2010-12-09 / Sports

Sports Shorts

Local icers skate hard

WISCONSIN — The Michigan Mountain Cats Junior B Great Lakes Junior Hockey League team, which plays out of Ice Mountain in Burton, played a pair of games last Saturday and Sunday at the Central Wisconsin Saints, losing, 5-2 and 4-3, in a shootout. With Grand Blanc natives Anthony Gustanski, Brendan Olsen, Alec Olsen and Zackary Flanigan on the roster, scoring for the Mountain Cats in game one was Cameron Dimmitt and Kyle Parker and posting goals during regulation of game two was Zachary Collins twice on the powerplay and Dimmit unassisted. After a scoreless overtime period Collins, David Salazar, Dimmitt and Bryant Danielson all came up short for the Mountain Cats, while the Saints made good on two of their four offensive opportunities to pocket the victor y.

Now standing fourth in the GLJHL’s East division at 6-13-0-2 with 14 points, the Mountain Cats host the Michigan Ice Dogs Sunday before playing at Wooster Jan. 7-9. — M.S.

Iceland Arenas drop-in programs

FLINT — Adult pick-up hockey and Stick- N-Puck programs are available on a drop-in basis at Iceland Arena. Stick-N-Puck is for players ages 7-14, who must have their own helmet, skates and gloves. Cost is $8 and a signed waiver is required. Sessions are Sundays from 3-3:50 p.m. Adult pickup is Mondays and Wednesdays at various times and is intended for players ages 16 or older. Full equipment and signed waiver are required. Cost is $10, with goalies paying just $2. — L.P.

NAHL season heating up

FLINT — With their home games being played at the Perani Arena and Event Center and a roster bragging Lapeer goaltender Robert Tadazak, the North American Hockey League’s Michigan Warriors hosted Port Huron last Friday, winning, 8-2, after outshooting the Fighting Falcons, 39-22, including 19-6 in the first and 11-7 in the third. Thomas McEachern was the story for Michigan in this one, starting the game with goals at 6:29, 6:55 and 9:57 on assists from Martin Gruse, Patrick Gregory and Chris Eckler, setting the stage for Andrew Kolb scores at 14:51 of the first and 4:20 of the third on passes from Ryan Trenz and Scott Henegar, respectively.

Also lighting the lamp for the Warriors against Port Huron last Friday was Martin Gruse at 16:16 of the second with help from Robert Mantha and Kevin KIllian, Tyler Perpich scored for Michigan at 5:04 of the third on the Brad Chapman pass and rounding out the game’s offense at 6:07 of the final session was Patrick Gregory on the McEachern assist. Now sitting fourth in the NAHL’s eight-team North Division with 30 points at 14-8-2, the Warriors are at Springfield tomorrow and Saturday. — M.S.

Upcoming events of local note

FLINT — With the Holiday Dreams on Ice starring Johnny Wier figure skating event scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. and also featuring Ashley Wagner, Agnes Zawadski, Madison Chock, Greg Zuerlein, Madison and Keifer Hubbell, Hannah Miller and Arman Mahbanoozadeh, the Perani Arena and Event Center has several other events cominp up in the New Year, including the Xtreme Cage Fighting Championships Invasion 4 show on Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. With the doors opening at 7 p.m. and tickets costing $22, $27, $37 and $52, the event is actually called Invasion 2 and scheduled for Jan. 9 according to the XCC website and will feature over 20 live cage fights.

Details: www.xcclive.com or www.peraniarena.

com. — M.S.

Football training sessions offered in Auburn Hills

AUBURN HILLS — Training sessions for high school football players will be offered on Sundays beginning Jan. 30 at the Auburn Hills Sports Dome. The sessions are designed to prepare players for the 2011 season as well as for SPARQ, Michigan Preps and NUC testing protocols. Players will be taught drills and techniques used to prepare college seniors for the NFL combine. To register, go to www.coachjacksonspeed.com or contact Coach Jaime Jackson at 248-535-7404. — D.N.

Cold is Cool Passport

STATEWIDE — Fourth graders in the state are reminded that the Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport is available at 20 participating ski areas in the state. The program was established by the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association to give every fourth grader the opportunity to ski for free. Endorsed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, the program gives kids up to three free lift tickets or trail passes. Details: www.goskimichigan.com or call MSIA at 248-620-4448. — L.P.

Real time info. available

STATEWIDE — Deer hunters wanting the most up-to-date details on the 2010 deer hunting season can take advantage of a new website created by a joint venture with the DNRE and Michigan State University’s Dept. if Fisheries and Wildlife. Information includes hunting regulations, deer research topics and data, population numbers, twitter updates in hunting conditions across the state and more. — L.P.

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