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Cold, Wild and outdoors
Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold (second from left) and Fox Sports North’s (from left) Anthony LaPanta, Mike Dimond and Kevin Gorg bundled up for the RSN’s annual outdoor hockey game, part of Hockey Day Minnesota on Jan. 17, at Lake Phalen in St. Paul.

Trophy named for Dressler
SportsNet New York renamed the championship trophy for its SNY Invitational Presented by Time Warner Cable high school basketball tournament for Time Warner Cable exec Fred Dressler, who died in 2007. At the tourney Jan. 24, from left: SNY President Steve Raab; Dressler’s wife, Tricia; and Andy Heller, Turner Broadcasting president of domestic distribution.

Ivy Football honorees include Kraft
Kraft Group Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft (left), a Columbia alumnus, was one of eight honorees at the Ivy Football Association’s dinner Jan. 22 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Kraft was introduced by ESPN’s Chris Berman, a Brown alum.

Rodeo with a Whiskey Falls chaser
The band Whiskey Falls played after the World’s Toughest Rodeo stop at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis recently. From left: Josh Furlow of AEG Sports, Tommy Joe Lucia of Grit Rock Rodeo, Damon Johnson, Buck Johnson, Jac Sperling of Grit Rock, Seven Williams, Wally Brandt, Kevin Messenger of the arena and Joe Dlearo, the band’s tour manager.

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