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Tech’s Jurusik Honored by WCHA – Tuesday Sports Wrap


Michigan Tech was almost shut out of this year’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association all-conference teams. Goalie Matt Jurusik is the Huskies’ sole representative. He was named to the third team. Northern Michigan University fared better, placing Griffin Loughran and Philip Beaulieu on the second team, Darien Craighead on the third team, and John Hawthorne on the all-rookie squad.

Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards will be announced today.


Major League Baseball has pushed its opening day back until at least mid-May. The move came after the federal government recommended that public gatherings be limited to 50 people or fewer for the next eight weeks.


That limitation also prompted the National Football League to postpone off-season workouts indefinitely. The league says it will still hold its amateur draft in April.

NFL teams can now sign free agents in advance of the upcoming season. On day one of the announcement window yesterday, the Detroit Lions inked a three-year deal with former New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins, a five-year contract with former Philadelphia Eagles tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai, and a two-year agreement with well-traveled veteran defensive tackle Nick Williams.

The Lions lost guard Graham Glasgow to the Denver Broncos, and tackle Rick Wagner to the Green Bay Packers on a two-year offer.

The Packers also signed former Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey to a two-year deal.

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