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Tech sweeps Bemidji State, advances to WCHA semis

BEMIDJI , Minn. — Michigan Tech advanced out of the WCHA quarterfinal for the fourth season in a row with a 5-4 win and sweep of Bemidji State Saturday night at the Sanford Center. The Huskies got goals from five different players and Devin Kero had 33 saves between the pipes as Tech ...

Tech women earn NCAA touney bid

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team is headed to the NCAA Midwest Regional tournament, earning an at-large bid when the tournament field was announced Sunday night by the national office. This will be the 19th appearance for the Huskies in the NCAA national ...

Tech men lose to LSSU in GLIAC semifinals

BIG RAPIDS – Michigan Tech basketball team had its postseason-season run come to an end in the GLIAC Saturday, falling to the No. 2 seed Lake Superior State 70-56. The Huskies, who were the No. 6 seed in this year's tournament, advanced to the GLIAC Final Four for the second year in a row ...

Chassell’s Danison, Huhta dominate inside

PAINESDALE — With a few minutes left in the first half, Brandi Hainault sent Sydney Danison to the scores table.  Disgruntled fans voiced their concern, and even Danison was unsure of the decision. The senior had three fouls, and subbing her in seemed like a risk, especially in a district ...

Big 3rd gives Tech Game 1 win over Bemidji State

BEMIDJI — Michigan Tech (18-15-5) scored three unanswered goals in the third period to complete a comeback win over Bemidji State (16-13-8) 5-3 in Game 1 of a WCHA best-of-three series, Friday in Bemidji. Freshman Seamus Donohue scored the game-winner with 1:30 left in the contest, and Jake ...

E-TC’s Jake Witt garners Player of the Year honors

Ewen-Trout Creek senior Jake Witt was named Copper Mountain Conference Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year, as announced Friday. Dollar Bay's Jesse Kentala received Coach of the Year honors. The Copper Mountain Conference Elite Team is made up of Witt, senior Devin Schmitz ...

Calumet’s Matt Ojala named West-PAC Player of the Year

Junior Matt Ojala (Calumet) was named West-PAC Player of the Year, Friday. Calumet's Mike Ojala and West Iron County's Dan Shive were named co-coaches of the year. The West-PAC First Team consists of junior George Butvilas and sophomore Brad Sirard of Houghton, senior Steven Nelson and ...

Tech’s Guy, Heise, Winter, Kelliher earn All-GLIAC honors

BAY CITY — Four members of the Michigan Tech women's basketball team earned All-GLIAC honors, announced by the conference office Friday. Senior's Kelli Guy, Brenna Heise, and Lindsay Winter were all selected to the All-GLIAC First Team while junior Elizabeth Kelliher was chosen for the ...

Tech’s Monroe, Heath named GLIAC All-Conference

BAY CITY — Juniors Kyle Monroe and Bryan Heath of the Michigan Tech men's basketball team earned All-GLIAC honors, announced Friday by the conference office. Monroe was named first team All-GLIAC for the second straight season while Heath was selected for second team All-GLIAC ...

Phillip Rios records shutout in Hancock’s 9-0 win over L’Anse

HOUGHTON — It’s hard to think about the future when in the midst of playoff hockey, but the future approaches regardless of circumstances. And on Thursday, Hancock’s future was on the ice as the Bulldogs dismantled L’Anse 9-0 in a regional matchup at the MacInnes Student Ice ...

Calumet mercies Jeffers 9-1, sets up rematch with Hancock

HOUGHTON — Sam Erkkila doesn’t want to think about it, but he has to. The way last season ended has been motivating him since the first moment he stepped on the ice for the 2017-18 season. He knows the highs of winning and the lows of losing on the biggest stage. Erkkila was there last ...

Tech prepares to face Bemidji State’s Bitzer in WCHA quarters

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech has history, and recent history at that, in the WCHA playoffs. Last season, the Huskies completed an upset over Bowling Green, 3-2, after two overtimes in the WCHA Championship game to earn an NCAA tournament berth. But that’s all it is: history. “I don’t ...

Calumet beats Hancock to claim share of West-PAC championship

HANCOCK — The Calumet Copper Kings had a couple of goals in mind when they traveled to Hancock Thursday night. “One, we knew a win would give us a share of the conference title,” Calumet coach Mike Ojala said after his team's 67-42 win over the Bulldogs. “Two, we wanted to keep our ...

Houghton tops L’Anse 46-31 to win 4th consecutive district title

L’ANSE — Slow and steady wins the race: It’s an old fable, turned mantra that parents teach kids. And while its plausibility when applied to an actual race seems slim, the philosophy worked well for the Houghton Gremlins as they defeated L’Anse 46-31 for their fourth straight ...

Monroe scores 45, Tech beats Wayne State to advance

DETROIT — Michigan Tech advanced to the GLIAC tournament semifinals with an 88-74 victory at No. 3 seed Wayne State Wednesday. The Huskies have now won all three meetings of the season against the Warriors and earned a trip to the GLIAC final four for the second straight season. “We ...

Chassell holds off Baraga 44-36, will face Onto for district title

PAINESDALE — Like many underdog teams of the past, the Baraga Vikings kept hanging around Wednesday night against the Chassell Panthers in Class D district semifinal play. Baraga gave the No. 6 state-ranked Panthers all they wanted before falling to a 44-36 defeat — leaving Chassell coach ...