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Mixed doubles will be part of the Olympic Games for the first time, and Team USA will be finalized in Minnesota.
In March, she was diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time in eight years.
An announced crowd of 6,762 turned out for a live, afternoon prelude to Saturday's main event at Canterbury Park: Kentucky Derby Day.
The 23 players selected will prepare in Tampa for the 2018 Games.
New Olympic women's hockey coach Robb Stauber wants his players to think creatively. "It's not about what we currently know. It's about what we're willing to learn," he said.
A Medina resident, former Gophers goalie Robb Stauber inherits a program striving to get back to the top of the Olympic podium.
"I don't want it to be a story,'' he said. "My goal is not to beat the Minnesota Wild for me. My goal is for us as a group to keep getting better, and keep seeing what we're capable of.''
Stastny, who has been out since March 21 because of a foot injury, practiced on the Blues' top line with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz on Friday.
Wednesday's 2-0 triumph was only a tiny step for the Wild, one that turned a 3-0 series deficit into a 3-1 hole. And matching that effort in Game 5, Bruce Boudreau said, won't cut it.
Coach Bruce Boudreau wanted players to do anything other than obsess over the task they face in their first-round playoff series against St. Louis.