Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Bergeron wins Clancy Memorial Trophy, loses out to Toews for Selke Award
Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins was honored Friday by the NHL as the winner of the Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership and humanitarian contributions to the community.
Bergeron also was one of three finalists for the Selke Award as the NHL's best defensive forward, an award he won last season, but he was beaten out by Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks. Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings was the other finalist.
The NHL will announce the winners of its four major trophies -- Hart (MVP), Vezina (top goalie), Norris (top defenseman) and Calder (top rookie) - Saturday night before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Other award winners announced Friday included: Paul MacLean of the Senators, Jack Adams Award (coach of the year); Ray Shero of the Penguins, GM of the Year; and Martin St. Louis of the Lightning, Lady Byng Trophy (most sportsmanlike player).
• A person familiar with the negotiations says a "framework" is in place for a lease agreement that would keep the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona.
But while the person characterized the developments as positive, the Glendale City Council still must study the proposal and vote on it. The next council meeting is set for June 25.
• Detroit Red Wings forward Drew Miller agreed to a three-year, $4.05 million contract.
AHL: The Vancouver Canucks are moving their top minor league affiliate from Peoria, Ill., to Utica, N.Y.
The new team, called the Comets will play at the 4,000-seat Utica Memorial Auditorium, which will be renovated with the help of $5 million in state aid.
TRACK AND FIELD: Bethanie Brown of Waterville and Josef Holt-Andrews of Telstar set all-time state bests for 5,000 meters at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.
Brown finished third in the girls' race in 16 minutes, 41.84 seconds -- taking 30 seconds off the unofficial state record she set at last year's nationals. Holt-Andrews won the unseeded boys' race in 14:57.46, beating the mark of 15:00.44 by Ellsworth's Louie Luchini in 1999.
Tyler Bard of Lisbon (7:16.78) and Spencer Dunn of Edward Little (7:28.12) finished 1-2 in the boys' mile racewalk, and Will Shafer of Gray-New Gloucester (4:18.31) was third in the emerging elite mile.
NECBL: Troy Black had four hits and four runs scored, and Anthony Papio hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning as the Sanford Mainers took an 8-3 win over the visiting North Adams SteepleCats.
FCBL: Tyler Zupcic singled home the tying run in the ninth inning and Eddie Reese scored on an error to give the North Shore Navigators (3-0) a 5-4 win over the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (3-3) at Lynn, Mass.
Fran Whitten had two hits for the Raging Tide.
TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Shyler Scates struck out nine in a two-hitter, guiding Lenders Network (2-0) to a 2-0 win over Aero Heating & Ventilating (1-1) at Scarborough.
John Temperilli singled home John Mullen with the go-ahead run in the seventh and scored on a double-play later in the inning.
JUNIOR LEGION: Nick Troiano had a single, a double and three RBI for South Portland in a 6-4 win over Saco-Biddeford Savings at Biddeford.
Drew Ambramson added three hits and two RBI for South Portland. Caleb Ball hit a two-run single for Biddeford during a four-run fifth.
• Noah Scribner hit a go-ahead RBI double in the sixth and Max Salevsky struck out eight in a five-hitter for Standish Post 128 in a 6-4 win over Fayette-Staples at Saco.
• Caleb Chambers hit a three-run homer, Andrew Wickland added a solo shot and Sean Adams struck out 12 to lead the Eagles to a 5-4 win over Smith-Tobey at Lyman.
WNBA: Cappie Pondexter scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half as the New York Liberty (4-2) rallied for a 78-68 win over the visiting Connecticut Sun (2-4).
• Angel McCoughtry scored 23 points to lead the Atlanta Dream (5-1) to a 68-59 win at home against the Seattle Storm (1-3).
• Rebekkah Brunson scored 19 points to help the visiting Minnesota Lynx (4-1) to an 83-74 victory over the Tulsa Shock (1-6).
QUEEN'S CLUB: Two-time champion Andy Murray edged Benjamin Becker 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the semifinals at London.
Murray will play fourth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and defending champion Marin Cilic will face four-time winner Lleyton Hewitt in the other semifinal.
GERRY WEBER OPEN: Roger Federer cruised past Mischa Zverev 6-0, 6-0 to reach the semifinals at Halle, Germany.
-- From staff and news services