How North Dakota forward Danny Kristo suffered frostbite on Jan. 30 to the toes on one foot and on one hand -- a mystery since it happened -- is finally coming out.
Kristo was wearing tennis shoes, but lost one when he unexpectedly sank into some snow. He had no socks or gloves. He tried to use one bare hand to dig out the shoe without success.
Eventually, he wound up at Regions Hospital in St. Paul where doctors at first feared his toes might have to be amputated. But all were saved.Blais to lead U.S. juniors
Nebraska Omaha coach Dean Blais will get the chance to lead another U.S. team next season.
On Friday, Blais was named the coach of the U.S. team for the 2012 World Junior Championships in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. The U.S. team, with Blais as coach, won the gold medal in 2010 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He also coached the team in 1994.
"It's really exciting to see how far hockey has come in our country," Blais said. "We now go into the world juniors expecting to win, and that will be our mindset."
This year the U.S. team took the bronze medal in the world juniors, which features the world's best 20-and-younger players. The Gophers' Nick Bjugstad is one of nine players on the 2011 team who will be eligible again.Etc.
• There will not be a third-place game in the Final Five this year. It was dropped. That's one reason WCHA officials kept the Final Five name -- there are five games now -- rather than calling it the Final Six. Six teams advanced to the tournament this year.
|Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi||2||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Lester||6|
|Houston||7||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Denver||82||4th Qtr 6:18|
|Washington||57||3rd Qtr 5:18|
|Toronto||60||3rd Qtr 7:40|
|Pittsburgh||3||3rd Prd 14:00|
|Nashville||2||2nd Prd 7:17|
|Phoenix||1||2nd Prd 1:59|
|Columbus||1||1st Prd 13:37|
|Los Angeles||8:00 PM|
|NY Islanders||9:00 PM|
|William & Mary||74||2nd Half 0:13|
|Manhattan||68||2nd Half 0:47|
|North Dakota St||83|
|Central Mich||31||2nd Half 12:17|
|Bowling Green||26||2nd Half 20:00|
|St Marys-CA||8:00 PM|
|SC State||8:00 PM|
|Western Carolina||8:00 PM|
|South Dakota St||8:30 PM|
|San Francisco||10:00 PM|
|South Dakota St||58|
|Marquette||73||2nd Half 2:52|
|Valparaiso||44||2nd Half 14:53|
|Miami-Ohio||64||2nd Half 0:55|
|American Univ||55||2nd Half 0:19|
|San Jose St||56||2nd Half 11:22|
|(5) West Virginia||8:00 PM|
|Air Force||9:00 PM|
|San Diego State|