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Junior Abby Misialek plated the game-winning run in Monday's first game after the Mustangs had surrendered a four-run lead in the seventh and Sheyenne went on to sweep the Packers.
It's the first head coaching gig for the 27-year-old, who spent the previous three seasons as an assistant at Fargo Davies
Lindberg is the second Spud in just over a week to announce his collegiate commitment
The Eagles remain undefeated through eight games and appear to be strong enough to contend for a fourth state championship
The 260,000-square-foot project is expected to be completed in 2024 and will benefit more than 13,000 local children in its first year of operation
The 17-year-old defenseman announced on social media his commitment to play Division I college hockey Monday night before being selected 114th overall in the USHL Phase II Draft early Tuesday afternoon
Oliver, who played for Fargo from 2009-11 and most recently served as an assistant coach at St. Cloud State, was formally introduced as the team's new bench boss at Scheels Arena Monday afternoon
As teams do all they can to get games and competitions in, activities directors are hopeful that this week is the one where Mother Nature finally turns the corner
The Mayville State University alumnus will assume the role of athletic director at his alma mater beginning in July
The former Mustangs head coach, who had been with the program since its inception as a freshman team in 2012, cited a desire to focus on a new career path in a statement posted to social media late Friday afternoon