Michigan Tech could not keep the winning going this weekend against # 2 ranked Colorado College. CC got a needed sweep with 4-2 and 5- 1 wins this weekend. It was not a lack of effort by MTU, but the Huskies could not get the puck to bounce their way.
Friday night, Tech started the scoring in the first with a nice goal from Lars Helminen on a rebound in the 13th minute of the game. Taggart Desmet and Colin Murphy got assists on that goal. Tech played well the first period, but ended up giving up a goal less than 2 minutes after the Helminen goal.
CC and Tech exchanged goals in the second as well, Tech had one that looked like a goal, but not counted, and CC had a questionable goal that was discussed and finally counted. Tech came back on a 5 on 3 and Murphy slapped one in, assisting were Chris Conner and Helminen.
Tech had chances in the third but could not capitalize, instead it was CC who got an early goal in the third and played good defense to hold MTU scoreless. It was an empty netter in the last minute that sealed it for the Tigers.
Saturday night saw MTU come out flying again, but could not get it to go in, Tech had their chances, and that was it. CC had chances as well, but were outplayed and out shot by the Huskies in the first. It ended scoreless.
The second was where the game was won for the Tigers. Tech had few chances and had a few defensive breakdowns, they saw CC light the lamp three times and could not get any back. The period ended with Tech on a 5-3 PP.
Starting the third, MTU had 33 seconds of 5-3, and ended up getting a quick goal. It was Brandon Schwartz scoring for the Huskies and the set up man, Murphy tallying an assist (32 on the year now). That was all the Tech could muster, but not the Tigers, they got 2 more ending the game at 5-1.
Both games saw the Huskies play less disciplined than when they won last weekend. Taking penalties at inopportune times taking away what momentum they had. All in all, Tech seemed to be playing better hockey, but could out play the # 2 ranked CC Tigers. Hats off to seeing two good hockey games this weekend, and good luck to Tech as they plan for next weekend against rival UMD Bulldogs.