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Hancock Takes Copper Island Classic
In high school hockey, Calumet and Hancock split their two games in the Copper Island Classic. The Bulldogs took Friday’s contest 5-2, and The Copper Kings responded with a 5-4 overtime victory on Saturday. The combined 10-6 score gave Hancock its second-straight title in the total-points classic.
Before Friday’s game, the Calumet Hockey Association introduced its new Zamboni. Longtime Calumet hockey volunteer Paul Bracco was honored, first by John Carroll of the CHA, who announced that the Zamboni room at the Colosseum will be named after Bracco, and then by Calumet Township Supervisor Paul Lehto. Bracco received the Paul Lehto Service Award for more than six decades of devotion to Calumet hockey.
Hematites, Mustangs Fall in Football Finals
Ishpeming scored first, but Detroit Loyola controlled the rest of the game, and defeated the Hematites 29-8 in the Michigan 11-man Division Seven football title game Saturday morning. Ishpeming had defeated Loyola for the last two state titles. Munising lost to Muskegon Catholic Central 31-6 Friday morning in the Division eight championship game.
Of this year’s nine Michigan high school football titles, seven were won by private schools.
The Huskies’ women’s basketball team defeated Minnesota State 70-61 Saturday afternoon. Kelli Guy led the Huskies with a career-best 25 points, including seven three-point shots.
Ben Stelzer racked up 32 points, as the Tech men’s basketball team closed the Southwest Minnesota State Classic with a 75-56 win over Wayne State from Nebraska. The Huskies opened the Classic with an easy 74-59 victory over the host Mustangs Friday night.
NMU Hoops Falls Twice
That Wayne State team opened the Southwest Minnesota State Classic with a 70-63 victory over Northern Michigan University’s men’s team Friday night. The Wildcats fell to the host Mustangs 78-58 on Saturday.
The Finlandia men’s basketball team fell to Concordia-Ann Arbor 76-59 yesterday. The Cardinals scored the first 11 points of the game, and were never headed. Schwartzen Jarmond came off the bench to score 17 for Finlandia. The Lions lost 99-73 at Northwood University Saturday afternoon.
NHL – Red Wings Beat Vancouver
The Red Wings defeated the Canucks 5-3 yesterday. After a delay of more than 30 minutes because of a power failure at the Joe Louis Arena, Niklas Kronwall and Gustav Nyquist put Detroit up early. Jimmy Howard stopped 30 shots. The Wings host the Panthers tomorrow night. Faceoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
NBA – Pistons Lose Eighth Straight
The Pistons lost to the Warriors 104-93 yesterday. Detroit has lost eight in a row. Golden State has won nine in a row. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Detroit with 23 points. The Pistons host the Lakers tomorrow night.
NFL – Packers Outlast Patriots
The Packers took an early lead, then held off the Patriots 26-21 yesterday afternoon. Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 38 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns. Eddie Lacy rushed for 98 yards.
In last night’s game, the Broncos outscored the Chiefs 29-16.
Tonight, the Dolphins visit the Jets. Hear the broadcast on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
Next Sunday’s Lions-Vikings game has been moved from a 1:00 start to a 4:25 start by the NFL.
Our high school hockey coverage continues tomorrow night, when Jeffers skates at Negaunee. Our pregame show begins at 6:40. Hear the Copper Country’s most complete hockey and basketball coverage this winter on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.