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Tech Hockey Ranked Number-One – Tuesday Sports Wrap

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Calumet Plays in V’Ball Quarters Tonight
The Calumet High School volleyball team will face third-ranked Roscommon in the quarterfinals of the state volleyball tournament tonight. This is the Copper Kings’ third straight trip to the quarters. They lost last year to Beal City, and Traverse City Saint Francis the year before. Tonight’s game begins at 6:00 at Manistique High School.

The high school hockey season begins tonight, when Houghton skates at Negaunee. Pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on KBear 102 and KBear102.com.

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MTU Image

Unbeaten Tech Hockey Ranked Number One!
For the first time since 1976, Michigan Tech’s hockey team is ranked first in the nation. The unbeaten Huskies sit atop both the USCHO and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls this week. They were ranked fifth last week, and were unrated at the start of the season. Tech’s 10-0 record marks the best start in the program’s history, and the best start for any hockey team since Air Force won its first 13 games in the 2008-2009 season. The Huskies will host ninth-ranked Minnesota State this weekend.

Michigan Tech placekicker Garrett Mead has been named the GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week. Mead kicked seven extra points, and added two field goals, in the Huskies’ win over Lake Erie College. Northern Michigan University quarterback Shaye Brown was named the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week. Brown set a new school record by throwing for 490 yards in the Wildcats’ victory over Findlay.

Finlandia Lions New LogoFinlandia Men’s Hoops Tonight
The Finlandia men’s basketball team entertains Northland International University tonight. Tip-off is at 7:00 at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

NHL – Wings Face Blue Jackets
The Red Wings skate at Columbus tonight. Faceoff is at 7:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

Butler
Butler

NBA – Pistons
The Detroit Pistons’ sluggish start continued with a 107-93 loss to the Magic last night. Detroit led at halftime, and trailed by just two points at the end of the third quarter, but only scored 17 in the final period. Caron Butler led Detroit with 20 points. The Pistons host the Suns tomorrow night. Tip-off is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

NFL
In last night’s NFL game, the Steelers scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, and came from behind to beat the Titans 27-24. If you played The Wolf Pro Football Challenge, you need to have picked at least eight games correctly to be eligible to be our weekly winner.

Avila
Avila

MLB
The Detroit Tigers have exercised their option on catcher Alex Avila’s contract. Avila hit just .218 for Detroit last season, but was a Gold Glove finalist.

Our high school hockey coverage begins tonight, when Houghton skates at Negaunee. Hear the Copper Country’s most complete hockey and basketball coverage this winter on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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