In high school hockey, Calumet completed a sweep of the Copper Island Classic with a 5-0 victory over Hancock. Alex Mattila had a goal and two assists for the Copper Kings. Jackson Relei, Tanner Rowe, Scott Loukus and Dean Loukus also scored. Alex Studebaker needed to make just 16 saves to turn in his second straight shutout in net. Adding in Calumet’s 3-0 victory on Friday, the Copper Kings won the total goals series 8-0.
The Kiwanis girls 19U hockey team continues its can drive today. Bring your deer camp empties to Louie’s in Lake Linden, Pat’s Foods in Calumet or Econo Foods in Houghton. Trailers or trucks will be available at each location.
Western Collegiate Hockey Association
The Michigan Tech hockey team edged the University of Alaska 2-1 last night, to earn a split in their weekend series in Fairbanks. Eric Gotz scored on a power play in the first period, and Raymond Brice netted the game-winner late in the second. Matt Jurusik made 16 saves.
The Northern Michigan University hockey also salvaged a weekend split with a 3-1 victory at Alabama-Huntsville last evening.
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
The MTU men’s basketball team completed a sweep at the Seawolves Thanksgiving Classic last night with a 65-57 victory over the University of Alaska. Dawson Bilski led the Huskies with 16 points. NMU fell to host Alaska-Anchorage 84-76.
The Tech women’s basketball team had the weekend off.
The NMU women’s team dropped a 72-44 decision to top-ranked Drury University at Drury’s Thanksgiving Tournament.
The Finlandia University women’s basketball team lost 73-64 to Wisconsin-River Falls at the Wisconsin-LaCrosse Thanksgiving Classic yesterday. Bailey Froberg led the Lions with 16 points.
The Finlandia men’s hockey team’s contest against Northland College was canceled because of poor driving conditions in northern Wisconsin. No make-up date has been announced.
The Detroit Red Wings’ winless skid reached nine last night, with a 5-2 loss to the Washington Capitals. The game was closer than the score indicates – the Caps scored two empty-netters in the final 95 seconds. Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves. Robby Fabri and Luke Glendining scored for Detroit.
The Wings host the New York Islanders tomorrow night. Because of NFL football on 99.3 The Lift, coverage will begin at 7:10 on KBear 102.3.
With Jimmy Howard injured, the Wings have acquired goaltender Eric Comrie from the Arizona Coyotes. Comrie is a fifth-year pro who was playing at Arizona’s Tucson Roadrunners affiliate. In exchange, the Coyotes get defenseman Vili Saarijarvi.
The Wings have also sent defenseman Jonathan Ericsson back to Grand Rapids.
The Detroit Pistons host the San Antonio Spurs tonight.
The Green Bay Packers visit the New York Giants for a 1:00 game today.
The Detroit Lions have brought in some more quarterbacks. After placing backup Jeff Driskel on injured reserve with a bad hamstring , they signed quarterback Kyle Sloter away from the Arizona Cardinals practice squad, and also added Joe Callahan to their own practice squad. With starter Matthew Stafford out with broken bones in his back, rookie David Blough will continue under center indefinitely.
Our high school sports broadcasts continue Tuesday. The Jeffers hockey team skates at Kingsford. Pregame coverage starts at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. The girls basketball season opens as Dollar Bay-Tamarack City entertains Bessemer. Pregame coverage begins at 6:10 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.
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