Paul Pustovar’s Hibbing rink and Philip DeVore’s Superior rink picked up victories Saturday to remain in the running at the 2012 USA Curling Senior Men’s National Championship at the Capital Curling Club in Bismarck, N.D.
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UMD drops DECC finale
Mary Loken’s unassisted goal with 4:05 left in the third period gave North Dakota a 4-3 win over Minnesota Duluth in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game Saturday night in the final college hockey game at the DECC.
Paul Pustovar’s rink has a chance at redemption after earning the right to play for gold for the second year in a row with an 8-5 semifinal win over Switzerland on Friday at the World Senior Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Tyler Erickson and Brian Burman each drove in four runs in the first game and Will Dahlgren’s three-run home run keyed a six-run second inning in the second game as Minnesota Duluth swept a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader against host Minnesota-Crookston on Wednesday.
Minnesota Duluth sophomore center Jack Connolly of Duluth was named a West Division second-team All-American on Thursday by the American Hockey Coaches Association. Connolly was named to the 2010 All-Western Collegiate Hockey Association first team last month.
Skip Pete Fenson scored two in the 10th end to give Team USA a 7-5 victory over Warwick Smith’s Scotland rink and keep the Americans’ hopes of a playoff berth alive Wednesday in the Men’s World Curling Championship at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
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