Another twist in Grand Forks summer baseball as league cuts season short
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After coming to an unexpected pause last week, the Red River Pilots season will not restart as the Expedition League is wrapping up its season early. The summer collegiate wood-bat league will play its championship series this week, which is nearly a month earlier than expected.
This news comes less than a week after Red River Pilots players and its head coach Matty Holem left Grand Forks midseason, citing player concerns and poor management. Since then a second team, North Iowa, ended its season early as well.
League commissioner Steve Wagner had wanted to reassemble the roster and keep the season going, something that could not happen. >>> Full story here.
Dylan James is UND's top NHL Draft prospect
Dylan James admits he was a bit nervous before the 2021-22 hockey season.
In the previous 18 months, James barely played any hockey.
He got in just seven games during 2020-21 due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions and shutdowns in Alberta. Then, the UND commit attempted to make the jump to the United States Hockey League, a big step up from his previous spot, the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
"I didn't know how I was going to do," James said. "It's a harder league than the AJ. I came in and worked hard. That was my main point. I thought the success would come from that."
It did. >>> Full story here.