Michigan Tech's biggest hole as of a month ago was goaltending, and while the run by Packy Munson against Minnesota State and Northern Michigan has softened that concern, there's still one spot open between the pipes for next season.
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...
Coach Joe Shawhan and his staff have remained very active on the recruiting trail. In the last week he's received his fifth, sixth and seventh commitments. The Huskies added two brothers with Yooper ties to the fold with Trevor and Kyle Kukkonen. The other is TJ Polglaze, a 20-year-old forward who currently plays for former Michigan Tech Assistant Coach Gary Shuchuk with the Janesville Jets.
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).
Joe Shawhan and the Michigan Tech Huskies may not have gotten off to the best start last weekend in the Hall of Fame game, but they sure did show up this weekend in Duluth at the Icebreaker Tournament. The win on Friday, which we already covered, had some spectacular moments and the Huskies held a comfortable lead through most of the game. On Saturday, tournament hosts Minnesota-Duluth came out firing on all cylinders scoring on the first shift of the game. Tech pulled into the lead just after the halfway point, and fought to hold it for the remaining 29 minutes, taking home the win and the tournament trophy.
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...
Joe Shawhan was announced as Michigan Tech's newest head coach just over 100 days ago. He's already received the commitment of Michigan's 2017 Mr. Hockey, a 50-point scorer for a pretty good Minnesota High School and a veteran goaltender that could start for the Huskies against Wisconsin in less than two weeks. Shawhan and his staff have hit the ground running, improving the team for this season and likely the future.