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Hancock Hockey Stops Jeffers – Friday Sports Wrap

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High School

In hockey last evening…
• Hancock downed Jeffers 3-1. Luke Mikkola scored twice for the Bulldogs, and Todd Kilpela had a goal and an assist. Saku Cunard made 18 stops in net.

On this evening’s hockey schedule…
• Houghton entertains Traverse City Central. Coverage begins at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Jeffers skates at Escanaba.

• Hancock hosts Traverse City Central at 1:00.

In high school girls basketball last night…
• Calumet smothered Iron Mountain 76-42. Unofficially, Laina Kariniemi led the Copper Kings with 21 points, and Caitlin Strom added 19.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell stopped L’Anse 46-35.
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City fell to Ewen-Trout Creek 65-45.

In girls hoops tonight…
• Houghton plays at Ishpeming.
• Jeffers visits Hancock.
• Chassell hosts Watersmeet.
• Baraga welcomes Ontonagon.

The Houghton High School swim team competes at the Westwood Invitational tomorrow.

College Hockey

The Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan hockey teams play a home-and-home series this weekend. Tonight’s game will be in Marquette. Tomorrow’s contest will begin at 6:07 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

Both Finlandia hockey teams host Lake Forest this weekend. Men’s games begin tomorrow at 5:00 and Sunday at 2:00. Women’s games start tomorrow at 8:00, and Sunday at 5:30.

College Basketball

Both Michigan Tech teams opened their Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference seasons with losses at Wisconsin-Parkside last night. The women’s team fell 86-80. Sara Dax paced the Huskies with 26 points, and Ellie Mackay added 24. The men’s team lost 72-49. Rasheed Bello scored 16 points. Both Tech teams play at Purdue Northwest tomorrow.

Both Northern teams earned victories at Purdue Northwest last evening – the women 64-48, and the men 85-77. Both Wildcats teams play at Parkside tomorrow.

Both Finlandia teams host North Central tonight – the women at 6:00, and the men at 8:00. Both Lions teams will welcome the University of Northwestern tomorrow – the women at 4:00, and the men at 6:00.


The Portage Lake Pioneers visit the Fox Cities Ice Dogs tonight, and the De Pere Deacons tomorrow.

The Calumet Wolverines play a home-and-home series against the Eagle River Falcons, with tonight’s game in Wisconsin, and tomorrow’s contest at 7:30 at the Colosseum.


The Red Wings host the Golden Knights tomorrow. Because of college football on 99.3 The Lift, coverage will begin at 6:45 on KBear 102.3.


The Pistons picked up a rare victory last night, edging the Mavericks 131-125 in overtime. Bojan Bogdanovich scored 30, and Killian Hayes added 22 – eight in overtime.

The Pistons entertain the Grizzlies Sunday.


In last night’s contest, the Bills shut down the Patriots 24-10. 

• The Lions host the Jaguars in a 1:00 game on 99.3 The Lift.
• The Packers visit the Bears for a 1:00 contest.


Pitcher Matthew Boyd is returning to the Tigers on a one-year contract. Boyd was a reliable starter in Detroit for six seasons, before he was sidelined by flexor tendon surgery. He saw limited action for the Mariners late last season.

The Brewers have re-signed infielder Mike Brosseau to a one-year deal.

Upcoming local sports broadcasts:

  • Tonight – Houghton hockey hosts Traverse City Central. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
  • Tuesday – Calumet hockey skates at Marquette. Coverage will begin at 6:10 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
  • Tuesday – Houghton girls basketball entertains L’Anse. Coverage will begin around 7:00 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
  • Wednesday – Houghton hockey entertains Hancock. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
  • Thursday – Calumet boys basketball hosts Jeffers. Coverage will begin around 7:00 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.

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