North Star College Cup
From ice carvings to Crashed Ice and icy-cold beer, winter fun is in full swing this weekend in St. Paul. And even better, most events are free. Red Bull’s Crashed Ice has skated into town for the fourth-consecutive year. As many 100,000 people will pack into the hillside in front of the Cathedral of St. Paul.
The second annual North Star College Cup features surging Minnesota State as the favorite. The Mavericks, ranked first in both major national polls, play Minnesota Friday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Adam Wilcox made 38 saves in net as the No. 1-ranked Gophers hockey team beat No. 5-ranked St. Cloud State 4-1 Friday night in the North Star College Cup at Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota improved to 18-2-3 with the win and advanced to Saturday night’s championship game of the all-Minnesota tournament.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey program released its television schedule Monday for the upcoming 2013-14 season, and 31 of its 36 regular season games will have a broadcast. It will be the first year for the Gophers and coach Don Lucia in the newly-formed Big Ten Conference.