Week Ahead: Wildcat Basketball, Hockey Face Michigan Tech in Final Regular-Season Games

Week Ahead: Wildcat Basketball, Hockey Face Michigan Tech in Final Regular-Season Games

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan will face Michigan Tech four times this week.

The basketball and hockey teams are set to close their regular seasons against their Upper Peninsula rival. All four games, only one of which is in Marquette, will be televised on Fox UP/TV6.

Track & field is the only other Wildcat squad in action this week. Northern Michigan is set to compete at the GLIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 25-26 in Findlay, Ohio.

The hockey team is at home on Friday. Before the game, the Wildcats will honor seniors Gerard Hanson, Brock Maschmeyer, Casey Purpur, Sami Salminen, Dominik Shine and Shane Sooth.

Monday, Feb. 20

Vango's Coaches Show on 100.3 The Point, 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Women's Basketball at Michigan Tech, 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball at Michigan Tech, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24

Hockey Luncheon, 12 p.m. (Wildcat Room of Berry Events Center)
WinterFest Tailgate, 5-7 p.m. (Between Berry Events Center and PEIF)
Hockey vs. Michigan Tech, 7:07 p.m.
4th Period Party, Immediately Following Game (Landmark Inn)

Saturday, Feb. 25

Track & Field at GLIAC Indoor Championships
Hockey at Michigan Tech, 7:07 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 26

Track & Field at GLIAC Indoor Championships

Quick Hits

The WinterFest Tailgate will be held between the Berry Events Center and the PEIF (in front of parking lot 60, next to the student entrance). The event will feature live entertainment, contests and free hot chocolate. More information can be found at its Facebook event page or at the WinterFest events website.

The track & field team last competed at The Big Meet on Feb. 10-11. Kameron Burmeister (5,000-meter run), Shayla Huebner (400-meter run) and Jasmine Williams (weight throw) broke their own school records to help the Wildcats place sixth in the 31-team field. Sydney McPeters, Lynsey Collins, Kieren Becker and Huebner teamed to set the Wildcat 4x400 relay record.

At last year's GLIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, Northern Michigan took ninth. Over the course of the two-day meet, the Wildcats finished in the top 10 in eight individual events and two relays. Michelle Juergen's performance in the high jump was a highlight; she captured a bronze medal by tying for third with a height of 5-5.25.

Full basketball and hockey previews will be posted later this week.