Chris Murphy is the Minnesota preps and Fargo Force beat reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota since 2009 and, for some reason, has been given awards for doing so. If reading him in the paper and online isn't enough, you can read more of him at the Forum Preps Blog: http://forumpreps.areavoices.com/
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FARGO—The United States Hockey League announced Wednesday, May 11, Fargo Force forward Denis Smirnov was named to the all-USHL second team. Smirnov led the Force in scoring in the 2015-16 season, finishing fifth in the USHL. In 60 games with the Force, Smirnov had 29 goals and 32 assists. He also became the fifth player in Tier-1 history to have three consecutive 40-point seasons and tied the USHL record for most goals scored in a game with four.
FARGO—The last time former Moorhead hockey standout Matt Cullen was in an NHL conference final he was with the Carolina Hurricanes, getting swept by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009. Now, the 1995 Moorhead grad finds himself one game away from getting back to the conference finals as a center with the Penguins. Cullen and the Penguins will host the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, on NBCS with a 3-2 series lead.
FARGO—Former Fargo Force forward Hugo Reinhardt committed to American International College for the fall of 2016. Reinhardt was a United States Hockey League rookie in the 2015-16 season. He played in 48 games with the Force, scoring six goals and notching seven assists. He'll join former Force defenseman Dominic Racobaldo on AIC next season.
GLYNDON, Minn. - Kevin Nathe is the one who named it Buffalo River Race Park. It's where he raced for the first time in 1994 when he was a sophomore...
MOORHEAD -- When Tyler Bormann heard about Corey Zimmerman resigning as the head coach of the Moorhead boys basketball team in March after seven seasons, Bormann was in the hospital...
Dilworth No baseball team in Minnesota has given up less runs this season than Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. The Rebels have given up three runs on the season in their 10-0 start. According to D-G-F coach Bill Ibach, it isn't because of lights-out pitching. "We don't have anyone that blows people away," Ibach said. "We have guys that can throw strikes. It hasn't been dominant pitching. It's been letting other teams hit and trusting the defense."
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FARGO—In Phase 2 of the United States Hockey League draft the Fargo Force took center and Quinnipiac University commit Peter Tufto from Chaska, Minn., Tuesday, May 3. He's coming off a season in the British Columbia Hockey League in which he had 65 points in 57 games with the Vernon Vipers.
FARGO—The Fargo Force took Miami University commit Ryan Savage with the No. 7 overall pick in Phase 1 of the United States Hockey League draft Monday, May 2. Savage is a forward from Arizona. He played with EC Red Bull Salzburg U-18 during the 2015-16 season, scoring 22 goals and notching 15 assists in 16 games.
FARGO – Carson Musser walked up to his teacher's desk last May with the packet for his AP national calculus exam and put it on his desk. As if a calculus test for college credit wasn't hard enough, there was the added wrinkle of Musser waiting to be picked in the United States Hockey League draft, which was going on during his test.