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MTU Hockey, Hoops All Win – Sunday Sports Wrap

College Hockey

The Michigan Tech hockey team won its sixth straight game yesterday, blanking Northern Michigan University 2-0. Eric Gotz scored the eventual game-winner just three minutes into the contest. Tristan Ashbrook added an insurance tally midway through the third period. Mark Sinclair stopped 32 shots in net to earn the shutout.

The series between the Huskies and Wildcats was hastily arranged Friday, after both teams lost their original opponents because of COVID-19 positives. The second game will be played tomorrow afternoon at 5:07 in Marquette.

College Basketball

Both Michigan Tech basketball teams completed weekend sweeps over Lake Superior State yesterday.

The women trailed by three at halftime, but pulled away to a 69-49 victory with a strong second half. Jordan Ludescher led the Huskies with 15 points and nine rebounds.

The men trailed the Lakers by one point at halftime, but surged to an 83-70 win. Dawson Bilski and Owen White each scored 17 for Tech. Trent Bell grabbed eight rebounds.

The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team had to settle for a weekend split, after a 67-45 loss at Ferris State University yesterday.

The NMU women’s team got off to a quick start, and stopped Ferris 77-61. Makaylee Kuhn scored 31 for the Wildcats. Those teams play again today in Marquette.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings visit the Chicago Blackhawks today. Because of NFL football on 99.3 The Lift, Wings coverage will begin at 12:15 on KBear 102.3.

Today’s game remains on the schedule, even though Detroit has five players on the COVID-19 list. Team officials say they are close to the point at which they would need to postpone games.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons suffered another close loss yesterday, falling 114-110 to the Philadelphia 76ers. With Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose resting their aching knees on the bench, Wayne Ellington led the team with 17 points.

The Pistons host the 76ers again tomorrow night. Coverage begins at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers have reportedly agreed to a minor league contract with pitcher Derek Holland. The 12-year veteran struggled with the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, but could be used as a long reliever and spot starter if he can regain his form.

Former Tigers catcher Austin Romine has signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs.

NFL

This year’s conference championship games will be played today. The Packers host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 3:05, and the Kansas City Chiefs welcome the Buffalo Bills at 6:40. Hear both games on 99.3 The Lift.

The separation between the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford seems to have begun. The Associated Press is reporting that Stafford asked to be traded after the team’s final game this season. The request was put on hold until the new general manager and head coach were hired. Now, the team has agreed to look for a trade partner. Stafford will turn 33 next month, and has two years remaining on his contract. The Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots are among the contending teams that need new quarterbacks next season.

The new Lions quarterback will report to a new offensive coordinator. Multiple reports indicate that Detroit is set to hire former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn.

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