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Austin Salani’s OT Goal Lifts Hancock Over Bay Port – Saturday Sports Wrap

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In high school hockey last night, Austin Salani’s goal 15 seconds into overtime lifted Hancock to a 4-3 victory over Bay Port. Early goals by Trevor Tchida and Colton Salani gave the Bulldogs a quick advantage, but the Pirates tied the game by the end of the first period. Hancock reclaimed the lead on a power play goal by Austin Salani, but Bay Port retied the contest. A scoreless third period forced the extra period, which ended quickly with Austin Salani’s second score of the evening. Dawson Kero stopped 24 shots to earn the win.

Houghton hosts Bay Port today.

L’Anse lost to Merrill at the Merrill tournament – the score was not available. The Purple Hornets will face Medford today.

In boys basketball last night, L’Anse lost to Wakefield-Marenisco 60-39.

In girls play last evening…
– Houghton fell at West Iron County 57-30. Harlee Froberg had 12 points for the Gremlins, who suffered from cold shooting, and turned the ball over 25 times.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell lost at Wakefield-Marenisco 61-39. Laura Lyons led the Lakes with 12 points. Kierstyn Codere added 10.
– Baraga held off Jeffers 37-35. Chelsea Pittsley hit the winning shot for the Vikings with three minutes remaining, and the Baraga defense held the Jets scoreless down the stretch.
– Ontonagon scored the final 15 points of the game, to pull away from Bessemer 49-32.

The Finlandia University men’s hockey team fell 4-3 to 23rd-ranked St. Scholastica last night. After spotting the Saints an early goal, scores by Alex Rezansoff and Paul Lochner gave the Lions the lead. St. Scholastica tied it early in the third period, then scored twice in 70 seconds midway through the period to take the lead. A late goal by Kendall Bolen-Porter narrowed the gap. Connor Hannon had two assists. Marcus Gloss made 36 saves, as the Lions were outshot 40-19.

Both Lions hockey teams skate at Northland College tonight. The women’s hockey team will play at Northland again tomorrow.

Both Finlandia basketball teams play at Silver Lake College this afternoon.

The Michigan Tech hockey team scored four times in the third period, and defeated Alaska 5-2 last night. Mitch Meek scored twice for the Huskies. Raymond Brice’s goal midway through the third period was the game-winner. Mark Auk and Thomas Beretta added insurance tallies. Devin Kero stopped 29 of 31 shots to earn the win in net. The Huskies will host the Nanooks again tonight. Faceoff is at 7:07 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

The Michigan Tech basketball teams will not play their scheduled games at Davenport University today, because the Davenport campus has been closed by a norovirus outbreak. Those games will be made up Thursday, and will be played at Lake Superior State University. The Huskies’ scheduled games against Northern Michigan University next Saturday have been postponed to next Sunday.

Both Northern Michigan University basketball teams play at Wayne State today. The Wildcats will make up Thursday’s missed games at Davenport Monday afternoon in Grand Rapids.

The NMU hockey team scored three times in the second period, and held off Lake Superior State 3-2 last night. It was the fifth straight win for the Wildcats. Those teams play again tonight in Marquette.

The Calumet Wolverines defeated the Eagle River Falcons 7-3 last night. Calumet will visit the Marquette Mutineers tonight.

The Portage Lake Pioneers visit the West Bend Bombers this evening.

A late Detroit Pistons rally fell short last night, as they lost to the Washington Wizards 122-112. Detroit closed a 17-point deficit to just four points with four minutes remaining, but the comeback ran out of steam. Tobias Harris led Detroit with 17 points. Andre Drummond grabbed 21 rebounds. Stanley Johnson and Luke Kennard returned to the lineup, after missing time with injuries. The Pistons host the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow afternoon.

The Detroit Red Wings return to the ice this evening, when they host the Carolina Hurricanes. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will play the New England Patriots in the AFC title game tomorrow at 3:05. The Minnesota Vikings take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC championship contest tomorrow at 6:40. Hear both games on 99.3 The Lift.

Our high school basketball coverage continues Wednesday, when the Hancock boys play at Dollar Bay-Tamarack City on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Email sports news and game results to mornings@up.net.

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