Sports briefs

Beavers sign OJHL forward

The Minot State University men’s club hockey team signed forward Alex Landry for the 2013-14 season, the program announced Friday.

Landry – a native of Gatineau, Quebec – totaled 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 53 games with the Burlington Cougars of the Ontario Junior Hockey League last season.

“Alex is a dynamic forward who brings some added speed up front,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “He was one of the fastest players in the Ontario Junior Hockey League and will be counted on to bring a lot of energy to the lineup.”

The 5-foot-9, 186-pound forward played in 33 games with the Orangeville Flyers during the 2011-12 season, accumulating 10 points (seven goals, three assists) in 33 games.

-Daily News Staff

Eggert, UND track earn honors

University of North Dakota rising sophomore and Minot High School graduate Jayd Eggert was named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association all-academic track and field team Friday.

In order to qualify for the USTFCCA all-academic track and field team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and meet a particular athletic standard based on the season.

Eggert qualified for the West Preliminary Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, in the javelin with a mark of 45.40 meters at the Beach Invitational on April 19. She also earned USA Track and Field All-American honors as a freshman after placing fourth in the javelin during the U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships in June.

The UND women’s track and field programs accumulated a 3.599 GPA last season, second best among Division I programs. The men’s track and field ranked seventh nationally with a 3.347 GPA.

-Daily News Staff