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June 10, 2009

Local sports briefs 6/11/2009


AAABA League

Martella’s 14, Creamery 2

Jordan Kaufman went 4-for-4, scored twice and drove in three runs as Martella’s scored a lopsided victory in a five-inning early game at Point Stadium on Tuesday.

Pat Kohl drove in two runs and Alex Nagey went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Cambria Legion

Cernic’s 11, Bedford 7

Jason Lechak went 4-for-4 and had three doubles as Cernic’s beat visiting Bedford. Lechak scored twice.

Ryan Soflarsky scored four runs and had two hits, and Zach Henry had two hits, including a double.

Jordan Mills had two hits for Bedford and Tyler Morrel hit a run-producing double.


Kalamazoo joins ECHL North

The ECHL announced on Tuesday that the Board of Governors has unanimously approved the expansion membership application of the Kalamazoo Wings for admission to the league for its 22nd season.

The K-Wings will play in the North Division along with the Johnstown Chiefs, Cincinnati Cyclones, Elmira Jackals, Toledo Walleye and Wheeling Nailers.

The Trenton Devils and Reading Royals have been moved to the ECHL’s South Division.

The ECHL is finalizing next season’s schedule to include Kalamazoo and will release the dates as soon as possible.

“We are proud to welcome Kalamazoo to the ECHL,” said ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna. “The city has a long hockey tradition, solid community-based ownership and this will allow K-Wings fans to renew rivalries with Cincinnati and Toledo.”

The K-Wings are owned by Stadium Management Company, who is also the owner and operator of Wings Stadium, which has a capacity of 5,113 for hockey.

Kalamazoo is 150 miles from Toledo which returns to the ice after a two-year hiatus in the brand-new Lucas County Downtown Arena.

Professional hockey has been played in Kalamazoo since 1974-75, including the past two seasons in the new International Hockey League, a reincarnation of the professional league that ceased operations in 2001 after more than 50 years. Kalamazoo ranked second in the league in attendance both years.

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