Thunderhawks prep for Holiday Classic

The Grand Rapids Thunderhawk boy’s hockey team heads south for the Edina Holiday Classic which begins tonight and ends on Saturday. The Thunderhawks are coming off a strong bounce back performance with a 6-1 victory over Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl when they open play with Edina at Braemer Arena in Edina. The Thunderhawks will face not one but three top-five hockey teams according to Let’s Play Hockey Magazine. Grand Rapids opens play at 8 p.m. with Edina on Thursday night. Friday night’s game with Eden Prairie can be heard at 6 p.m. on 1320-KOZY as well as Saturday’s game with Elk River.

Area basketball teams in action

The Greenway Raider boys and girls basketball teams will do battle with Littlefork-Big Falls tonight. The boys tip at 7:15 p.m. at the Karen Tomberlin Gymnasium in Coleraine tonight while the girls travel to Littlefork to square off with the Vikings. The Bigfork boy’s basketball team takes to the road tonight to square off with the Blackduck Drakes at 7:15 p.m.

Love, Pekovic pace T-wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves handed the league’s best a decisive defeat, 120-109, at the Target Center last night in Minneapolis. The Portland Trailblazers entered play with gaudy record of 20-4 overall. However, playing their fourth game in five days seemed to slow down the Trailblazers. Kevin Love finished an assist shy of a triple-double as he scored 29 points, grabbed 15 boards and dished out nine assists. Nikola Pekovic paced the T’wolves with 30 points in the win.