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Houghton Claims MacInnes Crown – Friday Sports Wrap

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High School
The Houghton Gremlins won the 43rd annual MacInnes Holiday Tournament last night, by blanking Hancock 2-0 in the title game. Will Stier turned in his second consecutive shutout in net. Dawson McKay scored two power play goals.  It’s the fourth time in the past five years that the Gremlins have claimed the MacInnes title.

Calumet downed Howell 7-3 in the consolation match. Quick goals by Dean Loukus, Rylan Anderson and Scott Loukus gave the Copper Kings an early lead, but the Highlanders scored twice to tighten the game. Calumet broke the contest open with four scores in the third period – two by Sam Erkkila, the second of the night by Dean Loukus, and one by Tanner Rowe.

McKay was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Stier was named as the goalie on the all-tournament team. He was joined by Houghton defensemen Kevin Bostwick and Justin Norkol; and forwards Colton Salani and Petr Anderson from Hancock, and Brent Loukas from Calumet.

The Calumet JV hockey team will be collecting empty returnable cans and bottles tomorrow. Team members and supporters will travel through the neighborhoods of Calumet and Laurium between 10:00 and 2:00. They will pick up donations you set out on your porch, or at the curb. If you live outside town, call 934-2052 to arrange a pickup. Money raised will support the team.

On the girls basketball schedule tonight, Calumet plays at Marquette.

Finlandia
The Finlandia University men’s basketball team dropped a 78-63 decision at Millikin University last night. Dylan Underwood and Myles Ellington each scored 14 points for the Lions, who were hurt by 18 turnovers that resulted in 21 Millikin points.

GLHL
The Portage Lake Pioneers and the unbeaten Calumet Wolverines play another home-and-home series this weekend. Tonight’s game starts at 7:30 at Dee Stadium. Tomorrow’s begins at 7:30 at the Colosseum.

NMU
The Northern Michigan University hockey team skates at Minnesota State tonight and tomorrow night.

NBA
The Detroit Pistons lost 102-89 to the Orlando Magic last night. Tobias Harris led Detroit with 21 points, and Andre Drummond grabbed 18 rebounds, but the Detroit reserves hit just three of 22 shots. The Pistons entertain the San Antonio Spurs tomorrow night. Tip-off is at 7:00 on 99.3 The Lift.

NHL
The Detroit Red Wings host the New York Rangers tonight. Coverage begins at 7:10 on 99.3 The Lift. The Wings

NFL
All of this week’s NFL games will be played on Sunday afternoon. The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers meet at 1:00 at Ford Field. Both teams have been eliminated from the playoffs. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

Our high school hockey coverage continues Tuesday, when Jeffers entertains Kingsford. The pregame show will start at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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

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