Copper Country players dominate the Great Lakes Hockey Conference All-Conference Teams.
Calumet’s Scott Loukus was named Player of the Year. Houghton’s Corey Markham was named Coach of the Year. Local First Team members include Dean Loukus and Tanner Rowe of Calumet, Austin Salani from Hancock, and Jimmy Pietila from Houghton. Local Second Team honorees include Tucker Tapani from Houghton, Chad Nordstrom from Hancock, and Cam Kauppinen and Alex Studebaker from Calumet. Honorable Mention votes went to Alex Mattila of Calumet, Petr Anderson of Hancock, and Jiseung Choi of Houghton. See the full All-Conference roster here.
In girls high school basketball last night…
– Hancock defeated Houghton 60-45.
– Jeffers overwhelmed Lake Linden-Hubbell 70-14.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City edged Republic-Michigamme 49-45.
– Ontonagon shaded Chassell 35-33.
In girls action tonight, L’Anse travels to Bessemer.
In boys play last night, Calumet fell to Ishpeming 71-53.
On the boys schedule this evening…
– Hancock tips off at Jeffers.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Houghton.
– Chassell visits Baraga.
– L’Anse travels to Ontonagon.
– Ewen-Trout Creek journeys to Watersmeet.
Central Collegiate Hockey Association
The Central Collegiate Hockey Association has begun the search for a commissioner. The revived CCHA will be made up of seven current Western Collegiate Hockey Association schools, and is set to begin play in the fall of 2021. Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan and Lake Superior State will be among the members. League officials hope to have the position filled by this July 1st.
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Michigan Tech’s Kyle Monroe has again been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Monroe scored 41 points in the Huskies’ win over Grand Valley on Saturday. It’s the seventh time Monroe has received the honor this season.
The Finlandia University women’s basketball team has introduced a new recruit. Olivia Green is a three-year starter at Haslett High School, near Lansing.
The Detroit Red Wings entertain the New Jersey Devils this evening. Coverage begins at 7:10 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Wings have traded Andreas Athanasiou to the Edmonton Oilers. In exchange for the 25-year-old forward and prospect Ryan Kuffner, Detroit gets 30-year-old forward Sam Gagner, and second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 amateur drafts.
Detroit also picked up former Maple Leaf forward Dmytro Timashov off the waiver wire. He had recently asked Toronto to trade him.
The Detroit Pistons visit the Denver Nuggets tonight.
The Pistons have brought guard Khyri Thomas up from their G-League team in Grand Rapids. Thomas started the season with Detroit, but broke his foot in November.
In spring training baseball, the Detroit Tigers collected just four hits in an 11-1 loss to the Houston Astros yesterday. Matthew Boyd made his first spring start, and gave up a run on two hits over two innings. Four of Houston’s anticipated starters pitched an inning yesterday, as the crowd in Lakeland booed the team that was recently penalized for illegally stealing signs.
The Tigers face the New York Mets this afternoon.
Half of the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 yesterday. Prospect Chad Spanberger’s home run in the eighth inning tied the game, and the winning run walked home in the ninth. The other half of the Brewers pounded the Oakland Athletics 14-4 yesterday. Orlando Arcia and Lucas Erceg homered.
The Brewers play the Seattle Mariners today.
Our Finlandia University coverage continues Saturday, as the Lions women’s basketball team faces Pine Manor in the semifinals of the ACAA tournament in Milwaukee. The pregame show will begin around 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.
Our high school hockey tournament coverage begins with the regional semifinals Thursday from the SDC. Houghton meets Hancock at 6:00, and Calumet takes on Jeffers at 8:00. The pregame show will begin around 5:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
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