Minnesota Scene: Almond to rejoin Wild

  • Article by: STAFF and NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: July 8, 2014 - 12:17 AM

 

Cody Almond, a 2007 Wild fifth-round draft pick who played the past two seasons in Geneva of the Swiss Hockey League, will re-sign with the Wild within the next few days, sources confirmed Monday.

This move comes two summers after the Wild couldn’t reach a contract agreement with Almond, a center who opted for a big contract in Switzerland.

Almond, 25, played 25 games over parts of three seasons for the Wild, scoring two goals.

MICHAEL RUSSO

Triathlete honored

Triathlete Gwen Jorgensen of St. Paul was chosen the U.S. Olympic Committee’s female athlete of the month for June, marking the second consecutive month in which she has won that award.

Jorgensen’s victory at the ITU World Triathlon Chicago on June 28 was the sixth ITU title of her career.

The race also gave her a second consecutive USA Triathlon elite national title and kept her atop the world rankings.

Rachel Blount

Etc.

• Sammy Schmitz of Farmington (4-under-140) and runner-up Colton Buege of Rogers (141) earned berths in the U.S. Amateur with their finishes in a sectional qualifier at Rush Creek. One more qualifier and two alternates will be determined in a playoff Tuesday.

• Sarah Burnham of Rush Creek pulled ahead of the pack with a 5-under par 67 in the first round of Minnesota Junior Girls’ State Amateur golf tournament at Tartan Park Golf Course. She has a five-stroke lead. … In the boys’ junior championship, Freddy Thomas’ 6-under 66 gave him a seven-stroke lead at Decotah Ridge Golf Club.

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