Sports Digest

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rhea helps Beavers snap nine-game losing streak

JUNEAU - Oregon State University freshman Talisa Rhea scored a team-high 14 points Saturday in a 55-54 win over Southern California.

Rhea, a 2007 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, made four 3-pointers in the win.

The victory snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Beavers (11-17, 4-13 Pac-10).

It was Rhea's 16th game scoring 10 or more points this season.

Oregon State will finish the regular season Saturday against Oregon.

JDHS upperclassmen win exhibition hockey game

JUNEAU - Junior and senior members of the Juneau-Douglas High School ice hockey team downed the freshmen and sophomores 5-2 on Sunday at Treadwell Arena.

The game served as a year-end exhibition match.

Two members of the Crimson Bears - Albert Svensson and Logan Miller - will represent Alaska in the Arctic Winter Games on March 9-15 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Penguins get Hossa from Atlanta at deadline

PITTSBURGH - Every time Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero analyzed his team, he came to the same conclusion. A huge missing piece was a forward talented enough to play on Sidney Crosby's line.

Shero took a major gamble to add that player, acquiring All-Star forward Marian Hossa from Atlanta in a deadline deal Tuesday that cost Pittsburgh forwards Colby Armstrong and Eric Christensen, a top prospect and a first-round draft pick.

With Toronto's Mats Sundin off the market after refusing to waive his no-trade clause, Hossa was the biggest name available. A five-time All-Star right wing, Hossa has 26 goals and 30 assists in 60 games after tying for sixth in the NHL with 100 points last season.

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