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Finlandia Sports

Riverland tops Finlandia men, 76-68

HANCOCK — Finlandia University gave highly regarded Riverland Community College aii it wanted Friday night in men’s basketball play at Paavo Nurmi Gym. But the much taller Blue Devils, now 13-1 on the season, wore down the Lions in the second half on the way to a 76-68 win in the season ...

Underwood, Finlandia top Gogebic, 94-87

HANCOCK — As the lone senior on the Finlandia University men’s basketball team, Dylan Underwood has seen it all. But Underwood played a major role in his team’s 94-87 win over Gogebic Community College Wednesday at Paavo Nurmi. Underwood dumped in a game-high 31 points and nailed five ...

Vikings get bounces, in 5-2 win over Lions

HANCOCK — With a young team that featured just three seniors, two of which are goaltenders, Finlandia Lions head coach Joe Burcar knew his team would go through some growing pains. Saturday night, the Lions’ final game of the 2020-21 season, was a great example of that, as the Lions ...

Lions fight, but fall, to Saints in 5-0 loss

HANCOCK — Looking for some fight back after a 12-4 loss to the St. Scholastica Saints, the Finlandia Lions men's hockey team showed plenty of grit and determination Saturday night at the Houghton County Arena Saturday night. They threw hits and did not back down from the challenge set forth ...

Lions’ comeback falls short in 6-3 loss to Concordia Wisconsin

HANCOCK — With his team trailing 4-3 in a game where they had already surrendered three power play goals, Finlandia Lions men's hockey coach Joe Burcar watched from the bench in dismay as the Lions were whistled for a major penalty with just 3:41 left in regulation. The visiting Concordia ...

Lions look to bounce back during series with Falcons

HANCOCK — After nearly a full calendar year with no games, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team took the ice last weekend to face the Marian Sabres. At times, the Lions controlled play. At times, they got pucks to the net. At times, they scored. However, when the dust settled, they also ...

Lions swept by Marian to start hockey season

HANCOCK — It would be easy to label the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team’s 6-1 loss to the Marian Sabres Friday night at the Houghton County Arena a disastrous start. While the stats say one thing, six goals on 38 shots for the Sabres to one goal and 24 shots for the Lions, for ...

Lions return to play with home loss to Sabres

HANCOCK — It would be easy to dissect the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team’s 6-1 loss to the Marian Sabres Friday night at the Houghton County Arena as a disastrous start. While the stats say one thing, six goals on 38 shots for the Sabres to one goal and 24 shots for the Lions, for ...

Finlandia men’s hockey excited to finally get season started

HANCOCK — The last time the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team touched the ice in a game situation, they dropped their final game of the 2019-20 season 5-2 against Marian at the Houghton County Arena on Feb. 15, 2020. Just shy of a calendar year later, the Lions are finally slated to get ...

Brett commits to Finlandia hockey team

HANCOCK — Sheldon Brett has committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team. Brett, of Comox Valleyb, Britis Columbia, is planning on majoring in Business. Brett played the last two years at Bryn Athyn. In 2019-20, he scored four goals with 10 assists for 14 points. ...

Finlandia winter sports looking at Feb. 5 start

Finlandia University is awaiting more guidance and recommendations from the NCAA, as well as local and state officials. Finlandia said in a press release that university officials will meet Jan. 4 for “more fact-gathering” before deciding on whether to green-light its winter sports ...

Simpson commits to Finlandia softball team

HANCOCK — Isabella Simpson has committed to play for the Finlandia University softball team. Simpson, of Bardstown, Ky., joins Elizabeth Mukka (Fairland, Ind.) in the 2020 recruiting class. Simpson is entering her senior year at Bardstown High School. She has helped the Lady Tigers ...

Dehority tabbed next FU men’s basketball coach

HANCOCK — Allen Dehority has been named head coach of the Finlandia University men's basketball team. He is set to begin on Monday. "I'm pleased that we were able to get Allen as our men's basketball coach," said Finlandia athletic director Curtis Wittenberg. "I've seen the energy, passion ...

Finlandia joins UMAC in football

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference announced Friday that the Council of Presidents and Chancellors approved Finlandia University joining as an associate football member beginning with the 2021 season. “I couldn’t be more pleased that we were able to work out this ...

Lions men’s basketball gives out team awards

HANCOCK — The 2019-20 Finlandia University men’s basketball team released their award winners. Dylan Underwood was named the Lions’ offensive player of the year. River Shumate was named the team’s Sixth Man. Joe Heinonen was named Most Improved. Kaleb Kirksey was named Defensive ...

Bostwick, Donnelly commit to FU hockey

HANCOCK — Houghton natives Kevin Bostwick and PJ Donnelly will be on the ice in 2020-21 for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team. It shouldn’t come as a surprise since the two played three years together at Houghton High School. Following graduation, Bostwick and Donnelly spent ...

15 Finlandia hockey players earn national academic honors

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Finlandia University men’s and women’s hockey were well represented on the Krampade / AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association) Academic All-Stars. A total of 15 Lions earned recognition. To qualify, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.75 GPA for the fall ...

NCHA moves conference hockey season to 2021 start

HANCOCK — The Northern Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that it will be moving conference play to the 2021 calendar year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Finlandia is a member of the NCHA for both men’s and women’s hockey. Conference athletic directors made the ...

15 Lions earn WIAC academic honors

MADISON, Wis. — The Finlandia University baseball team had 15 players named to the WIAC 2019-20 Men’s Scholastic Honor Roll. To be eligible, student-athletes need to have a 3.00 G.P.A. or higher for the 2019-20 academi9c year. Making the honor roll was freshman John Brundage, freshman ...

Finlandia cancels all fall sports

HANCOCK — After careful consideration, Finlandia director of athletics Curtis Wittenberg has announced the cancellation of competition for the University’s fall teams (football, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball) for the fall 2020 season. While Finlandia’s fall teams will not ...