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In high school hockey last night…
– Robert Erkkila’s goal with 44 seconds remaining lifted Calumet to a 4-3 victory over defending state champion Cranbrook Kingswood. The Copper Kings trailed much of the evening, but never by more than one goal. Ryan Nelson kept them in the game with a hat trick, and Rory Anderson had three assists. Ian Carroll got the win for Calumet, as the Kings outshot the Cranes 37-21.
– Alan Jurmu’s deflection with 24 seconds left in regulation gave the Houghton Gremlins a 5-5 tie with Traverse City Central Friday night at Dee Stadium. It was Jurmu’s second of the night in a see-saw battle that saw Houghton take a two goal lead in the second, only to have the Trojans score three unanswered and take the lead in the third. The Trojans led 2-1 after the first, with both goals tallied by Parker Hebden. Hebden’s hat trick goal in the third gave them their final lead. Houghton outshot TC 7-3 in the overtime, but could not get the puck past Jack Boyce, who made a total of 31 saves. William Stier stopped 33 for the Gremlins.
– Calumet hosts Cranbrook Kingswood again. Our pregame coverage will begin around 12:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Hancock entertains Traverse City Central.
– Houghton plays at Escanaba.
In girls high school basketball Friday night…
– Taylor Pertile scored 18 points, as Hancock edged Jeffers 37-35. See video highlights from the game here.
– Chassell shut down Republic-Michigamme 53-19.
Alaska-Anchorage scored twice in the third period, and got past Michigan Tech 3-2 Friday night. The Huskies overcame an early deficit when Alex Petan and Tyler Heinonen scored in the second period, but couldn’t hold on. Tech will host the Seawolves again tonight at 7:07 at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee encourages fans to bring teddy bears to throw on the ice during intermission. The stuffed animals will be donated to Toys for Tots.
Both Huskies basketball teams will entertain Walsh this afternoon. The women’s game starts at 1:00, and the men’s contest at 3:00.
Dominik Shine’s goal with 17 seconds remaining lifted Northern Michigan University to a 4-3 win at Alabama-Huntsville Friday night. Shine scored his first college hat trick in the game. The Wildcats face the Chargers in Huntsville again tonight.
Both Northern Michigan University basketball will host Malone this afternoon.
The Finlandia University men’s hockey team lost 8-2 at Adrian College Friday night. Francois Cote and Thomas Clayton scored for the Lions, who were outshot 58-27. Those teams play again this afternoon in Adrian.
The Finlandia women’s hockey team lost to Lake Forest College 6-1 Friday night. Sara Martin scored the Lions’ only goal late in the third period. The Foresters rolled up a 42-7 shot advantage. Those teams play again this afternoon at 4:00 at the Houghton County Arena.
The Finlandia men’s basketball team earned its first victory of the season with a 95-86 triumph over North Central University Friday night. Four Lions scored in double figures, led by Brandon Robinette with 26 points.
The Finlandia women’s basketball team took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter, but lost to North Central 67-62. Kelsie Richards led the Lions with 21 points.
Both hoops squads will entertain the University of Northwestern today. The men’s tip-off is at 4:00, and the women’s at 6:00.
Ryan Patrick made 52 saves as the Calumet Wolverines slipped past the Mosinee Papermakers 4-3 in overtime Friday night. Logan Rastello scored the game winner. The Wolverines visit the Eagle River Falcons tonight.
The Detroit Red Wings host the Nashville Predators tonight. Faceoff is at 7:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
The Wings will be playing without Drew Miller and Teemu Pulkkinen for the next six to eight weeks. Miller will undergo surgery today to repair a fractured jaw. Pulkkinen is recovering from a separated shoulder. Both injuries occurred during Thursday’s win over Arizona.
The Detroit Pistons defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 102-95 Friday night. Reggie Jackson scored 23 points, and Andre Drummond had 17 points and 23 rebounds. The Pistons have won three straight, and host the Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow afternoon.
The Detroit Tigers have found the fourth starter they needed, signing Mike Pelfrey to a two-year, 16-million dollar contract. Pelfrey pitched the past three seasons for the Minnesota Twins. He had a 6-11 record and a 4.26 ERA over 30 starts in 2015.
Our high school hockey coverage continues this afternoon, when Calumet welcomes defending state champion Cranbrook Kingswood. Our pregame show begins around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.