By Karl Henkel/Special to MiCHO
The early season woes for Michigan Tech continued over the weekend as the Huskies were swept by host Bemidji State.
In the opener on Friday night, the Beavers used a goal in each period and 23 saves from Matt Dalton in a 3-0 victory.
Though MTU was unable to light to the lamp, it wasn’t at a loss of offensive chances. The Huskies mustered 23 shots on goal, compared to just 19 for their CHA counterparts.
“Offensively, we created good chances, but our guys are squeezing their sticks too tight,” MTU head coach Jamie Russell said.
Rob Nolan made 16 saves for MTU.
In the series finale on Saturday, Michigan Tech’s Jordan Baker was finally able to get the Huskies on the scoreboard. The problem was he was the only one to beat Dalton in a 2-1 loss.
“Similar to Friday night, we controlled the play territorially and possession wise,” Russell said. “We need to find a way to win the game on the scoreboard.”
The power play tally from Baker was his team-leading seventh goal of the year.
Tyler Scofield scored both goals for BSU, which held off a late Michigan Tech flurry when the Huskies pulled netminder Josh Robinson with less than two minutes to play in regulation.
Robinson finished with 14 saves.
MTU is now 2-11-1 overall (1-8-1 WCHA) and will host Denver this weekend.