Former Duluth East high school hockey centerman Dominic Toninato scored the game-winning goal for the Winnipeg Jets in a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in a National Hockey League North Division semifinal round best-of-seven series opener at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Wednesday night.
Veteran Jets coach Paul Maurice praised Toninato in a Winnipeg Sun game story afterwards: “You get to know a guy over the time that we spent and part of it is that in the games that he played, his decisions were always really, really good. Real good IQ. The other coaches were very strong that Dominic’s work here meant he was most ready to play in the game we anticipated tonight would be like. They pushed hard for it and they were right. He scored the game-winning goal, but his game was right. His game was right, and that line (with Nate Thompson and Trevor Lewis) was very good.”
. . .
Former Duluth Denfeld teacher and boy’s basketball coach Tom Stone, 82, fired a sizzling 75 for the Gerard’s Saints in the Jim Smart Senior League at Enger Golf Course last Thursday morning. Several legendary alumni from Morgan Park, Duluth Central, Duluth Denfeld and Duluth East high schools participate in the 16-team league.