Sports briefs

MSU baseball doubleheader rescheduled

The Minot State University baseball team’s doubleheader against No. 8 St. Cloud State scheduled for today has been canceled due to weather conditions.

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games have been rescheduled to Monday, with the first game beginning at 9 a.m.

Prior to Monday’s doubleheader, the teams will play Sunday beginning at 4:30 p.m. All four games will count in the NSIC standings.

– Daily News Staff

Surrey-ORCS season opener canceled

The Surrey-ORCS baseball team will have to wait to open its season as Friday’s game against Thompson was canceled due to unplayable field conditions. It will not be rescheduled.

The Mustangs are scheduled to play home games on Monday and Friday next week, but coach Bruce Mack said he doesn’t see the field being ready for use until the end of the month.

-Daily News Staff

Majettes open season with split

DICKINSON – The Minot High School softball team split its season-opening doubleheader with Dickinson on Friday, dropping a 9-0 decision to the Midgets before winning the nighcap 5-4.

Additional information was not provided at press time.

The Majettes travel to Bismarck on Thursday to face Century in a West Region doubleheader at 4:30 p.m.

-Daily News Staff

Forbort signs with Kings

Junior defenseman Derek Forbort became the third University of North Dakota men’s ice hockey player to sign an NHL contract this offseason, agreeing to a three-year entry-level deal with the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.

Forbort played in all 42 games this season, totaling career highs in points (17) and goals (4). The Duluth, Minn., native finished his career at UND with six goals and 39 assists in 115 games.

Forbort was named the team’s rookie of the year as a freshman, recording 15 assists in 38 games as UND advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four. As a sophomore, Forbort earned Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five all-tournament team and all-WCHA academic team honors.

The 6-foot-4 defenseman represented the United States at the 2011 and 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Hockey Championships. He helped the United States win the bronze medal in 2011.

-Daily News Staff