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HS Hockey and Hoops Cleared to Play – Friday Sports Wrap

High School

The Houghton High School swim team competes at Sault Ste. Marie tomorrow.

High school basketball and hockey teams can begin competing next week. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services modified its Epidemic Order yesterday to allow full practices and competition to begin on Monday. All participants must wear face coverings at all times. The Michigan High School Athletic Association says there may be an option for face coverings to be removed during games if players have tested negative for COVID-19 that day. Details about that program have not been released.

For basketball, both boys and girls district tournaments will begin the week of March 22nd, with finals April 9th and 10th. Hockey regionals will take place the week of March 15th, with the finals March 27th.

See more information from the MHSAA here.

College Hockey

The Michigan Tech hockey team skates at Alabama Huntsville tonight and tomorrow night.

The Northern Michigan University hockey squad plays at Lake Superior State University tomorrow and Sunday.

The Finlandia University men’s hockey team opens its COVID-19 shortened season this weekend against Marian University. Tonight’s game will be played in Hancock – coverage will begin at 6:55 on 99.3 The Lift. Tomorrow night’s game will be played in Fond du Lac.

College Basketball

The Michigan Tech basketball teams face Saginaw Valley State University today and tomorrow. The men play in Houghton, and the women in University Center.

The Northern Basketball teams face Northwood University this weekend. The women play in Midland tonight and tomorrow, and the men compete in Marquette tomorrow and Sunday.

Both Finlandia basketball teams will start their seasons tomorrow at Martin Luther College in Minnesota.


The Detroit Red Wings visit the Tampa Bay Lightning this evening. Filip Zadina has cleared COVID-19 protocol, practiced with the team yesterday, and should be ready to play tonight. Because of Finlandia hockey, Wings coverage begins at 6:45 on KBear 102.3.

Former Red Wing Justin Abdelkader has signed with a professional team in Switzerland.


The Detroit Pistons continue their western trip tonight, when they play the Suns in Phoenix. 

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet in the Super Bowl Sunday. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

Email sports news and scores to mornings@up.net.

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