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Lakes top Chassell, 70-52

CHASSELL — Beating Chassell at its own running game, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes notched a 70-52 win Thursday in boys Copper Country Conference Copper Division basketball play. The Lakes displayed a lot of quickness and tenacity in forcing a boatload of Chassell turnovers. That surprised ...

Finlandia looking to continue building off strong showing last weekend

HANCOCK — While their cousins across the canal were busy celebrating Copper Country Strong night with special jerseys and ways of honoring first responders, the FInlandia Lions men’s hockey team was focused on facing the No. 5 Wiscsonin-Eau Claire Blugolds. The Lions wore special stickers ...

Lions head back on the road still looking for first win

After suffering seven consecutive losses to open the season, it is completely fair to say that the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team has underperformed to this point. The Lions have struggled in nearly facet of the game, and due to those issues, they sit at 0-7-0 and 0-6-0 in NCHA ...

Huskies stay home to face tough Bemidji State

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies went through a range of emotions last weekend in a sweep at home of the Alaska Nanooks. On Friday, they held their Copper Country Strong night, and senior goaltender Devin Kero started the game on a night where his team honored his fallen cousin. On ...

Michigan Tech ready for challenge of first GLIAC games

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech's men’s basketball coach Kevin Luke liked what he saw in his team and their play over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Huskies defeated Alderson Broaddus Friday night, 78-69, and then had a 50-43 come-from-behind win against Gannon University on Sunday. Both games ...

Purple Hornets fall to Westwood

ISHPEMING — Junior Ty Alderton and seniors Nathan Beckman and Zach Niemi each had 10-point nights to lead the Westwood High School boys basketball team to a 47-19 season opening victory over L'Anse at the Patriots' gym on Tuesday night. The Patriots are now 1-0 on the season after jumping ...

Defensive struggle: Gremlins squeeze past Bulldogs, 2-0, Tuesday

HOUGHTON — In a game that saw the Hancock Bulldogs come in 0-2 facing off with the Houghton Gremlins, who won their first game via shutout, it would make sense that one coach would come out of Tuesday night’s matchup at the Dee Stadium feeling very good about his team and the other would be ...

Lakes beat Bulldogs in season opener, 61-52

HANCOCK — On opening night for both teams, the visiting Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes boys basketball team defeated the host Hancock Bulldogs, 61-52, at the Hancock Gym. Both teams came out strong defensively which made it difficult to get inside the paint to create scoring opportunities. The ...

Copper Kings open season with a win

CALUMET — One could not have asked for a more exciting way to start the WestPAC basketball season as the Calumet Copper Kings defeated the Negaunee Miners, 63-60, in the last minute of the game Tuesday night at the Calumet Gym. With the Miners leading 60-56 and time running down, the Copper ...

Young Lions cannot mount comeback againt Cardinals

HANCOCK — Young basketball teams often find the learning process can be the toughest part of the overall picture. Such was the case Tuesday night when a seasoned North Central (Ill.) team visited Paavo Nurmi Gym to take on the Finlandia Lions. The Lions fell behind by a sizeable margin in ...

Women’s basketball ready for conference play

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies women's basketball team fell to 3-3 on the season following two losses on the road over the Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday the Huskies lost to Bellarmine 76-60 in the first round of the University of Southern Indiana Thanksgiving Classic in Evansville, ...

Offensive outburst: Huskies sweep Nanooks 7-2 thanks to Gould’s hat trick

HOUGHTON — As junior winger Gavin Gould skated down the right side of the ice with the puck in the second period Saturday, he a goal in mind. He was looking for his third tally as he lined up a wrist shot and picked a spot over Alaska Nanooks goaltender Anton Martinsson’s left shoulder. ...

Calumet earns Copper Island Classic title

CALUMET — The John H. Sherf Trophy returned to the halls of Calumet High School Saturday night as the Copper Kings defeated the Hancock Bulldogs 6-0 on the ice at the Calumet Colosseum. The Copper Kings downed the Bulldogs on Friday 8-1 in the opening night of the two-game/total goals ...

Lions topple Blugolds, 1-0

HANCOCK — It may not have been the biggest victory in Finlandia University men's hockey history. But the 1-0 win the Lions squeezed out against No. 5 UW-Eau Claire Saturday afternoon at the Houghton County Arena certainly has to rank way up there. Finlandia coach Joe Burcar, who has seen ...

Wolverines top Pioneers with shootout victory

CALUMET — With it being so early in the hockey season, teams are still trying to figure out who fits best and where, two young teams, the Calumet Wolverines and the Portage Lake Pioneers, faced off for their second exhibition game on the weekend Sunday evening at the Calumet Colosseum. ...

Copper Kings dethrone Bulldogs to open season

CALUMET — Hockey was back on the ice in the form of the 43rd annual Copper Island Classic at the Calumet Colosseum. The Copper Kings were the stars as they walloped the Hancock Bulldogs, 8-1, in front of a standing room-only crowd Friday night. The Loukus' paced the Copper Kings throughout ...

Back home: Huskies return home to face Nanooks in WCHA series

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies fell to the Clarkson Golden Knights by the same score, 3-1, in both games last weekend. The losses marred the end of a very successful stretch of road games where the Huskies went 5-3. While they are 5-5-0 on the season, the Huskies come into this weekend ...

#CopperCountryStrong: Huskies return home, win on special night, 2-1

HOUGHTON — On a night where the Michigan Tech Huskies paid tribute to first responders and others who helped with the devastating flooding on Father’s Day by wearing special jerseys for their matchup with the Alaska Nanooks. The Huskies, who also dedicated the game to Thatcher Markham, a ...

Rockwell getting a chance to prove himself

HOUGHTON — As a sophomore, having 12 games under one’s belt might not seem like much, but for defenseman Tyler Rockwell, those 12 contests represent something big: an opportunity. The 5-foot-8 blueliner from San Jose, California, whose father was a goaltender for Michigan Tech, has worked ...