Mite Tourney set for March 4-6
FLINT — The 28th Annual EMHA Mite hockey tournament has been booked for March 4-6 at Iceland Arenas. Divisions include Mite AA, Mite A, Mite B, Mini-Mite and Cross-Ice. Teams are guaranteed four games, there is no gate admission and no curfews. Championship team and all finalists will receive awards and MVP awards and tournament gifts are provided. This is a USA Hockey and MAHA sanctioned tournament. Cost is $875 per team and must be paid by Feb. 1, $895 after Feb. 1. Final registration deadline is Feb. 14. Details: Jim Hammond, 810-287-9931. — L.P.
Junior A hockey update
DETROIT— Lapeer’s Robert Tadazak led the North American Hockey League’s Michigan Warriors Class A Junior hockey team into the Kennedy Main Arena last Saturday to face the Motor City Metal Jackets, swatting aside 29 of the 31 shots sent his way en route to a 5-2 victory.
Posting goals for the Warriors was Ryan Green, Brad Chapman, Justin Hoomaian, Brad Chapman and Martin Gruse on assists by Scott Henegar (2), Kevin Gibson (2), AJ White (2), Andrew Kolb, Michael Szuma, Brandon Boetler and Chris Eckler.
Last Friday, Michigan and Motor City started this two-game-affair with a much more tightly contested matchup that was scoreless at the end of the first period before the Warriors struck twice in the second and then held on for the 2-0 win. Tickling the twine for Michigan was Andrew Kolb at 6:21 on the Henegar pass followed by Gruse at 13:20 unassisted. In goal Tadazak stopped all 33 shots he faced to earn the decision. With these victories the Warriors are now 22-12-4 for 48 points, placing them fourth in the nine-team North Division behind St. Louis at 29-9-4 (62), Janesville at 26-11-3 (55) and Traverse City with a mark of 24-12- 1 (49). Michigan is at Traverse City tomorrow at 7:05 p.m and hosts Chicago on Feb. 11 at the Perani Arena and Event Center at 7 p.m. — M.S.
Special film commemorates figure skating tragedy
FLINT — The U.S. Figure Skating Association is releasing the film “Rise” as a one-night-only event in theaters nationwide on Feb. 17, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed the U.S. World Figure Skating Team on Feb. 15, 1961. The tragedy, which initially devastated the sport, has now become a symbol of hope as it has launched the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund, which continues to help both start and maintain the careers of today’s most well-known skaters so they can pursue their dreams. Proceeds will benefit the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund.
Ice legends Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano and Michelle Kwan serve as the storytellers for the film, and Evan Lysacek has signed on as the spokesperson.
The event will be broadcast live from the Best Buy Theater in New York City’s Times Square to over 500 movie theaters nationwide at 8 p.m. Pre-show features will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Locally, the film will be shown at Showcase Cinemas Flint West, 1591 S. Graham Rd. — D.N.
Macker returns with new date
BURTON — The annual Gus Macker 3-on- 3 basketball tournament has been moved to June 25-26 at the Courtland Center Mall parking lot area. This is the fifth year for the Macker in Burton and the organizing committee is seeking sponsors, volunteers and vendor help. To sign up for this year’s tournament log on to www.macker.com. To volunteer contact 810-743-1500. — L.P.
Time to hit the links
BURTON — The IMA Brookwood Golf Club, 6045 Davison Rd., is hosting its sixth annual Wine, Women and Chocolate event on Feb. 12 from 1-6 p.m. and a $50 advanced registration is required. Offerings include a 5k snowshoe, cross country ski and walking course featuring hospitality tents with hot chocolate, coffee, tea, cookies, fruit, soup, chocolate and wine. Participants must be 21 and wine tasting begins at 2 p.m. Also available is a Women’s Warm Up from 9-11 a.m. for $20 that is open to women of all ages. Details: email@example.com or 810-249-7060. — M.S.
On your mark, get set, go
BURTON— The Burton 5k Run and Walk has been scheduled in association with the Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, and starts at Atherton High School, where the event was previously held from 1997-2004. Details: 810-743-1500 or www.burtonmi.com. — M.S.
Boxing show scheduled Feb. 19 at Davison VFW Post
DAVISON — The Davison Wells Boxing Club will host a boxing show Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Davison VFW Post, 9474 Lapeer Rd. The 18-bout card will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance until Feb. 15, then $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the club room, 810-658-9069, or from Arnie Wells, 810-653-2806. — D.N.
In the final stretch
SWARTZ CREEK — Sports Creek Raceway offers live harness racing Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. until February 6.
Sports Creek also offers simulcasting seven days a week, noon until midnight. Details: www.sportscreek.com — L.P.
Grand Blanc Lanes
Carman-Ainsworth 18, Powers Catholic 12
Quinton Burnett 231, 211 442
DJ Darlen 222, 172 394
Parker Zellar 188, 171 359
Tony Miller 178, 128 306
Cameron Wright 149, 131 280
Lawerence Royster (P) 201, 266 467
Kellen Riker (P) 213, 163 376
Jared Swanson (P) 157, 177 334
Carman-Ainsworth 24, Powers Catholic 6
Quinsha Burnett 197, 170 367
Kenzey Lord 211, 147 358
Shance Tyler 176, 169 345
Jessie Teeples 139, 193 332
Kassidy Lord 136, 151 287
Angela DiPonio (P) 207, 188 395
Lauren Coney (P) 153, 172 325
Caoilinn Murphy (P) 171, 138 309 — E.H.