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Sunday, February 15, 2009

MTU loses WCHA battle of Huskies

By Andy Bourdeau/Michigan Tech Beat Writer

Michigan Tech traveled to St. Cloud State and gave up four points to the Huskies as SCSU took a 3-2 win Friday night and a 4-2 win Saturday night.

It was Alex Macleod and Jordan Baker scoring for the Huskies in the first game. The freshman, Macleod, gave the Huskies their only lead of the weekend when he scored in the first period. It did not last long, as SCSU added two in the first and took a 2-1 lead to the locker room.

Just 12 seconds into the third, Baker notched his game-tying goal, but it was not enough, as the Huskies from St. Cloud were able to get the game-winner later in the third.

Josh Robinson started in net for MTU and ended the night with 36 saves.

On Saturday, it was SCSU getting on the board first, with two power-play goals, including one on a 5-on-3. Baker was able to get his first of the evening in the opening stanza to cut the lead in half.

Another 5-on-3 goal for St. Cloud gave them a two-goal lead again. It was Baker again giving MTU some life, but it was not too be as SCSU scored on a breakaway, then held off Tech with the goalie pulled.

"I don’t think our kids got a real fair shake in this building with three 5-on-3 opportunities," Michigan Tech head coach Jamie Russell noted. "By that time, the game was decided."

Robinson started in net again and came up with 31 saves on the evening.

Michigan Tech (5-21-6, 1-17-6 WCHA) next hosts Minnesota Duluth for a weekend series in Houghton.

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