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Collegiate hockey tourney here

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint is hosting the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference Tournament today through Saturday at the Perani Event Center and Iceland Arena. Also participating are Kettering University, Lawrence Tech, Detroit Mercy, Jackson Community College, Muskegon CC and Lake Superior State. Games start at both venues today at 8 p.m., general admission is $5 and kids get in free. You can also get free admission with a student ID, all proceeds go to the MCHC to cover event costs and this is the first year this tourney is operating under a red/blue division format. Details: 810-635- 8487, www.flinticeland.com or www.peraniarena.com. — M.S.

Crim set to celebrate 35th anniversary

FLINT — The Crim Festival of Races will mark its 35th year this August when the race hits the bricks of Saginaw Street. Online registration is open until April 1 with the online fee waived for all meeting the early deadline. Details: www.crim.org — L.P.

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.

‘Road’ warriors lose a pair

JANESVILLE, Wis. — The Michigan Warriors class A junior hockey team was outmaneuvered by the Jets last Saturday in a North American Hockey League contest 5-1, going down, 4-0, until 13:25 of the second period when Ryan Green connected on a power play opportunity with help from Andrew Kolb and Scott Henegar to break the scoring drought. Having been outshot 24-17 on the night, including 7-5 in the first and 12-7 in the second, clocking the loss in net for Michigan was Brach Tiller with 19 saves. Last Friday, these two teams kicked off this two-game showdown with a matchup that went all the way to a shootout before Janesville was able to pocket the 1-0 decision. Between the pipes Robert Tadazak had 34 saves on just as many attempts while the Warriors were held without a shot in overtime. Now 44 games into the 2010-11 season, Michigan is 26-13-5 with 57 points, tying them for third place in the North Division with Traverse City (28-14-1) and Motor City (28-16-1) behind St. Louis with 70 points (33-11-4) and Janesville (30-14-3) with 63 points. — M.S.

Concussion in Sports: What You Need To Know

ONLINE — Sports-related concussion in high school sports can be serious or even lifethreatening situations if not managed correctly. The National Federation of State High School Associations and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have teamed up to provide information and resources to help educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports. Mick Koester M.D., ATC, Chair of the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and Director of the Slocum Sports Concussion in Eugene, Oregon moderates the course. The course helps understand the impact sportsrelated concussion can have on players, how to recognize a suspected concussion, the proper protocols to manage a suspected concussion, and steps to help players return to play safely after experiencing a concussion. — L.P.

8-man flag football on tap

OXFORD — An 8-man flag football tournament has been slated for April 9. The adultonly double elimination tournament costs $120 per team. Second game on requires a $35 ref fee. Deadline to enter is March 28. Details: Rod at 1-248-627-4815. — L.P.

Metal Bat World Series

STRUTHERS, OH. — The 2011 CABA 18U Metal Bat World Series will take place July 17- 24 at the Bob Cene baseball complex in Struthers, Ohio.Teams can find information at cababaseball.com or contact Ken Quinn 330- 770-7157. — L.P.

Crim set to celebrate 35th anniversary

FLINT — The Crim Festival of Races will mark its 35th year this August when the race hits the bricks of Saginaw Street. Online registration is open until April 1 with the online fee waived for all meeting the early deadline. Details: www.crim.org — L.P.

3-on-3 hoops returns to Burton

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.

Burton 5k race returns to city

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.runburton.com. — M.S.


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