by Joseph Lakeland / Michigan Tech Beat Writer
Michigan Tech’s slide through the end of the WCHA regular season continued over the weekend as the Huskies were swept at #16 St. Cloud State.
An overcapacity crowd of 6,057 saw the SCSU Huskies put on a show on Friday night at the National Hockey Center as the home team streamrolled MTU by a score of 4-1.
“We had some great opportunities and we didn’t make great shots. They had great opportunities and they converted,” said head coach Jamie Russell on the Michigan Tech website.
St. Cloud powered in three power-play goals and streaked out to a 4-0 lead before Tech could muster their first goal.
Blueliner Geoff Kinrade scored Tech’s lone goal, unassisted on a 4 of 3 power-play at 4:42 of the third period. Kinrade skated end to end before scoring his third of the season, all on the power-play.
Michael-Lee Teslak stopped 22 shots for MTU. Jase Weslosky turned away 28 for SCSU.
Saturday night the SCSU Huskies ran away with a 3-0 shutout over MTU.
Rob Nolan started in net for Tech and stopped 16 of 18 shots. Teslak played the final 27:29 and surrendered one goal on 15 shots.
Weslosky was perfect, stopping 37 shots for his second shutout of the season.
With the pair of losses, the Huskies (11-16-5, 7-13-4 WCHA) losing streak is now stretched to 3 games and MTU is just 2-5-3 in their last ten games.
The Huskies stand in ninth place in the WCHA with just four regular season games remaining.
The #8 Denver Pioneers roll into Houghton for the final two regular season games at MacInnes Arena next weekend. Saturday will also be Senior Night as the Huskies say goodbye to Jordan Foote, Malcolm Gwilliam, Jimmy Kerr, Mark Malekoff, Peter Rouleau, Tyler Shelast, and Jake Wilkens.