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Watch live: Huge Saturday of prep basketball in Hopkins

The Super 60 Showcase is a day-long high school basketball event at Hopkins High School, with games going on throughout Saturday -- and ending at 8 p.m. with a boys' game between Hopkins (No. 7 in Class 4A) and No. 2 ranked Maple Grove.

The No. 1 ranked Hopkins girls play Chanhassen at 6:30 p.m., and two of the best 1A boys' teams in the state -- Red Lake and Hillcrest Lutheran of Fergus Falls -- play at 2:30 p.m.

To watch the games, click here.

Here's the complete game schedule:

Wild prospect Adam Vay ends goalie fight with one knockout punch

 

Wild goaltending prospect Adam Vay showed off his hidden talent with a knockout punch this week in the ECHL.

Vay, the Quad City goalie who enjoys practicing mixed martial arts in his spare time, fought Cincinnati goaltender Michael Houser at center ice on Wednesday night. The two goalies circled each other before Vay landed his first punch with a left hook into Houser’s face.

Houser immediately went down and appeared dazed. Vay put their differences aside and helped his opponent up.

Houser was Vay’s second target during the brawl that started after Cincinnati forward Brandon McNally put a hard hit on Quad City defenseman Andrew Panzarella attempting to clear the puck from behind the net. Vay didn’t like the hit and tackled McNally from behind, igniting the scuffle.

Panzarella stepped in and began punching McNally while the officials tried to calm Vay down. He managed to separate himself enough to skate up the ice and fight Houser.

Vay received 19 minutes of penalties, including a game misconduct that ended his night early. Cincinnati won the game 3-2.

Quad City coach Terry Ruskowski told the Quad City Times, “It got a little spirited. I'd think frustration was probably building up and one thing led to another. Somebody hit our defenseman hard behind the net and Vay just went after him. I don't like the situation but you have to have some sort of spirit or jump and everybody is flat right now.”

Vay was introduced to MMA by his father, an ex-SWAT officer. He said the sport helps him relieve stress away from hockey. The 22-year-old from Hungary is in his first year of professional hockey and participated in the Wild’s developmental camp last summer. He has a .883 save percentage and a 3.33 goals-against average in 18 games this season.

“I really love fighting but I’m not thinking about killing this guy or beating [him up]," Vay told the Quad City Times. "I’m 100 percent focused on the puck and the fight is not my business on the ice."

Former Gophers forward Seth Ambroz scored a goal on Vay just minutes before the fighting began. Ambroz has three goals and three assists in 20 games this season.

Watch the below highlights to see Vay’s knockout blow. The action starts with Ambroz’s goal 50 seconds into the video and then transitions into the fight. 

TV Listings

Local Schedule

  • New Jersey at Wild

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Timberwolves at San Antonio

    7:30 pm on FSN PLUS, 830-AM

  • Arizona at Wild

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Timberwolves at L.A. Clippers

    9:30 pm on TNT, 830-AM

  • Gophers men's hockey at Wisconsin

    7 pm on FSN, 1500-AM

  • Ohio State at Gophers women's hockey

    7:07 pm

  • Gophers women's basketball at Iowa

    2 pm

  • Ohio State at Gophers women's hockey

    2:07 pm

  • Wisconsin at Gophers men's basketball

    3:30 pm on BTN, 1500-AM

  • Gophers men's hockey at Wisconsin

    5 pm on FSN, 1500-AM

  • Anaheim at Wild

    8 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Denver at Timberwolves

    6 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Nashville at Wild

    7 pm on FSN PLUS, 100.3-FM

Today's Scoreboard

No MLB games today

  • Green Bay

    Dallas

     

    - F

    34

    31

  • Pittsburgh

    Kansas City

     

    - F

    18

    16

  • Minnesota

    Dallas

     

    - F

    87

    98

  • Milwaukee

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    98

    111

  • New York

    Toronto

     

    - F

    101

    116

  • Houston

    Brooklyn

     

    - F

    137

    112

  • Chicago

    Memphis

     

    - F

    108

    104

  • Oklahoma City

    Sacramento

     

    - F

    122

    118

  • Detroit

    LA Lakers

     

    - F

    102

    97

  • Philadelphia

    Washington

     

    - F

    0

    5

  • New Jersey

    Vancouver

     

    - F

    2

    1

  • Minnesota

    Chicago

     

    - F

    3

    2

  • St. Louis

    Anaheim

     

    - F

    2

    1

No MLS games today