Niskanen and Penguins win; Syracuse and Brown ready for next round; Boston runners not allowed to finish are invited to 2014 race

Matt Niskanen and the Pittsburgh Penguins have a 3-1 lead in the NHL’s Eastern Conference semifinals after a 7-3 win at Ottawa on Wednesday night. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a game story here.

J.T. Brown and the Syracuse (N.Y.) Crunch face Wilkes-Barre-Scranton in the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup semifinals starting Saturday. The Syracuse Post-Standard has a preview here.

Approximately 5,000 runners weren’t allowed to finish the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15 because of bombings in the finish line area. The Boston Athletic Association has invited those runners to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon. A news release is here.

One thought on “Niskanen and Penguins win; Syracuse and Brown ready for next round; Boston runners not allowed to finish are invited to 2014 race

  1. Kevin-

    1st-I know your last colum is just around the corner and I just wanted to thank you for keeping Bulldog fans informed for so long, and so well (hopefully you’re grooming your successor to follow in your footsteps)

    2nd-With all the ongoing discussions regarding the NCAA regionals, do you know if UMD has ever bid to host one? I know host rinks aren’t eligible right now, but couldn’t they host at the Xcel Center (I think Mich Tech hosted in Green Bay a couple of years back), instead of always having the Gophers do the bid (or St. Cloud/Mankato for that matter)? I would think the benefit of getting the guaranteed host spot if you make the tourney would be worth the cost/effort?
    Or of course they could just bid to have it at the DECC–it meets the 5,000 seat requirement and it’s not their home rink…..

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