The Michigan Tech Huskies (13-9-5) finish January with a road series against the Ferris State Bulldogs (10-17-1). The Huskies finished off a season sweep of Alaska last weekend to stay in the hunt for home ice in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. Ferris State needs points to hold off the bottom of the conference to even make the playoffs. With a tough February upcoming, Tech desperately needs six more points this weekend.
Only one team moved through the poll standings this week: Alaska dropped from 6th to 8th on the heels of a 5-2; 4-3 sweep by Michigan Tech in Houghton. All of this week's matchups seem lopsided enough to be unlikely to have a significant effect on next week's poll; MTU@FSU is the closest matchup by poll position.
The Old Dog had an interesting time following the Huskies this past weekend. On Friday night, he was “An Old Dog in Mexico” as he was finishing up a trip for work with an overnight stay at the airport in Monterrey. Watching the game alone in a hotel room could be less than thrilling, but THG’s Discord site always provides a great way to enjoy the game with Husky partisans.
The Michigan Tech Huskies (11-9-5) return home after a week-long hiatus to face the Alaska Nanooks (9-13-2) in a two-game series. MTU last played in Las Vegas, finishing second when Arizona State surprised the college hockey world by winning the Ice Vegas Invitational. UAF split a home series with WCHA leader Minnesota State, demolishing the Mavericks on Friday 5-0 before losing the following night 5-1.
After a much-needed break in their schedule, the Huskies will get back on the ice Friday night against the Alaska Nanooks at the JMac. This will be a critical series for Tech, with only 10 WCHA games left in the season. Sitting in 5th place, Tech is going to be in a real struggle to...