SPORTSBRIEFING

Mud bog on Sunday

LISBON — A Tri-County 4-Wheeler mud bog will be held at noon Sunday at the club grounds on Scroggs Road.

East tops West

MINGO JUNCTION — The West scored in each of the final five innings, en route to a 14-2 victory over the East in the Eastern District All-Star Game on Tuesday at Muth Field.

“It was a lot of fun,” Catholic Central head coach Don Young said. “It was nice to see the guys play today. They know the names, but they may not have met before. It is special that they were able to come together and play today. It was a good time.”

The East struck first, and the game was tied at 2-all after four innings, but the West scored the final 12 runs of the game.

“We were short on arms,” Young said. “They have a bunch of good players over there. We were missing some firepower.”

The East was missing several players due to their high schools playing in the regional tournament later this week. Missing for the East were St. Clairsville’s Dustin Carrothers, Peyton Drake, Jakob Jarvis and Matthew Busby, as well as Toronto’s Kobe Herrick, Nick Sninchak and Nate Karaffa.

The last helmetless shift?

BOSTON (AP) — Torey Krug worried afterward that his pregnant wife would not really like him flying down the ice and delivering a bone-jarring hit without a helmet on.

There wasn’t anything he could do about it now.

Krug provided a signature moment of the Boston Bruins’ 4-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night. After getting his helmet ripped off in a tussle with David Perron he raced 150 feet down the ice seconds later and absolutely drilled Robert Thomas with an open-ice body check.

He stared down St. Louis goaltender Jordan Binnington, then quietly skated away.

“He actually came back to the bench and sat beside me and he was looking pretty serious,” teammate Jake DeBrusk said Tuesday. “I was kind of laughing at him because, ‘Oh my God, did you just realize what you just did out there?'”

The hit fired up the bench and the raucous crowd though it could be the last time a play like that ever happens. NHL general managers have endorsed a proposal that would require a player without a helmet to go to the bench instead of finishing his shift. The NHL Board of Governors has not yet voted on it.

“I’m sure my coach and my GM were hoping that I would just get off the ice at that point,” Krug said. “But that’s hockey.”

Krug’s old-school look flying down the ice with his lid still on the ice is a rare sight in the NHL, which put in a grandfathered helmet rule in 1979 and recently did the same with visors. Krug said first and foremost players need to take care of their heads, though with the Stanley Cup on the line, it wasn’t really on his mind.

He was angry. And you wouldn’t like Krug when he’s angry.

“I was battling with their guy in front, got up without a helmet and wasn’t too happy about it,” Krug said. “Just came down the ice and had a chance to make a hockey hit. And it turned out to be a good one. So it was big. Hopefully it gave the guys a boost on the bench, and the crowd obviously liked it.”

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