Negaunee Senior Hockey League Yooper Invite starts Thursday

NEGAUNEE – The Negaunee Senior Hockey League is hosting the 26th annual Yoopers Invitational Hockey Tournament for four days starting Thursday at the Negaunee Ice Arena.

Games among the 14 teams begin in the late afternoon on Thursday and Friday, then will be held throughout the morning, afternoon and evening on Saturday and the morning and afternoon Sunday.

Ameriprise will play Yooper Hockey to kick off action at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by Marquette Old Men vs. Negaunee Hockey League at 7 p.m. and Marquette Young Gunz vs. Upper Peninsula Ice Dogs at 8:30 p.m.

Tino’s faces the Associated Half Minutemen at 4:30 p.m. to open play on Friday, with the Marquette Alumni to play its first game at 7:30 p.m. Friday vs. the Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Center Ice.

The Blue’s Division’s consolation game is set for 8:30 a.m. Sunday, the third-place game at 11:30 a.m. and championship at 2:30 p.m.