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In high school hockey Friday night…
– Calumet suffered a 4-3 overtime loss at Escanaba. The Copper Kings scored three power play goals in the third period to tie the contest. Levi Wunder’s power play goal just 24 seconds into the overtime won it for the Eskymos.
– Hancock defeated Escanaba 4-2. Devyn LaCourt’s second-period goal broke a 2-2 tie.
– Jeffers outskated L’Anse 7-3.
– Calumet defeated Negaunee 3-1.
Tonight, Hancock hosts Kingsford. Our broadcast begins around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
On the girls’ schedule tonight…
– Hancock plays at Houghton. Our broadcast begins around 7:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
– Calumet visits Baraga.
– Jeffers tips off at Lake Linden-Hubbell.
– Chassell hosts Ontonagon.
– L’Anse travels to West Iron County.
– Dollar Bay visits Republic-Michigamme.
– Ewen-Trout Creek journeys to Wakefield-Marenisco.
In boys’ play Friday night…
– Calumet shut down Chassell 60-28.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell remained unbeaten with a 53-30 win over Jeffers. The victory clinched the third straight Copper Country Conference title for the Lakes.
– Hancock defeated Ontonagon 62-54.
– Houghton lost at Escanaba 77-61.
– L’Anse dumped West Iron County 62-38.
– Dollar Bay lost to Republic-Michigamme 45-39.
MTU Hoops Splits at LSSU
The eighth-ranked Michigan Tech women’s basketball team rode a strong second half to a 72-61 victory over Lake Superior State on Saturday. Kelli Guy led all scorers with 20 points. The Tech win, combined with a loss by Wayne State, clinches home court advantage throughout the upcoming GLIAC Tournament for the Huskies.
The Tech men’s team came back from an 11-point halftime deficit to take a brief second-half lead, but eventually dropped a 74-72 decision to the Lakers. Ben Stelzer led the Huskies with 22 points. The Lakers’ win, combined with a loss by Saginaw Valley State, gave Lake Superior State its second-straight GLIAC North title.
The Michigan Tech hockey team had the weekend off.
NMU Hockey Sweeps Bowling Green
The Northern Michigan University hockey team skated to a 3-2 victory at eighth-ranked Bowling Green Friday night. On Saturday, the Wildcats completed the sweep with a 4-3 win.
The Lions’ women’s basketball team raced out to a 23-point halftime lead, and cruised to a 58-29 victory over Mount Mary University Saturday. Marissa Burke led the Lions with 22 points. Finlandia closes its regular season with a record of 13-10. The Lions will play at the Great South Athletic Conference tournament at Agnes Scott College next weekend.
In Great Lakes Hockey League play, the Portage Lake Pioneers scored three goals in the third period, and defeated the West Bend Bombers 5-2 Friday night. Ted Pietila had two goals for the Pioneers. The result of the Pioneers’ game against the Mosinee Papermakers Saturday night was not reported.
The Calumet Wolverines edged Mosinee 3-2 Friday night. Jeff Erkkila scored the game-winner late in the third period. On Saturday, the Wolverines lost to West Bend 6-3.
NHL – Red Wings Visit Ducks
The Detroit Red Wings skate at Anaheim tonight. Face-off is at 10:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY. Henrik Zetterberg and Teemu Pulkkinen are questionable for the game. Zetterberg was punched in the face by Jamie Benn of the Stars in Saturday’s game, and Pulkkinen was hurt in a collision.
NBA – Pistons Wallop Wizards
The Detroit Pistons shut down the Washington Wizards 106-89 yesterday. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope le Detroit with 26 points. New point guard Reggie Jackson missed his first eight shots, but settled down and finished with 17. The Pistons entertain the Cavaliers tomorrow night. Tip-off is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
Pond Hockey Tourney Set
In conjunction with the CopperDog 150 this coming weekend, the first Copper Island Pond Hockey Tournament will be held on the ice rink at Agassiz Park in Calumet. Three-on-three action will take place Saturday and Sunday, with cash prizes for the top three finishers. The registration fee is $5.00 per person. To register or for more information contact Jerry at 906-370-9110 or Scott at 608-669-0693.
Our high school sports coverage continues tonight. The Hancock girls’ basketball team plays at Houghton on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY. Hancock hockey entertains Kingsford on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. Hear complete coverage of the high school hockey playoffs, and the Class D boys and girls basketball playoffs, on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.