POWER athletes in the news: Cullen extends career; Wentz returns home


While so many Sanford POWER school-aged athletes are working hard to prepare for their upcoming seasons, a couple elite POWER athletes – Matt Cullen and Carson Wentz – are making national headlines.

Three-time Stanley Cup champion Matt Cullen re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins to extend his remarkable career. He’ll again be the oldest player in the NHL this season at 41 going on 42. The former Moorhead High star is among only 18 players ever to have appeared in more than 1,500 career games. Read more on Cullen’s return in The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.

Meanwhile, newly minted Super Bowl champion Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles recently returned to his hometown of Bismarck to speak to some young athletes at the POWER Center. Wentz trained with Bismarck’s POWER lead Mike Salwei when he was in high school.

The quarterback told the media that for as much as he loves Philly, there’s something extra special about coming back to North Dakota. KFYR-TV has the story.