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January 12, 2018

Joe Burcar highlights bright future of Finlandia men’s hockey program

Men’s hockey coach Joe Burcar stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about home games, new recruits and upgrades to Houghton County Arena. Burcar is excited to be back on home ice, mentioning that the team has not been at home since the second weekend in November. “Any time it’s game day, especially when it’s at home, it’s a great day,” stated Burcar.

The Lions have three home games within the next five days, playing two conference [...]

May 17, 2017

Finlandia donates $12,500 to Houghton County Arena

Finlandia University has made a $12,500 donation to Portage Lake Multi-Educational Services, Inc. (PLM-ES) to assist with several major improvements to Houghton County Arena.

“We’ve been here 17 years, and to see these kinds of improvements being done is great,” Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg said. “This is our home rink, and it’s nice to be able to pitch in.”

Improvements to the arena this summer include a new roof, a new dehumidifier, new bleachers, improvements to the core of the building’s structure [...]

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