TORONTO — Sidney Crosby has been surrounded by the best hockey players on the planet at the World Cup of Hockey, and still seems as if he is in a class by himself.
"He's probably the best player of our generation," Canada goaltender Carey Price said.
The Pittsburgh Penguins superstar has a World Cup-high nine points — two more than anyone else — and is within a win of adding another accomplishment to his Hockey Hall of Fame-ready resume. Canada will play Team Europe in Game 2 on Thursday night, leading the best-of-three series 1-0.
The eight-nation European team has been led lately by Tomas Tatar, who scored his team's only goal in a 3-1 loss Tuesday night. The Slovakian forward scored twice, including the game-winner, in a 3-2 overtime victory over Sweden in the semifinals on Sunday.
Tatar, who plays for the Detroit Red Wings, acknowledged he is inspired by Crosby's greatness. And he knows slowing Crosby down is a key to forcing a Game 3 on Saturday night.
"I'm not saying one guy should be standing by him, but we should be always aware of where he is on the ice," Tatar said.
Carp’s Legacy 5K on Oct. 1
FARMINGTON — Carp’s Legacy 5K road race will be held in memory of Chris “Carpy” Carpenter, who died last year at the age of 55 as a result of an accident.
The road race will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Farmington High School at 11 a.m.
Runners may register online at https://www.runreg.com/carps-legacy-5k. The cost is $35 for adults (13 and older) and $20 for children ages 4 to 12. Online registration deadline is Friday at noon.
Proceeds will benefit the Chris Carpenter Scholarship Fund, which seeks to assist students with the financial assistance needed and an expressed interest in pursuing a psychology/behavior health degree. You may make a donation to the scholarship online at the above website or send a check, made out to Trustee of Trust Funds — Town of Farmington, to Trustee of Trust Funds, 365 Main St., Farmington, NH 03835.
UNH Lacrosse golf tournament
BARRINGTON — The University of New Hampshire men’s lacrosse team has registrations now open for its annual golf tournament and fundraiser scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, to be held at Nippo Lake Golf Club. All funds raised from this event will go directly to the team to help cover equipment and travel expenses.
Hosted by the Friends of UNH Lacrosse, tee time is set to start at 8 a.m. Sponsorships are available at four different levels: Platinum ($5,000), Gold ($2,500), Cart ($1,000), and Tee sponsor ($200). Individual golfers wishing to play can purchase a round for $135 and a foursome wishing to play can purchase a round for $500.
For more information regarding the event, email head coach Ben Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register please visit www.https://birdeasepro.com/Event/Register/4200
Somersworth seeks freshman basketball coach
SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School is seeking a volunteer freshman boys basketball coach. Interested applicants should contact Steve Hodsdon at Shodsdon@sau56.org or 603-692-2431, x-1316.
— Staff and Wire reports