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Copper Kings Upset #1 Flint Powers Catholic

Two of the most consistent hockey schools year after year, the No. 3 Calumet Copper Kings and the No. 1 Flint Powers Catholic Chargers met Friday, for the first time since 2008, in the Division 3 semifinal. Just like that last meeting, the Copper Kings sent the Chargers home empty-handed, thanks to a 5-2 victory. […]

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Hockey Games to Be Broadcast on

Friday’s semi-final and Saturday’s championship games will be streamed live on the MHSAA.TV website on a subscription basis.  A $9.95 subscription gets you access to all of this weekend’s games, plus the L.P Boys Swimming & Diving Finals on Saturday; and Girls & Boys Basketball Quarterfinal and Semifinal coverage over the next two weeks.

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Kings Dominate Big Rapids in Quarterfinal

Calumet is headed to the state hockey semifinals for the first time since 2011. The Copper Kings cruised past Big Rapids 7-3 in a Division 3 quarterfinal Wednesday night at Big Bear Arena. Calumet (22-6-1) will face No. 1-ranked Flint Powers Catholic (29-1) in the semifinals at 11 a.m. Friday in Plymouth. The Copper Kings […]

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Copper Kings Win District BB Title

It’s March Madness, when players without a lot of hype often play starring roles. Such was the case Wednesday night for Lenny Torola and Jesse Helminen of the Calumet Copper Kings in a Class C district tourney championship game against Hancock. “No question, Lenny Torola and Jesse Helminen really stepped up,” Calumet coach Mike Ojala […]

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Girls BB Moving On to Regional Final

The hesitant, second-guessing team at the start of the season is no more. Instead, the Calumet Copper Kings have transformed into a defensive juggernaut that is playing with the confidence and ability that Jeff Twardzik always imagined they were capable of. Forget a rebuilding season, Calumet stands one win away from a regional championship after […]

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Boys’ BB Game Will Be Played as Scheduled

The District 96 Championship game between Calumet and Hancock will be played as scheduled tonight.  The game is scheduled to start at 7:00pm and is being played in Calumet.

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Boys Basketball Wins District Opener

The L’Anse Purple Hornets hung tough for one quarter against favored Calumet Monday in Class C boys basketball district tourney action. Then the roof fell in on the Purple Gang in the second quarter as the Copper Kings used a smothering defense to put the game way. “We talked about staying focused,” CHS coach Mike […]

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Copper Kings Win Hockey Regional Tilte

Coming off a long football season that saw the Copper Kings advance to the third week of the football playoffs, there was not much time to pick a team and get ready for the Copper Island Classic over the Thanksgiving weekend.  The Kings had to start the season against the defending state champion Hancock Bulldogs, […]

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Kings Win WestPAC Title

With Hancock’s 59-46 WestPAC win over the West Iron County Wykons, the Calumet Copper Kings are now the lone winners of the regular season West-PAC title. The Copper Kings (14-6) closed the season with a 6-2 WestPAC record, while the loss drops WIC to 5-3 in the conference. The Copper Kings will travel to L’Anse […]

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Mike Ojala Named WestPAC Coach of the Year

Calumet’s Mike Ojala was selected as the Coach of the Year. His Copper Kings earned a West-PAC regular season title with a 6-2 record, edging out the West Iron County Wykons (5-3). Hancock senior Chad Raasio spent time defending the opposing team’s best player, scoring, distributing and being a regular on the boards for the […]

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