By Andy Bourdeau/Michigan Tech Beat Writer
Michigan Tech came into last weekend's series with Wisconsin with high hopes, but they were suppressed by the Badgers.
Wisconsin held off a late charge from the Huskies Friday to get a 3-2 win and dominated on the scoresheet Saturday, 6-0.
The Badgers jumped out to an early lead Friday, notching two goals in the first, the period in which Huskies skipper Jamie Russell stated the Huskies were outworked and outplayed and that made the difference in the game.
Tech received goals from Alex Gagne and Alex MacLeod, late in the second and early in the third, respectively. The Huskies swapped goalies in between the second and third and Josh Robinson finished the game strong, stopping all that he faced.
Robbie Nolan ended the game with 17 saves and Robinson ended with nine.
Saturday was more of the same, as the Badgers scored one in the first and another in the second. They took a 2-0 lead in the third, but could have easily been 2-1, as MTU had a goal by Justin St. Louis called off, after the referees determined the whistle was blown before the puck crossed the line.
In the third, it was more of the same as Bennett Royer had a second goal for the Huskies waved off for the same reason.
“When we’re a team that is struggling to score goals and we do score and it’s disallowed, that is frustrating and deflating," said Russell. "I think we deserved a better fate tonight."
Maybe so, but that was not the case, as Wisconsin added four more goals in the third period.
Michigan Tech (2-6-0, 1-5-0 WCHA) will be on the road again next weekend as they prepare to take on Minnesota in a two-game series.