Still, the odds of a team calling Battle Creek home seem to be slim to none. Dwight Butt, president of the Calhoun County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said he's in favor of a privately funded, $35 million, 5,000-seat arena that could be constructed next to the Full Blast recreational facility across from the Kellogg Arena.Fans in Ottawa know who Tom Preissing is now.
Butt said $35 million could go into transforming Kellogg, but Jim Hettinger, president and CEO of Battle Creek Unlimited, the city's economic development arm, said he can't imagine finding that kind of funding in Michigan’s economy.
Also, make note of the tryout camp roster link to the right. I currently have Cedar Rapids, Green Bay, Sioux Falls, and Tri-City listed. I hope to have a majority of the camp rosters posted before long. The players in bold type were named to the all-star game.
USHR is reporting that Omaha's Barry Almeida will return for another year with the Lancers. Boston College coaches feel it's in his best interest to play one more year of juniors and they will hope he will become an impact freshman in 08.