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Tech’s Birks signs 2-year contract with Pittsburgh Penguins

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Michigan Tech hockey senior defenseman Dane Birks has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford Tuesday evening. Birks' deal will begin with the 2018-19 campaign. He will ...

Tech’s L’Esperance signs ATO with Stars

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CEDAR PARK, Texas — Michigan Tech hockey senior forward Joel L'Esperance has signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Texas Stars the team announced Tuesday evening. Texas is the primary AHL affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars. L'Esperance, a native of Brighton, Michigan, played four ...

Michigan will be too much for Ramblers

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The Chicago Loyola men's basketball team is going to need more than kindly Sister Jean and all the Hail Marys to get them through. Sure, the underdog Ramblers are the darlings of the American sports scene at the moment. A team without a NCAA basketball Final Four appearance since 1963 is ...

Chassell’s Milly Allen earns all-state honors

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Chassell's Milly Allen earned Associated Press First Team All-State recognition after leading the Panthers to the best season in school history. The 5-foot-3 guard averaged 15.5 points, 4.3 steals and 3.7 assists per game. But besides the impressive numbers, Allen delivered when Chassell ...

Tech’s Reinke signs with St. Louis Blues

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ST. LOUIS — Michigan Tech defenseman Mitch Reinke agreed to a two-year entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. Reinke, 22, will report to St. Louis this week and is eligible to play in the regular season. The native of Stillwater, Minnesota just ...

Lake Linden-Hubbell’s Lyons named MHSAA Scholar Athlete

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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Laura Lyons (center) of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School was honored as a recipient of the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Award at the 2018 MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing on March 24. ...

U.P. represented well at women’s Frozen Four

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On the weekend of March 16-18, the NCAA Division I Women's Frozen Four took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at Ridder Arena. In an interesting twist, two teams from the WCHA and two teams from the ECAC made it to Minneapolis, with one from each conference squaring off with one from the other ...

Hankins, Ferris State beat Northern State for D-II title

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Zach Hankins led Ferris State to its first NCAA Division II national championship in any sport Saturday, scoring 19 points in the Bulldogs' 71-69 victory over Northern State. The Bulldogs (38-1) won their final 26 games of the season and set a school-record for wins ...

Calumet loses to West End 2-0

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CALUMET — The West End Bombers defeated the Calumet Wolverines 2-0 Sunday in the championship game of a GLHL tournament at the Calumet Colosseum. Dusty Jonasson and Steve Klug scored for the Bombers. Both teams had 37 shots in the contest, and Calumet outshot West End 16-8 in the third ...

Tech falls to Notre Dame 4-3 in overtime of NCAA tournament

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Michigan Tech has been in the same position for the last six weeks. The Huskies needed to win.  Each shift, each game, starting with the WCHA quarterfinals into the semifinals and last weekend's conference championship meant there was little room for mistakes, or, in ...

Tech takes on Notre Dame in first round of NCAA tournament

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HOUGHTON — The Huskies know it won’t be easy; being an underdog never is. But it’s a role they’ve become comfortable with down the stretch, and comfort was hard to come by earlier in the season. When expectations around the program were high, Tech (22-16-5) faltered, struggling to ...

Huskies have hands full with Cale Morris

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HOUGHTON — The numbers are staggering: A 24-7 record, 1.92 goals against average, a 94.6 save percentage and 1,089 saves on the season. That is what Michigan Tech is up against with Notre Dame’s Cale Morris, who leads the nation in record, save percentage and total saves. Morris, a ...

Special season for Copper Country sports

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This past winter sports season will go down as one of the most memorable in Copper Country history. In terms of large events, it would be hard to match this one. The Dollar Bay boys basketball team and the Chassell girls basketball teams were picked in the preseason polls to have super ...

Krieber was major player in Michigan Tech’s 1981 run

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SALINE, Mich. — Frank Krieber sees a lot of similarities between the 1981 Michigan Tech hockey team and the 2018 Huskies. “I think this year's (MTU) team is much like our team,”Krieber said. “We sort of came out of nowhere and made a real good run later in the season. They've done the ...

Underdog Dollar Bay ready to play Southfield Christian

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EAST LANSING — Nobody outside of Dollar Bay will pick the Blue Bolts. Not when Southfield Christian has rolled its Class D opponents and is led by two players, Bryce Washington and Harlond Beverly, who will both be on a Division I campus this fall. The Eagles play — and beat — some of the ...

Film a key part to the Blue Bolts’ success

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DOLLAR BAY — On any given weekday evening, Mrs. Kentala’s classroom at Dollar Bay may be occupied. Her third graders aren’t in session, but the Blue Bolts are. That is where coach Jesse Kentala and the team watch film, squeezed into little maroon chairs meant for 9-year-olds, with a ...

Tech takes on Notre Dame in first round of NCAA tournament

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HOUGHTON — The Huskies know it won’t be easy; being an underdog never is. But it’s a role they’ve become comfortable with down the stretch, and comfort was hard to come by earlier in the season. When expectations around the program were high, Tech (22-16-5) faltered, struggling to ...