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Houghton Hockey Humbles Hancock – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school hockey last night…
– Houghton exploded for four goals in the second period, and dominated Hancock 8-2. Camden Markham and Brandon Trudeau each had two goals and an assist for the Gremlins. Ty Halonen, Nathan Erva, Tucker Tapani and Niko Rajala also scored. Jimmy Pietila earned the win in net. Mason Mikesch and Todd Anderson scored for the Bulldogs, who were outshot 41-27.
– Jeffers lost 3-0 to Kingsford
. Hunter Fortner scored the game-winner for the Flivvers in the second period. Trey Bociek added an insurance tally midway through the third period, and a late empty-netter by Carter Kreski closed out the scoring.

On the opening night of the girls basketball season…
– Calumet got past Ewen-Trout Creek 49-47. The Copper Kings led by eight at the end of the third quarter, and survived a Panthers’ run that ended when Paige Bergland’s late three-pointer missed the mark. Marybeth Halonen led the Copper Kings with 15 points. Elli Djerf added 13. Kate Borseth and Elise Besonen each scored 13 for Ewen.
– Hancock fell to West Iron County 43-35.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell edged Republic-Michigamme 43-42.
– Jeffers routed Watersmeet 71-33.
– L’Anse outscored Chassell 48-34.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City shaded Bessemer 39-38.

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Saturday is the annual Tadych’s Econo Foods Kids Day at Michigan Tech. Econo Foods has purchased 500 youth tickets that it will give away beginning today at noon. The tickets are for children ages 14 and under. They are good for all three events on Saturday – women’s and men’s basketball versus Northwood in the afternoon, and hockey against Alaska-Anchorage in the evening. The tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Econo Foods service counter beginning at noon today. They are free, with a limit of four per customer.

Finlandia

The Finlandia University men’s hockey team defeated Hamline University 4-2 yesterday afternoon. Connor Hannon scored twice for the Lions. Jack Giddings and Lucas Patton also found the net. Cale Markham had three assists. Marcus Gloss made 20 saves.

The Lions women’s basketball team entertains Viterbo University this evening. Pregame coverage begins at 4:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings are off until they host the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Wings have sent Filip Zadina and Taro Hirose down to Grand Rapids. No corresponding call-ups have yet been announced.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons won their second straight game last night, cruising past the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-94Blake Griffin led Detroit with 24 points.

The Pistons host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight. Coverage will begin at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers looked outside their organization, and hired Tom Prince to manage their Triple-A team at Toledo. Prince has spent many years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including the past three seasons as their bench coach.

Our high school hockey coverage continues tomorrow night, Calumet skates at Kingsford. The pregame show will begin at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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

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