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Sunday, February 08, 2009

MTU gets one point on the weekend

By Andy Bourdeau/Michigan Tech Beat Writer

Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival did not end the way the Huskies had hoped, but they were able to get one point against a very good Colorado College team.

Both teams were coming off an idle week, but it was CC that managed to handle the break better, tying 2-2 on Friday and winning, 4-1, on Saturday.

The first period Friday was filled with penalties, included two five-minute majors and 10-minute game misconducts, one on each team. It was the Huskies that took advantage and took a 1-0 lead into the second period on a Deron Cousens one-timer.

In the second, it was CC that scored twice and took a 2-1 lead into the third before Brett Olsen took a pass from Bennett Royer and tied the game. Both teams exchanged chances, but were unable to score the game-winner.

Rob Nolan made 19 saves on the night.

"It was a tough close period to play, I thought we came out and played very well," said MTU head coach Jamie Russell. "It was so disjointed with all the penalty killing."

Saturday was a different story as CC was able to come out and take a 2-0 lead in the first. They then added a third in the second and a fourth in the third. It was not until the 12-minute mark of the third, when Tech was on a 5-on-3, that Cousens was able to get a one-timer to the back of the net. Although Tech had chances, they were unable to get any closer.

Josh Robinson replaced Nolan after the fourth goal and the combo ended with 30 saves on the evening.

"I thought we had an awful first period, (but) I thought the last 40 minutes we did a lot better," said Russell. "We just could not finish our chances."

The Huskies (5-19-6, 1-15-6 WCHA) will travel to St. Cloud for a two-game series with the "other" Huskies of the WCHA.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How much longer is Jamie Russell under contract? He's done nothing to help this team? Nothing.