Paul Jerrard, former NHL assistant, dies

National Sports

Paul Jerrard, one of the few Black assistant coaches in the NHL during his three stints in the league over the past two decades, has died, the University of Nebraska-Omaha announced Thursday. He was 57. An athletic department spokesperson said Jerrard’s wife informed the school he died ...

Bulldogs extinguish Blue Bolts in double overtime 45-44

Local Sports

HANCOCK — As the coach of the Hancock Bulldogs boys’ basketball team, Zach Ohtonen has seen a lot of what he would refer to as “mediocre” play from his players over his two-year tenure. Also in that mix, he’s witnessed some strong play that has resulted in wins and some not-so-strong ...

Blake Pietila named Mike Richter Award Semifinalist

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech goaltender Blake Pietila has been named a semifinalist for the Mike Richter Award, given annually to the top goaltender in men’s NCAA Division I hockey since 2014. The Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA) Today announced nine semifinalists from the 41 that were ...

Huskies rest bodies before key matchup with Mavericks

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — Going into Winter Carnival weekend, the No. 12 Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team was looking for a sweep of the Bowling Green State Falcons in the hopes of clinching a home playoff spot and also put pressure on the No. 13 Minnesota State Mavericks this weekend as they travel to ...

Lions look to close out season strong against Falcons

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MEQUON, Wis. — To say it has been a difficult year for the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team, would be an understatement. The Lins are 0-23 on the season and 0-14 in the NCHA in coach Mike Kuruc’s first season. The team set an NCAA record for goals against (19) and saves in a loss at ...

Akins set to play at Finlandia University

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HANCOCK — Elijah Akins (Bremerton, Wash.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s soccer team. He is planning on majoring in Business. Akins is in his senior year at Central Kitsap High School. As a junior, he helped the Cougars qualify for the Class 3A State Tournament ...