Red Berenson, Bill Martin, and Lloyd Carr have all been diagnosed with melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Martin requested screenings for the entire department after he was diagnosed. A nice gesture and clearly it was a good idea. Hopefully everyone's cancer was caught early and they don't have any problems making full recoveries.
The article goes on to list some of the risk factors. From what I understand, melanoma is definitely something to be aware of.
In other (less serious) news, the USA Under 17 Team was formally announced. Michigan commits Luke Moffatt and Jon Merrill, as expected, were named to the team. The state of Michigan produced the most NTDP players. Surprisingly California was second on the list. Stuart Higgins will represent my hometown of Troy, MI. Bryan Rust (Matt's brother), Austin Czarnik (Robbie's cousin), Jack Campbell (Michigan target), Merrill, and Will Yanakeff are the other players representing the Mitten.
And a nice article about Louie Caporusso from Vaughan Today. Despite being a substitution into Canada's camp, Caporusso cut short a European vacation so that he could take part, intent on proving he belongs with the best Under-20s. He's gonna have a big, big year this year if he stays healthy.