Michigan Tech had a week off and was looking to end their three-game scoreless streak with this past weekend's series with North Dakota. Both nights were the same story as MTU came out strong in the first, but were unable to get the first goal of the game.
Jordan Parise, netminder for the Sioux, played excellent all weekend in only giving up three goals on many great oppurtunities by the Huskies.
The team came out hot on Friday doing everything right except putting the puck in the back of the net. MTU did score on a power play, but the goal was disallowed because of a penalty called on MTU's Tyler Shelast. UND came down on the ensuing 4-on-4 and scored, making it 1-0.
The second period saw MTU get few chances and UND capitalize on three of their chances. The period ended with North Dakota up 4-0.
UND got the first goal of the third and MTU finally got their goal when Chirs Conner fed the puck to Justin St. Louis who found fellow freshmen Ryan Angelow. Angelow did not spoil the oppurtuinty and recorded his first goal as a Husky. UND was able to add one more to end the game at 6-1.
Michael-Lee Teslak was in goal for MTU and made 38 saves on 44 shots.
MTU came out stronger than the previous night, but could not solve Parise. UND got on the board first with a shorthanded goal. MTU tied the game early in the second when senior defenseman John Scott (pictured above) scored from the point. UND then scored four more in the second and openned the game up. MTU scored late in the second on a blast from Shelast, on the power play, giving hope that MTU would work their way back into the game.
The third was all UND and all Parise as he let nothing else by, but MTU did. UND put three more past Rob Nolan and ended the game at 8-2.
Nolan ended the game with 23 saves on 31 shots.
Scott made his first appearance of the year after serving his 14-game suspension. He looked good in notching one goal and playing many minutes. He was a pivotal part of the penalty kill unit.
MTU will have a tough task of travelling to the country's No. 1 team, Wisconsin, this weekend. MTU will look for more production from the freshmen members of the team, along with the team captains, Brandon Schwatrz, Conner, Mike Botavanja and Lars Helminen.