Mike Max’s News And Notes

By Mike Max, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The toughest ticket in the sporting world this year in Minnesota maybe this Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center for the Frozen Four with University of Minnesota-Duluth and University of North Dakota playing back to back, scalpers have ranged from $350 to $500 for one ticket to see both teams play.


Wayzata’s Mario Lucia, the son of Gopher men’s hockey head coach Don Lucia will play in the USHL next season for a team to be determined.

Hockey people will tell you Edina grad and Notre Dame star Anders Lee will probably play through his sophomore season then embark on a bright future in professional hockey.


The Timberwolves will get some money from other NBA teams to fill the gap of about $15 million in losses.

Kris Humphries is not playing against the Timberwolves because of a heel injury. He is averaging a double-double for New Jersey and drawing rave reviews from coaches.

“He’s having a terrific year. He plays very, very hard, very physical. He throws his body around. He’s accepted the role that they have for him there. He’s playing at a very high level,” said Timberwolves head coach Kurt Rambis.


Holy Family football star and future Gopher Peter Westerhaus sustained 50 stitches after a boulder fell on him while hiking in Grand Canyon. He should be OK.


Former Gopher Ben Hamilton said he will officially retire from the NFL after playing last season for Seattle.

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