Michigan Tech earned their first win in the WCHA on Friday with a 3-2 overtime win over St. Cloud State Huskies. Chris Conner (left) scored on two breakaways including the game-winner in OT. Saturday was a blow-out as SCSU won 7-0 in an ugly showing by the home Huskies.
Friday night saw SCSU get out of the gate first with a goal in the first five minutes. This was only the second goal in the first period of St. Cloud all year. Conner tied the game with five minutes to go in the first period when Jimmer Kerr found him at the blue line and he walked in alone.
St. Cloud took the lead again in the second until Tyler Shelast tipped one past the SCSU netminder Bobby Goepfert on the power play. Tech then had a goal taken off the scoreboard when Brandon Schwartz knocked in a backdoor pass. But a SCSU player lost his helmet as the goal went in and the goal was disallowed.
The next goal was in OT, when Taggart Desmet found Conner streaking in. Conner slid it five-hole and the celebration persued.
Michael-Lee Teslak made 35 saves for Michigan Tech.
One would think with a great Friday win, Tech would come out flying on Saturday - wrong. MTU played one of the worst games that I have sat through, losing 7-0. Nothing much to say on this game, but a dominanting performance by St. Cloud.
Rob Nolan started in net and made 10 saves for MTU. Teslak played the final two periods and finished with 25 saves.
MTU will travel to Colorado College and face one of the top teams in the country this weekend.