Gophers men’s hockey junior Nick Seeler was suspended for one game by the Big Ten for a play in which he received a major penalty and game misconduct for contact to the head.
The conference reviewed the play from Sunday’s 7-4 loss to St. Cloud State. Seeler, a defenseman, will sit out Friday’s Big Ten opener against Ohio State at Mariucci Arena.
Saints re-sign Argo
Outfielder Willie Argo, who stole 28 bases in 30 attempts and set a team record with 78 runs scored last season, re-signed with the Saints for 2016.
Argo, 26, also recorded 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 87 games and 341 at-bats. Argo finished second in the American Association in runs.
The Saints re-signed American Association Player of the Year Vinny DiFazio on Nov. 23.
Sarah Wilhite, a junior from Eden Prairie, was chosen the Big Ten co-Player of the Week. Wilhite led the Gophers with 38 kills in victories over No. 16 Ohio State and Indiana to close out the Big Ten season. Meanwhile, setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson was chosen freshman of the week. It’s Wilhite’s first honor this year and Seliger-Swenson’s sixth.
• The Gophers remained No. 4 in the volleyball coaches’ poll, receiving four of the 64 first-place votes. Washington unseated Southern California as the No. 1 team. USC is second and Texas third. Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin made the top 10 at fifth, eighth and 10th, respectively.