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Monday, January 19, 2009

Tech battles for point on the weekend

By Andy Bourdeau/Michigan Tech Beat Writer

Michigan Tech
took on the 17th-ranked University of North Dakota this past weekend and came away with one point.

Friday, the Huskies skated to a 3-3 draw with the Sioux, then lost 5-0 Saturday.

Riding the good play of netminder Rob Nolan (pictured), MTU was able to score three and get a point against a very good UND team.

MTU (5-18-3, 1-14-3 WCHA) received second-period goals from Alex Gagne and Brent Olsen to tie the game at two going into the third.

UND struck first in the third, at the two-minute mark. Two minutes later, MTU freshman Peter Rohn tied the game with his second power play goal of his career.

"Unlike the Denver series, we got beat to the puck the first period," said Huskies head coach Jamie Russell. "We were lucky to only be done two at the end of one. We adjusted and played well the rest of the way."

Nolan ended the game with 41 saves on 44 shots.

Saturday, UND controlled the play from the start, getting five by the time it was all said and done. UND outshot Tech, 33-14.

Nolan made 28 saves on the day.

"We did not play enough in North Dakota's end," said Russell. "They played a very good hockey game."

MTU travels to Alaska-Anchorage for a two-game series this upcoming weekend.

Photo courtesy Michigan Tech Athletics

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