In high school hockey yesterday…
– Houghton got off to a quick start, and defeated Novi 7-3. The Gremlins scored the first two goals of the game, then added two more in the opening minute of the second period. Seth Francois had two goals and two assists for Houghton, and Justin Norkol and Nathan Erva each scored twice. P.J. Donnely and Kevin Bostwick each logged a pair of assists. Matthew Ryynonen got the win in net, as the Gremlins outshot the Wildcats 37-18.
– Scott Loukus’ goal early in the third period lifted Calumet to a 2-1 victory over Brighton. Sam Erkkila scored the Copper Kings’ other goal. Alex Studebaker made 26 saves.
The Finlandia University men’s hockey team dropped a 3-2 overtime heartbreaker to Lake Forest College yesterday afternoon. Alex Rezansoff and Cale Markham scored for the Lions. Kyler Magus of the Foresters netted the game-winner 56-seconds into the overtime period.
The Finlandia women’s hockey team lost 4-1 to Wisconsin-Superior last evening. Sarah Hockings scored the Lions’ only goal. Annah Smiddy made 41 saves, bringing her career total to 1,646 for her career, and moving her past Taylor Gustafson’s old career mark of 1,622. Those teams meet again this afternoon at 2:30 at the Houghton County Arena.
The Finlandia women’s basketball team hosts Silver Lake College this afternoon at 1:00 at the Paavo Nurmi Center.
The Michigan Tech hockey team lost 4-2 at 12th-ranked Minnesota State last night. The Huskies fell behind 2-0 early, but came back to tie the contest with goals by Trenton Bliss and Colin Swoyer. MSU’s Charlie Gerard scored on a power play with less than six minutes remaining to break the tie. The Mavericks added a late empty-netter to seal the win. Matt Jurusik stopped 27 shots, and took the loss in net.
Philip Beaulieu’s third-period hat trick powered the Northern Michigan hockey team to a 4-2 victory over Alaska-Fairbanks last night.
The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team earned a 62-46 victory at Wayne State University yesterday. The Huskies outscored the Warriors 25-9 in the second quarter to take control. Abbie Botz led a balanced Tech attack with 14 points and eight rebounds.
The Tech men’s team lost 67-54 at Wayne State. TeeAaron Powell scored a career-best 13 points for the Huskies, and Dawson Bilski also score 13, and grabbed eight rebounds.
The Calumet Wolverines defeated the Portage Lake Pioneers 3-1 last night. Jake Anderson scored the game-winner for Calumet.
The Detroit Red Wings host the Washington Capitals this afternoon. Because of NFL football on 99.3 The Lift, Wings coverage will begin at 4:40 on KBear 102.3.
The Detroit Pistons couldn’t hold on to a big early lead, and lost to the Utah Jazz 110-105 last evening. Detroit led 31-13 after the first quarter, but were undone by 14 turnovers in the second half. Blake Griffin scored 34 for Detroit, and Andre Drummond collected 18 rebounds. The Pistons host the San Antonio Spurs tomorrow night. Pregame coverage begins at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.
The NFL playoffs are underway…
– Yesterday, the Indianapolis Colts eliminated the Houston Texans 21-7. The Dallas Cowboys edged the Seattle Seahawks 24-22.
– Today, the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Baltimore Ravens in the first game, and the Chicago Bears entertain the Philadelphia Eagles in the nightcap. Our coverage will begin at 12:30 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Milwaukee Brewers have traded outfielder Keon Broxton to the New York Mets in exchange for three prospects. The Crew adds right-handed reliever Bobby Wahl, who has a 98-miles-per-hour fastball and has seen a bit of major league time, and minor-league pitcher Adam Hill and infielder Felix Valerio.
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