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Oklahoma scene: City council to honor pro hockey player Matt Donovan

The New York Islanders prospect is the first NHL player born, raised and trained in Oklahoma.
From Staff Reports Published: July 30, 2012

New York Islanders prospect Matt Donovan will be recognized by the Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday for his achievements in hockey. Donovan, an Edmond native, is the first player born, raised and trained in Oklahoma to play in the National Hockey League.

The defenseman spent most of last season playing for the Islanders' top minor-pro team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. But Donovan was called up by the Isles for three games near the end of the regular season. He could be a candidate to make the Islanders' roster out of training camp this fall.

Donovan ranked fourth among AHL defensemen in scoring last season with 10 goals and 45 points in 72 games. He was drafted by New York after a stellar career at the University of Denver.


Jim Wade Stadium on the Oklahoma City University campus will host the American Legion Majors State Baseball Tournament. The double-elimination tournament, which features some of the state's top high school-aged players, begins 10 a.m. Tuesday and runs through Sunday.

Games on Tuesday have defending state champion Ada playing Stillwater at 10; Edmond Sandlot playing Oklahoma City Brassfield at 1 p.m.; Durant vs. the Oklahoma City Bulls at 5; and Bartlesville facing Lawton at 8. Ardmore, Three Rivers and the Oklahoma Outlaws are also in the tournament, but those teams do not play until Wednesday.

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