Just one week after the reported departure of forwards Darion Clark and Malik Martin and a day after the two-year contract extension of head coach Andy Enfield, redshirt junior guard Katin Reinhardt became the next Trojan to depart USC, making an announcement on Twitter on Monday.On Tuesday, head coach Andy Enfield officially granted releases to all three players.Originally a transfer from UNLV, Reinhardt, a former four-star prospect, was ranked as the 47th best prospect in the nation in 2012, earning a 94 scout ranking thanks to his shooting capabilities.During his freshman year with the Runnin’ Rebels, Reinhardt averaged a healthy 29.2 minutes, 10.1 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 35.8 percent from the floor and 89.2 percent from the line. In an interview with CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb, Reinhardt said he left UNLV due to his reduced role on the offense and lack of ball handling.“Everybody thinks I want to be a point guard — that isn’t true. [Former UNLV head coach Dave Rice] just said I would play mainly off the ball, and I am just not comfortable that way,” Reinhardt said three years ago. “I averaged three assists a game because I like to pass and can pass and I need to have the ball in order to create, not just stand in the corner or run off screens. I’m not that type of player.”Unfortunately for the Men of Troy, Reinhardt’s primarily shooting role was not good enough, with the former Mater Dei guard transferring.Considering that sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin and junior guard Julian Jacobs accounted for 65 percent of USC’s 504 assists, Reinhardt was understandably displeased with his 48 assists last season.Not to mention, the 6-foot-6 guard averaged the least amount of minutes in his college career so far, dropping from 29.2 to 26.9 due to sophomore guard Elijah Stewart’s increased role in the offense.Simply put, though, Stewart’s superior 3-point accuracy and per-minute rebounding totals earned him the starting job down the stretch after losing it to Reinhardt midseason. With 26.4 minutes per game, Stewart shot 42.9 percent from 3-point range and 45 percent overall in his final nine games as compared to Reinhardt’s 37.3 and 33.3 percent, respectively.Reinhardt, a potent scorer with 11.4 points per game and a 44.4 percent shooting percentage in his final season with USC, is fitted to a role which Jacobs and McLaughlin already fill.Expected to receive numerous offers with other Division I schools, Reinhardt has a lot to offer: a sweet shooting stroke, postseason experience and very much improved clamp-down defense which the Trojans will certainly miss in 2016.
Coyle entered Thursday’s contest with three goals and an assist from the Bruins’ first-round series win over Toronto, but his first contribution to Game 1 against Columbus was a turnover inside the Bruins’ zone that led to the first of two Blue Jackets goals in a 13-second span. Those Columbus goals flipped the momentum in the game, giving the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead midway through the third period.Not to be discouraged by his miscue, Coyle reversed his team’s fortunes once again. With under five minutes left in regulation, Coyle received a cross-ice pass from Marcus Johansson and ripped a one-timer past Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to tie the game up.In overtime, Johansson and Coyle combined once again. Just over five minutes into the extra frame, the Bruins quickly broke out of their own zone and, after making four passes to find Coyle in front of goal, the 27-year-old poked the puck into the Columbus net for the winner. In addition to giving his team the first victory of the series, Coyle made a bit of history with his pair of goals. The Boston area native joined Patrice Bergeron as the only Bruins to score a game-tying goal in the final five regulation minutes of a playoff game before also notching the overtime winner.Charlie Coyle is the second player in @NHLBruins history score a tying goal in the final five minutes of regulation and the overtime winner in a playoff game.He joined Patrice Bergeron in #Game7 of the 2013 Conference Quarterfinals (5-4 OT W vs. TOR). #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/4cqkQhp7l7— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 26, 2019Coyle and the Bruins face the Blue Jackets in Game 3 on Saturday. Rarely does a player get to be the goat and the hero on the same night, but that’s exactly what happened to Charlie Coyle on Thursday.The Bruins center was directly responsible for a goal against before scoring his Boston’s final two goals in its 3-2 overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their second-round series. Coyle’s rollercoaster game embodied the Bruins’ night, as Boston exchanged leads with the Blue Jackets until cementing the victory in the extra frame.
MASON CITY — Two people from Rochester Minnesota have been charged after allegedly damaging property and stealing money from coin machines at several car washes around the area in August and September. 39-year-old Danielle Minea and 41-year-old Kyle Kuchenmeister are facing charges of ongoing criminal conduct, second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree theft. Mason City police chief Jeff Brinkley in a written release thanked members of the public who shared information with investigating authorities about the identity of the suspects.