Women’s hockey names captains

Sophomore Kris Scholz and senior Amber Hegland have been selected captains of Minnesota’s womens’ hockey team for the 1998-99 season.
Last year, Scholz led the Gophers in assists with 34 to rank third nationally. The Stillwater, Minn., native’s 49 points ranked eighth in the country.
Hegland, the team’s lone senior, is in her first season of hockey after spending four seasons with the Gophers softball team. On the softball field, Hegland earned second-team All-Big Ten honors four times at four different positions and is the only player in school history to play all nine positions in the field during her career.
On the ice, Hegland became the first female to play and score a point in the Minnesota Boys’ State High School Tournament while playing in Farmington.
Minnesota opens its second season on Oct. 30 at Minnesota State — Mankato. The Gophers first home game is Nov. 5, as they host Harvard in the opening game of the All-American East-West Challenge.
The Gophers men’s cross country team won the Minnesota Octoberfast meet held at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul with 31 points. Iowa finished second with 45 points and Drake took 3rd with 52 points.
Freshman Joe Corr captured the title with a time of 25:27.11 to lead the Gophers in the meet. Iowa’s Stetson Steele finished second with a time of 25:33.14.
Other Gophers finishers include junior Eric Pierce in 25:36.29 (third), junior Josh Brang in 26:27.23 (eighth), junior Mike Stoick in 26:28.06 (ninth) and junior Jeremy Polson 26:29.00 (10th).

Drop the puck
The WCHA announced that season ticket packages for the 1999 WCHA Final Five at the Target Center will go on sale to the public today. The tournament is scheduled for March 18-20, 1999.
Ticket packages include tickets for all five tournament sessions and are priced at $76.25 per person. Ticket packages may be purchased at the Target Center ticket office, any Ticketmaster location, or by calling Ticketmaster at (612) 989-5151.
Gophers on the tube
The Oct. 31 Gophers football game vs. defending national champion Michigan will be nationally televised on ESPN. As a result, the game will begin at 11:10 a.m., instead of 1:30 p.m. as originally scheduled.