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Volunteers Sought For US Pond Hockey Championships

Volunteers are being sought for the 2015 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships next month in Minneapolis.

12/13/2014

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Mumps Spreading Through Suddenly Sick NHL

The NHL is facing an unusual outbreak of the mumps. So far, about a dozen players on four teams have been diagnosed with the illness that usually strikes children. It started in Anaheim and plagued the Ducks, who had three players affected. It then moved to the Minnesota Wild, who had five victims.

12/11/2014

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Wild’s Scandella Suspended 2 Games By NHL For Hit

The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella for two games for a hit to the head of New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson. The ban was handed down by the league’s Department of Player Safety on Wednesday, one day after the Wild’s 5-4 home win over New York. Scandella struck Nelson with 2:28 left in the game and was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head.

12/10/2014

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Wild’s Ballard Has Facial Fractures, Concussion

Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard has been released from the hospital, diagnosed with multiple facial fractures and a concussion after a collision with the boards. The Wild announced Wednesday that Ballard will be out indefinitely.

12/10/2014

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Niederreiter, Wild Come Back To Beat Islanders 5-4

Nino Niederreiter tapped in the go-ahead goal with 4:33 left and capped a furious comeback by the Minnesota Wild in a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders 5-4 on Tuesday night. The Wild trailed 3-0 after the first period and 4-1 at the second intermission, but they were fired up midway through the game. Defenseman Keith Ballard was sent to a hospital after his head bounced hard on the ice, following a hit from Matt Martin.

12/09/2014

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Beleskey Gives Ducks 5-4 Win Over Wild

Matt Beleskey scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to give the Anaheim Ducks a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. Ryan Kesler had two goals, and Jakob Silfverberg and Tim Jackman also scored for the Ducks, who rallied after giving up a 3-0 lead and trailing 4-3 early in the third period.

12/05/2014

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Good Question: What Are The Mumps?

Wild fans hoping to see Ryan Suter in action Wednesday night got some disappointing news. Suter had played 153 consecutive games with the Wild, but was held out Wednesday because of “mump-like” symptoms.

12/03/2014

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Zucker, Pominville Lift Wild To Win Over Canadiens

Jason Zucker and Jason Pominville scored improbable goals to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Darcy Kuemper stopped 18 shots after allowing four goals in each of his last two starts. Minnesota has won seven of 10.

12/03/2014

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Young Ovarian Cancer Survivor Meets Her Hockey Hero

The average age for a diagnosis of ovarian cancer is 63, so it was a shock when a 7-year-old Minnesota girl found out she had it. We first introduced you to Harlie Corneliusen in September. After chemo and some dark days, she is now free of cancer.

12/02/2014

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Wild Defenseman Scandella Fined For Hit To Head

Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella has been fined by the NHL for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie. The hit occurred in the first period of their game on Saturday, when Scandella was assessed a minor penalty.

12/01/2014

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Tarasenko Scores In Shootout; Blues Beat Wild 3-2

Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone shootout goal, and the St. Louis Blues rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night. It was Tarasenko’s second post-regulation winner in two nights. He scored in overtime on Friday to give St. Louis a victory over Edmonton.

11/29/2014

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Scandella Agrees To 5-year Extension With Wild

Defenseman Marco Scandella agreed to a five-year extension with the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. The deal will run through the 2019-20 season. Terms of the deal were not announced.

11/29/2014

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Wild Blow Lead, Rally To Beat Stars 5-4 in OT

Marco Scandella scored the winning goal 2:04 into overtime, after Thomas Vanek pulled Minnesota even late in regulation, and the Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 after blowing a three-goal lead on Friday night. Scandella poked a loose puck past Kari Lehtonen from close range to hand the Stars their eighth straight overtime loss at home.

11/28/2014

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Kings Score 4 Goals In 1st Period, Beat Wild 4-0

Dustin Brown’s goal and assist helped ignite a four-goal first period, Martin Jones earned his fifth career shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Wednesday night. Mike Richards, Tyler Toffoli and Justin Williams also scored for the Kings, who won on the road for just the second time this season.

11/26/2014

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Ex-North Star Murray Oliver Dies At 77

Murray Oliver, a five-time All-Star who briefly coached the Minnesota North Stars, has died from a heart attack. He was 77. Oliver, who died on Sunday, played for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and North Stars in a career that started in 1957 and ended in 1975.

11/25/2014

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Zucker’s Late Goal Lifts Wild Past Flyers, 3-2

After it appeared they had blown a regulation victory, the Wild players were relieved and excited to pull out a late win. Jason Zucker scored with 45.4 seconds left to lift Minnesota to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. “It was a little bit of relief and happy we were able to bounce back and get out of here with two points,” Zucker said.

11/20/2014

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Wild Assign Goalie Josh Harding To AHL Affiliate

The Minnesota Wild have assigned goalie Josh Harding to their AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild. The move was made Tuesday after Harding cleared waivers. The 30-year-old was taken off injured reserve Monday. He hasn’t skated with the Wild this season. Harding broke his right foot in an incident off the ice a few days before training camp and was put on a suspended list.

11/18/2014

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Officials: Ice In Minn. Isn’t Thick Enough To Be On

Although Minnesotans are already enduring subzero temperatures this November, officials are reminding those venturing outside that the ice just isn’t ready for recreation.

11/17/2014

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Family: 14-Year-Old Hockey Player Died Of Undiagnosed Heart Problem

The family of a 14-year-old boy who died on a hockey rink in Brainerd Friday afternoon says they’ve learned what caused him to collapse during the tournament.

11/16/2014

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Scandella’s Overtime Goal Lifts Wild Over Jets 4-3

Marco Scandella scored at 1:01 of overtime after missing two games with an illness to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Minnesota was reeling after blowing a 3-0 lead in the third period and getting outplayed by the scrappy Jets.

11/16/2014

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Wild Earn 2-1 Victory Over Stars

Mikael Granlund scored 40 seconds into the third period and the Minnesota Wild held on to beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday. Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen had stopped Charlie Coyle’s shot from the top of the right circle, but Granlund beat

11/15/2014

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Community Mourns Death Of 14-Year-Old Hockey Player

A community is in mourning Saturday after a 14-year-old Eastview hockey player died during a tournament Friday evening. Patrick Schoonover, 14, died around 4:30 p.m. Friday during a hockey game at the Brainerd Area Civic Center where the Blue Ox hockey tournament was being held.

11/15/2014

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14-Year-Old Hockey Player Dies In Brainerd Tournament

A 14-year old hockey player died in a tournament Friday evening.

11/14/2014

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Niederreiter Scores 3, Wild Beat Sabres 6-3

Nino Niederreiter had his first career three-goal game and Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots on Thursday night as the Minnesota Wild broke out of a scoring slump for a 6-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres to snap a four-game skid. The Wild have been missing leading scorer Zach Parise since Nov. 4. He’s out with a concussion and Minnesota scored two goals in three straight losses without him.

11/13/2014

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New Jersey Devils Tame Minnesota Wild 3-1

Tuomo Ruutu and Mike Cammalleri scored second-period goals that helped the New Jersey Devils end a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Travis Zajac sealed the victory with a power-play score into an empty net in the closing seconds. Jaromir Jagr had two assists. Cory Schneider made 23 saves in his 16th straight start. He is the only NHL goalie to start every game this season.

11/11/2014

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