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Wings, Pistons Win; Pudge to Hall – Thursday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school hockey tonight…
– Calumet entertains Escanaba. Because of exams, that game will start earlier than usual – the JV contest at 4:30, and the varsity at 6:30.
– Hancock hosts Negaunee at Hancock. Our pregame coverage will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Calumet forward Brent Loukus has been named the LTU Michigan North Division high school hockey player of the week. Hancock forward Lance Kangas received honorable mention votes this week. Statewide voting is coordinated by the coaching staff at Lawrence Tech. KBear 102 is a member of the voting panel.

In boys high school basketball tonight
– Calumet plays at Hancock.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell tips off at Baraga.
– Jeffers entertains Ontonagon.
– Chassell hosts Ewen-Trout Creek.

Both Michigan Tech basketball teams entertain Northwood tonight. The women’s game begins at 5:30, and the men’s contest at 7:30.

Registration is now open for the MTU Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. The tourney is scheduled for April 22nd at the SDC. The first Doghouse Classic was organized 25 years ago by former MTU women’s hoops coach Kevin Borseth. It lapsed in 2007, but was revived last year. It’s open to players from fourth grade through adult. The cost is $80.00 for a four-person team. Sign up by April 3rd here.

Both Northern Michigan University basketball teams host Lake Superior State tonight.


The Detroit Red Wings came from three goals down, and edged the Boston Bruins 6-5 in a shootout last night. The Bruins scored those three goals in the first nine minutes off Jared Coreau, who was then replaced by Petr Mrazek. Mrazek stopped 23 of 25 shots, as the Wings climbed back into the game. Tomas Tatar had a goal and two assists. Gustav Nyquist’s third-period tally forced the overtime. Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen scored for Detroit in the shootout. The Wings skate at Buffalo tomorrow. Faceoff is at 7:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.


The Detroit Pistons scored 42 points in the quarter, and went on to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 118-95 last night. Reggie Jackson led Detroit with 27 points. Andre Drummond scored 13 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. The Pistons have won two in a row, and entertain the Washington Wizards Saturday night. Tipoff is at 6:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.


The Detroit Tigers have added another potential center fielder to their roster. They picked up Mikie Mahtook from the Rays yesterday. Tampa will receive either cash, or a player to be named later in exchange. Mahtook is 27 years old. He’s a former first-round draft choice who’s split time between the Rays and the minors over the past two seasons. To make room for him on the roster, the Tigers designated center fielder Anthony Gose for assignment. Gose could remain with the club if he clears waivers.


Former Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan Rodriguez has been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rodriguez just cleared the 75 percent margin of votes that he needed to earn induction his first time on the ballot. He spent the first 12 years of his career with the Rangers, then joined the Tigers as a free agent and led them to the World Series in 2006. Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines were also voted into the Hall this year.

The NFL playoffs continue this weekend. Hear both conference championship games, and the Super Bowl February 5th on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

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