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Loukus’ Hat Trick Powers Kings; Gremlin Girls Remain Unbeaten – Saturday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school hockey…
– Calumet took control with four second-period goals, and defeated U of D Jesuit 7-2 Friday night. Brent Loukus had a hat trick, Rory Anderson had two goals and an assist, and Ed Beiring had four assists for the Copper Kings. Calumet hosts U of D Jesuit again this evening. Faceoff is at 6:00. Our pregame coverage will begin around 5:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– At the Sault Lions Showcase, Hancock led early, but fell to Port Huron Northern 3-2 Friday evening. After a scoreless first period, Alex Nordstrom gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead  in the second. The Huskies tied it, but Brody Budweg’s goal put Hancock back up 2-1. Port Huron Northern scored the final two goals of the game to get the win. The Bulldogs will face Dearborn Divine Child this afternoon.

Witt scores for E-TC.
Witt scores for E-TC.

In boys high school basketball last night, L’Anse fell to Ewen-Trout Creek 56-47. Jake Witt had 33 points and 16 rebounds. See video highlights from that game here.

Cara Monette scores for the Gremlins.
Cara Monette scores for the Gremlins.

In last night’s girls games…
– Houghton remained unbeaten with a 49-33 victory over Westwood. Sloane Zenner and Kara Pietila each scored 14 for the Gremlins. See video highlights from the game here.
– Hancock stopped Jeffers 57-40.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City beat Republic-Michigamme 36-26.
– Chassell outscored Wakefield-Marenisco 63-44.
– Baraga smothered Bessemer 42-24.
– Ewen-Trout Creek downed Ontonagon 64-53.

Roy
Roy

MTU
The Michigan Tech hockey team skated to a 3-3 regulation tie with Alaska-Anchorage Friday night. The Seawolves claimed the bonus standings point in the overtime shootout. The Huskies fell behind 2-0 early, but tied the game with second-period goals by Jake Lucchini and Michael Neville. Matt Roy’s tally late in the third period gave Tech a brief lead, but Austin Azurdia scored on a power play with 25 seconds remaining to force overtime. Angus Redmond made 27 saves for the Huskies. Those teams play again tonight at 7:07 at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

Both Michigan Tech basketball teams play at Saginaw Valley State this afternoon.

NMU
The Northern Michigan University hockey team battled to a 1-1 regulation draw with Lake Superior State in game three of the annual Cappo Cup series Friday night. The Lakers earned the extra WCHA standings point in the shootout. The shootout does not count toward the cup. At 1-1-1, the series remains tied. Whichever team wins tonight in the Soo will claim the cup. If they tie again tonight, the cup will go to the Wildcats, who lead 9-8 in total goals.

Both NMU basketball teams play at Wayne State today.

Finlandia
Finlandia Lions New LogoThe Finlandia University men’s hockey team played tough early, but eventually lost to St. Norbert 7-1 Friday night.  The Lions will host the Knights again this afternoon. Faceoff is at 4:00 at the Houghton County Arena.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team skates at Marian University tonight and tomorrow.

Both Finlandia basketball teams play at Northland College today.

GLHL
Pioneers-Wolverines FeatureThe result of the Portage Lake Pioneers’ game against the Marquette Mutineers Friday night was not reported. Those teams play again tonight in Marquette.

The Calumet Wolverines edged  the Mosinee Papermakers 5-4 Friday night. The Wolverines will skate at Fond du Lac tonight.

NHL
The Detroit Red Wings return home to host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight.

NBA
The injury-depleted Detroit Pistons lost an ugly 110-77 game to the Utah Jazz Friday night. Playing without Jon Leuer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit recovered from a slow start, but was outscored by 31 points in the second half.  Tobias Harris led the Pistons with 13 points. Detroit faces the Lakers at Los Angeles tomorrow night. Tip-off is at 9:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

Detroit Tigers Circle LogoMLB
The Detroit Tigers have again avoided hearings with all of their arbitration-eligible players. The team announced yesterday that third baseman Nick Castellanos, utility man Andrew Romine, shortstop Jose Iglesias and relievers Alex Wilson, Justin Wilson and Bruce Rondon have all signed one-year deals.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed pitchers Wily Peralta and Carlos Torres to one-year contracts on Friday. Pitcher Chase Anderson remains unsigned.

NFL
Green Bay Packers LogoThe NFL playoffs continue with the Divisional Round this weekend. Today, Seattle plays at Atlanta at 4:35, and Houston visits New England at 8:15. Tomorrow, Pittsburgh plays at Kansas City at 1:05. The Packers kick off at Dallas at 4:40. Hear all the NFL playoff games up through the Super Bowl on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Packers will play without Jordy Nelson, who broke two ribs in last week’s victory over the Giants. See the full injury report here.

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