Chris Marinucci, a former Hobey Baker Award winner, has been named coach of the Grand Rapids boys' hockey team, Independent School District 318 announced Wednesday.
Marinucci, 45, an assistant coach at Grand Rapids since 2015, replaces Trent Klatt, who resigned earlier this year after leading the team to the Class 2A state championship in March.
Marinucci played for Grand Rapids in high school and Minnesota Duluth in college. He was named the 1994 Hobey Baker Award winner, given to the NCAA player who best "exhibits strength of character both on and off the ice.'' He was a member of the 1997 USA world championship team.
Grand Rapids activities director Anne Campbell acknowledged Marinucci's history with the school's program in a statement posted on the district's website. She lauded his "great playing career not only at GRHS but through college and professionally."
Marinucci said in the statement, "I think the program is on the right track, and I'm excited to be the head coach and continue that growth."
Six straight days of racing at Canterbury
Canterbury Park will offer six consecutive days of horse racing beginning Thursday. The extended weekend includes the 11th annual July 3 Fireworks Spectacular following Monday's races, and an Independence Day celebration with wiener dog and Corgi warm-up races.
Eight stakes races will be run, four for quarter horses and four for thoroughbreds. On Sunday, the $167,600 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, the richest quarter horse race in track history, will be contested along with the $45,765 Minnesota Stallion Breeders' Quarter Horse Futurity.
On Monday, Minnesota-bred thoroughbreds will compete in two $50,000 turf races, the Princess Elaine Stakes and Blair's Cove Stakes. Monday's racing begins at 4 p.m.
On July 4, two more $50,000 Minnesota-bred thoroughbred sprint stakes, the Victor S. Myers Stakes and the Frances Genter Stakes, will be held, as well as the $25,000 Merial Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge and the $60,000 Bank of America Canterbury Park Championship Challenge for quarter horses. Racing begins at 12:45 p.m.
Following the July 4 card, there will be no live racing at Canterbury until July 13.
• The St. Paul Saints lost 8-5 to the Sioux City Explorers, dropping the first two games of a three-game series at CHS Field that ends Thursday.
• Max Tylke and Alexandra Stewart won the Minnesota Golf Association Mixed Team Championship at Chaska Town Course on Tuesday. Their two-round total of 16-under-par 128 was good for a six-stroke victory.