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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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]