TC hockey teams raising funds
TRAVERSE CITY — The battle between the Traverse City West and Central hockey teams will take on a new twist this year, and to get there the teams are competing this Saturday to see who can raise the most money for the trek to play each other at an outdoor rink in Comerica Park during the Hockeytown Winter Festival.
The teams will be having a fundraiser battle Saturday.
The Central hockey team will set up at Bill Marsh on South Garfield, while the West squad will be located at the Bill Marsh Body and Paint Center on South Barlow. The teams will raise money with car washes, grilled hot dogs, bake sales and more. Car wash tickets are available in advance from any hockey team members.
The event will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with $5 from every oil change on Saturday at both Pit Row on South Garfield and Valvoline Oil Express on US-31 South donated to the teams.
TC Cohos sign netminder Goulah
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Cohos have netted their first netminder.
Former Howell High School goaltender Bryce Goulah signed with the team.
Goulah (6-0, 185) played for Cohos owner/coach Scott Gardiner at Howell last year, where he split time in net and went 9-1-1 with the Highlanders. He had a 1.76 goals-against average and .922 save percentage while leading the team to a district final before bowing out to eventual state champion Brighton.
YMCA soccer registration starts
TRAVERSE CITY — Registration has started for YMCA youth soccer leagues.
Games for the coed leagues for grades K-8 are on Saturday mornings, although some will be played midweek. Teams are made by school and special request.
Registration deadline is Aug. 27. The leagues run from Sept. 17-Oct. 20 and cost $35 for YMCA members and $70 for non-members.
Call YMCA at 933-9622 for more information.
Golf ball fitting sessions set
ACME — Area golfers can sign up for a free 15-minute appointment with a Titleist golf ball fitting specialist today or Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Resort.
During the visit, golfers will hit partial sand wedge shots (50-60 yards), full 6-iron shots and shots with a driver with Pro V1 golf balls on a golf ball launch monitor, Trackman. Following several shots with each club, the specialist will compare golfers' launch conditions with the best players in the world and recommend the best ball model.
Arrive at the Titleist tent on the driving range with time to warm up prior to hitting shots on the launch monitor. Following the fitting, golfers will be provided with two free two-ball packs of Titleist golf balls, one of the recommended model, and one of an alternative model to compare on the course.
Golfers can make their appointment by calling resort head golf professional Scott Hebert at 534-6476.