Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 16, 2013

Sports in Brief: 10/16/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Promotions set for Hounds games

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Hounds are having three special promotions for their games this weekend against the Michigan Ice Dogs at Centre ICE Arena.

n Friday night’s game is Northwestern Michigan College Night. All those that show their college ID get a ticket for free.

n Saturday night is a Pink The Rink! event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Night. All in attendance are asked to wear pink.

n Then for Sunday afternoon’s tilt, it is Grand Traverse Hockey Association Day where youth hockey players will be provided tickets for the game if they wear their team jersey.

All tickets for Hounds’ games are just $5 and are available at the Centre ICE box office on game days. Friday and Saturday’s games are at 7 p.m., while Sunday’s is 1 p.m.

The three-game homestand is the last the Hounds will play at home until Nov. 15.

Krejcik named Goalie of the Week

TRAVERSE CITY —Traverse City Hounds goaltender David Krejcik was named the Midwest Junior Hockey League Goalie of the Week after he earned both wins Friday and Saturday night as the Hounds defeated the Alpena Street Cats at Centre ICE Arena in both contests.

Friday night, the 19-year-old Czech Republic native stopped 15 shots to get the victory and the following night turned aside 24 to record his third win in as many starts this season.

Krejcik made 20 saves on Oct. 4 in the Hounds’ season-opening 8-1 win at Berkley.

Other award winners for the week were: Ryan Santo of the Detroit Fighting Irish, Forward of the Week; Rob Speer of the Detroit Fighting Irish, Defenseman of the Week; and Vlad Salangin of the Alpena Street Cats, Rookie of the Week.

Packers’ WR Cobb on IR, could return

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is out for at least six weeks with a knee injury.

The team placed Cobb on injured reserve/designated for return on Tuesday. The designation requires a player to miss at least six games. Cobb was hurt during the 19-17 win Sunday over the Ravens.

The hobbled Packers also placed backup offensive lineman Greg Van Roten on injured reserve. He had a foot injury.

The team replenished its roster by signing tight end Jake Stoneburner and Myles White off the practice squad, and signed linebacker Victor Aiyewa to the practice squad.

Hernandez’ girl threw out evidence?

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a perjury charge for allegedly lying to a Massachusetts grand jury, including about disposing of evidence in the murder case against him.

Shayanna Jenkins was released on personal recognizance during her arraignment in Fall River Superior Court on a single perjury count. Prosecutors had sought $5,000 cash bail.

In August, Jenkins lied to the grand jury hearing evidence in the case, including about where she threw out a box Hernandez asked her to “get rid of” in the aftermath of Odin Lloyd’s killing, Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomberg said.

Jenkins initially invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, but was later granted immunity for her testimony, Bomberg said.

In court Tuesday, Bomberg said that the day after Lloyd was killed, Jenkins retrieved the box from the basement of the home she shared with Hernandez in North Attleborough, Mass., put it in a trash bag, covered it with baby clothes and drove away with it. Jenkins repeatedly told grand jurors she threw the box in a Dumpster but couldn’t recall where, according to Bomberg.

Bomberg did not say what is believed to have been in the box. Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz, who is charged as an accessory in the case, has told investigators that Hernandez put firearms in a box in his basement after the killing, according to court records. Prosecutors have said the murder weapon has not been found.

Detroit Lions launch $15M cancer research drive

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions have announced a program to raise $15 million for cancer research.

The NFL club said Tuesday that the “Game on Cancer” is a 3-year collaboration with the Josephine Ford Cancer Institute.

The Lions say the campaign seeks to engage Detroit Lions fans in the fight against cancer through several initiatives. They include an interactive 3D website of Ford Field.

The team says that all proceeds will go toward cancer research at Josephine Ford Cancer Institute, part of Henry Ford Health System.