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Eleventh-ranked Michigan Tech closed its regular Central Collegiate Hockey Association season with a 3-2 loss to 12th-ranked Minnesota State Saturday night. The Huskies trailed 2-0 late in the game. Tristan Ashbrook and Kyle Kukkonen each scored with the goalie pulled to tie the game, but an apparent goal by Ryland Mosely was waived off after a review. The Mavericks’ Cade Borchardt scored with 45 seconds remaining to give the win, and the MacNaughton Cup as the regular-season champions to MSU.
Northern Michigan scored the game’s final three goals, and defeated Bowling Green 4-2 Saturday evening. The weekend sweep gave the Wildcats home ice advantage in the opening round of the CCHA playoffs.
The best-of-three quarterfinal playoff series will take place next weekend. Top-seed Minnesota State will host Lake Superior State. Second-seed Michigan Tech will entertain St. Thomas. Third-seed Bowling Green will welcome Ferris State. Fourth-seed NMU will host Bemidji State.
Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan split their games, as the regular Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference season concluded.
The Tech women claimed their 13th straight win over the Wildcats, 80-68. Isabella Lenz led the Huskies with 19 points.
Tech is seeded second in the GLIAC tournament, and will host Wayne State Wednesday at 5:30 at the SDC in the quarterfinal game. Top seed Grand Valley will entertain Purdue Northwest. Third seed Parkside will welcome Ferris State, and fourth seed Northern Michigan will host fifth seed Saginaw Valley.
The Tech men lost 65-57. Pete Calcaterra scored 14 for the Huskies. MTU is seeded eighth in the GLIAC tournament, and will play its quarterfinal game Wednesday at top-seeded Parkside. Second seed Ferris State will entertain Purdue Northwest. Third seed Northern Michigan will welcome Saginaw Valley, and fourth seed Lake Superior State will host Grand Valley.
The Calumet Wolverines fell 7-2 to the Mosinee Papermakers Saturday.
The Portage Lake Pioneers defeated the Eagle River Falcons Saturday 6-4. The Pioneers host the Papermakers today at noon at the Dee.
The Red Wings lost to the Lightning 3-0 Saturday evening.
The Wings visit the Senators Monday. Coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Pistons fell to the Raptors 95-91 Saturday afternoon. Marvin Bagley III scored 21 points to lead Detroit.
The Pistons visit the Hornets Monday night.
The Tigers opened their Grapefruit League season with a 4-2 victory over a split Phillies squad Saturday. Parker Meadows and Andre Lipcius homered for Detroit. The Tigers will face the Orioles today. Eduardo Rodriguez will start for Detroit.
The Brewers began their Cactus League campaign with a 7-4 win over the Dodgers. The Crew will play the Rockies today. Robert Gasser will start.
Upcoming local sports broadcasts:
- Tomorrow – Houghton girls basketball plays at Kingsford in a Division Two District semifinal. Coverage will begin at 5:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
- Tuesday – Houghton faces Hancock in the regional championship game at the SDC. Coverage begins at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
- Wednesday – Calumet girls basketball v Westwood or Negaunee in a Division Three District semifinal – Coverage TBD on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
- Wednesday – Girls basketball Division Two District championship – TBD – To be broadcast if Houghton advances on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
- Friday – Girls basketball Division Three District Championship – TBD – To be broadcast if Calumet advances on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
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