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Minnesota State Moves to Leave WCHA – Thursday Sports Wrap

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The Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers return to action after the All-Star break tomorrow night. The Tigers open a home set against Kansas City. The Brewers begin a series in Cincinnati.

The Tigers have demoted center fielder Anthony Gose to Double-A Erie. Gose was Detroit’s opening day starter. He was sent down to Toledo after struggling offensively. He continued to scuffle with the Mud Hens. Saturday night, he got into a dugout argument with Toledo manager Lloyd McClendon. A three day suspension and the demotion followed.

Copper Country Women’s Fast Pitch Softball
In Copper Country Women’s Fast Pitch Softball League play last night…
– Auto Pro Glass and Tire scored two runs in the top of the seventh, and got past Mattila Rock and Dock 8-6. Sarah Audette was the winning pitcher while Melissa Baker took the loss.
– Mattila Rock and Dock then fall to Superior National Bank 6-1. Kirsten Berg’s bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning broke open what had been a close game. Adena Anderson was the winning pitcher, and had seven strikeouts. Melissa Baker struck out 10, but took the loss.

Copper Country Twilight League
In Copper Country Twilight League baseball play tonight…
– Pat’s Foods-Mosquito Inn meets the Copper Country Miners at the Wolverine Field.
– Dean Kangas-State Farm takes on Superior National Bank-Stanton at the Stanton Field.

WCHA LogoMinnesota State University wants to leave the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. MSU President Richard Davenport confirmed yesterday that the program has applied for membership in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. WCHA President Bill Robertson acknowledged that he has been informed of the potential move, says he’s “deeply disappointed,” and hopes to change that decision. The Mavericks were upset when they did not receive a bid to the NCAA tournament this past season, despite sharing the MacNaughton Cup with Michigan Tech. Ferris State received the WCHA’s only invitation. The move would also re-establish several traditional rivalries with other Minnesota schools that left the WCHA for the NCHC several seasons ago.

There is no guarantee that the NCHC will accept Minnesota State’s application. If it does, it would probably take at least a couple of seasons to complete the move.


Teemu Pulkkinen will stay with the Detroit Red Wings. The restricted free agent from Finland signed a one-year, 812-thousand dollar contract with the team yesterday. Pulkkinen is recovering from shoulder surgery, and will not be ready to join the club until at least late October.

L'Anse Purple Hornets LogoL’Anse HS Hockey Meeting
Parents and players involved with the L’Anse High School hockey team are encouraged to attend a meeting tonight at 7:00 at Meadowbrook Arena. School officials will discuss options for the upcoming season.

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