By Andy Bourdeau/Michigan Tech Beat Writer
The Michigan Tech Huskies have been playing good hockey when traveling to Mariucci Arena to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers, going 4-2 in their last six games.
They continued the good play and came away with a tie Saturday afternoon, 2-2. Sunday was a different story, though, as MTU was shutout for the third time this year, losing 3-0.
It looked as though the No. 2 Gophers were going to run away with the game when they scored two in the first period Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t until the halfway mark of the third that Tech was able to score, when Jordan Baker found the puck on his stick and was able to beat Alex Kangas with his wrist shot. Just 35 seconds later, the Huskies made it a 2-2 game when Geoff Kinrade was able to get his shot past Kangas as well. Rob Nolan remained strong in net for the rest of the game and finished with 29 saves.
“The kids showed a lot of character coming back,” MTU head coach Jamie Russell commented. “We were definitely on our heels in the first.”
Sunday afternoon, the Gophers showed why they were No. 2, shutting out the Huskies. Nolan made 24 saves for MTU.
Michigan Tech (2-7-1, 1-6-1 WCHA) hosts Minnesota State this weekend in a WCHA series. For those in the area Saturday night, bring your skates as it will be “Skate with the Huskies” after the game.