Bo Cheeseman got an early goal Friday for the Lakers.
(photo courtesy of Lake Superior State University Athletics)
Wrong End of the Broom for Tech, Northern; Splitsville for Lake State
by Brandon Craig
MiCHO Upper Peninsula Correspondent
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Holy wah! Whatever happened to the storied tradition of Michigan Tech hockey?
Already a disappointing year, the Huskies were swept out of St. Cloud 3-1 Friday and 6-4 Saturday.
Despite two more in the ‘L’ column, Michigan Tech got a great offensive performance Saturday from Colin Murphy, who tallied 2-2—4, but it wasn't enough as the Huskies fall to 1-8-1 overall and 1-7-0 in WCHA play.
Tech will try to get something done next weekend in Colorado Springs with a two game set with the Colorado College Tigers.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 13 Northern Michigan Wildcats continued their unfortunate streak in the Buckeye State as No. 7 Ohio State swept the ‘Cats 2-0 Saturday and 5-1 Sunday.
Andrew Contois got the lone goal for the Wildcats on Sunday afternoon late in the third period. Goalies Tuomas Tarkki and Bill Zaniboni split the time in net and both picked up early season losses.
Northern falls to 5-3-2 and 3-2-1 in conference play, but fortunately stays on the national polls. The Wildcats have a bye weekend before returning to the ice for a home-and-home stand against U.P. and CCHA rivals Lake Superior State for a couple early stabs at the Father Cappo Cup.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Our only winning team this weekend is…the Lake Superior State Lakers. With a weekend split at Taffy Abel with the Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks, the Blue and Gold notch another on in the right column this time.
The Lakers (2-6-0, 2-4-0 CCHA) won Friday's game 6-2 before dropping Saturday’s contest and getting blanked by UAF 2-0.
Bo Cheesman's goal at 17:05 of the opening period got things started for the Lakers on Friday night.
Lake State (2-5 overall, 2-3 CCHA) didn't let up in the second period either, getting goals from Trent Campbell, Jeff Rainville and Nathan Ward during the first five minutes of the period. They built a 4-0 lead before giving up a power-play goal to UAF, but went on to win 6-2.
Jon Booras and Rainville put the game out of reach by adding goals at 5:01 and 9:52 of the third period.
Lake State continues their home stand with a series against Ferris State on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-20.