Komets goaltender Nick Boucher is not among the five finalists for CHL MVP.
On the ballot are forwards Bruce Graham of Allen, Shawn Limpright of Rapid City, Brandon Marino of Quad City, Matt Robinson of Wichita and Todd Robinson of Evansville – all of whom are in the top 24 in CHL scoring.
Boucher leads all goalies in games played (44), victories (29) and shutouts (three), and hes third in goals-against average (2.35) and sixth in save percentage (.922).
Players were nominated by their teams, but the CHLs front office determined the finalists.
Boucher is a finalist for most outstanding goaltender and Frankie DeAngelis is a finalist for most outstanding defenseman.
Meanwhile, the Komets Legends lineup for Saturdays game against Red Wings Alumni now includes Eddie Long, Bobby McNeil, Doug Teskey, Dale Baldwin, Dave Norris, Adam Lewis, Chad Dameworth, Dustin Virag, Konstantin Shafranov, Kelly Hurd, Kevin Bertram and Steve Fletcher.
The Red Wings are still finalizing their roster for the 5 p.m. game. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. game between the Komets and Evansville will be good for both.
Texas’ Darvish strong in debut
Yu Darvish struck out three in two scoreless innings and made a run-saving play in his spring training debut during the Texas Rangers 6-2 win over a split squad of San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz. The Rangers spent more than $107 million this winter to land the 6-foot-5 right-hander.
IU to participate in Legends Classic
The Indiana mens basketball team will participate in the 2012 Legends Classic. The championship rounds will take place Nov. 19-20 at Brooklyns Barclays Center. Georgetown, UCLA and Georgia join Indiana as home teams for regional games Nov. 11-15.
Hoyas capture Big East opener
Henry Sims and Otto Porter each scored 20 points to lead No. 13 Georgetown to a 64-52 victory over Pittsburgh in the second round of the Big East tournament in New York.
Irish add 2nd commitment
Jacob Matuska of Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio, became Notre Dames second oral commitment for the class of 2013, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Matuska can play tight end, defensive end or linebacker. He joins Michigan lineman Steve Elmer as 2013 commitments.
Musher keeps lead
Musher Aliy Zirkle is maintaining her lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 41-year-old veteran Iditarod musher arrived at the checkpoint in the village of Takotna late Tuesday, followed about a half-hour later by defending champion John Baker. Mitch Seavey, the 2004 champion, arrived on Bakers heels.
Tourney in town this weekend
Almost 500 tennis players from Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio will compete for the United States Tennis Association Combo Doubles and Senior Mixed Doubles Midwest Championship Friday through Sunday at Wildwood Racquet Club and Pine Ridge Racquet and Fitness Club. Four Combo Doubles teams that won the Fort Wayne Local League will compete at the Championships at Wildwood.