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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Huskies start 2006 with sweep over Duluth

Michigan Tech started the 2006 portion of this year with a sweep at Minnesota Duluth. Tech was able to get a 4-2 win Friday and follow that with a 3-1 win Saturday.

It was a weekend that showed what the future may look like at MTU, with freshmen or sophomores being a part of all but two goals on the weekend. Justin St. Louis was able to get his first and second goals as a Husky this weekend, one each night.

Friday...

Friday saw Tech get up 2-0 on the night with goals by Jimmy Kerr and Nick Anderson. UMD got the only goal in the second, and for the third straight game, MTU went into the third with a one-goal lead. This time it was different, as Chris Conner got the game-winning goal, and the third for MTU. The Huskies finished their scoring with St. Louis getting an empty-netter. UMD scored one with 32 seconds to go to make the game 4-2.

Michael-Lee Teslak was solid between the pipes, making 26 saves and getting his fifth win on the year.

Saturday...

Teslak was called upon again Saturday and he was up to the task. The first shot he faced went in, but he stopped 29 straight and got win No. 6. UMD recorded the only goal in the first and Tech the only goal in the second as Ryan Angelow was able to score for a 1-1 tie. MTU was able to put in two goals, less than a minute apart in the third, by Brandon Schwartz and St. Louis.

Other notes...

Peter Rouleau, a local (Hancock) kid, played in his third and fourth games as a Husky and played well, getting time on the power play and on one of the top two lines all weekend. He was able to get his first point as well. Conner moved into a tie for 21st all time on the MTU career goal list with 65.

Next Up...


MTU was able to get four much-needed WCHA points on the weekend and will look for the momentum to follow them into next weekend's home series against Alaska-Anchorage. Afer that, MTU will only have three more regular-season home series on the year.

Photo (from the GLI) by Matt Mackinder.

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