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Finlandia Sports

Troy commits to Lions’ women’s hockey

HANCOCK — Cassie Troy has committed to play for the Finlandia University women’s hockey team. She is planning on majoring in Biology. Troy, a goalie from Bailey, Colo., had a solid career for the Laramie Outlaws (19U) and Wyoming Bandits (AA-Tier 2). “I chose Finlandia so that I could ...

Defenseman Walerowicz commits to Finlandia

HANCOCK — Nathan Walerowicz committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team. “I’m proud to announce my commitment to Finlandia University. I have continuously worked to become a collegiate hockey player,” Walerowicz said. “Coach (Joe) Burcar made me feel ...

Forward Turi commits to Finlandia men’s hockey team

HANCOCK — Nolan Turi has committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team. Turi, a center/right wing, had a very strong season with the Metro Jets of the USPHL Premier. He scored 15 goals and 55 points in 42 games. “Nolan has been playing at high level for many ...

Conover signs to play hockey at Finlandia

HANCOCK — Cameron Conover has committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team. He is planning on majoring in Business. Conover, a right-handed forward, is coming off an impressive season with the Metro Jets (USPHL Premier). He tallied nine goals with 22 assists for 31 ...

Finlandia’s Froberg, Osterman ranked statewide in free throws

HANCOCK — L’Anse junior Bailey Froberg and Baraga sophomore Carsyn Osterman finished the 2019-20 season ranked in the top 10 for free throw percentage and assists (respectively) among four-year Michigan colleges. Osterman averaged 4.31 assists per game which puts her seventh. She led the ...

Finlandia selling all-sports raffle tickets

HANCOCK — Time is running on buying tickets for the Finlandia Lions All-Sports Raffle. The deadline for tickets, which was Friday, March 20, has been extended to Friday, April 10. Tickets are $10 apiece or three for $25 with various prizes available. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit ...

Finlandia shutters spring sports

HANCOCK — Finlandia University has decided to cancel the remainder of its spring sports seasons. The decision was made due to the quickly-evolving COVID-19 situation. The university began efforts Thursday to close the residence hall. All students are required to vacate by no later than 5 ...

Finlandia women top UC-Santa Cruz, win 1st ACAA championship

MILWAUKEE — Finlandia University fended off a late charge by UC-Santa Cruz on the way to winning the first American Collegiate Athletic Association women’s basketball tournament Sunday. Coach Mariah Dunham’s Lions led by a many as 22 points in the game at Bloeschl Center, that margin ...

Women’s Basketball: Lundeen leads Lions into ACAA tourney

HANCOCK — Riding the crest of a nine-game winning streak, the Finlandia University women’s basketball team is hoping for more of the same this weekend. The Lions (14-11) are the No. 2 seed in the American Collegiate Athletic Association tournament, which begins Saturday in ...

College Hockey: Lions women fall to Trine

HANCOCK — It was 60 minutes of heart as the Finlandia University women’s hockey team lost 4-2 to Trine, Friday night at Thunder Ice Arena. For the first 17 minutes of the opening period, senior Annah Smiddy and Molly Scarborough put on a clinic. The two made amazing saves to keep the game ...

Lions show grit, toughness on road

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Junior Jacob Oom recorded a triple double as the Finlandia University men’s basketball team (1-23) took a hard fought 107-75 loss to Great Lakes Christian (15-11), Tuesday night at the Doty Center. Freshman Kaleb Kirksey knocked down a jumper to make it 6-2 at the ...

Sebbas to play for Finlandia

HANCOCK — Taylor Sebbas (Hancock, Mich.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University women’s basketball team. Sebbas is closing out a strong four year career at Hancock High School.  She is a two-time All-West PAC Copper Division first team selection and was team MVP as a ...

College Basketball: Finlandia women beat Northland for eighth straight win

ASHLAND, Wis. — Senior Molly Berg and sophomore Katie Lundeen led the way as the Finlandia University women’s basketball team beat Northland 72-57 Wednesday night for the Lions’ eighth straight win. "I thought we came out and played intense defense," said Finlandia head coach Mariah ...

Women’s Basketball: Lions top Mount Mary, remain unbeaten at home this year

HANCOCK — It was hardly a work of art, but the Finlandia University women’s basketball team accomplished most of their goals on Senior Night Saturday evening at Paavo Nurmi Center. The Lions notched a 65-47 win over Mount Mary College to finish unbeaten at home this winter. “It was a ...

College Hockey: Despite loss Thursday, Lions’ playoff window still open

DULUTH, Minn. — Heading into Thursday night’s matchup with the St. Scholastica Saints, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team had four games left to try to make up two points and pass the Saints in the NCHA standings, which would put them into a playoff spot. With their fates in their own ...

Men’s Basketball: Lions beat Gogebic, end 42-game losing streak

HANCOCK — The longest losing streak in Finlandia University men’s basketball history came to an end Wednesday night. The Lions (1-20) scored a 91-77 victory over Gogebic Community College at Paavo Nurmi Center to end a 42-game losing streak. FU coach Sam Casey said he was happiest for ...

Finlandia men’s hockey look to use bye week to heal

HANCOCK — It would be easy to look at just the numbers from the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team’s weekend in Green Bay, Wisconsin, against the St. Norbert Green Knights and think the Lions were outmatched in their effort. The Lions were outscored 16-2, and, at times, found themselves ...

Norse score 61 in first half, down Lions, 97-78

ESCANABA — Matt Wagner just needed some confidence. After having what he described as a couple of “bad games” early in the season, Bay College’s freshman guard went home to Marinette for Christmas break and started going to open gyms to get his confidence back. It appears to have ...

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 ...