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Finlandia Sports

Lions use OT win to springboard into series vs. Green Knights

DE PERE, Wis. — Heading into last weekend’s matchup with the Trine Thunder, the Finlandia Lions mens hockey team was winless in their first five overtime games, including one tie. Over the course of the weekend, the Lions found themselves in extra sessions both nights. After a 3-2 loss ...

Lions women win fourth straight game

DULUTH, Minn. — Junior Bailey Froberg was clutch in the stretch as the Finlandia University women’s basketball team took a wild 57-55 win over St. Scholastica on Wednesday night. The win was Finlandia’s fourth in a row. “This game was a program changer,” said head coach Mariah ...

Finlandia women’s hockey still looking for 1st win of season

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — It has been a tough start to the season for the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team, to say the least. The Lions are 0-11-0 on the year, going 0-4-0 at home and 0-7-0 on the road after losing 6-0 and 5-0 against Saint Benedict over the weekend. While the Lions have ...

College Basketball: Lions lose to Holy Family

HANCOCK — A tremendous second half effort by Finlandia University’s Dylan Underwood went for naught as the Lions dropped an 86-74 game to Holy Family College Sunday afternoon at Paavo Nurmi Gym. Underwood, a junior guard from Michigan City, Ind., scored 28 of his game-high 34 points in ...

Lions men’s hockey falls to No. 11 Lake Forest, 6-3

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Finlandia University men’s hockey team lost 6-3 to No. 11 Lake Forest on Friday night. Lake Forest (12-2-1, 9-1 NCHA) came out quick scoring twice in the first seven minutes of the game. Finlandia took a deep breath and came fighting back. Freshman Tyler Vanuden ...

Finlandia hockey falls to Northland

HANCOCK — It was 60 minutes of nonstop battling as the Finlandia University men’s hockey team lost 3-1 to Northland on Tuesday. Finlandia (3-10-2) drew first blood as freshman Phil Schader scored a shorthanded goal. That made it 1-0 Lions at the 4:46 mark. Northland stepped up their ...

Men’s Basketball: Finlandia men fall short to Alma, 97-89

HANCOCK — Finlandia University gave it their best shot Saturday afternoon against Alma College in men’s basketball play, but came up just short. Kyle Woodruff’s heroics lifted Alma to a 97-89 win. Tied up at 85-85 in the final two minutes of action at Paavo Nurmi Gym, the Lions were ...

Men’s Basketball: Tech sails past Finlandia, 119-72

HOUGHTON — While it had been more than four years since crosstown schools Finlandia University and Michigan Tech had played each other on the basketball court, it had been more than nine years since the Huskies scored more than 100 points in a game. The Huskies checked both of those boxes ...

Men’s Basketball: Huskies host Finlandia

HOUGHTON — It will be cross-canal battle tonight as Michigan Tech hosts the Finlandia University Lions today. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. and admission to the game will be a cash or canned goods donation to the Husky Food Access Network. The network provides resources for the campus community, ...

Women’s Basketball: Lundeen, Finlandia take down UW-River Falls 75-65

HANCOCK — When the going got tough for the Finlandia University women's basketball team Saturday, the Lions knew where to go. That came in the person of sophomore center Katie Lundeen, who helped her team rally to a 75-65 win over UW-River Falls at Paavo Nurmi Gym. Lundeen tallied 21 of ...

Finlandia hockey looking to build off recent success

HANCOCK — With back-to-back wins in the past week over Northland, 2-1, and Hamline, 4-1, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team is finally feeling better about themselves. After being close for a couple of weeks, but not able to get over that proverbial hump, the Lions turned in a pair of ...

Finlandia women edge Viterbo, 56-55

HANCOCK — When Harlee Froberg was playing basketball at Houghton High School, one of the things drummed into her by HHS coach Julie Filpus was to concentrate on her free throws. Now a sophomore at Finlandia University, Froberg made two of the biggest ones of her career Wednesday evening in ...

College Hockey: Finlandia tops Hamline 4-1, gets 2nd straight win

HANCOCK — The Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team struggled through the early portion of their schedule. They played well, but were not reaping any rewards. That all changed last Friday with a win over Northland College on the road. Tuesday, looking to build off that win, the Lions ...

Baby steps for Finlandia hockey as they look to improve

HANCOCK — Finlandia Lions men’s hockey coach Joe Burcar has seen a lot in his hockey career. He was part of good Houghton Gremlins hockey teams, he coached Finlandia to its first playoff appearance and its first playoff title. He has also spent significant time developing some top young ...

FU men drop 9th straight, lose to St. Scholastica, 92-85

HANCOCK — Finlandia University nearly ended a long losing streak in men’s basketball Tuesday. But the Lions ended up dropping a 92-85 game to St. Scholastica in overtime. “I thought we had our chances to win,” FU head coach Sam Casey said. “The kids wanted this one badly … I ...

College Basketball: Finlandia women rout St. Scholastica, 78-58

HANCOCK — Whenever St. Scholastica made a move on Finlandia University in Tuesday’s women’s basketball game, either Katie Lundeen or Carsyn Osterman had a ready answer. Lundeen totaled a game-high 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Osterman notched 18 points, 6 assists and ...