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The Finlandia University men’s hockey team finished its season with a 6-0 loss to 2nd-ranked St. Norbert College last night. The Green Knights put the game away early, scoring four times against Matt Arnold in the first 15 minutes. Marcus Gloss relieved Arnold, and allowed the final two goals. The Lions end the season with a record of 1-23-1.
The Lions women’s hockey squad was shut out 5-0 at Adrian College last night. Annah Smiddy allowed all five Bulldogs goals off 46 shots in the first two periods. Sarah Gundry made 16 saves in a scoreless third period, the Lions were outshot 62-15. Finlandia skates at Adrian again this afternoon.
Both Finlandia basketball teams fell to Silver Lake College yesterday. The women’s team lost 79-47. Kelsie Richards led the Lions with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Julia Daavettila added 11 points and 11 rebounds, despite fighting an illness.
The men’s squad dropped a 71-69 thriller. The Lakers sank a three-pointer with three seconds remaining to seal the win. Brandon Robinette had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Lions. Geoff Smart added 20 points, and Austin Carlson had 14 points and 19 rebounds.
The Michigan Tech hockey team bounced back from Friday’s loss, defeated Bemidji State 5-1 last night, and won its sixth straight Winter Carnival series. Mason Blacklock, Brent Baltus, Mark Auk, Gavin Gould and Greyson Reitmeier scored for the Huskies. Dawson Kero stopped 35 of 36 shots, and was named the series’ Most Valuable Player. Tech won the total-goals series 7-5. The split leaves MTU two points behind Bemidji State in the race for the fourth, and final, home seed in the upcoming Western Collegiate Hockey Association tournament. Bemidji has two additional conference games remaining.
The 20th-ranked Northern Michigan University hockey team completed a sweep of Alaska-Fairbanks with a 4-1 victory last night. The Wildcats remain a single point ahead of Minnesota State, in first place in the WCHA standings; however, MSU has two additional league games remaining on its schedule.
Both Michigan Tech basketball teams earned narrow victories at Northwood yesterday. The women’s squad led by 21 at the end of three quarters, only to see the Timberwolves explode for 36 points in the fourth quarter as they held on for an 86-81 win. Hannah Stoll led a balanced Huskies attack with 16 points.
The Tech men’s team rode a strong second half to a 75-70 come-from-behind victory. Bryan Heath led the Huskies with 19 points. Kyle Monroe added 18.
In Great Lakes Hockey League play, the Calumet Wolverines routed the De Pere Deacons 10-2 last night. The Portage Lake Pioneers will host the Deacons today at 1:00 at Dee Stadium.
The Detroit Pistons visit the Atlanta Hawks this afternoon.
The Detroit Red Wings visit the Washington Capitals this afternoon. Pregame coverage begins at 2:40 on 99.3 The Lift.
The annual Barneløpet will be held today at the Maasto Hiihto Trails. Fun Nordic skiing races for kids ages three through 17 will begin at 1:00 at the Four Seasons chalet. There is no charge. Parents are welcome to ski with their children. The Barneløpet is staged by the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, the Sons of Norway Ulseth Lodge, and the City of Hancock. See more details here.
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