The Twins will be accepting donations at the gates on
behalf of Feed My Starving Children and UNICEF to aid in the relief
efforts in Japan.
beginning his final season as the team's radio play-by-play announcer,
will raise the Twins Territory Flag before the game. Gordon began
broadcasting Twins games in 1987.
The sixth-annual “Friday Night at the Frozen Four” is tonight from
4:30-9:30 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center. The event
includes the presentation of the
Award and the
Humanitarian Award, plus appearances by 24 college
hockey legends. Among that group will be former Gopher and Hobey
Baker winner Neal Broten.
Fans can skate on the ice with the celebrities and also receive
autographs. Tickets are $13 ($8 for students, seniors (55+) and
available at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket
Centers, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at
FOX Sports North analyst Kevin Gorg
told Sports Headliners that Edina native Anders Lee,
playing for the Notre Dame team that lost to Minnesota Duluth last night in the Frozen Four, has a “ton of potential”
including scoring skills and is a sure NHL prospect. Lee, 6-3, is a
freshman center for the Irish.
Wild prospect Sean Lorenz (fourth round, 2008
NHL Entry Draft) also plays for Notre Dame. He
was named CCHA Defensive Defenseman of the Year.
Another Wild prospect, Mikael Granlund (first
round, 2010 NHL Entry Draft), set an SM-liiga record when he earned five
points (two goals, three assists) in 12 minutes, 38 seconds.
It was the fastest five points in SM-liiga
history and the first five point period in Finnish Elite League playoff
history. The performance led HIFK Helsinki to a 7-1 win and advancement
to the SM-liiga finals. Overall, Granlund leads the league with 13
points (five goals, eight assists) in 11 playoff games.
It wouldn’t be surprising if there is an
announcement soon after the Wild’s final regular season game on Sunday
regarding the future of coach Todd Richards.
Everyone expects the Lynx to
choose Connecticut sensation Maya Moore with
the first pick in Monday’s WNBA draft. Moore is the NCAA’s first ever
three-time Wade Trophy winner. During Moore’s college career the
Huskies’ record was 150-4, the best for any player in men’s or women’s
NBA star Kevin Durant said
this on ESPN earlier this week: “She does things on the court that you see Kobe
or LeBron (James) do.”
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve
sees Moore, a forward, as a player with exceptional passion and multiple
skills including shooting. “I think she was even honored on the
all-defensive side of things," Reeve said. "A player that does a little of everything
and is determined to be the best."
Former Benilde-St. Margaret’s
player and Iowa Hawkeye prospect Kachine Alexander is expected
to be drafted during the second or third round. She is projected as a
shooting guard in the WNBA.
Gophers football coach Jerry Kill
has designated quarterback MarQueis Gray
as the team’s player representative on a media teleconference call
next week involving Big Ten programs.