Final flight to Columbus caps road schedule

first_imgThe two teams did battle last weekend and came out with a split. Buckeyes star forward Natalie Spooner, one of the top goal-scorers in the conference, found the net three times and accounted for six of her teamâÄôs points.âÄúWhenever sheâÄôs on the ice, youâÄôve got to be aware of her and her whereabouts,âÄù Gillanders said. âÄúIf she gets the puck, sheâÄôs going to get chances. ItâÄôs better if you always know where she is so you can shut her down.âÄùThe Gophers swept Ohio State earlier in the year, and with more stellar play as of late, they have virtually locked up the No. 2 seed. The only way Minnesota could drop a place in the standings is if it lost the rest of its games and North Dakota won out.The Gophers have suffered just one loss since Dec. 10 and will be looking for their third straight sweep.Despite all that, theyâÄôre still trailing No. 1 Wisconsin by six points, and the Badgers have a date with conference cellar dweller St. Cloud State this weekend.Gophers forward Stephanie Anderson credited the teamâÄôs success to its improved chemistry and said that Minnesota players âÄúare always doing something together off the ice.âÄùThis weekend, theyâÄôll be back on the ice, and Frost expects their opponent to put up a better fight this time around.âÄúTheyâÄôre a very tough beat at home. âĦ TheyâÄôve improved throughout the year,âÄù he said. âÄúItâÄôs going to be very tough there.âÄùFrost has made a habit this season of talking up bad teams before laying the hurt on them. Final flight to Columbus caps road scheduleMinnesota swept the Buckeyes earlier in the season. Samuel GordonFebruary 9, 2012Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint Earlier in the season, the Gophers womenâÄôs hockey team had trouble finding consistency on the road in WCHA play. Minnesota, which is undefeated at home, split road series with Wisconsin, Bemidji State, North Dakota and Minnesota-Duluth.But after picking up sweeps at Minnesota State and St. Cloud State in successive weekends, the No. 2 Gophers have found harmony away from home. ThatâÄôs something theyâÄôll hope to take to Columbus when they square off with Ohio State in their final road series of the season.âÄúThis past weekend I thought we played really well and hard and consistent for 120 minutes of hockey,âÄù head coach Brad Frost said. âÄúThatâÄôs something weâÄôve struggled with just on the road.âÄùFrost also expressed a degree of relief in the conclusion of the road schedule.âÄúI think the biggest thing is that itâÄôs showing that itâÄôs the end of the year. WeâÄôre in an important time, needing to continue to win some hockey games,âÄù he said. âÄúIf all goes well in the playoffs, weâÄôre going to be on the road anyways.âÄùUnlike the last two weekends, however, Minnesota (24-4-2, 18-4-2 WCHA) will have to fly âÄî for just the second time this season âÄî 760 miles to Ohio StateâÄôs campus.âÄúSometimes it takes a lot of energy out of your body when youâÄôre taking a lot of time to fly to places,âÄù defender Baylee Gillanders said. âÄúWeâÄôre flying out Thursday so then we can get our legs ready for FridayâÄôs game.âÄùThen, theyâÄôll tango with the Buckeyes, who are fighting for playoff positioning in the WCHA Tournament.Ohio StateâÄôs 38 points (15-11-4, 12-11-1 WCHA) have it tied for fourth in the conference with Minnesota-Duluth.last_img read more

Chief Justice Roberts falls, suffers a seizure

first_imgEpilepsy is merely a term for a seizure disorder, but it is a loaded term because it makes people think of lots of seizures, cautioned Dr. Edward Mkrdichian, a neurosurgeon at the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch. Still, Mkrdichian said anyone who has had two otherwise unexplained seizures is at high risk for a third, and that he puts such patients on anti-seizure medications. “Having two seizures so many years apart without any known culprit is going to be very difficult to figure out,” agreed Dr. Max Lee of the Milwaukee Neurological Institute. The incident occurred around 2 p.m. EDT on a dock near the home in Port Clyde on Maine’s Hupper Island. Port Clyde, which is part of the town of St. George, is about 90 miles by car northeast of Portland, midway up the coast of Maine. Roberts was taken by private boat to the mainland and then transferred to an ambulance, St. George Fire Chief Tim Polky said. “He was conscious and alert when they put him in the rescue (vehicle),” Polky said. Named to the court by President George W. Bush in 2005, Roberts is the youngest justice on a court in which the senior member, John Paul Stevens, is 87. Bush was informed of the hospitalization by his chief of staff, Josh Bolten, the White House said. Roberts is the father of two young children. Larry Robbins, a Washington attorney who worked with Roberts at the Justice Department in 1993, said he drove Roberts to work for several months after the incident.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure at his summer home in Maine on Monday, causing a fall that resulted in minor scrapes, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. He will remain in a hospital in Maine overnight. “It’s my understanding he’s fully recovered, said Christopher Burke, a spokesman for Penobscot Bay Medical Center, where Roberts was taken. Roberts, 52, was taken by ambulance to the medical center, where he underwent a “thorough neurological evaluation, which revealed no cause for concern,” Arberg said in a statement. Roberts had a similar episode in 1993, she said. Doctors called Monday’s incident “a benign idiopathic seizure,” Arberg said. The White House described the January 1993 episode as an “isolated, idiosyncratic seizure.” Both descriptions indicate that doctors could not determine the seizure’s cause or link it to another medical condition. For example, doctors would have quickly ruled out simple explanations such as dehydration or low blood sugar. Someone who has had more than one seizure without any other cause is determined to have epilepsy, said Dr. Marc Schlosberg, a neurologist at Washington Hospital Center, who is not involved in the Roberts’ case. Whether Roberts will need anti-seizure medications to prevent another is something he and his doctor will have to decide. But after two seizures, the likelihood of another at some point is greater than 60 percent. “When it’s going to occur, obviously nobody knows,” Schlosberg said. The National Institutes of Health’s Web site says that “only when a person has had two or more seizures is a person considered to have epilepsy.” last_img read more