Sports briefs

Beavers advance to first title game

CHICAGO – The third-seeded Minot State University men’s club hockey team routed No. 4 Ohio 5-1 on Tuesday to advance to the program’s first American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I national championship game.

MSU will play the winner of Tuesday night’s second semifinal between No. 2 Arizona State and No. 9 Lindenwood (Mo.), with the opening faceoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

The Bobcats scored 1 minute, 15 seconds into the game, but the Beavers rattled off five consecutive goals to claim the victory.

Senior defenseman Nigel Dube tallied a pair of goals and assisted on another to lead the Beavers in scoring. Cam McGeough, Dan Lamb and Michael Jordan also scored for MSU, and goaltender Wyatt Waselenchuk finished with 26 saves.

“Our guys came to play today,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “We had a great second period, then had a lot of energy when we needed it. Wyatt gave us outstanding goaltending when we needed it and our power play was clicking. We have all the tools to (win the championship). Hopefully we can propel this momentum into tomorrow.”

– Daily News Staff

Boag, Knife named to NSIC first team

Minot State University forward Carly Boag was named first-team all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference on Tuesday.

The junior from Tamworth, Australia, averaged 18 points and a league-leading 11.8 rebounds per game this season. She also led the conference with 2.7 steals per game.

Boag, a 6-foot-2 post, had NSIC single-game highs in points (27) and rebounds (22) this season and collected 14 double-doubles.

University of Mary senior and Bottineau native Shaunna Knife also made the team. The 5-11 forward averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds this season.

Knife, who averaged 2.4 blocks per contest, was named the NSIC defensive player of the year.

– Daily News Staff

MSU football team signs one more

The Minot State University football team announced the signing of Aaron James on Tuesday, pushing the Beavers’ 2013 recruiting class to 23 members.

James – an Oklahoma City native – played four seasons at Frederick Douglass High School before signing with the University of Central Oklahoma.

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker recorded 20 tackles during his freshman season. James brings speed to the linebacker position as he runs a 4.6-second 40-yard dash.

James is expected to join the Beavers in August.

-Daily News Staff

Gerding chooses Williston State

Minot High hoops standout Kyle Gerding is Williston State’s second committed recruit for the 2013-2014 season.

Gerding, a versatile 6-foot-3 guard, averages 9.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the fifth-ranked Magicians (15-4).

The three-year letterman has registered just 24 turnovers in 19 games.

“We really like his basketball IQ and his body is ready to play at the college level right away,” Williston State coach Eric Peterson said. “He knows how to play with other good players and will be a great fit in our program.”

– Daily News Staff