WCHA.com&Gophers Sports: Recaps Minnesota winning the Dodge Holiday Classic Saturday with Islander prospect Aaron Ness named MVP of the two game tournament scoring his first career goal with 8:28 left in regulation after Minnesota trailed 2-1 entering the third period. Ness collected a loose puck and launched a shot from above the faceoff circle into the upper corner of the net.
Ness also set up Minnesota’s first goal, which tied the score at 1-1 late in the first period. The freshman fired in a shot that deflected off the body of Tony Lucia into the goal with 1:27 left in the opening period.
Star-Tribune: Roman Augstoviz had an update on the health of Minnesota coach Don Lucia who had to miss the games but was in the pressbox for the final and is undergoing a battery of tests.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
I was sent an-email about Ness early Sunday on winning the MVP and scoring his first goal. He did not get picked for team USA so this was one instance where it worked out well for him.
Best of luck to Gopher coach Don Lucia, despite any problems last season this goes beyond anything hockey related and we hope he is back behind his teams bench where he belongs soon.