After starting 3-0-2, the Michigan Tech Huskies have lost their last six games, getting swept this past weekend by Minnesota Gophers, 6-4 and 4-1.
Scoring for Michigan Tech (3-6-2, 1-6-1 WCHA) on the weekend were Ryan Furne (2), Milos Gordic and Deron Cousens (Saturday).
Kevin Genoe started both nights and ended the weekend with 76 saves, 44 Friday and 32 on Saturday.
“I felt that in the first 10 minutes, a good majority of our team was wondering who is going to step-up,” said MTU head coach Jamie Russell. “You can’t get down 3-0 and expect to win games.”
Russell was much happier with Saturday's performance.
“I thought tonight’s game was a huge step in the right direction," Russell said. "We came out with good jump, good intensity and competed.”
The Huskies have Thanksgiving weekend off and then play a home series against Colorado College on December 3-4.
Kattelus dismissed from Huskies
Senior forward Eric Kattelus was dismissed from the Michigan Tech team for a violation of team rules, the school announced last Friday.
This is not the first incident for Kattelus as last year he was suspended for a few weeks for team rule violations as well.
Kattelus had one goal and seven assists in nine games this season and 6-26--32 in 87 career games.
“It is unfortunate that we had to dismiss Eric from the team,” said MTU athletic director Suzanne Sanregret. “We have high standards for our student-athletes and we expect them to live up to the high standards that have been set.”