After dropping a game to Ferris Friday 3-2, Michigan Tech earned a big win Saturday for to clinch the MacInnes Cup, the cup awarded to the winner of the annual Winter Carnival series. Tech won on the second decider, goals scored, with a 5-3 victory Saturday night.
Tech lost all six points to the BSU Beavers this weekend in what was heralded as the WCHA matchup of the year. Bemidji State now owns a 10 conference point lead over the Huskies, with four WCHA games (12 points) remaining for each team.
Michigan Tech (16-11-7) limps home from Northern Minnesota to take on the Ferris State Bulldogs (9-16-4) for the annual Winter Carnival. The Huskies’ final pursuit of the MacNaugton Cup effectively ended after being swept by first-place Bemidji State. There is still quite a bit at stake, however, since Minnesota State only trails by six points with each team having four games to play.
We have a new unanimous number one, after Bemidji State swept Michigan Tech, 4-2 and 3-0. Northern Michigan was the only other positional movement, gaining a place after sweeping Bolwing Green on back-to-back shutout performances, 3-0 and 2-0.
The biggest series of the year in the WCHA is in northern Minnesota when the Michigan Tech Huskies (16-9-7) visit the Bemidji State Beavers (16-11-3). MTU has not lost since January 7th in South Bend and is now 3-0-4 since. Bemidji, meanwhile, has had a rough 2017 with a record of 2-4-0 in January.
Tech is traveling to Bemidji this weekend for what will likely be the marquee WCHA matchup of the year. If you are within driving distance and are just now thinking of making the trip, there are still hotel rooms available and a plethora of winter outdoor activities waiting for you in the "Curling Capital of the US."
This weekend the Michigan Tech Huskies earned a 5-2 regulation win and a 5-4 shoot out victory against the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers. The Huskies have now earned 12 WCHA points in 2017 and are now within striking distance of the #1 Bemidji State Beavers only four points back.
Over the years, many Michigan Tech fans have had the chance to personally interact with John Scott, whether it be at a party in Houghton, a class at Michigan Tech (yes, he went), body painting to show support in his first game back after a suspension, an event like his first NHL game or last year's Desert Hockey Classic. Tim Braun assembles these stories in one place to share the Michigan Tech side of John Scott that many of us experienced.