Michigan Tech traveled to Mankato, Minn., for a battle of the bottom two teams in the WCHA, but were unsuccessful in gaining any ground in the conference as the Huskies were pummelled by Minnesota State on Friday, 5-2, and made it close at the end on Saturday, losing 3-2.
Michigan Tech gave the Mavericks a five-goal lead on Friday, until Drew Dobson was able to record a goal for the Huskies. It was Brett Olson adding the second and final goal of the game in the second.
Penalties and poor goaltending assisted the Huskies the sweep. They plan was to stay out of the penalty box, but it did not work on Friday, taking two penalties in the first three minutes of play.
On Saturday, the Huskies did not give up a power-play goal for the first time this year. After having a goal called off because of the whistle, Anthony Schooley scored on a breakaway and Dobson added his second of the weekend to make it 3-2.
When asked about the goal that was called off, Huskies’ coach Jamie Russell said, “You have mistakes at this level and it costs the hockey game. Points are too valuable to have mistakes made like that. A bounce or two here is the difference between a split and going home without a point."
Kevin Genoe and Josh Robinson split time in net over the weekend, making 36 saves together on Friday and 27 for Robinson on Saturday.
Michigan Tech (3-9-0, 2-8-0 WCHA) travels to Madison, Wis., to take on the Badgers this weekend.