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In high school hockey at the Trenton Showcase…
– Calumet edged Romeo 4-3 in a shootout Saturday morning. The game was nip-and-tuck the entire distance. The Bulldogs got on the board first, midway through the first period. The Copper Kings responded with an Ed Beiring goal a minute later, then took the lead early in the second period when Daylen Anderson scored. Romeo tied the game several minutes later. The Copper Kings again grabbed the advantage late in the second period, when Sam Erkkila scored. Romeo forced overtime with five minutes remaining in the third period. Because of the tight schedule at the Showcase, overtime periods are dispensed with. Rory Anderson and Brent Loukus scored in the shootout to give the Calumet the win. Nick Voelker stopped 17 shots in net. On Friday, the Kings opened play with a 4-3 shootout loss to Northville.
– Hancock gave up four goals in the third period, and fell to Birmingham Brother Rice 6-3 on Saturday. Despite being badly outshot, the Bulldogs led after two stanzas, with goals from Teddy Randell, Alex Nordstrom and Colton Salani. Dawson Kero stopped 33 shots in the losing effort. Hancock put just 20 shots on goal. On Friday, the Bulldogs lost 3-2 to Livonia Stevenson. In the two games, Hancock was outshot 69-33.
– Ronald Olson’s goal in the second period was Houghton’s only score, as the Gremlins fell to Northville 4-1 on Saturday. Will Stier stopped 18 shots, and took the loss. Houghton cruised to an easy 5-1 victory over Warren de la Salle on Friday.
The 20th-ranked Michigan Tech hockey team was shut out 3-0 at Bemidji State Saturday night. Angus Redmond stopped 15 shots, and took the loss in net. On Friday, the Huskies dropped a 4-2 decision at Bemidji State.
The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team snapped its two-game losing streak with a 67-60 victory at Lake Superior State Saturday. The game was tied at halftime, but the Huskies broke it open by outscoring the Lakers 18-8 in the third quarter. Lindsay Winter led Tech with a season-best 20 points.
The Tech men’s team trailed by 14 at halftime, rallied to force overtime, but eventually fell 98-84 at Lake Superior State on Saturday. Kyle Monroe sank two free throws with 45 seconds left in regulation to tie the game. The Lakers then overpowered the Huskies 20-6 in the extra period. Tommy Lucca led Tech with 29 points.
The Finlandia University hockey team lost 5-1 at Marian University Saturday night. Matt Benolkin scored the Lions’ only goal. Alec Rounds stopped 29 shots in goal. Those teams play again this afternoon. The women’s hockey team has the weekend off.
Both Finlandia basketball team lost at the University of Northwestern Saturday. The women’s squad got off to a slow start, and fell 71-48. Dollar Bay freshman Carli Daavettila led the Lions with 13 points. The men’s team also started slowly, and lost to the Eagles 95-64. Freshman Geoff Smart scored 11 points for the Finns.
The Portage Lake Pioneers lost to the DePere Deacons 7-4 Friday night. The result of the Pioneers’ game at Monroe Saturday was not reported.
The Calumet Wolverines have the weekend off.
The Detroit Red Wings won their second straight game Saturday, edging the Nashville Predators 1-0. Petr Mrazek made 42 saves to earn the shutout. Mike Green’s goal late in the first period was the game’s only score. The Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night. Faceoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
The Detroit Pistons’ modest two-game winning streak ended with a 105-84 loss to the Indiana Pacers Saturday. Detroit led the game early in the third quarter, but scored just 26 points and turned the ball over 17 times in the second half. Marcus Morris led the Pistons with 19 points. The Pistons host the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night. Tipoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will play in the Super Bowl today. Pregame coverage begins around 2:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson was awarded the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year award Saturday. After missing the entire 2015 season with a knee injury, Nelson returned to lead the NFL with 14 touchdown catches in the 2016 season.
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