The Aberdeen Roncalli Junior and Senior High School winter sports kick-off meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Roncalli High School .
All parents and student-athletes in grades 7-12 who will be participating in wrestling, girls' basketball and boys' basketball are expected to attend this meeting.
Snow beats District 15A
Winter weather in the Southern Black Hills caused Tuesday's District 15A volleyball tournament to be delayed. The district will now open play tonight with Hill City at Hot Springs and Red Cloud at Custer.
The Aberdeen Wings will play Minot twice this weekend at the Odde Ice Center in Aberdeen.
GP W L OT Pts GF GA BismarckÉ16 13 3 0 26 73 43 AustinÉ13 8 4 1 17 43 38 AberdeenÉ16 6 8 2 14 44 53 AlexandriaÉ12 6 5 1 13 34 39 MinotÉ17 3 14 0 6 37 69 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
NAHL coach sets record
Now in his 16th year of coaching in the North American Hockey League, Texas Tornado head coach Tony Curtale recently became the winningest coach in U.S. junior hockey history.
He now has 531 career junior hockey wins. Mike Hastings, the former coach of the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League, had the record with 529 wins.
We feel like Tony's knowledge and passion of coaching and hockey is an asset to the league, and that his future in coaching looks very bright after already accomplishing so much, said NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. Tony certainly understands how to teach the game of hockey as well as any in the business and we believe his accomplishments make him a fixture in the history books of the NAHL.
Canadian fills NFR barrel
Crash Cooper has been named the barrelman for next month's Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
He will be the first Canadian to fill that role in the rodeo's 53 years. I laughed when I heard that it was only going to be myself and barrel racer Lindsay Sears representing Canada at the NFR this year, Cooper said. I'm sure all of the rodeo fans at home in Canada are proud; both of their representatives will be wearing makeup at the NFR.
The NFR barrelman is voted in by all eligible announcers and bullfighters who have participated in at least eight PRCA-approved rodeos with a minimum of 20 total performances. The 38-year-old cowboy from Senlac, Saskatchewan, is humbled by the chance to perform under the bright lights in Las Vegas.
I would imagine that it's got to be pretty cool to roll that barrel out there the first night, he said. Everybody has seen those yellow bucking chutes and the packed house there every night; but to be in the center of it looking up will be different and gratifying.