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Kruse’s Hat Trick Leads Houghton Shutout – Saturday Sports Wrap

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In high school hockey…
– Bay Port scored five times in the third period, and defeated Hancock 6-3 Friday afternoon. The game was tied at 1-1 after the first two periods, with the Pirates scoring a single goal in the first, and the Bulldogs pulling even in the second on a goal by Brian Lepisto. The scoring erupted in the third stanza, as Bay Port scored early. Lepisto’s second goal of the night tied the game again, but the Pirates pulled away with two more goals. Devyn LaCourt closed the gap to one with three-and-a-half minutes remaining, but the Pirates scored two empty-netters in the final minute to put the game away.
– Houghton blanked DePere 8-0 Friday. Jacob Kruse had a hat trick and an assist for the Gremlins. Will Stier and Tyler Bakkila needed to make just a dozen saves in the combined shutout. Houghton will entertain Bay Port today at 1:00. Our pregame coverage will begin around 12:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Jeffers hosts DePere this afternoon at 1:30.
– The result of L’Anse’s game against Merrill at the Merrill tournament was not reported. The Purple Hornets will face either Medford or Rhinelander today.

In boys high school basketball Friday night…
– Chassell smothered Stephenson 70-25.
– L’Anse lost at Wakefield-Marenisco 67-46.
– Ewen-Trout Creek defeated Republic-Michigamme 63-46. Jake Witt scored 27 for the Panthers.

In girls play Friday night…
– Houghton shut down West Iron County 58-34. Sloane Zenner scored 15 as the Gremlins remained unbeaten.
– Hancock lost at Elcho 64-57.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell lost a 50-49 heartbreaker to Wakefield-Marenisco
– Jeffers surprised Baraga 49-46 – just the second loss of the year for the Vikings. Julia Nordstrom scored 26 for the Jets.
– Ontonagon doubled up Bessemer 48-24.
– Ewen-Trout Creek stopped Republic-Michigamme 55-20.


The Michigan Tech hockey team skated to a 4-4 tie with 20th-ranked Minnesota State Friday night. The Mavericks won the shootout to earn the bonus WCHA standings point. MSU took a 4-2 lead with three straight goals early in the third period. The Huskies came back, and forced overtime when Tyler Heinonen scored his second goal of the night. Those teams play again this evening at 7:07 at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

Both MTU basketball teams host Lake Superior State today. The women’s game begins at 1:00, and the men’s contest at 3:00.

The Northern Michigan University hockey team scored three goals in the first period, and cruised to a 6-1 victory over Alaska-Anchorage Friday night. Those teams play again tonight in Marquette.

Both NMU basketball teams will entertain Northwood today.


The Finlandia University men’s hockey team fell 4-3 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering Friday night. Matt Benolkin gave the Lions an early lead. but the Raiders scored twice early in the second period to take the lead. Bryce Mitzel tied it late in the second period, but MSOE responded quickly to reclaim the advantage. Mitzel’s second goal of the night tied the game again midway through the third period, but another quick response by the Raiders put them back on top for good. Alec Rounds made 32 saves for the Lions, who skate at MSOE again this afternoon.

Adrian College scored five goals in the first 11 minutes, and routed the Finlandia women’s hockey team 11-1 Friday. Sierra Meiners had the Lions’ only goal, as Finlandia was outshot 50-14. Those teams play again this afternoon at 2:00 at the Houghton County Arena.


Both Finlandia basketball teams lost at Crown College Friday night. The women’ team built a 15-point lead in the third period, but couldn’t hold it, and dropped a 57-53 decision. Julia Daavettila led the Lions with 22 points.


The men’s team scored the first eight points of the game, but the Storm battled back to take an 86-77 victory. Crown finished the game with a 13-4 run over the final five minutes to seal the victory. Marcus Geralds paced the Lions with 26 points.

Both Lions hoops teams play at Minnesota-Morris today.

The Calumet Wolverines fell to the Fond du Lac Bears 3-2 Friday night. The Wolverines host the De Pere Deacons tonight at 7:30 at the Colosseum.

The Portage Lake Pioneers entertain the Bears this evening at 7:30, and then host the Deacons tomorrow at 1:30 at Dee Stadium.

The Detroit Red Wings’ three-game winning streak ended with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres Friday night. Frans Nielsen and Darren Helm scored for Detroit. Kyle Okposo scored the game-winner for the Sabres with 26 seconds remaining in overtime. Petr Mrazek took the loss in net. The Wings host the Rangers tomorrow afternoon at 12:30.

The Detroit Pistons entertain the Washington Wizards tonight. Tipoff is at 6:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY. Jon Leuer practiced with the team yesterday, and may be ready to return to the lineup tonight. He’s missed the past five games with a knee injury.

The Milwaukee Brewers are adding two former Detroit Tigers to their bullpen. On Thursday, they signed a one-year deal with Neftali Feliz. Yesterday, the MLB network reported they had agreed to a one-year contract with Joba Chamberlain.

The Green Bay Packers face the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC title game tomorrow afternoon. The New England Patriots play the Pittsburgh Steelers for the AFC Championship tomorrow evening. You’ll hear both games on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY. Pregame coverage starts at 2:00.

Receiver Jordy Nelson is one of five players listed as questionable for the Packers tomorrow. See the latest injury report here.

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