Morning Brief: Rowney Rolling For Pens

The Carter Rowney story keeps getting better. In Pittsburgh’s Game 4 win on Friday, Rowney played more minutes than any Penguins forward outside of Sidney Crosby — and he played just 21 seconds less than Crosby. Yes, Rowney played more than Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel. Then, he came back Sunday afternoon and tallied 3…
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Morning Brief: Hakstol To Semis, U.S. Out

Dave Hakstol is still in contention for a medal at the IIHF Men’s World Championship. Nick Schmaltz and Brock Nelson are not. Hakstol and Team Canada reached the semifinals of the Worlds with a 2-1 win over Germany on Thursday, while the Americans got knocked out by Finland 2-0. Canada takes on Russia in the…
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Morning Brief: The Grads

Lots to catch up on after the weekend and a couple days in the Twin Cities at a regional sportswriters meeting. For starters, we have four new college graduates. Seniors Gage Ausmus and Matt Hrynkiw both earned their degrees. Tucker Poolman managed to finish off his degree after just three years as a full-time student.…
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BCHL Playoff Highlights

The BCHL posted some highlights from the Western Canada Cup. UND commit Nicholas Jones, who will be a junior this season after transferring from Ohio State, looks pretty good in these clips. He led the Western Canada Cup in scoring and Penticton will begin in the national championship — the five-team RBC Cup — this…
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Morning Brief: Carter Rowney Still Chasing Cup

We’re down to one former UND player chasing the Stanley Cup. It’s Carter Rowney. I bet none of us would have guessed that five years ago. Rowney was back in the lineup for Game 7 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals as the Pens advanced with a 2-0 victory. Rowney continues to play…
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