The Calumet swept its way to a victory in the Copper Island Classic by defeating Hancock 6-3 Saturday night. Paul Sturos led the Copper Kings with two goals and an assist. Jackson Rilei and Tom Erkkila each added a goal and an assist, and Cliff Jurmu and Ayden Williams also scored. The Bulldogs got tallies from Brady Galetto, Todd Anderson and Calvin Heinonen. In net, Aksel Loukus made 27 saves for the Copper Kings. Dan Wroblewski and Brandon Pietila combined to stop 25 shots for Hancock. Combined with Calumet’s 3-1 victory on Friday, the Copper Kings claimed the John Sherf trophy by a 9-4 margin in the total-goals classic.
The final 11-player high school football state championships were decided at Ford Field Saturday…
• In division seven, Pewamo-Westphalia edged Lawton 14-10.
• In division five, Grand Rapids Catholic Central shut down Marine City 31-7.
• In division three, Detroit Martin Luther King slipped past DeWitt 25-21.
• In division one, Belleville rolled over Rochester Adams 55-33.
The Michigan Tech hockey team earned a weekend sweep over Ferris State by pounding the Bulldogs 6-1 Saturday night. The Huskies took control early by scoring the game’s first four goals. Tristan Ashbrook scored twice. Matthew Quercia, Brett Thorne, Arvid Caderoth and Brian Halonen also found the net. Ryland Mosely had three assists, and Blake Pietila stopped 17 shots.
The Northern Michigan hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie with Bowling Green Saturday night. The Huskies won the bonus Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings point in a shootout.
The Finlandia University women’s hockey team suffered a narrow 2-1 loss at Northland College Saturday night. Jayde Pederson scored, and Laney Pasemko made 26 saves. The Lions skate at Northland again today.
The Finlandia men’s team has the weekend off.
Five Huskies scored in double figures, as the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team defeated 81-69 in their final game at the Dakotah Bank Classic in Aberdeen, South Dakota Saturday. Ellie Mackay topped Tech with 14 points.
No Huskies scored in double figures, as Tech’s men’s team fell 76-42 to Minnesota-Duluth Saturday. Owen White paced MTU with nine points. The Huskies host Saint Cloud State this afternoon at 1:00.
The NMU women’s hoops team defeated Minnesota-Duluth 68-57 Saturday.
The Northern men’s team lost to Saint Cloud State 89-73 Saturday.
The Finlandia women’s team opened its own Thanksgiving Classic with a 78-47 loss to Wisconsin-Platteville Saturday. Katie Lundeen scored 16 for the Lions. Marian University defeated Northland College 69-62 in Saturday’s other contest. Today, Wisconsin-Platteville and Marian will play at 1:00, and Finlandia and Northland will tip off at 3:00.
The Finlandia men’s team dropped a 99-92 shootout at Rockford Saturday. Six Lions reached double figures in scoring, led by B.J. Williams with 19. Finlandia plays at Beloit today.
Lucas Raymond’s goal 26 seconds into overtime gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night. Carter Rowney and Pius Suter scored in regulation for the Wings, who appeared to be headed toward a regulation victory until Buffalo’s Jeff Skinner tied the contest with 97 seconds remaining. Alex Nedeljkovic made 26 saves.
The Wings visit the Boston Bruins Tuesday. Coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Detroit Pistons visit the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.
The Green Bay Packers host the Los Angeles Rams in a 4:25 game today.
In tonight’s contest, the Cleveland Browns visit the Baltimore Ravens. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.
Upcoming Local Sports Broadcasts
• Wednesday – high school hockey – Houghton at Hancock – coverage at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Friday – high school hockey – Hartland at Calumet – coverage at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• Friday – high school hockey – Traverse City Central at Houghton – coverage at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Saturday – high school hockey – Hartland at Houghton – coverage at 12:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
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