Sports News (Journalism225 CNA Week 7)
Erie Otters finish a weekend sweep
The Erie Otters, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, completed their weekend of wins with a 2–1 victory over the Niagara IceDogs on Sunday at the Meridian Center. GoErie reports that this win was harder than the previous consecutive three as IceDogs goaltender stopped 37-of-39 shots. With only nine games left to play, the Otters are now 6 points ahead of London in race for No. 1 seed in the OHL playoffs.
Liberty’s basketball coach is picked Big South coach of the year
News Advance reported that Ritchie McKay, the men’s basketball coach of the Liberty University Flames, was named the Big South coach of the year Tuesday. McKay won 15 of 27 first-place votes, placing ahead of UNC Asheville’s Nick McDevitt and Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey. The coach admitted his surprise at the Flames’ improvement over the season, having brought them from a discouraging 13 Division I contest losses to a sudden 7-win streak in January and February.
Pittsburgh Penguins beat Arizona Coyotes
Ice-hockey team Arizona Coyotes met their sixth consecutive loss when the Penguins beat them 6–0 Monday night. WTAE reported that Patric Hornqvist achieved the Penguins’ first hat trick on a Leap Day in its history. Pittsburgh also traded over Russian rookie forward Sergei Plotnikov to the Coyotes Monday morning before the 3 p.m. trade deadline.