Minotauros holding camp in Grand Forks
The Minot Minotauros' coaching staff will get its first look at several potential players this weekend in Grand Forks, where the team is hosting a camp of 65 players.
That number will be pared down to 35-40 players for the team's main camp August 17-19 in Minot, coach Marty Murray said. The final roster will be around 25 skaters.
Murray said "a lot of jobs are up for grabs" for the Tauros, who finished the 2011-2012 season 7-49-4 - the worst record in the North American Hockey League.
"Everybody's pretty much aware of our situation last year with our wins and losses so it's an open field," Murray said. "We made it clear to our veterans at the end of our season that they're gonna be challenged for jobs."
Beginning today, each of the 65 players will compete in one practice and three full games. The camp will conclude with an all-star game Sunday morning.
- Daily News Staff
Beavers hockey sign big defenseman
The Minot State University men's club hockey team announced the signing of Dallas Drysdale of Dauphin, Manitoba, on Thursday.
Drysdale, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound defenseman, scored three goals and had 17 assists in 40 games last season for the OCN Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
"Dallas is one of the biggest signings in the history of our program," MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. "He brings us size and proven leadership both on and off the ice. Dallas was highly sought after by many schools and we are glad he is going to be anchoring our back end for the next four seasons."
- Daily News Staff
NASCAR champ fails to win again at N.D. track
WEST FARGO (AP) - Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart won a race in North Dakota, but it wasn't the feature.
The driver nicknamed Smoke on Wednesday night picked up the checkered flag in a transfer race but finished seventh in the late model feature at Red River Valley Speedway. Fargo's Matt Aukland won the race.
Stewart has raced in West Fargo several times in recent years, driving late models and sprint cars. The track is operated by the father of Donny Schatz, who driver for Stewart in the World of Outlaws Sprint car circuit.
Stewart has never won a feature race in six appearances at the track.