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Local sports briefs: Hockey player going to Quebec tournament

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Fort Wayne hockey player Griffen Fisher, 12, is part of an Indianapolis hockey team which will leave Thursday to compete in the 55th Quebec Pee Wee International Tournament. Fisher, a seventh grader at Carroll Middle School, is part of the Indianapolis Junior Ice. It's been 23 years since an Indiana team was invited to play in the 10-day Quebec tournament.

The Ice won the Central State Hockey League title last weekend as Fisher scored the tying goal late in the championship game to force overtime. He has scored 28 goals and 48 points in 51 games this season.

ILSAA state tourney coming to Fort Wayne

Concordia Lutheran High School will host the 2014 Indiana Lutheran Schools Athletic Association State Basketball Tournament on Feb. 28 through March 2. This will be the first time the tourney has been held in northeast Indiana.

A total of 20 to 24 boys and girls squads will compete in the tourney for students in grades 6 through 8. The top boys and girls teams will be invited to the annual Lutheran National Tournament at Valparaiso in March.

A guest speaker will address the players and families during a special program at Concordia High School after Saturday's final games. After the program, the teams will be recognized during a Fort Wayne Mad Ants game.

The tournament will make use of both of Concordia High School's two gymnasiums, as well as the gym at nearby Holy Cross Lutheran School, keeping the competition in one area of the city.

University forum features former NFL player

Dr. Jason Carthen, a former professional football player with the New England Patriots and international speaker in the areas of leadership, business and identifying your purpose in life, will speak at Indiana Tech as part of the University Forum speaker series. The presentation entitled "Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Greatness" starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in Magee-O'Connor Theater (in Andorfer Commons). The event is free and open to the public.