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Hockey Wins for Houghton, Hancock, Jeffers – Wednesday Sports Wrap

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In high school hockey last night…
– Houghton scored twice in the third period, and claimed a 3-2 victory over Calumet last night. Ty Halonen, Tucker Tapani and Brendan Trudeau scored for the Gremlins. Jackson Rilei and Dean Loukus found the net for the Copper Kings. Jimmy Pietila stopped 28 shots for Houghton, and Alex Studebaker nabbed 27 for Calumet.
– Hancock stunned Marquette 2-1. Calvin Heinonen and Paul Lorenzetti scored for the Bulldogs. Brandon Pietila got the win in net.
– Jeffers grabbed an early lead, and edged Negaunee 4-3.
Matthew Halonen and Luke Marcotte each scored twice for the Jets.

In high school girls basketball last night…
– In an emotional game at L’Anse High School, the Purple Hornets defeated Wakefield-Marenisco 62-36. Maija Rice paced the Purple Hornets with 17 points. Addison Mattson added 12.
– Ewen-Trout Creek shut down Bessemer 60-18.

In boys action last night…
– The L’Anse game at Calumet was postponed to February 27th.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell lost to Wakefield-Marenisco 60-47. Cole Gregoire led the Lakes with 11 points.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City remained unbeaten by defeating Baraga 74-38.
– Jeffers outscored Watersmeet 68-49. Christian Hocking scored 19 for the Jets, and Johnny Schutz added 14.
– The Chassell match at Ontonagon was postponed – no make-up date has been announced.
– Ewen-Trout Creek defeated Bessemer 72-65.

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

The Michigan Tech soccer team has introduced a new recruit. Haley Ruiter is transferring in from Muskegon Community College.

Finlandia University

The Finlandia University men’s basketball team ended its season with a 107-75 loss at Great Lakes Christian College last night. Jacob Oom became just the second player in Lions history to earn a triple-double, with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. FinnU closes its campaign with a record of 1-23.

Finlandia’s Katie Lundeen has been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Lundeen scored 45 points in the Lions’ wins over Northland and Holy Family last week.

Finlandia has added a new men’s soccer recruit. Jake Benline comes from Groveport, Ohio.


The Detroit Red Wings scored three goals in the third period, and edged the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 last evening. Andreas Athanasiou scored twice, including the game-winner. Robby Fabri and Mike Green also found the net. Jonathan Bernier stopped 19 shots.

The Wings visit the New York Islanders Friday. Coverage begins at 7:40 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Detroit Pistons return to action tomorrow, when they host the Milwaukee Bucks. Coverage begins at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Pistons have parted company with guard Reggie Jackson. The team bought out his contract. Once he clears waivers, he’s expected to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Our high school hockey coverage continues tomorrow night, when Hancock entertains Escanaba. Our pregame show will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Email sports news and game results to mornings@up.net.

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