UMD's Connolly Rained Out at Twins Game

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Mark Connolly

UMD's Connolly Rained Out at Twins Game

May 11, 2012 Updated May 11, 2012 at 9:53 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Former UMD Bulldogs captain Jack Connolly was set to throw the ceremonial first pitch at Friday night's Minnesota Twins game, but the 2012 Hobey Baker recipient was rained out at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Connolly was introduced on the field before the scheduled start along with UMD head men's hockey coach Scott Sandelin, but inclement weather moved in before he was able to take the mound.

The Duluth Marshall graduate played in a school-record 166 consecutive games, scoring 197 points during his time as Bulldog.

He was named the 2012 Hobey Baker winner following the season, and he also became only UMD's second-ever three-time All-American selection.

Connolly was also named this season as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association player of the year, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner, and the 2012 Premier player of men's college hockey.

He signed on April 13 a professional contract with Färjestad BK, a member of the Elitserien, or Swedish Elite League.

Pictures seen associated with this report are courtesy of Jack's father, Mark, who was with him Friday night at Target Field.

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