NHL and the Players' Association met with federal mediators for a second straight day Thursday, but the meeting apparently was unproductive again. The session came three days after the National Hockey League eliminated another block of games from the schedule with the lockout nearing a full three months.
In minor league hockey, in the ECHL, the Kalamazoo Wings play twice at home this weekend, tonight against Evansville and Saturday night vs. Florida. On Sunday, the K-Wings skate at Ft. Wayne. And in college hockey, it’s Western Michigan at Michigan tonight and tomorrow night while Michigan State hosts Ferris State tomorrow night.