MN Owls’ annual Chili Cook-off at Jan. 13 game

COMMUNITY SPORTS: The Minnesota Owls junior hockey team is finally starting to find its winning way after a successful two weekends where they have won two of their last three games.

The Owls hope to continue the trend this weekend when they face the top two teams of the MNJHL. On Friday, Jan. 11, the league-leading Twin Cities Northern Lights come to town. Friday is also “Throwback Night” where the Owls will be wearing throwback jerseys from 1993. Game time is at 7:30 p.m. at the David C. Johnson Arena in Isanti.

On Sunday, Jan. 13, the second-place Rochester Ice Hawks visit Isanti which is also the Owls’ annual “Chili Cook-Off.” Everyone is invited to bring their favorite chili for judging, and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third favorites. Game time is at 3 p.m. at the arena.

2013 Bluedevils Bantams (Row 1, l-r): Max Oelkers, Alex Cummings, Teddy Blenkush, Josh Bustrom, Hunter Johnson, (Row 2) Nathan Hass, Nick Burski, Gavyn O’Donnell, Wyatt Atchley, Cullen Osen, Austin Schlenker, Jared Konen, Jack Goodmanson, Brennon Skelton. Not pictured: Eli Ness, Nate Lindgren.Photo submitted

2013 Bluedevils Bantams (Row 1, l-r): Max Oelkers, Alex Cummings, Teddy Blenkush, Josh Bustrom, Hunter Johnson, (Row 2) Nathan Hass, Nick Burski, Gavyn O’Donnell, Wyatt Atchley, Cullen Osen, Austin Schlenker, Jared Konen, Jack Goodmanson, Brennon Skelton. Not pictured: Eli Ness, Nate Lindgren.Photo submitted

Bluedevil Bantams 2nd at New Ulm tourney

This past weekend, the North Country Bluedevils Bantam “A” squad took 2nd place at the eight-team New Ulm Tournament. The Bluedevils are made up of players representing Cambridge, Isanti, Mora, Milaca and Hinckley and played all three tourney games with a lot of desire, hard work and great team work. The first game against Marshall resulted in a 6-0 shutout for goalie Teddie Blenkush. Austin Schlenker recorded the team’s first hat trick of the season. Other goals were scored by Jared Konen, Nick Burski, and Brennon Skelton. The second game of the tournament was another shutout for Blenkush. Goal scorers were Konen, Nate Hass, Jack Goodmanson, and Gavyn O’Donnell. 

  The championship game against Waconia was played up and down the ice with no scoring until late in the second period when Waconia lit the lamp, adding another in the third and a late open-net goal for a 3-0 final. The coaches were extremely proud of this group of players because in addition to playing with great enthusiasm, they also displayed great sportsmanship and character throughout the entire weekend. The schedule continues this weekend with games against District 10 rivals Centennial, Coon Rapids and Princeton.

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Jacket Volleyball donates to Harbor Room

Members of the Cambridge-Isanti H.S. volleyball team recently presented The Harbor Room with their “Digging for a Cure” fundraising donation. The $1500 donation is a result of their fundraising efforts this past season. Cambridge and Isanti Middle School volleyball programs also took part in this fundraising effort.

   The Harbor Room is the local cancer resource center located in the Cambridge Medical Center, serving the community since 2005. It offers support groups, “Beautiful You” nights, art and yoga classes, wigs, hats and prosthetics. The room is staffed by trained volunteers and managed by a steering committee of Cambridge Medical Center administrators chemotherapy nurses, educators and community members.

    The Harbor Room will be using the funds from the “Digging for a Cure” campaign to support people who are struggling financially while dealing with cancer. For more information, please contact the Foundation at CMC, 763-689-9393.

Spring turkey applications due Jan. 11 

Hunters who want to hunt during the first four seasons of Minnesota’s 2013 spring wild turkey hunt have until Friday, Jan. 11, to apply for a permit. Youth hunters 17 and younger can purchase a permit for any season over-the-counter.

The hunt will consist of six five-day and two seven-day seasons. All adult resident and nonresident wild turkey hunters interested in hunting during one of the first four seasons must apply online, in-person or by phone. Permits for each of the last four seasons will be sold over-the-counter only, and no applications will be taken.

A total of 5,781 permits are available for the spring turkey hunt. Dates for 2013 are: Season A – April 17-21; Season B – April 22-26; Season C – April 27-May 1; Season D – May 2-6; Season E – May 7-11; Season F – May 12-16; Season G – May 17-23; Season H – May 24-30.

Permit areas were consolidated from 77 to 12 last year, providing wild turkey hunters more flexibility and opportunity in larger geographic areas.

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