OWATONNA — Owatonna’s Isaac Oppegard scored on an offensive put-back with 1 second left in the game to defeat Mankato West 67-66 in a Big Nine Conference boys basketball game on Monday.

MANKATO — Three Minnesota State men’s hockey players received weekly honors from the WCHA for their play in last weekend’s series sweep over Alabama Huntsville.

It's the final regular-season home game for the No. 3 Mavericks, who will go for the season sweep against the Chargers, following a 10-0 win on Friday. It will be the final regular-season home games for seven seniors — Marc Michaelis, Parker Toumie, Charlie Gerard, Nick Rivera, Josh French, …

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MANKATO — After missing seven games with a lower-body injury, senior center Marc Michaelis made his much-anticipated return to the Minnesota State men’s hockey lineup on Friday night.

No. 3 Minnesota State opens its final regular-season weekend at home with the first of two games against Alabama Huntsville. 

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It's senior weekend for the Mavericks, who host Alabama Huntsville in their final regular-season series of the weekend. Minnesota State's senior class has made a major impact on the program — Marc Michaelis (who, it appears, will be be back in the lineup after missing seven games with a lowe…

The No. 3 Mavericks (26-4-2, 20-3-1 in WCHA) wrap up their regular-season home schedule with a series against the Chargers (2-22-6, 2-16-6). The teams played at Huntsville Oct. 25-26 with Minnesota State winning 5-1 and 4-1. The Mavericks have won 12 straight games against the Chargers. Minn…

MANKATO — When the seven seniors on the Minnesota State men’s hockey team wrap up their college careers, the holes they’ll leave behind on the Mavericks’ line chart will be massive.

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MANKATO — Minnesota State and a group of six other men’s hockey teams that announced last summer that they will be leaving the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, are dusting off an old name for their new conference.

Before going into its final break of the season, the Minnesota State men’s hockey team probably thought it would have a good chance to lock up a third straight MacNaughton Cup on its home ice once it returned from a weekend off.

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The Minnesota State men are idle this weekend, but locally, three teams are playing in important series: the MSU women and the Gustavus Adolphus women and men.

With the other area college hockey teams set to play important series this weekend, the third-ranked Minnesota State men (26-4-2, 20-3-1 in WCHA) are idle this weekend and will host Alabama Huntsville Feb. 21-22 in their last regular-season games at home.

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MANKATO — Emily Antony is a fifth-year senior for the Minnesota State women’s hockey team. Just once, she told her dad earlier this week, she wanted to beat Wisconsin before her college career came to an end.

The Mavericks will go for the series sweep at 6:07 p.m. at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center. Minnesota State's lines are the same as in Friday's 7-3 victory, which means Marc Michaelis and Lucas Sowder remain out.

MANKATO — Allowing a national-best 1.53 goals per game, the Minnesota State men’s hockey team’s bread and butter is its defense, players and coaches regularly say.

The No. 3 Mavericks (24-4-2, 18-3-1 in WCHA) return to Mankato after a week away to take on the No. 15 Wildcats (16-8-4, 14-5-1). It’s a series between two of the WCHA’s top three teams. Minnesota State and Northern Michigan split a series at Marquette, Michigan, on Dec. 13-14 with the Maver…

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No. 3 Minnesota State and No. 15 Northern Michigan meet this weekend in what should be a good battle between top-three WCHA teams. They split a series in December with the Wildcats breaking the Mavericks' 10-game winning streak.

The Mavericks and Wildcats will square off at 7:07 p.m. at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center. Jake Jaremko is back in the lineup for the Mavericks after missing six games, and Josh French and Julian Napravnik are also back. Marc Michaelis (lower-body injury) remains out.

Late in the third period with his team down by two goals, Mike Hastings noted what his bench looked like as it desperately sought to prevent being upset by Alaska Anchorage on Saturday.

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — A seriously short-handed Minnesota State men's hockey team fended off a major upset on Saturday night, scoring two extra-attacker goals in the final minute of regulation to force overtime and tie Alaska Anchorage 2-2 in a WCHA game.

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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Four players each had a goal and an assist and Julian Napravnik assisted on three goals as the No. 3 Minnesota State men's hockey team dominated Alaska Anchorage 7-1 in a WCHA series opener on Friday.

The No. 3 Mavericks (23-4-1, 17-3-0 in WCHA) are back on the road for a conference series against the Seawolves (4-15-5, 4-12-4). The teams played each other Nov. 22-23 in Mankato, with Minnesota State winning 7-1 and 3-0. The Mavericks have won their last nine games and 15 of their last 16 …

MANKATO — Minnesota State junior Connor Mackey was named WCHA Defenseman of the Week for his performance in last weekend’s series split at home against Bemidji State.

Kyle Looft had attended Minnesota State men’s hockey games growing up, so he probably knew what was coming from the student section behind him when his name was announced as a Bemidji State starter on Saturday night at the civic center.

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MANKATO — With his team down by three goals, Minnesota State men’s hockey coach Mike Hastings pulled goaltender Dryden McKay for an extra attacker with 6:35 remaining in Saturday’s game against Bemidji State.

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MANKATO — Trailing by a goal to a team that traditionally shuts things down with a lead, the Minnesota State men’s hockey team had difficulty getting both pucks and bodies to the net for about half of Friday night’s game.

The No. 3 Mavericks (22-3-1, 16-2-0 in WCHA) return to Mankato after two weeks away to face the Beavers (13-7-4, 13-3-2), their in-state conference rival. It’s a matchup between the top two teams in the WCHA. First-place Minnesota State has a six-point lead over Bemidji State. This will be t…

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BOWLING GREEN, OHIO — Playing without senior captain Marc Michaelis and junior Jake Jarmeko — its top two centers — the third-ranked Minnesota State men’s hockey team relied on its great depth to get it through the second game of a WCHA series at No. 15 Bowling Green on Saturday.

Minnesota State’s McKenzie Sederberg entered Friday’s women’s hockey game against St. Cloud State with no goals for her senior year and just three total for her career.

Obituaries

95, of Mankato, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020. Funeral Service will be at 11a.m., on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, with visitation from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the church. www.saintpeterfuneralhome.com

85, Mankato, died Friday, February 21, 2020 at New Perspectives Senior Living in Mankato. Memorial Visitation will be Thursday, February 27, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. Private family burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.