The Minnesota Wild kept the momentum going in LA with a win over the Kings, the Granite City Lumberjacks, Johnnies, and NDSU Bison posted dominant shutout wins, the Golden Gopher football team came out on top against Nebraska, and the SCSU men's hockey team came up short in their homecoming matchup against the University of Minnesota on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings are heading to North Carolina to face the Panthers on Sunday afternoon.
The Minnesota Wild skated to a win in their season opener against Anaheim, and the Granite City Lumberjacks routed the Loons on Friday night. The Johnnies, Bison, and Gopher football teams are gearing up for Saturday games, and the Husky men's hockey team is preparing to go up against the Gophers in a homecoming matchup.
The St. John’s University football team dominated in their homecoming matchup against Augsburg, and the NDSU Bison football team and Granite City Lumberjacks earned big wins as well while the Minnesota Wild dropped their final preseason game on Saturday.
The Timberwolves won their second straight preseason game with a 114-112 overtime victory against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. On Saturday, the NDSU and St. John's football teams will take the field, and the Minnesota Wild hit the ice for their final preseason matchup.
The Minnesota Twin topped Toronto at Target Field, the Granite City Lumberjacks earned their third straight win, and the St. Cloud Norsemen came from behind to beat the Bismarck Bobcats at the MAC. Meanwhile, the Gophers and Wild are gearing up for Saturday matchups. Here's a look at your Saturday sports blast:
The Minnesota Wild and top player Kirill Kaprizov announced the agreement to a 5-year $45 Million contract Tuesday. Kaprizov could practice with the team as early as Friday. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He says "this is the deal that was going to happen all along".
Minnesota Wild forward Kirill Kaprizov has won the Calder Trophy given to the top rookie in the National Hockey League. Kaprizov becomes the first player in Wild franchise history to win this award. The 24-year old had 51 points which includes 27 goals in the 2021 season.