Local registration for national event now open
DETROIT — On Feb. 22 at Calihan Hall the University of Detroit Mercy is hosting its annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day starting at 10 a.m for girls 6-13 years old and there is no charge. The format for this event will feature UDM varsity athletes from almost every team hosting sports and skills clinics with a hands-on approach. All attendees will then go to UDM’s women’s basketball game against Wright State at 2 p.m. and participate in a halftime presentation alongside the UDM cheer and dance squads. There will be a free bag lunch provided for athletes, as well. Details: 313-993- 1700 or jonathan. firstname.lastname@example.org. — M.S.
Lumberjacks blasted by Junior Gens
FLINT TWP. — On Sunday the Flint Junior Generals of the North American Tier II Hockey League dominated the Cleveland Lumberjacks 7-0 on their home ice at Iceland Arena. Flint scored four goals in the first period and two more in the second as Mark McGee opened the offense unassisted just 64 seconds into the game. Nicholas Gnagni and Jacob Lainesse then scored for the Junior Gens at 10:15 and 10:51 before Lapeer’s Jacob Drinkard connected at 11:38 on passes by Brit Brothen and Justin Fisher.
In the second Zach Koonce came through for Flint at 10:15 with help from Conor Durgan and Austin Fletcher, setting up Brett Lepek’s powerplay goal at 15:14 with help from Koonce and Gnagni. Koonce then capped off the scoring for the Junior Gens at 19:57 of the third on assists by Fletcher and Durgan.
Flint also beat Cleveland 4-2 at home last Saturday and was 34-3-2 heading into tomorrow’s home game against the Toledo Cherokee. — M.S.
Area product now in NCAA
RICHMOND, KY. — After starting his collegiate career at Columbus State Community College, Carman- Ainsworth grad Glenn Cosey has moved on to become a 6-foot, 182 lb. senior guard at Eastern Kentucky University. Currently, Cosey has started all eight league games for EKU, 14-7 overall, 5-3 Ohio Valley Conference, and is averaging 19.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game with 10 steals and 34 assists. Highlights for the former Cav include scoring 24 points with four rebounds and four assists on Jan. 25 in an 84- 81 loss to Belmont University and on Jan. 23 in Nashville, Tennessee, Cosey went 9-for-15 from the floor to score 24 points with six rebounds and five assists in a 94-78 win against Tennessee State University. Cosey also gave a 17-point performance on Jan. 15 in a 60-56 win over Jacksonville State University.
The Colonels next take the court today at home against The University of Tennessee-Martin. — M.S.
Prospects hockey tourney coming up
TROY — The North American Hockey League is holding its Top Prospects Tournament on Feb. 17-18 at the Troy Sports Center, 1819 E. Big Beaver Road. This event is designed to give players more exposure to professional and college hockey scouts and will include a 20-player team from each of the NAHL’s divisions (North, South, Central and Midwest). The US National Under-17 team and a squad made up of top players that are eligible for the 2014 National Hockey League entry draft will compete at this event, as well. This event is now in its seventh year and is expected to draw over 200 scouts. Details: www.nahl.com. — M.S.