Reiter’s pro debut; Admirals at 27 straight; Hastings to Purple Mavs; Ouellette and Canada get gold; 1982 Boston Marathon remembered

Minnesota Duluth senior goalie Kenny Reiter made his professional debut for the Bridgeport (Conn.) Sound on Saturday night in a 3-2 loss at Wilkes-Barre-Scranton (Pa.) in an American Hockey League game. Reiter signed an amateur tryout contract a week ago.  Norfolk ends the regular season Sunday at Adirondack. A Saturday game story from the Connecticut Post is here.

The longest win streak in North American professional hockey continued Saturday night as the Norfolk (Va.) Admirals defeated Binghamton (N.Y.) 3-2 in overtime on the road for a 27th straight victory. Former UMD defenseman Evan Oberg assisted on a tying, third-period goal. A Virginian-Pilot game story is here.

Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press has all of the information on the hiring of Mike Hastings as Minnesota State-Mankato coach Saturday. He has a story here and some blog thoughts here.

And the Omaha World-Herald has a story as Hastings leaves the Nebraska-Omaha staff here.

Canada defeated three-time defending champion United States 5-4 in overtime Saturday to win the Women’s World Championships gold medal in Burlington, Vt. Two-time UMD All-American Caroline Ouellette (2004 and 2005) scored twice for Canada, including in overtime before a crowd of 4,007. The Burlington Free Press has a game story here and the International Ice Hockey Federation has video highlights here.

Monday’s 116th Boston Marathon marks 30 years since Alberto Salazar and Minnesotan Dick Beardsley went head-to-head in the heat for one of the all-time great American finishes, dubbed A Duel in the Sun. WBZ-TV in Boston has about a 10-minute highlight video from the closing miles in 1982 and that is right here.

The News Tribune caught up with Grandma’s Marathon course record-holder Beardsley this week, in Boston, for a story here.

The Boston Globe also looks back to 1982 in a story here.

Runner’s World had a recent question-and-answer chat with Beardsley and that can be found here.

In two international races Sunday, Ethiopians won the Rotterdam Marathon, Yemane Adhane overall in 2:04:49 and Tiki Gelana in a women’s course-record 2:18:57. Runner’s world has an update here.

In the Paris Marathon, course records were set by overall winner Kenyan Stanley Biwott in 2:05:11 and Ethiopia’s Tirfi Beyene in a women’s mark of 2:21:39. A Runner’s World story is here.

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