Hockey: Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur has been named an assistant coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team for the 2011 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, scheduled for Aug. 8-13 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Steve Spott, head coach and general manager of the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers, will be the head coach of the team.
‘The Entertainer’ to join Turiaf
Basketball: Ronny Turiaf and Cedric “The Entertainer” will join forces on June 24 at the Lincoln Center to raise funds for the Ronny Turiaf Heart to Heart Foundation.
The fundraiser begins at 5:30 and includes a cocktail reception, dinner, auction and live entertainment.
Tickets, priced at $100, are on sale and available at ronnyturiaf21.org.
The money raised will go to the Ronny Turiaf Heart to Heart Foundation, which raises money to provide health services such as heart surgeries, EKG’s and defibrillators to children and schools in need.
Prior to the dinner fundraiser, the foundation will be presenting a grant to Hoopfest for a new court unveiling.
NCAA approves changes
Basketball: The NCAA has approved adding an arc 3 feet from the basket, inside which a defender cannot take a charge.
The terminology for fouls will be changed to match the NBA. Intentional fouls will now be called Flagrant 1 and flagrant fouls will be called Flagrant 2.
The women’s 3-point line will move back a foot to 20 feet, 9 inches next season, the same distance the men have used since 2008-09.
Women’s teams will also test a 10-second half-court rule in exhibition games next season.
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