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Colosseum Earns “Hockeyville” Title – Monday Sports Wrap

GLHL

The Calumet Wolverines ended their run in the Great Lakes Hockey League tournament with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Fox Cities Ice Dogs in their semifinal game Saturday night. Fox Cities took an early 2-0 lead. Calumet tied the game with goals by Mike Babcock and Josh Harju. After the Ice Dogs scored early in the third period, Logan Rastello’s tally with less than four minutes remaining in regulation forced the extra frame. Ben Fiedman scored the game-winner for Fox Cities three minutes into the overtime. Ian Carroll made 43 saves.

The Wolverines advanced to the semifinals by shutting out the De Pere Deacons 5-0 Saturday morning.

The Mosinee Papermakers surprised the West Bend Bombers 3-2 in the other semifinal Saturday night. Fox Cities won the championship with a 6-5 victory in the title game yesterday. The winning goal was scored in the final minute of overtime.

The Pioneers and Wolverines will wrap up their season in the Gibson Cup series this weekend. Game one will be Friday at the Colosseum. Game two will be played Saturday at the Dee. Game three, if needed, will be played at the Colosseum. Pregame coverage for all the games will begin around 7:15 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

MLB

Nicholas Castellanos’ single in the top of the 11th inning drove home Grayson Greiner with the winning run, as the Detroit Tigers edged the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 yesterday afternoon. Jeimer Candelario had five hits. Shortstop Jordy Mercer extended the game by throwing out Richard Urena from his knees as Urena tried to score in the bottom of the 10th. Matt Moore pitched seven innings of shutout ball, and Shane Greene earned his second save.

The Tigers visit the New York Yankees tonight. Tyson Ross will start against Domingo German, although there’s a rumor running around New York that the Yankees may use a reliever as a one-inning “opener” before bringing German in. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:15 on 99.3 The Lift.

Christian Yelich’s two-run double in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 victory over the Saint Louis Cardinals yesterday. Yelich also tied a Major League record by hitting a home run in his fourth straight game to open the season. Corbin Burnes struck out 12 through five innings, giving up all four Saint Louis runs on three home runs.

The Brewers visit the Cincinnati Reds this evening. Zach Davies will pitch against Tanner Roark.

NHL

Anthony Mantha’s hat trick powered the Detroit Red Wings to a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins last evening. Mantha added two assists, as Detroit won its fifth straight game. Taro Hirose scored his first NHL goal, Filip Hronek scored, and Dylan Larkin added a late empty-netter. Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots. The Wings host the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow night.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons will visit the Indiana Pacers tonight.

Finlandia

The Finlandia University baseball team lost both of its games at Wisconsin-Oshkosh yesterday, 8-0 and 10-2. The Lions dropped both of their Saturday games at Oshkosh, falling 10-0 in the opener, and dropping the nightcap 21-7.

The Finlandia softball team routed Northland University in a doubleheader yesterday, winning the first game 20-2, and the second 15-5. In the first game, Kassandra Avila had three hits, scored three runs and drove in two, and gave up two runs on four hits over five innings. Makenna Gorham had three hits, scored three runs, and drove in three in the second game.

NCAA

The Michigan State University basketball team edged Duke University 68-67 yesterday, to move into the Final Four of the men’s Division One tournament. The Spartans will face Texas Tech Saturday evening. Auburn will meet Virginia in the other semifinal. We’ll broadcast the semifinals and the championship game on 99.3 The Lift.

Denver, Massachusetts, Providence and Minnesota-Duluth advanced to the Frozen Four in the NCAA Division One men’s hockey tournament over the weekend. The semifinals and finals will be played late next week, and will also be broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

Hockeyville

Hockey fans in the Keweenaw are celebrating the Calumet Colosseum’s victory in the Kraft Hockeyville 2019 competition. The Colosseum will receive $150,000 for rink improvements, and host an NHL pre-season game next fall. Eagle River, Wisconsin finished as runner-up. Thanks to all the hockey fans who spent the weekend online, pushing past grainy Captcha photos of fire hydrants, traffic lights, store fronts, crosswalks, buses, cars and bicycles to prove they weren’t robots to vote for the Colosseum.

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