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October 25, 2013

Sports in Brief: 10/25/2013

Roller Derby holds blood drive

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Roller Derby is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday from 2:30-7:30 p.m. in the parking lot in front of Jimmy John’s on Front Street in partnership with Michigan Blood.

Anyone who attempts to donate will be entered in a drawing for a TCRD Swag Gift Bag and receive a $5 coupon for Jimmy John’s.

To schedule an appointment call 231-935-3030, email angela.stricker@mail0.tcrollerderby.com or visit facebook.com/tcrollerderby for more details.

Bums release 2014 schedule

TRAVERSE CITY — The 2014 Frontier League schedule was released Thursday.

The Traverse City Beach Bums open the season on the road May 16 against Gateway before returning for their home opener on May 23 against Windy City. The schedule includes 51 home games, including two doubleheaders.

The Beach Bums have also announced some of their promotions for the season, including another Duck Dynasty night, Michigan vs. Michigan State college rivalry night, NASCAR night and others.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 943-0100.

Sabres’ Scott faces hearing for hit

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres enforcer and Traverse City resident John Scott has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL pending a disciplinary hearing for a blindside hit to the head that leveled Boston Bruins forward Lou Eriksson.

Scott has been given the opportunity to attend an in-person hearing, which is offered when a suspension has the potential to exceed five games.

Scott was ejected for his hit on Eriksson in the third period of Boston’s 5-2 win Wednesday. Eriksson had dumped the puck into the Sabres zone when Scott skated in from the player’s right and struck him with a shoulder to the face.

Eriksson was dazed and didn’t return. He stayed in Buffalo overnight as a precaution.

Scott was apologetic Thursday. He calls it “a bad play,” adding he didn’t mean to aim for Eriksson’s head.

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