Former NHL goalie and current New Jersey Devils analyst Chico Resch will be the speaker at the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meeting, which begins noon Thursday at the Moose Lodge.
The 56-year-old Resch was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. He played in the NHL for 14 seasons with the New York Islanders, Colorado Rockies, New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers.
In 571 NHL games, Resch had a 231-224-82 career record with 26 shutouts and a 3.27 goals-against average.
He won a Stanley Cup with the Islanders. Resch retired as a player following the 1986-87 season, then spent six seasons as a coach and scout.
Herold named MVP of floor hockey team
Andy Herold has been named most valuable player of the Brainerd Warriors adapted floor hockey team.
Other awards went to Mary Sebasky and Nathan Puchalla, hardest workers; Jacob Ray, most improved offensive player; Joe Casselman, most improved defensive player; Ray and Ethan Rudbeck, 2005-06 captains.
Ray and Puchalla were all-conference players. All-conference honorable mention went to Herold and Rudbeck.
Baylor celebrates Bears' national title
The crowd was already in a frenzy, having been introduced to all but one of the Baylor players. Then senior Steffanie Blackmon emerged from behind a curtain hoisting the NCAA championship trophy.
Flashbulbs lit up the arena Wednesday, and more than 7,000 fans screamed even louder in appreciation of the prize -- a well-deserved shining moment for the university and the town.
"This is a women's basketball championship," coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson said. "But it's bigger than that. It is a Baylor national championship."
The Lady Bears (33-3) won their first national title with an 84-62 win over Michigan State on Monday night.
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