COLLEGE CLIPBOARD: Marathon, Men's hockey
FARGO MARATHON Marathon coverage planned FARGO -- WDAY and The Forum of Fargo will provide coverage of today's 2014 Fargo Marthon. The marathon will air live on the following sources: WDAY 970 AM Radio; WDAY.com online streaming; WDAY 6.3 (Fargo)...
Marathon coverage planned
FARGO - WDAY and The Forum of Fargo will provide coverage of today’s 2014 Fargo Marthon.
The marathon will air live on the following sources: WDAY 970 AM Radio; WDAY.com online streaming; WDAY 6.3 (Fargo); WDAZ 8.3 (Grand Forks); KMCY 14.2 (Minot); KBMY 17.2 (Bismarck); Midcontinent 596; CableOne 73 or 88.73; Daktel 106; Halstad Telephone 7; MLGC 110.
Coverage will begin at 7:45 a.m.
WDAY sports director Dom Izzo will lead the team reporting of the race, with contributions from Jody Norstedt, Jeff Kolpack, Hanna Grinaker, Christopher Gabriel and Mike Kapel. WDAY’s coverage will be highlighted by live reports along the race course, special features, fan perspectives and interviews with race winners.
The 2014 marathon marks the 10th anniversary of the race. It has grown to more than 24,000 participants over the three-day event.
The Herald also will list the area finishers in the marathon and the top 10 finishers for men and women in the other races associated with the event.
Simpson named team MVP
UND senior captain Dillon Simpson was named the team’s most valuable player at the school’s annual postseason team banquet.
Simpson scored seven goals and had 23 points this season, also being named a finalist for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s defenseman of the year and offensive defenseman of the year awards.
Simpson signed with the Edmonton Oilers after the season.
Rocco Grimaldi won the team’s Cliff Purpur Award, which goes to the player who exemplifies hard work, determination and being a creator of excitement on the ice. Grimaldi also won the Virg Foss three-star award for receiving the most three-star voting points from media at home games.
Grand Forks native Paul LaDue was named the team’s rookie of the year and Devils Lake’s Keaton Thompson was named the team’s most improved player. Both are freshman defensemen. Senior forward Derek Rodwell was named the coaches’ unsung hero.
Simpson won the Archie Krum Memorial Scholarship for being the player who demonstrates leadership qualities, high academic standards and athletic excellence. Freshman goalie Matt Hrynkiw won the Tom Hoghaug Scholarship for being the freshman who best demonstrates initiative, character and a sense of responsibility.
CC hires Haviland
COLORADO SPRINGS - Colorado College hired longtime pro coach Mike Haviland on Friday to try to turn around its men’s hockey program, which fired Scott Owens at the end of the season.
Haviland most notably served as an assistant coach on the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2010 Stanley Cup-winning team. He served as the head coach of the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears last season.
Haviland also won two East Coast Hockey League championships. The former Elmira College player has been coaching at the pro level since 1999.
Colorado College finished in eighth place last season in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
- College softball: Lake Region State College players Rebecca Gurski and Samone Motley have been named to the Mon-Dak all-conference team, as well as to the all-Region XIII team.
- College track: UND junior Chantel Urban hit a Big Sky qualifying mark in the shot put Friday to highlight UND’s performance at the NDSU Tune-Up. Urban’s mark of 44 feet, 8¼ inches was also a personal record. Jayd Eggert was UND’s lone event winner of the day, capturing the javelin with a throw of 146-9. UND now begins preparation for the 2014 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championship, set for next week in Flagstaff, Ariz.