MINNESOTA SPORTS BRIEFS: Stanley Cup on display tonight in Winona
WINONA - The National Hockey League's Stanley Cup is making its first-ever trip to Winona this afternoon on the St. Mary's University campus.
Chicago Blackhawks CEO and President John McDonough is bringing the cup to his alma mater. McDonough is a 1975 St. Mary's graduate and will be the speaker at a 4:30 p.m. rally. Around 200 people will have a chance to get their picture taken with the Stanley Cup in Winona. There's also a public viewing opportunity this evening (5-7pm).
Former Twins pitcher R.A. Dickey will take on his old team tonight when the Toronto Blue Jays invade Target Field. Dickey pitched in 35 games for the Twins in the 2009 season before the team let him leave via free agency the following off-season. He went on to win the 2012 National League Cy Young Award with the Mets. Dickey was traded to the Jays in the offseason and has struggled at times with his knuckleball this season. He is 11-and-12 with a 4.30 earned run average. He'll go against another former Met in Mike Pelfrey. The right-hander is 5-10 this season with a 4.86 ERA. He has pitched better of late. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.