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– Rory Anderson had a goal and two assists as Calumet stunned Brighton 4-1 Saturday night. Anderson’s short-handed score gave the Copper Kings the lead late in the first period. The Bulldogs tied the game early in the second period, but Scott Loukus and Ed Beiring responded with scores later in the period. Jack Sturos provided an insurance tally in the third period. Nick Voelker made 22 saves to get the win for Calumet.
– Hancock fell behind 2-0 early, and fell to Orchard Lake St, Mary 4-2 Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs mounted a comeback early in the third period, tying the game with goals by Alex Nordstrom and Brody Budweg. Jack Clark’s short-handed tally midway through the third period put the Eaglets back on top, and they added an empty-netter in the closing seconds to seal the win.
– Houghton edged Novi 3-2 Saturday afternoon.
The Michigan Tech hockey team salvaged a split of their weekend series in South Bend, defeating 12th-ranked Notre Dame 4-2 Saturday night. The Fighting Irish scored in the first period to take an early lead. The Huskies fought back in the second stanza, with goals by Jake Jackson and Gavin Gould. Notre Dame scored late in the second to tie the game 2-2. Michael Neville scored the game-winner for the Tech early in the third period, and Alex Smith added a late insurance goal. Angus Redmond made 23 saves to get the win. The Huskies lost to the Fighting Irish 3-1 Friday night.
The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team slammed Tiffin 80-46 Saturday. The Huskies led by 11 at the end of the first quarter, and by 20 at halftime. They held the Dragons to just seven points in the third quarter. Lindsay Winter came off the bench to lead Tech with 16 points and eight rebounds.
The MTU men’s basketball team suffered a 71-64 loss to Tiffin. The game was tight until the Dragons began to pull away with about 12 minutes remaining. They opened up a 12-point lead. The Huskies trimmed the margin to four points in the final minute, but couldn’t complete the comeback. Tommy Lucca led Tech with 29 points.
The Northern Michigan University hockey team defeated Lake Superior State 6-4 Saturday night, to even the Cappo Cup series at one win per team. After falling to the Lakers 3-2 Friday night, the Wildcats hold an 8-7 advantage in goals scored. The Cappo Cup series will wrap up next weekend, with games on Friday in Marquette, and Saturday at the Soo. The Cup will go to whichever team sweeps those games. Failing that, the tie would be decided by total goals in the four games.
Marcus Geralds’ double-double powered the Finlandia University men’s basketball team to a 77-60 victory over Martin Luther College Saturday. The Lions led the entire game, opening up a 13-1 lead in the early minutes. The Knights narrowed the gap a couple of times, but a late push by Finlandia sealed the victory. Geralds had 25 points, 17 rebounds and five assists. Brandon Robinson led the Lions with 26 points.
The Finlandia women’s team couldn’t overcome a slow start, and lost to Martin Luther College 75-70 Saturday. The Knights scored the first 13 points of the game, and led by 17 early in the third quarter. The Lions rallied, but couldn’t complete the comeback. Houghton’s Kelsie Richards led Finlandia with 24 points. Dollar Bay’s Julia Daavettila added 16 points, and Hancock’s Molly Berg had nine points and nine assists.
The Finlandia men’s hockey team fell 5-3 at St. Scholastica Saturday. The teams traded goals through the first half of the game, with the Lions getting scores from Daniel Sarnecki in the first period, and Kendal Bolen-Porter in the second to tie the contest at 2-2. The Knights then reeled off three straight goals to break the game open. Chuck Marcoe netted Finlandia’s final goal late in the game. Walker Enstad made 39 saves. The Lions lost to the Saints 4-2 Friday night.
The Finlandia women’s hockey team lost 7-1 to Wisconsin-Superior Saturday evening. Freshman Bella Abear scored the Lions’ only goal. Annah Smiddy made 39 saves, as the Finns were outshot 46-20. The Lions and Yellowjackets play again this afternoon at 1:00 at the Houghton County Arena.
Both the Portage Lake Pioneers and the Calumet Wolverines had this weekend off.
The Detroit Red Wings dropped a 6-3 decision to the San Jose Sharks Saturday evening. The Wings took an early lead on a Thomas Vanek goal, but the Sharks reeled off five straight scores to put the game away. Anthony Mantha and Andreas Anthanasiou scored late in the game for Detroit. Jared Coreau gave up three goals on 15 shots in the first period. He was replaced by Petr Mrazek at the start of the second. The Wings will skate at Chicago Tuesday evening. Faceoff will be at 8:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
The Detroit Pistons’ game at Portland Saturday night was postponed because of an ice storm. That game will be played tonight. Tipoff is at 9:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
The Detroit Lions’ trip to this season’s NFL playoffs was short and undistinguished, as they lost to the Seattle Seahawks 26-6 Saturday. Seattle’s Thomas Rawls rushed for a career-best 161 yards on 27 carries. Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes. Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford completed just 18 of 32 passes for 205 yards. The Lions’ ground game gained only 49 yards.
In Saturday’s other game, the Houston Texans eliminated the Oakland Raiders 27-14.
Today, Miami plays at Pittsburgh at 1:05. The NFC North champion Green Bay Packers welcome the New York Giants at 4:40. The game-time temperature at Lambeau Field is expected to be 12 degrees. The Packers will be providing free hot chocolate for fans who attend. Hear all the NFL playoff games on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
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