Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 25, 2013

Sports in Brief: 10/25/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — 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 or visit 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.

March planned for slain EMU player

YPSILANTI — Students plan a march, rally and candlelight vigil for slain Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

The school says the “Increase the Peace” events begin Thursday afternoon on its Ypsilanti campus.

The 20-year-old communications major from Chicago was shot multiple times last Friday in what police say may have been a robbery. The Ann Arbor News reports a reward for information in the case has been doubled to $10,000.

On Wednesday, school President Susan Martin told students that representatives from the university, Ypsilanti police and the Washtenaw County sheriff’s department could use joint patrols to increase off-campus safety.

Reed played in six games this season, catching 15 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown. Visitation for Reed is this Friday in Chicago. His funeral is Saturday in Harvey, Ill.