Youth hockey leagues face match officials shortage – Thursday Sports Wrap



High school

In high school volleyball tonight …
• Calumet visits Westwood.
• Houghton’s game against Marquette has been called off.
• Hancock plays Ishpeming.
• Baraga visits Lake Linden-Hubbell.
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City goes to L’Anse.
• Jeffers welcomes Bessemer.
• Ewen-Trout Creek is playing Watersmeet.

In cross-country …
• Calumet, Houghton and Hancock compete in the WestPAC Finals in Negaunee.
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Baraga, Jeffers and Ontonagon will be among the teams for the Copper Mountain Conference final.

Youth Hockey

All of our local junior hockey leagues are calling for help to fill a serious shortage of officials. Jason Parker of the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association reports that attendance at the recent USA Hockey Officials Seminar last weekend was well below what will be needed to cover the coming season. A second seminar is scheduled as follows:
• Monday and Tuesday October 25 and 26 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Level 1 class.
• Thursday October 28 – 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. – Class levels 2 and 3.
• Monday November 1 – Time to be determined – Levels 1 and 2 Ice weather.

Adults and young experienced players can register to become officials. You must first register on If you have any questions, contact Jason Parker at (254) 707-0809 or, or Marc Norton at (906) 370-1300. Refereeing information is also posted on the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association website.

College football

The Finlandia University women’s soccer team will play at Maranatha Baptist this afternoon.

College football

Saturday’s soccer match between Finlandia and Martin Luther University has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols. Neither school says which team has the problem. The contest could be caught up later in the season, if team schedules allow.


The Detroit Pistons lost to the New York Knicks 108-100 in a preseason game last night. Jerami Grant led Detroit with 18 points. Isaiah Stewart took eight rebounds.

The Pistons host the Philadelphia 76ers in their final preseason game tomorrow. Listen to select regular season Pistons games on 99.3 The Lift.


The Detroit Red Wings kick off their 2021-2022 campaign at home tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Due to NFL football on 99.3 The Lift, coverage will begin at 7:15 a.m. on KBear 102.3.


The divisional round ends tonight as the San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers. Their set is tied 2-2.


In tonight’s NFL game, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Philadelphia Eagles. Listen to the show on 99.3 The Lift.

Please have your picks in The Wolf Pro Football Challenge returned by noon today to one of our sponsors.

Exchange of outdoor sports equipment

The Copper Country Ski Tigers will be holding their fall outdoor gear swap on Saturday at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park in Houghton. Buy and sell outdoor gear – cross-country skis, snowmobiles, bikes, camping gear, outdoor gear, or any other item for quiet sports enthusiasts.

Items for sale must be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The sale takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pick up any unsold items and / or checks for materials sold between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

There is a 15 percent commission, with a maximum of $ 75.00 per item, charged on all items sold. All proceeds are used to support the Copper Country Ski Tigers racing teams.

For more information, contact Rod Chimner at or Sigrid Resh at

Upcoming local sports broadcasts

• Calumet football hosts Hancock tomorrow. Coverage begins at 6:40 a.m. on Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• Houghton football plays in Negaunee tomorrow. Coverage begins at 6:40 a.m. on Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell football entertains Forest Park on Saturday. Coverage will begin at 1:10 on KBear 102.3.
• Volleyball’s Houghton and Calumet compete in the WestPAC tournament on Saturday. Listen to the cover of 97.7 The Wolf.

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