Michigan Tech came into the weekend in eighth place in the WCHA and a shot at home ice for the playoffs. They had the difficult task of taking on the Tigers from Colorado College, a team that MTU has struggled with in the past years. Backstopped by the sophomore duo in net, the Huskies tied 2-2 and won 1-0 over the weekend.
It was Alex Gagne and Tyler Shelast (pictured) giving the Huskies a 2-0 lead in the second. The goals came after a 0-0 first period. The Tigers brought it to a 1 goal lead before the buzzer sounded to end the period.
With nine minutes remaining, CC tied the game with a power-play goal. Michael Lee Teslak stayed strong in net for the remainder of the period and the five minutes in overtime to get the tie for his team. Teslak ended the night with 23 saves.
Saturday, it was Shelast again giving the Huskies the lead. This time it was all that Rob Nolan needed as he stopped all 25 shots he faced, including 11 in the third, for his first career shutout.
MTU ended the weekend tied for sixth in the WCHA, three points out of the home ice position. Shelast is also on a five-game point streak.
Michigan Tech (12-13-3, 7-10-3 WCHA) will travel to Minnesota State for a weekend series Friday and Saturday in Mankato.