After this season’s insane ups, downs, more downs, and incredible ups, Tech has made it back to the Big Skate for the second straight year and the third time in four years. That’s elite territory, and the way Them Dogs are playing right now makes the Old Dog confident that they will give the Irish all they want on Friday afternoon.
Buoyed by their blowout victory over Northern Michigan on Friday night, Arizona State came out firing on all cylinders and, just like Friday, shot out to a 3-0 lead against Michigan Tech and hung on for a 3-2 win and the championship in the inaugural Ice Vegas Invitational Tournament.
Michigan Tech opened up with a first period blitzkrieg and hung on to beat Boston College 4-3 to advance to the finals of the inaugural Ice Vegas college hockey tournament. The Huskies tallied three goals in the first period to take a 3-0 edge and never gave up the lead.
The Old Dog looks at the situation between the pipes, as the Huskies still scratch their heads about how to continue the goaltending success of recent seasons after Angus Redmond departed immediately after his freshman season.
The second half of the Alaska road trip will be in Fairbanks this weekend as Michigan Tech (5-6-4) tries to salvage a disappointing November. The Huskies will face the UAF Nanooks (4-8-2) for the first time this season before Alaska visits Houghton in mid-January. UAF broke a four-game losing streak on Saturday, defeating a strong...
With Friday night’s early explosion against Union followed by Saturday’s gritty never-say-die effort against Minnesota Duluth, the Huskies claimed the Icebreaker Championship in the AMSOIL Arena in front of a crowd of mostly-Bulldog fans. With these wins against ranked opponents, Tech vaulted into the USCHO rankings at #15. And, more significantly, the Huskies ended up sixth in the Pairwise Rankings (PWR).
Michigan Tech came out strong in the first period, flying around the ice and putting pressure on the Dutchmen right from the opening faceoff. It took under four minutes for the Huskies to get on the board as Mitch Meek scored his first collegiate goal by skating up the boards and putting a shot on...