By Andy Bourdeau/Michigan Tech Beat Writer
Michigan Tech (10-11-3, 6-8-1 WCHA) rode the shoulders of the senior class as they put together one of their best weekend series of the year, taking three points from the then-third-ranked Colorado College Tigers. The teams skated to a 2-2 tie on Friday night, followed by a 5-2 MTU win on Saturday night.
“The seniors have really led us well,” said Huskies’ coach Jamie Russell, which was evident on the score sheet as well, with the seniors notching 11 points on the weekend.
Friday, the Tigers got out early, but MTU was able to tie it going into the first intermission. It was Ryan Angelow who got the goal for the Huskies. Neither of the teams could get a goal in the second, but both had good chances.
In the third, it was captain Jimmy Kerr getting the go-ahead goal in the first four minutes of the period. CC tied the game with eight minutes remaining, but no team could get the game-winner.
MTU welcomed back Michael Lee Teslak and he showed no signs of weakness, continuing as if he was never gone. Teslak made 28 of 30 saves, with many very good stops.
On Saturday, the Huskies came out fast as Jordan Foote scored the opening goal 1:18 into the period. Peter Rouleau notched the Huskies second goal, giving the home team a 2-0 lead going into the locker room.
The Tigers made it a one-goal game early in the period when they squeezed one past Robbie Nolan. Tyler Shelast gave the home team a second two-goal lead when he found the back of the net finishing off a nice feed from Rouleau. Again CC made it a one-goal game, this time with a power-play goal in the last minute of the period.
The Tigers came out flying in the third, but were unable to beat Nolan. Instead, MTU was able to get two more goals, one by Malcolm Gwilliam and the other by Ryan Bunger. The Gwilliam goal was set up once again by Rouleau, who ended the night with three points.
Nolan ended the night with 33 saves.
MTU continues their WCHA play this weekend, travelling to Anchorage for a two-game series with the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves.