Michigan Tech (8–7–1, WCHA 5–6–1) was swept Saturday night by the national champion Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton. The score was 5–3 in each game. The Huskies played two good games against the Bulldogs, but could not manage to put together a better third period either night as they were outscored 5–1 in the third on the weekend.
Michigan Tech started the scoring tonight when captain Brett Olson found Ryan Furne all alone on the backside for an easy tap in. Minnesota–Duluth came right back and tied it. Then it was Daniel Sova recording his first goal of the season with a blast from the point. The Bulldogs again tied it late in the first.
In the second, each team got one goal. The Bulldogs struck first, the David Johnstone responded with a nice one-timer to tie it up and get the Huskies to the third at 3–3.
That was all the scoring Tech would get, as the Bulldogs added a breakaway goal and a power play goal back to back to end Michigan Tech's bid for a series split.
"We need to regroup and get back at it tomorrow," said senior captain Brett Olson. "We play Minnesota next weekend so we need to play at a high level for all six periods."
Josh Robinson played in net again and made 32 saves on 37 shots.
The Huskies travel for the remainder of the 2011 calendar, going to the University of Minnesota next weekend for a tough series. Conference points are needed, and the Huskies will be ready.