What we saw the last two weeks wasn’t the same as the Watergate affair, but the term Saturday Night Massacre fits what the Huskies did first to Alaska and then to Bemidji State on back-to-back weekends at home.
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...