Ice Hockey: Huskies from Houghton


Snow lay 25 inches deep. The houses were dark, the beerhalls deserted. Everything about the little (pop. 3,700) copper-mining community of Houghton, on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, suggested rural serenity.

Everything, that is, except the scene in unheated Dee Stadium, where it seemed that half of Houghton was watching the home-town Huskies of Michigan Technological University take on Minnesota of the Big Ten for the second time in two days. Perched on window casings and rafters, the fans screamed "Hit 'em! Hit 'em!" and amused themselves by hurling nickels, dimes, and even a firecracker onto the ice — until the announcer...

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