Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 5, 2013

Sports in Brief: 12/05/2013

Krejcik wins goalie award

TRAVERSE CITY — David Krejcik won his second straight Goalie of the Month award from the Midwest Junior Hockey League.

After winning October’s Goaltender of the Month, Krejcik picked up right where he left off, going 6-2 with two shutouts in November.

The 19-year-old Czech Republic product blanked Bloomington on Nov. 2 and tallied consecutive shutouts over the Detroit Fighting Irish on Nov. 15-16.

Krejcik leads all MWJHL goalies with a 10-3-0-2 record, four shutouts, a 1.52 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage.

Jacob Gillis was nominated for the monthly forward award, as was Kenny Simmons among defensemen.

Hounds add defenseman Schumacher

Traverse City — Defenseman Bobby Schumacher, who started last year with the Hartland Hounds before a concussion shut him down for the season, signed with the Traverse City Hounds this week.

With Hartland in 2012-13, Schumacher racked up four goals and 11 points in 16 games and was among the MWJHL leaders in defensemen scoring prior to his injury.

Schumacher is expected to play against the Soo Firehawks this weekend in Sault Ste. Marie.

The Hounds (14-3-0-2) play two games this weekend against the Soo Firehawks at the Big Bear Ice Arena in Sault Ste. Marie. Game times are Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. with both contests available for viewing at

Farmland 5K set for Saturday

TRAVERSE CITY — Registration for Saturday’s Farmland 5K European Style XC Challenge is nearing an end.

Runners can register online until noon today or at Friday night’s event packet pick-up or before the start of Saturday’s race.

Family pricing is available with reduced rates from the individual pre-registered rate. There will be a post-race party for runners featuring soup, chili, bread, hot chocolate, coffee and limited quantities of beer (for those over 21), all provided by event sponsors.

The 3.1-mile race begins at noon, with an 8-mile bike race beginning at 1 p.m. Both courses are held on mowed grass pathways surrounding the 150 acres of centennial farm property next to Courtade Elementary School on Rasho Road.

Interested runners and walkers can register online at: For more information, contact race director Lisa Taylor at Also visit the event website at

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