TORONTO (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave has died less than a week after being diagnosed with a brain bleed. He was 25.
Cave was placed in a medically induced coma Tuesday at a Toronto hospital, where he was taken after being admitted to a medical facility in Barrie, Ontario, the previous day. Cave underwent emergency surgery Tuesday to remove a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain.
The NHL club confirmed Cave’s death with a statement from his family.
Cave was acquired by the Oilers from the Bruins in January 2019. He played 44 games for Edmonton and scored once in 11 contests for the Oilers this season, spending most of his time with the team’s AHL affiliate at Bakersfield.
COLLEGE HOCKEY-HOBEY BAKER AWARD
UNDATED (AP) — Minnesota Duluth defenseman Scott Perunovich has won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as college hockey’s top player, edging North Dakota forward Jordan Kawaguchi and Maine goalie Jeremy Swayman.
The junior from Hibbing, Minnesota, became the first defenseman to lead the National Collegiate Hockey Association in scoring, finishing with 40 points on six goals and 34 assists in 34 games.
Perunovich recently signed with the St. Louis Blues, who selected him in the second round of the 2018 NHL draft.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL-WOODS-ARIZONA STATE
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Portland State basketball transfer Holland “Boo Boo” Woods is headed home, announcing on Twitter that he’s going to play for Arizona State.
The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 17.7 points 5.2 assists and 2.5 as a junior last season. He earned first-team all-Big Sky honors and finished second in the conference in assists.
Woods played at Glendale Apollo High School before spending the past three seasons at Portland State.
He’ll have to sit out a season under NCAA transfer rules unless he is granted a waiver.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-OKLAHOMA STATE-GUNDY
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has apologized for his comments about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gundy said during a teleconference call Tuesday that he hoped to have the team return to its facilities May 1. His proposed timetable would have defied federal social-distancing guidelines and was quickly disputed by the university.
Athletic director Mike Holder also declined to back Gundy’s timeline, saying in a statement: “May 1 seems a little ambitious.”
Gundy said Saturday it was never his intention to offend anyone, adding that his first priority is and will always be the student-athletes and doing what is best for the program and the university.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The cancellation of this year’s College World Series because of the coronavirus pandemic isn’t hurting Omaha just economically. The eight-team tournament that decides the Division I baseball championship each June has long been a point of pride for the city of just under a half-million. Total attendance for the 15 games in 2019 was more than 330,000. Thousands more gather outside the stadium. The move to TD Ameritrade Park 10 years ago sparked development near the stadium. The event packs a $75 million economic impact each year.