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Hockey

  • Former Waterloo Black Hawks standout Brock Boeser is a finalist for the National Hockey League's Calder Trophy presented each season to the league's rookie of the year.

In his first full season with the Vancouver Canucks, Boeser finished second among rookies in goals (29) and fifth in points (55) despite missing the final 16 games with a back injury.

Boeser, from Burnsville, Minn., played for Waterloo in 2014-15 and led the Black Hawks with 35 goals and 68 points. He also won an NCAA championship at North Dakota in 2016.

  • The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls has formed a new basketball team aimed at building values alongside athleticism. 

The Waterloo Salvation consists of varsity level players from the Waterloo area who are members of the Salvation Army Youth Center. The team, which has already started play and went 4-0 in its most recent tournament, will play through August throughout Iowa and in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

For more information or to support the new program, call (319) 235-9358.

Track and field

  • Northern Iowa senior Sarah Pate earned Missouri Valley Conference Field Athlete of the Week honors Tuesday.

Pate posted her second win of the season in the hammer throw at Missouri's Tom Botts Invite, breaking the UNI school record with a mark of 207 feet, 2 inches. She leads the MVC in the event and ranks 12th in the NCAA West Region.

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