-Christian Heil 28-Alex Roos
12-Archie Skalbeck 21-Jeff Collett 18-Scott Wamsganz
11-Hunter Fejes 10-Cody Bradley 17-Charlie Taft
19-Michael Morin 9-Sam Rothstein 23-Matt Hansen
LD RD Goalies
6-Peter Stoykewych 7-Eamonn McDermott 39-Josh Thorimbert
27-Aaron Harstad 5-Jaccob Slavin 29-Courtney Lockwood
20-Ian Young 3-Michael King 30-Derek Shatzer

SCSU

SCSU STATISTICAL LEADERS
Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Jonny Brodzinski 33 19 19 38 14 +16
Nic Dowd 33 18 17 35 28 +13
Kalle Kossila 33 12 23 35 14 +7
David Morley 31 9 20 29 6 +10
Joey Benik 27 12 14 26 12 +11
Jimmy Murray 31 11 10 21 14 +3
Ryan Papa 32 5 15 20 29 +11
Ethan Prow 33 4 16 20 14 +15
Coy Thorson 33 9 10 19 2 +1
Kevin Gravel 33 7 12 19 2 +12
Andrew Prochno 30 3 16 19 16 +18
Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Ryan Faragher 30 18-7-4 .909 2.72
Charlie Lindgren 8 2-1-1 .899 2.36

CCTiger300cCOLORADO COLLEGE STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Alex Krushelnyski 32 10 13 23 40 Even
Jaccob Slavin 28 5 16 21 11 +3
Sam Rothstein 31 5 11 16 31 -2
Alex Roos 31 8 7 15 12 +4
Cody Bradley 30 6 9 15 14 -7
Archie Skalbeck 33 5 8 13 18 -17
Charlie Taft 31 5 4 9 12 -9
Jeff Collett 33 3 6 9 29 -5
Aaron Harstad 33 1 7 8 37 -10
Gustav Olofsson 27 4 3 7 14 -11
Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Josh Thorimbert 33 6-21-6 .895 3.16
Courtney Lockwood 5 0-0-0 .882 2.84
St. Cloud State's Jonny Brodzinski carries the puck as Colorado College's Jaccob Slavin (5) defends Friday at World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. Photo courtesy of Tom Nelson, St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State’s Jonny Brodzinski carries the puck as Colorado College’s Jaccob Slavin (5) defends Friday at World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. Photo courtesy of Tom Nelson, St. Cloud State University

TEAMS STATISTICAL COMPARISON (national ranking in category)

SCSU CC
Shots per game 31.82 (26th) 28.36 (44th)
Opponent shots per game 29.06 (21st) 30.18 (32nd)
Goals per game 3.67 (2nd) 1.97 (56th)
Opponent goals per game 2.73 (30th) 3.24 (49th)
Power play % 26.0 (3rd) 12.3 (56th)
Penalty kill % 77.8 (51st) 78.0 (50th)
Short-hand goals for 2 2
Short-hand goals against 1 1
Penalty minutes per game 8.4 (56th) 13.3 (18th)
Opponent penalty minutes 9.8 12.3
Faceoffs 1,082-996 (.521) (13th) 981-1,024 (.489) (40th)

 

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Don’t take my word for it: Reader loved Sanford

I had a fun phone call last week from traveler/reader Betty Wolterman. She called to let me know that she’d taken our lead and spent some time exploring the charming downtown of Sanford, Fla. She loved it and said it was a good way to spend an afternoon.

IMG_3652We started chatting about the rest of their trip and I learned they’d inadvertently arrived just in time for the flood of Daytona 500 visitors. Since her habit is to find a hotel when she arrives at her destination, that was … a problem.

They ended up finding a room in the Melbourne area and having a great time.

Betty kindly sent me an email to respond to a question I had about things to do around Melbourne (where I have never visited). She wrote:

“So nice to visit with you yesterday morning. … We saw the Washington Nationals professional baseball team practice at their facility in Vero Beach. We also took in the Brevard Zoo, which was great and had so many interactive exhibits for children.”

“We stopped in Christmas and toured the county park which has many, many historic buildings including an old fort, schoolhouse, homes, barns, etc. There was no charge to enter the park but I went in to leave a donation, but was told that since it was a county park, no donations could be accepted! What a surprise! We also walked around Blue Spring State Park, which had great trails, another historic home to tour plus warm springs which attracted manatee since the river waters were much colder. We saw six manatee while there, which was a real treat.”

“Finally, we took in a plethora of fantastic restaurants with wonderful seafood which was a mid-winter treat.” Melbourne favorites were Bonefish Willy’s, Matt’s Casbash and the Around the World Cafe/Bakery.

Great trip report, Betty! Thanks for sharing your tips.

Send travel questions, trip reports and photos to lschwarz@stcloudtimes.com. Follow her on Twitter @LisaSSchwarz, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sctimeslisa.
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Friday’s results, updated NCHC, Big Ten, WCHA standings

 

Ryan Papa (10) tries to get to a loose puck as North Dakota goalie Zane Gothberg (31) slides over to defend on Feb. 28 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

Ryan Papa (10) tries to get to a loose puck as North Dakota goalie Zane Gothberg (31) slides over to defend on Feb. 28 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

 
 
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Team Conf. W-L-T-SW Points Overall W-L-T
North Dakota 15-8-0-0 45 20-10-3
St. Cloud State 14-6-3-0 45 20-8-5
UN-Omaha 12-9-2-1 39 15-16-2
UM-Duluth 11-10-2-2 37 16-13-4
Denver 10-10-3-2 35 16-13-6
Western Mich. 10-11-2-2 34 16-14-5
Colorado Coll. 6-12-5-1 24 6-21-6
Miami 5-17-1-1 17 11-19-3

Results Friday

St. Cloud State 7, Colorado College 4

Minnesota-Duluth 8, Nebraska-Omaha 2

North Dakota 2, Western Michigan 0

Denver 5, Miami 2

Games Saturday

St. Cloud State at Colorado College, 8:07 p.m.

Nebraska-Omaha at Minnesota-Duluth, 7:07 p.m.

Western Michigan at North Dakota, 7:07 p.m.

Miami at Denver, 8:07 p.m.

Big Ten logo
Team Conf. W-L-T-SW Points Overall W-L-T
Minnesota 13-2-2-0 41 24-4-5
Wisconsin 11-5-1-0 34 20-9-2
Michigan 9-6-2-1 30 17-10-4
Ohio State 5-8-4-3 22 15-12-4
Michigan State 3-8-6-4 19 9-16-7
Penn State 2-14-1-0 7 6-23-2

Results Friday

Michigan 7, Michigan State 1

Wisconsin 4, Penn State 2

Minnesota 5, Ohio State 1

Games Saturday

Michigan State at Michigan, 6 p.m.

Wisconsin at Penn State, 6:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Ohio State, 5:35 p.m.

 

WCHA women's logo Men’s standings

Team Conf. W-L-T Points Overall W-L-T
MSU-Mankato 20-7-0 40 22-13-0
Ferris State 19-6-2 40 24-9-3
Alaska-Fairbanks 13-11-2 28 16-12-4
Bowling Green 12-11-4 28 15-14-6
Michigan Tech 12-11-4 28 14-17-6
Alaska-Anchorage 11-11-4 26 15-13-4
Northern Michigan 12-14-1 25 14-19-2
Bemidji State 10-13-4 24 10-18-7
Lake Superior State 12-15-0 24 16-18-1
Alabama-Huntsville 2-23-1 5 2-33-1

Results Friday

Bowling Green 5, Bemidji State 3

Ferris State 2, Lake Superior State 1

Northern Michigan 4, Alabama-Huntsville 1

MSU-Mankato 3, Michigan Tech 0

Alaska-Fairbanks 4, Alaska-Anchorage 0, end 2nd period

Games Saturday

Bemidji State at Bowling Green, 6:07 p.m.

Lake Superior State at Ferris State, 6:07 p.m.

Northern Michigan at Alabama-Huntsville, 7:07 p.m.

Michigan Tech at MSU-Mankato, 7:07 p.m.

Alaska-Anchorage at Alaska-Fairbanks, 10:07 p.m.

WCHA women's logo Women’s playoffs 

WCHA Final Face-Off (at Bemidji)

Results Friday 

North Dakota 1, Wisconsin 0

Minnesota 4, Minnesota-Duluth 1

Championship Saturday

Minnesota vs. North Dakota, 7:07 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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Elliott on Hall of Fame ballot

Former St. John’s All-American wide receiver Blake Elliott was named to the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, it was announced Thursday.

He is one of 87 candidates from the Division I, II and III, NAIA and junior college levels. Ballots will be mailed to the more than 12,000 National Football Foundation members and current Hall of Famers starting next week. Voting runs through the end of the month.

The 2014 Hall of Fame class will be announced in Irving, Texas in May and will be inducted at a dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on Dec. 9. The new Hall of Fame building is scheduled to open in Atlanta in time for the start of the 2014 season.

Elliott, a Melrose graduate, earned the Gagliardi Trophy as Division III’s top player in 2003 and helped lead the Johnnies to the national title. He is still the NCAA all-division leader for games played with a reception (47) and he still owns two MIAC and 29 St. John’s receiving records.

He finished with 369 catches for 4,826 yards and 63 touchdowns in his career.

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