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

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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 ...

Rockwell getting a chance to prove himself

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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

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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

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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 ...

Thanksgiving diminished by NFL greed

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There was once a time when Thanksgiving football was looked forward to with great relish. But that was in a more enlightened era when dollars were not the one and only thing. I am old enough to fondly remember that time. Deer hunters, coming in from the camps, could look forward to two ...

Huskies head south looking to rebound

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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

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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

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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 ...

Yellowjackets top Lions, 8-1

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Jets top Chiefs, 5-1, Friday

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HOUGHTON — With an opportunity to start their season on their own ice, the Jeffers Jets wore down the visiting Cheboygan Chiefs to skate away with a 6-3 victory at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena Friday night. The Jets gained their footing, built up some line chemistry and left little open ...

Finlandia looks to bounce back after weekend on the road

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HANCOCK — After getting off to a fast start that saw the squad go 2-0-1 through their first three games, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team had high expectations heading into their third of three straight weekends on the road last Friday as they took the ice against No. 4 Adrian. Those ...

Lions fall in home opener against Falcons, 5-1

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HANCOCK — The Finlandia Lions, who opened their season 2-0-1, looked as though they had all kinds of promise for the 2018-19 season. After a 4-1 loss to the UW-River Falls Falcons Friday nights, the Lions have now lost their last three games, and coach Joe Burcar was disappointed with the ...

Lions drop 2-1 decision to Foresters, still looking for first win

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HANCOCK — A superb performance by Finlandia University goaltender Annah Smiddy kept her team in the game against highly regarded Lake Forest College Friday afternoon. But despite Smiddy's 46 saves, the Lions dropped a 2-1 decision to the Foresters at the Houghton County Arena. Lake Forest ...