Olympics great experience for Laurila

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Nick Laurila is at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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Nick Laurila, video coordinator for Team USA women’s hockey, reports “everything has been great” in South Korea.

“It’s been a great experience,” Laurila said of the atmosphere in the village and local culture at the Winter Olympics.

Nick’s the grandson of Iron Mountain’s Phyllis and Chuck Laurila …

Tyler Trombly, playing for the North American 3HL’s Point Mallard Ducks of Huntsville, Ala., stands third on the team in scoring with 39 points (15 goals, 24 assists).

His dad, Jason Trombly, was a Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association icer in the 1980s.

Proud grandpa Dale notes that Tyler graduated this past spring from high school with honors …

Paul Whitt, former Northland International and Goodman-Pembine coach, strongly recommends that young players watch UConn women’s basketball.

“They are so fundamentally sound and play such great team basketball,” Whitt said. “They play the game below the rim like 95 percent of the high school game is played.”

Greg Blache, who once attended an Izzo-Mariucci Classic fundraiser in Iron Mountain, may present Brian Urlacher for his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction.

Blache was the Packers’ defensive line coach from 1988 to 1993 and Urlacher’s defensive coordinator with the Bears from 2000 to 2003. Urlacher is also considering Lovie Smith and Bob Babich for the induction speech …

UP Sports Hall of Fame banquet tickets can be obtained locally from Mike Caruso by calling 774-1918.

The 47th annual induction banquet will honor Pete Pericolosi of Iron Mountain, the late Rich McCarthy of Kingsford and others during the May 12 enshrinement ceremony at Island Resort & Casino in Harris …