Sandelin from MSU Mankato gets a rare chance to show off his dad

Boston – on a Saturday night, Ryan Sandelin He will try to accomplish what his father, ScottI did three times: win a national championship.

Ryan and his Minnesota State teammates will face Mankato Denver in the men’s Frozen Four championship game, looking to bring the NCAA title to southern Minnesota. Ryan enjoys the chance to see his father play on the biggest stage of college hockey. He can also get a little revenge for that dad, who lost Minnesota Duluth to Denver in the Loveland (Colo) regional final.

Ryan said: “It’s really special. He didn’t get a lot of chances to watch me play. I kind of use it as an incentive for myself to play at the highest level because I only get so many chances in a year where he’s been in the stands.”

Ryan also has a history with Boston and Frozen Four.

“It’s the first Frozen Four game he’s ever played. [in 2004],” He said. “I was a little kid; that was really special. This is my first memory of Bulldog hockey. Being back in this place and doing it again is kind of a full circle.”

Ryan leads the Mavericks with 21 goals and has 33 points and is 33 plus this season.

Gopher’s upcoming changes

With their 5-1 loss to Minnesota State Thursday night, the Gophers kicked off an unofficial season that includes a few changes to their roster.

The leading scorer Ben Myersjunior, is expected to soon sign a free agent contract with the NHL team.

Govers’ coach: “I know he won’t be back with us next year” Bob Mutzko He said about the finalist for the Hobey Baker Hat Trick Award. “in a year [23]You know, time to go. I get that with him. We will enjoy watching it. very happy. Making the Olympic team. The unrequited kid, didn’t have a huge name a couple of years ago, but he definitely has a name now.

secondary defenses Brock Faber And the Jackson Lacombe The second-round recruit picks are for Kings and Ducks, respectively, and there’s a chance they’ll leave early. forward student Matthew Knysthe Olympian who was one of the best post-season gophers, has a 6-3, 210-pound NHL frame and is a pick for the second round of the Maple Leafs.

“I think he’ll settle later in the future that this has been the best year of my life. Honestly, this was the most fun group I’ve been a part of,” Kniss said after Thursday’s game.


  • Joffer Jr., striker Colin Schmidtwho has an average grade point of 4.0 in finance, won the NCAA Elite 90, which goes to the student-athlete with the highest GPA participating in the Finals position for each of the 90 NCAA Championships.
  • Thursday night’s semifinal match between Gophers and Minnesota State was not without penalties. This is only the second time in the history of the Frozen Four that it has occurred, the first being the 1950 third-place match between Michigan and Boston College.