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Bulldogs Sweep Copper Island Classic – Sunday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school hockey last night, Hancock retained the John A. Derf trophy as champions of the Copper Island Classic by holding off Calumet 4-3. The Bulldogs scored the first four goals of the contest – two by Teddy Randell, and two by Trevor Tchida. The Copper Kings responded with the game’s final three tallies – one each for Rylan Anderson, Tanner Rowe and Scott Loukus. In net, Dawson Kero stopped 24 shots for Hancock, and Nick Voelker made 20 saves for Calumet. The Bulldogs claimed the series with a 12-8 total scoring advantage in the two games.

Finlandia
The Finlandia University women’s basketball lost a tight 67-64 decision to Whittier College yesterday at the Purple and Gold Poet Classic in Whittier, California. The Poets broke open a close game with a strong third quarter, and led by 20 early in the fourth. The Lions stormed back, but couldn’t close the gap. Julia Daavettila led Finlandia with 20 points, 12 rebounds and five steals. Kelsie Richards added 14 points.

The Finlandia men’s hockey team fell 5-1 at Wisconsin-Eau Claire last night. Cam Wirick’s first period goal gave the Lions an early lead, but the Blugolds dominated play the rest of the evening. Marcus Gloss took the loss in net, as Eau Claire outshot FinnU 52-18. Those teams play again this afternoon in Wisconsin.

MTU
The 10th-ranked Michigan Tech women’s basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season Friday, and defeated Concordia-St. Paul 83-76 yesterday at the Concordia-St. Paul Classic. The Huskies trailed by four at halftime, but outscored the Golden Bears by 13 points in the third quarter to take control. Kelli Guy led Tech with 24 points.

The MTU men’s basketball team broke its three-game losing streak with a 68-57 win over Concordia-St. Paul at the SDC yesterday afternoon. The Golden Bears built a 10-point early advantage, but the Huskies came back to lead by eight at halftime. Concordia closed the gap late in the game, but Tech responded with back-to-back three-pointers by Bryan Heath to retake the lead for good. Heath led all scorers with 28 points.

The Tech hockey team scored the first five goals of the contest, and pounded Alaska-Anchorage 5-1 last night. Jake Jackson found the net twice for the Huskies, and Brent Baltus, Thomas Beretta and Seamus Donohue each scored once. The Seawolves’ only goal came midway through the third period. Patrick Munson made 34 saves in goal. The win lifted the Huskies over the .500 mark.

NMU
The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team lost a close 65-62 match to Gannon University in the championship game of the Gary Miller Classic at Gannon University last evening.

The Wildcats women’s team used a strong fourth quarter to defeat Bellarmine University 73-55 in the opening game of the Bellarmine Thanksgiving Classic yesterday. The Wildcats will wrap up the Classic in Louisville against Southern Indiana this afternoon.

The NMU hockey team fell 4-1 at Nebraska-Omaha last night.

NHL
The Detroit Red Wings lost to the New Jersey Devils 4-3 in overtime last night. Detroit scored twice in the third period to tie the game. Brian Gibbons’ goal 2:32 into overtime won it for the Devils. David Booth scored his first two goals of the season for Detroit, and Anthony Mantha also scored. Petr Mrazek stopped 21 of 24 shots, but left the game early in the third period because of a possible concussion. Jimmy Howard finished the game in net. The Wings have lost four in a row, and entertain the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday night. Pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

NBA
The Detroit Pistons will play at Boston tomorrow night.

NFL
The Green Bay Packers visit the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

MLB
The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with reliever Blaine Hardy by signing him to a one-year contract.

Our high school hockey coverage continues Tuesday, when Jeffers entertains Negaunee. Our pregame show will start around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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