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Houghton Blanks Hancock in Wing Ding Hockey Game – Saturday Sports Wrap

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Houghton shut out Hancock 4-0 in the Wing Ding hockey game last night. The Gremlins struck early, with goals from Landon Stevens and Camden Markham in the first period. Gaborik Carlson added two in the second stanza. Carlson logged an assist, and Markham had two. Bryant Lee made 20 saves for Houghton, and Dan Wroblewski had 28 for the Bulldogs. Houghton claims the Don and Rick Miller Memorial Wing Ding Hockey Trophy, and takes the overall Wing Ding series, after the basketball teams split their games Thursday.

In other hockey games last night…
• Jeffers shut out Big Rapids 3-0 at the Cheboygan Showcase.

In hockey today…
• Jeffers meets the FNV co-op team from Freeland, Saginaw Nouvel and Saginaw Valley Lutheran at noon at the Cheboygan Showcase.
• Calumet entertains Notre Dame de la Baie. Coverage will begin at 3:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. The public is invited to skate with the Copper Kings after the game.

In boys hoops last evening…
• The West Iron County game at Calumet was postponed to February 23rd.
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City got past L’Anse 60-51.
• Jeffers smothered Republic-Michigamme 67-25.
• Ontonagon lost to Wakefield-Marenisco 71-39.

In girls games last night…
• The Escanaba at Calumet game was postponed. No make-up date has been announced.
• L’Anse defeated Ironwood 41-36.

The Baraga boys and girls games at Watersmeet were both postponed to this coming Wednesday.

The Copper Country Christian School basketball teams split their games at the Northland Scholar Academy in Dunbar, Wisconsin, yesterday. The girls pulled out a 28-24 victory. The boys fell 64-45, despite a career-best 24 points for Caleb Bach. Those teams will play again this morning.

College Hockey

The Michigan Tech hockey team blanked Bowling Green 4-0 in the opening game of the Winter Carnival series last night. Trenton Bliss and Brian Halonen each scored the 100th goals as Huskies. Logan Pietila and Colin Swoyer also scored. Blake Pietila set a new Tech record with his seventh shutout of the season. Those teams skate again tonight at 5:07 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

The Northern hockey team has the weekend off.

The Finlandia men’s hockey team earned its second victory of the season last night, edging Concordia-Wisconsin 3-2 in overtime. Max Messier and Brady Clayton scored in regulation, and Messier’s second goal of the night with 85 seconds remaining in the extra period was the game-winner. Those teams play again this afternoon in Mequon.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team won its third straight game, outscoring Marian University 2-1 last night. Aleah Giddings and Jade Peterson found the net for the Lions, and Kayla Savoie-Penton made 26 saves. Those teams meet in Fond du Lac again this afternoon.

College Basketball

Both Michigan Tech basketball teams will play at Grand Valley State this afternoon.

Both Northern teams will play at Davenport today.

Both Finlandia basketball teams wrap up their regular seasons with games at Grace Christian today, and Great Lakes Christian tomorrow.


The Portage Lake Pioneers will host the Calumet Wolverines tonight. Face-off is at 7:30 at Dee Stadium.


The Detroit Red Wings will host the Philadelphia Flyers this afternoon. Coverage begins at 11:45 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Detroit Pistons’ woes continued with a 141-119 loss to the Charlotte Hornets last night. Saddiq Bey led Detroit with 25 points .

The Pistons have lost seven straight, and 10 of their last 11, and visit the Washington Wizards on Monday.


The Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals will meet in the Super Bowl tomorrow night. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

Local Sports Broadcasts

• Today – hockey – Notre Dame de la Baie at Calumet – 3:40 pregame on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• Monday – basketball – Calumet at Houghton girls – 7:00 pregame on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Tuesday – hockey – Calumet at Houghton – 6:40 pregame on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Thursday – hockey – Houghton at Marquette – 6:10 pregame on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 the Wolf.

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