Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby was selected to participate in the NHL All-Star Game, joining teammate Alex Ovechkin, who was named captain of the Metropolitan Division on Jan. 3, and coach Barry Trotz, who was named head coach for the Metropolitan Division on Sunday. The game will be played at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 28. This season marks Ovechkin's franchise-record ninth selection to the game (2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18) and the third-straight for Holtby, which is also a franchise record for goaltenders. Trotz will coach his second All-Star Game since joining Washington (2015-16). Additionally, Trotz worked as an assistant coach at the 2007 All-Star Game in Dallas. Capitals head equipment manager Brock Myles was named the Metropolitan equipment manager.

Varsity boys basketball


Smith, Quickley finalists for national player of year

Mount Saint Joseph forward Jalen Smith and John Carroll guard Immanuel Quickley on Wednesday were among the 25 senior finalists named for the Naismith Trophy Boys High School Player of the Year. Joining the Maryland-bound Smith are Moses Brown, a Terps center target, and former targets Devon Dotson, a Kansas guard signee, and Keldon Johnson, a wing who is headed to Kentucky with Quickley. Smith and Quickley also were nominated for the McDonald's All American Game on Wednesday. Annapolis guard Christian Jones (undecided), McDonogh guard Noah Locke (Florida) and John Carroll guard Montez Mathis (Rutgers) were among the state's other nominees for the prestigious senior showcase. Institute of Notre Dame guard Ja'Lyn Armstrong (LIU Post), St. Frances guard Nia Clouden (Michigan State), Manchester Valley guard Mackenzie DeWees (Quinnipiac), McDonogh guard Taleah Dixon (Loyola Maryland) and McDonogh guard Kayla Liles (Elon) were nominated for the girls game.

— Jonas Shaffer


Bel Air golfer Fry winsat Florida pro tournament

Matt Fry of Bel Air earned his first title on the Florida Professional Golf Tour. Fry won by seven strokes, capturing the fifth annual New Year's Open on the Magnolia course at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Fry shot 64-68—132, collecting $3,000 from the $9,500 purse. He eagled the par-5 10th hole and added 13 birdies and three bogeys over 36 holes. Fry bested a field of 27 golfers. The FPGT has two more tournaments this month: Monday-Tuesday, Legacy Classic, Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes, Longwood; and Jan. 27-28, Volusia County Open, Venetian Bay CC, New Smyrna Beach. The 12th season runs through April. For information on the tour, go to floridaprofessionalgolftour.org.

Major Arena Soccer League: Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela was named to the MASL Team of the Week. Vanzela stopped 17 of 20 shots in the Blast's overtime victory against the Harrisburg Heat this past weekend. The Blast travel to Syracuse on Friday to take on the Silver Knights at 7:05 p.m

Women' college volleyball: UMES coach Toby Rens resigned from his position Monday to accept the same job at Georgetown. Assistant coach Trevor Callarman will serve as the interim head coach while a national search is underway.

Men's college ice hockey: Stevenson had 10 players record a point as the Mustangs ended a six-game winless streak with a 4-1 victory over Canton.

Men's college golf: Maryland announced two signees to the program next fall in Dillon Brown and Will Koras (Loyola Blakefield). Koras played four years of golf and two years of football at Loyola. In 2016, he finished second in the MIAA Individual Tournament.

From Sun staff and news services