Sports Report: Union College Parade Set, Captain Signs With Rangers

Apr 16, 2014

Union College Men's Hockey Team after a 7-4 victory over Minnesota, for the 2014 NCAA title.
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Schenectady, New York is throwing a parade for Union College’s men’s hockey team after its 7-4 victory over Minnesota Saturday. Union College defenseman and captain Mat Bodie has agreed to an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers. ESPN said Bodie will finish his degree this spring and join the Rangers for developmental camp this summer. Bodie led all NCAA defensemen with 39 points this season and will join Union rival RPI alumni Ryan Haggerty on the roster for the Rangers.

Union junior Shayne Gotsibehere came to terms with the Philadelphia Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate the Adirondack Phantoms in Glens Falls. The Phantoms will move their AHL team to Allentown, Pennsylvania next season.

Police say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line had a rice cooker in his backpack and is being charged with possession of a hoax device. The backpack was blown up by the bomb squad as a precaution as was a second unattended backpack.

Police Superintendent Randall Halstead says the man was stopped Tuesday by an officer who saw him acting suspiciously. He says the man dropped the backpack.

In baseball in the American League, Toronto beat Minnesota 9-3, the White Sox defeated Boston 2-1, Texas shut out Seattle 5-0, Oakland bested the Angels 10-9 in 11, and Kansas City trumped Houston 4-2.

In the National League, the Mets blew out Arizona 9-0, Miami topped Washington 11-2, Pittsburgh edged Cincinnati 8-7, St. Louis slid past Milwaukee 6-1, Colorado won against San Diego 3-2, and it was San Francisco over the Dodgers 3-2 in 12.

The Cubs at Yankees game was postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of a double header today.

Wrapping up the last of regular season NBA, New York beat Brooklyn 109-98, and the Clippers defeated Denver 117-105. The playoffs begin Saturday.

The NHL playoffs start tonight, when Tampa Bay goes head to head with Montreal at 7 p.m. Pittsburgh will see Columbus at 7:30 p.m. and Dallas plays Anaheim at 10 p.m.