By Joseph Lakeland / MTU Beat Writer
The Michigan Tech Huskies closed out their 4-game homestand with a mixed result, splitting with the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs at the MacInnes Arena.
Michigan Tech dominated Friday’s game one and skated away with a relatively easy 5-2 win in front of 2,137 fans.
Senior and Hancock native Peter Rouleau led the Huskies scoring attack with three goals and two assists. Alex Gagne also added a pair of goals and an assist to help MTU to their first win in five games.
“Pete gave us 40 great minutes tonight,” said head coach Jamie Russell in the Michigan Tech Athletics recap. “Our guys came back after the first period and scored three goals in the second period.”
Michael-Lee Teslak stopped 20 shots in between the pipes for MTU. Alex Stalock turned away 22 for UMD.
MTU had their chances on Saturday, but surrendered a late goal and fell by a final of 3-2.
Tyler Shelast started the scoring with a power-play marker at 14:53 of the first period, but the Bulldogs scored the next two goals and skated into the third with 2-1 lead.
Ryan Bunger tied it up at 17:57 and the two teams looked poised for overtime.
The Bulldogs had other ideas though as Evan Oberg’s shot through traffic found it’s way in for the eventual game winner at 19:00 for a 3-2 UMD lead.
Michael-Lee Teslak stopped 22 shots for MTU. Alex Stalock only needed to stop 15 shots for UMD.
MTU sits in eighth place in the WCHA with 6 games to play in the regular season. Next up will be a pair of games at 19th ranked St. Cloud State next weekend.