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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Michigan Tech sweeps Alaska-Anchorage

By Andy Bourdeau/Michigan Tech Beat Writer

Michigan Tech (11-11-1, 8-7-1 WCHA) scored 12 goals on the weekend, the most since a 2006 series against the same Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves and came away with the sweep against the 2011-12 version of UAA.

Jordan Baker completed the hat trick Saturday and added an assist for a four-point night, as the Huskies won 6-4. Friday, six different Huskies scored for the home team and they were able to come away with a 6-2 win.

Tanner Kero and Chad Pietila scored in the first period to get the Huskies on the board. In the second, Ryan Furne, Justin Fillion and David Johnstone scored to open the game up. In the third, Blake Pietila added a final goal to get the total to six.

Saturday, Bryce Reddick scored two and Baker added one in the first to go up 3-0.

Then the next four came from the Seawolves.

After the fourth goal, it was Baker getting his second to tie it back it. Then Milos Gordic added one to go up 5-4. Baker got his hat trick on an empty-net goal with 1:08 remaining.

Josh Robinson played in net both games, making 27 stops on Friday and 21 saves Saturday night.

"We needed the four points," said MTU coach Mel Pearson. "We battled all weekend and came through with the two wins. We still need to learn how to play with the lead, sometimes you get the lead too early, and we need to handle these situations better."

Michigan Tech will host the Northern Michigan Wildcats this Saturday.

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