DETROIT - Jordan Baker played the role of hero for Michigan Tech this afternoon as his goal at 14:02 of the third period gave the Huskies a 2-1 upset win over No. 18 North Dakota in the consolation game of the Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena.
Brett Olson put a shot on net that bounced loose to the right of UND goaltender Brad Eidsness and Baker was on the doorstep to knock in his team-best ninth goal of the year.
Ryan Angelow's first goal of the season late in the second period gave MTU (5-15-2) a 1-0 lead until Evan Trupp tied the game 8:14 into the third period.
“We came to the rink with much more focus,” said Huskies head coach Jamie Russell. “Our penalty kill was outstanding tonight.”
Rob Nolan made 29 saves for the win, while Eidsness finished with 18 for the Fighting Sioux (9-10-1).
“We had a good effort, but our execution level wasn’t good enough to produce tonight, offensively,” said UND head coach Dave Hakstol. “Give Michigan Tech credit - they played a good, strong hockey game.”
MTU next plays at Denver Jan. 9-10.
Baker photo courtesy Michigan Tech