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Event for the whole family

BURTON — On May 10 from noon-3 p.m. the IMA Brookwood Golf Club, 6045 Davison Rd., is hosting a Family Fun Day. There will also be free golf lessons, a putting green course, chipping and bunker station, a bounce house and a fit and fun zone.

“We added a morning session for YouthQuest to accommodate all of the kids that wanted to participate in the day’s event,” said IMA Brookwood Director of Instruction and Player Development Joe Simpson. Details: 810-249-7060 or www.brookwoodgolfclub.com. — M.S.

Golf outing on the slate

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek Athletic Boosters will host their 16th Annual Golf Outing at Genesee Valley Meadows on Sat., May 17. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Four-person, or two-person teams, all ages welcome. Entry fee is $60 per person, includes 18 holes of golf with cart, hot dogs at the turn, prizes, and appetizers after the tournament. The field is limited to a maximum of 32 teams. Pre-registration only. Details: www.swcrk.org. – L.P.

Detroit Lions youth camp set

GRAND BLANC – The annual Detroit Lions Summer Football Camp will be held June 19-20 at Grand Blanc High from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The non-contact, fundamentals camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-14 and designed to improve beginning, intermediate or advanced skill levels. Participants are grouped based on age and skill level and instructed by a coaching staff comprised of professional educators from the collegiate and high school ranks. The camp is limited to the first 70 participants who register.

Details: www.DetroitLions.com/youthfootball, or call 313-262-2248. – D.N.

FJGA deadline Sunday

BURTON – The registration deadline for the Flint Junior Golf Association is this Sunday, May 11. Boys and girls ages 8-18 can register on-line at www.fjga.org. – D.N.

Hockey programs available

FLINT — Iceland Arena will host its Fourth Annual Alumni Hockey Tournament May 9-11. Period lengths are 13, 13 and 14 minutes, cost is $650 per team and games will be played under the USA Hockey Rules. Divisions available include 18-30 and 30-and-over and each squad is guaranteed three games.

Iceland is also offering a Pucks and Balls Tournament on May 16-17 featuring hockey games Friday night and Saturday morning followed by a golf scramble starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Flushing Country Club. Cost is $700 per squad, divisions are 21 and over and 35-andover and teams must have three foursomes. There is also a cookout on Saturday night. Details: 810-635-8487 or fax 810-635-9313. — M.S.

Warriors ousted in semifinals

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The Michigan Warriors’ season came to an end last weekend in a pair of losses to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the North American Hockey League semifinals. The top-seeded Ice Dogs won, 3-1, Friday night and 3-0 Saturday night to sweep the best-of-3 series and advance to the Robertson Cup finals.

On Friday, Fairbanks scored three goals in a 6:03 span of the first period to take the opener. Jake Hopfner scored his first goal of the playoffs at 10:30 of the third period for Michigan. Trevor Gorsuch made 32 saves but suffered his first loss of the playoffs.

On Saturday, the Warriors had just 21 shots on goal in the season-ending defeat. Gorsuch had 31 saves.

Michigan went 30-20-10 to finish second in the NAHL’s North Division but swept the Janesville Jets in the first round and ousted the Port Huron Fighting Falcons 3-1 in the bestof 5 divisional finals to reach the Robertson Cup semifinals. Fairbanks will play the Austin Bruins in the finals this weekend. – D.N.


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