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.
Today the WCHA released the Coaches and Media poll. Both had the Huskies picked to finish third behind the two Minnesota schools. Our very own Tim Braun was a voter in this year's poll Media Poll organized by UAHHockey.com.
The 2017-18 Michigan Tech Huskies have nine defensemen on their roster (a year after rostering only six, if you exclude Chris Leibinger), so there is a good chance we will see some of just about all of them. Only three of them were on last season’s team, leaving doubt on what this unit may turn out to be. They will have to stomach the departure of three key members of a blueline that aided in having a top ten defense in the country.
The Huskies met the end of their season Saturday against the #1 overall seed Denver Pioneers. The Pioneers scored four unanswered first period goals leaving the Huskies with an unenviable challenge. The Pioneers added another goal early in the second to seemingly seal Tech's fate. Whether the Huskies had nerves coming into the NCAA tourney, or were simply outplayed by the top seed of the tourney, MTU felt the pressure of the NCAA tourney right from the start of the game.
Tech powered past Minnesota State in a three-game semifinal series at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena this weekend. Gavin Gould (Fr., F) had four goals on the weekend, including a hat trick in Saturday's 4-1 win, to send the Huskies to the WCHA Championship game. On the other side of the ice, Angus Redmond (Fr., G), did his job and only allowed three goals in three games.
Linkorama is back for the season. Hopefully there will be weekly updates by the THG staff keeping you informed of the long list of recruits playing throughout North America. Michigan Tech currently has eight committed recruits playing in the USHL, seven future Huskies in the BCHL, one in the OJHL (Ontario) and three players in...
Michigan Tech’s list of recruits just keeps growing. This time the Huskies picked up a commitment from the captain and leading defenseman for Phil Housley’s Stillwater Ponies, Mitch Reinke. The blueliner will be a senior next year and was named a captain for the second time in his time by his teammates. The 5’9″ defenseman...