Gremlins, Copper Kings earn wins

Dave Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette Hancock’s Phillip Rios (30) looks around a battle for positioning in front of him by his teammate, Bradley Randell (14) and Houghton’s Nathan Erva in a game last week at Dee Stadium.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Seth Francois scored halfway through overtime to complete Houghton’s comeback in a 4-3 win on Tuesday over Kingsford.

The Gremlins scored a goal in each period after facing a two-goal deficit in the first period.

Kingsford’s Eamonn Weed put up the first goal on the power-play with about just past the halfway point of the first period on assists from Colin Watkins and Trey Bociek.

David Brule III added another goal three and a half minutes later for a 2-0 margin. The goal was assisted by Jackson Andrews and David Juul.

Houghton’s Brendan Erickson answered five minutes into the second, assisted by Nico Rajala.

Erickson scored again three minutes into the third period, assisted by Brad Gauthier.

Francois’ goal came four and a half minutes into the eight-minute overtime.

Evan Hedtke made 42 saves on 46 shots for the Flivvers. Houghton’s Jimmy Pietila had 11 saves on 14 shots.

Kingsford hosts Negaunee on Monday.

Houghton 1 1 1 1 — 4

Kingsford 2 0 1 0 — 3

First Period

K — Weed (Watkins, Bociek), power-play, 10:42

K — Brule (Andrews, Juul), 7:12

H — Stevens (Tapani, Norkol), 6:18


H — Donnelly (goalie slash), 10:49

H — Heinonen (tripping), 16:37

Second Period

H — Erickson (Rajala), 4:49


H — Rajala (cross-checking), 1:47

K — Brule (roughing), 6:37

H — Gauthier (roughing), 14:25

Third Period

H — Erickson (Gauthier), 3:02


K — R. Fortner (roughing), 3:24

K — Brule (elbowing), 7:11

H — Francois (roughing), 10:38

Overtime (8-minute period)

H — Francois (Gauthier, Bostwick), 4:28


H — Choi (tripping), 0:50

K — Kreski (tripping), 10:48

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School varsity hockey team fell to Calumet 3-2 at Lakeview Arena on Tuesday night.

Despite the loss, MSHS head coach Doug Garrow was pleased with certain aspects of the game.

“I think it was just a really good high school hockey game,” he said. “There weren’t a lot of penalties and it was just a well-played game. Calumet controlled the play for a majority of the game, but we didn’t allow Grade-A scoring chances and were right in it for most of the game. (Senior goaltender) Tyler Bergwall played a good game as well.”

The Redmen hit the scoreboard first in the first period with sophomore forward Dylan Baldwin finding the back of the net on assists from senior forward Kobie Guidebeck and sophomore defenseman Evan Kroll.

Calumet had two goals in the second from Nick Djerf and Rylan Anderson to go up 2-1 entering the final 17 minutes.

Marquette was able to tie things up at 2-2 with 9:30 left in the third on a tally from sophomore forward Ansel Frost, assisted by junior defenseman Jakob Peterson.

With 2:40 to go however, Calumet’s Brent Loukus fired one passed Bergwall which stood as the game winner.

Shots were 36-13 in favor of the Copper Kings with Bergwall setting aside 33. There was just one penalty in the game, going against Marquette.

The Redmen travel to Hancock on Tuesday.