Sports Briefs

MSU softball schedule change

The Minot State University softball team has moved its doubleheader Thursday against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opponent Minnesota State-Moorhead from Herb Parker Stadium to the St. Cloud State Husky Dome in St. Cloud, Minn.

The Beavers (26-5 overall, 8-4 NSIC) will be the home team in the pair of games that begin at 11 a.m. MSU has not played since its doubleheader with Winona State on April 7.

The Beavers will stay in St. Cloud over the weekend for doubleheaders against St. Cloud State on Saturday and Minnesota Duluth on Sunday. Saturday’s games are scheduled for 3 p.m. and Sunday’s at 6 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

MSU hockey team signs forward

Minot State University men’s club hockey coach Wade Regier announced the signing of Calgary, Alberta, native Brett McNevin on Tuesday.

McNevin, a 5-foot-10 forward, tallied 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) in 49 games with the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League during the 2012-13 season.

“He is a gritty forward who will be able to step in right away as a freshman and make an impact,” Regier said in a press release. “These type of players do not come around often. We are glad he has chosen our hockey program for the next step of his hockey future.”

– Daily News Staff

UND men’s hockey ranked No. 7 in final polls

GRAND FORKS (AP) – The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team is ranked seventh in the final polls of the season.

UND lost to eventual national champion Yale in the NCAA West Region championship game. It was UND’s 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament, the longest active streak in the nation.

UND finished the season 22-13-7, and was ranked No. 7 in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.

Yale was first in both final polls, followed by national runner-up Quinnipiac.

Tetons sign pitcher/outfielder

The Williston State College baseball program announced the signing of left-handed pitcher/outfielder Dakota Bullock on Tuesday.

Bullock, a native of Fillmore, Utah, earned second-team all-state honors as a sophomore and first-team all-state honors as a junior.

“I am extremely happy to be able to add a tremendous athlete to our roster like Dakota,” WSC coach Shawn Cote said in a press release. “Dakota will be able to come in and play any position in the outfield and have a chance to be a mainstay in our rotation.”

The 5-foot-11 Bullock carries a 3.89 GPA and plans to major in dentistry.

– Daily News Staff