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Hancock Holds Off Esky; Kingsford Wins LSC Tourney – Sunday Sports Wrap

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In high school hockey Saturday, Hancock opened up a 4-0 lead, then held on to defeat Escanaba 5-3. Alex Nordstrom scored twice for the Bulldogs, and Lance Kangas had three assists. All of the Eskymos goals were scored by Garth Wickham in the third period. Dawson Kero got the win in net, despite having to hold off nine Escanaba power plays.

Kingsford won the Lake Superior Conference tournament Saturday, defeating Jeffers 5-3 in the finale at the SDC. L’Anse claimed third place, with a 6-5 shootout win over Negaunee in the consolation match.

The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team defeated Ferris State 74-64 on Saturday. The Huskies never trailed, but the Bulldogs remained in striking distance for most of the game. Brenna Heise, Elizabeth Kelliher, Kelli Guy, and Lindsay Winter each scored 13 to lead a balanced attack. The win guarantees the Huskies a home game in the opening round of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament February 28th.

The MTU men’s team dropped an 81-76 decision at Ferris State Saturday. The game was close throughout, but the 24th-ranked Bulldogs hit their free throws down the stretch to seal the victory. Kyle Monroe and Bryan Heath each scored 22 for the Huskies.

The MTU hockey team had the weekend off.

The Northern Michigan University hockey team fell 7-4 to Minnesota State Saturday, after dropping Friday’s contest 5-3.

Jenae Langs’ jump shot with four seconds remaining lifted the Grand Valley State women’s basketball team to a 46-44 victory over Northern Michigan University Saturday. The Wildcats men’s team claimed an 82-77 victory over the Lakers.

The Finlandia University women’s hockey team wrapped up its season with a 10-3 loss to St. Scholastica Saturday. Natasha Kern, Alena Fiala and Sierra Meiners scored for the Lions. Bella Abear and Kait Ryynanen each had two assists. Breanna Merriam made 28 saves, and took the loss in net. The Lions fell 10-2 to St. Scholastica Friday night. They conclude their season with a record of 1-24.

J. Daavettila

The Finlandia women’s basketball team got off to a quick start, and defeated Northland College 77-62 Saturday. The Finns built a 13-point lead by the end of the first quarter, and were never seriously threatened. Julia Daavettila led the Lions with 25 points.

The Finlandia men’s team defeated Northland College 75-61 Saturday. Brandon Robinson and Marcus Geralds each scored 21 for the Lions.

The Portage Lake Pioneers fell to the West Bend Bombers 8-4 Friday night. The result of the Pioneers’ game against the Eagle River Falcons Saturday night was not reported.

The West Bend Bombers scored with 11 seconds remaining in regulation, and edge the Calumet Wolverines 5-4 Saturday night.


The Detroit Red Wings broke their five-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals Saturday. Frans Nielsen and Tomas Tatar scored during regulation for Detroit. Thomas Vanek scored in the first round of the shootout, and Henrik Zetterburg found the net in the fifth round with the game-winner. Petr Mrazek made 34 saves to get the win for Detroit. The Wings skate at Pittsburgh this afternoon. Faceoff is at 3:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

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