By Andy Bourdeau/MTU Beat Writer
Michigan Tech (2-4-0, 1-3-0) came into the weekend looking to improve on their penalty kill and looking for their first win in WCHA play.
They earned their first win Friday night, posting a 3-1 win over the visiting St. Cloud State Huskies, who then returned the favor the next night with the same score.
Friday, MTU scored first with a John Kivisto shot from the blue line that somehow found its way in.
The visiting Huskies tied it up late in the second. In the third, MTU sophomore and leading scorer Brett Olson, scored a shorthanded goal, which was the eventual game winner. MTU's Alex Macleod put an empty-net goal in with seven seconds remaining to seal the deal.
Kevin Genoe started his first collegiate game and earned his first win with 26 saves.
"We wanted to win the special teams battle,” said Michigan Tech coach Jamie Russell. “We still have some areas to improve. Every game is close and our guys rose to the occasion tonight."
Saturday night, Genoe got his second start in a row, and the team was unable to stop the power play of SCSU, giving up two power-play goals early in the game.
Malcolm Gwilliam was able to cut the lead in half in the second, but MTU could not get any closer.
Genoe ended with 27 saves.
Russell was a little disappointed in his teams play on Saturday, stating that “discipline got the better of us.”
Michigan Tech will be at home again next weekend, hosting North Dakota for a two-game series.