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High School
Hockey Clip ArtIn high school hockey…
– Cranbrook scored twice in 38 seconds during the third period, and earned a split in their weekend series with Calumet with a 3-2 victory on Saturday. The defending D3 champions scored the only goal in the first period The Copper Kings tied it when Rory Anderson of the second. Cranbrook took the lead for good early in the third as Dawson Zahorian scored, to be followed by Anthony Suriano’s deflection less than a minute later.  Calumet was able to keep the pressure on the Cranes, but could only collect a power play goal with just over two minutes left to play. Cranbrook’s Nolan Rogow collected almost all of his team’s 28 saves, before leaving because of injury with 83 seconds left. Nick Voelker made his first varsity start for the Copper Kings, and stopped 24 shots. Friday night, Robert Erkkila’s overtime goal lifted the Kings to a 4-3 victory over the Cranes. Ryan Nelson had a hat trick for Calumet.
– Hancock edged Traverse City Central 5-4 in overtime on Saturday.
– Houghton fell to Escanaba 1-0 on Saturday. On Friday, Alan Jurmu’s deflection with 24 seconds left in regulation gave the Houghton Gremlins a 5-5 tie with Traverse City Central.

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.

MTU
Alaska-Anchorage completed a weekend sweep of the 17th-ranked Michigan Tech hockey team with a 3-2 victory Saturday night. Brett Boeing and Tyler Heinonen scored. Goaltender Matt Wintjes made 24 saves in his first career start. As in Friday’s 3-2 loss to the Seawolves, the Huskies led 2-1 heading into the final period, but couldn’t hold on.

Anderson shoots - MTU Athletics image
Anderson shoots – MTU Athletics image

The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team used a big fourth quarter to defeat Walsh 70-64 Saturday. Morgan Anderson’s three-pointer broke a 55-55 tie with 3:19 to play, and she hit a couple of late free throws to seal the win. Danielle Blake led Tech with 20 points.

The MTU men’s team fell behind early, and lost to Walsh 83-71 on Saturday. The Huskies trailed by as many as 18 points. They closed the gap to six late in the game, but couldn’t draw even. Bryan Heath led Tech with 16 points.

NMU
The Northern Michigan University hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie with Alabama-Huntsville Saturday night. On Friday, Dominik Shine’s goal with 17 seconds remaining lifted the Wildcats to a 4-3 win over the Chargers.

The NMU women’s basketball team held off a late charge, and edged Malone 61-59 Saturday. The Wildcats men’s team came from 14 points down to earn a 68-67 victory.

Finlandia
Finlandia Lions New LogoThe Finlandia University men’s hockey team was swept at Adrian College, falling 9-1 Saturday after losing 8-2 Friday night. The Bulldogs outshot the Lions 70-8 on Saturday, and 58-27 on Friday.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team was swept at home by Lake Forest College, dropping an 11-0 decision Saturday night, after falling 6-1 Friday night. The Foresters rolled up 50-11 shot advantage on Saturday, and a 42-7 margin on Friday.

The Finlandia men’s basketball team lost 85-77 to the University of Northwestern on Saturday. Four Lions scored in double figures, led by Terrance Fuller with 16 points. On Friday, the Lions earned their first victory of the season with a 95-86 triumph over North Central University.

The Finlandia women’s basketball team dropped a 67-50 decision to the University of Northwestern Saturday. Brooke Pasanen and Valerie Rajala each scored 12 for the Lions. Finlandia lost to North Central 67-62 on Friday.

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The Calumet Wolverines completed a successful weekend with a 9-7 win at Eagle River Saturday night. On Friday, Ryan Patrick made 52 saves as the Calumet Wolverines slipped past the Mosinee Papermakers 4-3 in overtime. Logan Rastello scored the game winner.

Nyquist
Nyquist

NHL
The Detroit Red Wings edged the Nashville Predators 5-4 in overtime Saturday night. Gustav Nyquist’s breakaway goal early in the extra stanza was the game-winner. Petr Mrazek made 28 saves. Eight of the Wings’ last 10 games have gone into overtime. Detroit will host the Washington Capitals Tuesday night. Faceoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

NBA
The Detroit Pistons will  host the Los Angeles Lakers this afternoon.

The Pistons have assigned seldom-used guards Spencer Dinwiddie and Darrun Hilliard to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive.

Our high school hockey coverage continues Tuesday evening, when Houghton welcomes Kingsford. Our pregame show begins around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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