This weekend the 2017 Gibson Cup Series will be underway as the Calumet Wolverines and Portage Lake Pioneers battle in a best-of-three series. Game one is Friday in Houghton, game two is Saturday in Calumet and game three, if needed, will be Tuesday in Houghton. In this article, we’ll take a look at the Calumet Wolverines.
The Calumet Wolverines enjoyed dominance over the Gibson Cup from 1971 to 1983, winning all seven of the series played in that stretch. Those days are long lost, though. Since the rivalry series was revived in 1995, the Wolverines have only won four titles, with the last one coming in 2007. Only seven players on the current Wolverines roster have earned a title during their Wolverines career, and only one of them, Nick Patrick, has won more than one.
This season the Wolverines won four of the team’s first six games, but they currently sit No. 7 in the GLHL standings with a 10-15-0 record. Logan Rastello leads the team in points with 33, including a team-high 19 assists. Josh Harju leads all GLHL defensemen with 16 goals. 13 of the Wolverines 25 games this season have been decided by one goal, which is the most in the GLHL.
See the full Calumet Wolverines roster at calumetwolverines.com.