Michigan will play for the Great Lakes Invitational championship after escaping with a 4-2 win over a game Michigan Tech squad Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
Lindsay Sparks, Jeff Rohrkemper, A.J. Treais and Luke Glendening scored for the Wolverines and Shawn Hunwick made 28 saves, including 15 in the third period.
Milos Gordic and Ryan Furne each had a goal and an assist for MTU, while Josh Robinson was strong in net with a 45-save outing.
“You have to give Michigan a lot of credit,” said Michigan Tech head coach Jamie Russell. “They have a very dynamic first line. I was really proud of Josh tonight. He has had some ups and downs this season, but played well. We have a young team, but we showed a lot of character.”
The Wolverines now get set to play Colorado College tonight at 7:35 p.m. for the 46th annual GLI title.
"This is obviously the game you want to get into," Hunwick said. "You want to play in the championship game. The GLI (title) is something that we strive for all season long. You also want to have that championship game experience to better prepare yourself for tight games in March."
The Huskies will play Michigan State in the third place game at 4 p.m.