Michigan Tech entered this weekend series 1 point out of 9th place in the WCHA and 4 points behind the Anchorage Seawolves, who are were in 7th in the WCHA. The Huskies needed 4 points coming into the weekend, but were only able to get 1 as the Seawolves proved too much for the Huskies. The 1 point came on Friday, with a 2-2 tie, on Saturday, they were unable to capitalize on there chances, and lost 1-0 in a late 3rd period goal by UAA.
MTU played well, but could not figure out UAA goalie, John DeCaro. He played well both nights, stopping 82 0f 84 shots on the weekend. The had many chances but just could not get the puck in the net.
Friday saw the two teams go scoreless in the first, both had chances, but could not get the goal. In the second, UAA found the net twice and took a 2-0 lead into the third. In the third, MTU was able to get 2 power play goals, one from Nick Anderson and the other from Mike Botavanja. Chris Conner had a chance to win it in regulation, when he came down on a partial break, but was unable to get it by DeCaro. In OT, it was MTU that held the shot advantage, but neither could muster a goal.
On Saturday, both goalies proved hard to solve, as the teams skated the first 2 periods at 0-0. It was in the third period when the first and only goal of the game was scored. It came from Chad Anderson and on the power play. Tech later appeared to have the game tying goal, but no light went on, and no call was made by the ref. It came from a Colin Murphy shot that looked as if it went over the goal line and bounce right back out. It was not counted and play continued. Tech pulled Cam Ellsworth with 2 to go, but where unable to score with the extra attacker.
MTU will have there last WCHA series when Minnesota travels to Houghton for a series this upcoming weekend. MTU will need points from the weekend to move out of the basement.