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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 ...

Huskies men’s basketball heads out to holiday tournament

HOUGHTON — For Michigan Tech Huskies men's basketball coach Kevin Luke, this year's success might not be measured in how many wins and losses his young team tallies but rather where they end up from midway through the season to its end. The reason for that measurement is a simple one: ...

Lions look to bounce back

HANCOCK — After a fast start in which they went 2-0-1, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team appeared to be turning a corner as a program in head coach Joe Burcar’s third full season with the group. Four games later, the Lions look more like a team with many questions rather than answers ...

Hockey royalty: Copper Kings gear up for long high school hockey season

CALUMET — After coming up short last season in their quest to repeat as regional champions, the Calumet Copper Kings hockey returns arguably the deepest team in the area as they prepare to make another run at the state title that eluded them two years ago. After a quick rebuild last season, ...

Huskies head south looking to rebound

HOUGHTON — Despite suffering her first loss as a NCAA Division II basketball head coach over the weekend, Michigan Tech women's basketball coach Sam Hoyt has no plans of calling in quits or drastically changing her game plan. On the contrary, Sunday's 72-68 loss to Minnesota State was a ...

Gremlins win opener

Corey Kelly/Mining Journal (Marquette) Marquette’s Jakob Peterson passes the puck with Houghton’s Seth Francois on defense at Lakeview Arena Tuesday evening. The Gremlins skated away with the win, 3-0

Quick retool: Bulldogs look to rebuild quickly

HANCOCK — For the last three seasons, the Hancock Bulldogs hockey program has found themselves a favorite for the regional title. Three years ago, they won it en route to a state title. Two years ago, they fell short in the opening round to a very good Calumet Copper Kings team that lost ...

First loss: Huskies drop one in overtime to Mavericks for first loss for Hoyt

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday as they fell to the Minnesota State (MSU) Mavericks in overtime, 71-68, at the Wood Gym. The loss put the Huskies at 3-1. In overtime, with the game tied 64-64, MSU's Taylor Drost sunk ...

Yellowjackets top Lions, 8-1

HANCOCK — With several of the players’ parents in attendance, and after a rough outing on Friday in a 4-1 loss to Wisconsin-River Falls, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team was looking for a better start Saturday. For just shy of 15 minutes, it appeared that they were going to have ...

Lake Forest’s offense breaks out, Finlandia suffers sweep

HANCOCK — The Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team fell to Lake Forest on Saturday, 6-1, at the Houghton County arena to drop to 0-6 in NCHA play and 0-7 on the season. After a close game Friday that saw the Foresters come away with a 2-1 decision, the Lions struggled their way through a ...

Women’s basketball ready for home-opening weekend

HOUGHTON — Huskies women's basketball coach Sam Hoyt could not be more excited for Friday night to roll around. After a week on the road, Hoyt will be on her home court with her winning team (2-0) as they take on the Minnesota State-Moorhead and then Minnesota State on Sunday in their first ...

On a roll: Huskies improve to 3-0 with win over MSU-Moorhead

HOUGHTON — According to Michigan Tech Huskies women's basketball coach Sam Hoyt, Friday's 59-48 win against Minnesota State-Moorehead Friday at the Wood Gym was not just a win. It was a huge victory. “They (Moorehead) are a phenomenal team and by far our toughest competition so far this ...

Huskies to face Bulldogs this weekend in canine battle

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies head to Duluth, Minnesota, tomorrow after coming off an opening weekend where they split games. They lost to Lewis University 74-53 last Saturday in a game during which they only shot 30 percent. However, they came back to win the next day against ...