Bayside Chatter: Guzzo transfers to SaintsFormer Mariner and UMD Bulldog Libby Guzzo has decided to finish her education and senior year at St. Scholastica.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
Former Mariner and UMD Bulldog Libby Guzzo has decided to finish her education and senior year at St. Scholastica. While there she will play hockey for the Saints in their first season of Division III play. She will also play softball at Scholastica.
The Silver Bay native said she made her decision even before she let the Saints coaching staff know Friday morning saying, “Apparently I can’t quite part with Duluth.”
Guzzo split time between the third and fourth lines during her three-year career at UMD, but wanted to see more “meaningful minutes” in her senior season.
As soon-to-be captain of the first women’s hockey team at St. Scholastica, that’s bound to happen.
Guzzo, who would have had to sit out a year if transferring to another Western Collegiate Hockey Association school, said she had been in contact with the University of Maine.
The Polar League softball title was decided yesterday at Barnum when the Mariners played the Bombers.
Both teams entered the contest unbeaten in conference play with one game to go. Section 7A play begins on Tuesday with games at 4:30 p.m. at the home field of the higher seeds.
If the Mariners don’t receive a bye they will host a game. State rankings for Class A on May 17 had Cherry-Cotton at No. 2 after a week in the top spot. Barnum was at four and the Mariners were unranked. Silver Bay is still at No. 4 in the local small-school rankings.
The Polar League baseball title appears to be headed towards a three way tie between Esko, Floodwood and Moose Lake. Each team has only two losses with Esko and Moose Lake each having a game remaining with McGregor.
The state rankings from May 10 in Class A had Ely at 18, AlBrook at 21, Deer River at 26 and Northland at 29.
The USA hockey team finished at 0-3 in pool play at the World Hockey tournament and were dropped down to the relegation pool of play. The USA fell 2-1 in OT to Germany, 2-1 in OT to Denmark and 3-2 to Finland.
In relegation play the top two teams out of the four teams remain in the tournament for next year and the bottom two are relegated to Division I. The USA went 3-0 here and will remain in the main event.
They beat Kazakhstan 10-0, France 4-0 and Italy 3-2 in a shootout. Kazakhstan and Italy were relegated to Division I. Bracketed play began in the tournament yesterday and the USA will finish 12th out of 16 teams.
The battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup is now down to four teams. You have the top two seeds in the West in No. 1 San Jose and No. 2 Chicago and No. 7 Philadelphia and No. 8 Montreal in the East. Philadelphia became only the third team in NHL history to come back from being down three games to none in a series when they overcame a 3-0 deficit in game seven to beat Boston 4-3 and four games to three.
The Red Line Report, an independent international scouting service, recently released its rankings of the top nine incoming recruiting classes for men’s Division I hockey. Top to bottom they are, Minnesota, North Dakota, Boston University, Denver, Notre Dame, Boston College, Colorado College, Wisconsin and UMD.