Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Michigan Tech - No. 1 in the country

Michigan Tech Press Release

This week's No. 1 team in college hockey is the undefeated Michigan Tech Huskies.

After being unranked in the preseason and first three polls conducted by USCHO.com, Tech climbed from 17 to nine to five to one.

MTU was last ranked No. 1 in 1976.

"I'm happy for our players are who are starting to gain recognition for their hard work," coach Mel Pearson said. "Like I've told them, if you're not number one you are always working towards that. Now we need to prove why we are deserving of this ranking."

The Huskies (10-0, 8-0 WCHA) are the only remaining undefeated Division I college hockey team and are off to the program's best start in the 94th season. They host No. 9-ranked Minnesota State at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena this weekend. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. both nights.

"It's still early in the year and we have a lot of hockey to play," added Pearson. "We have to continue to get better every day, but I think it's proof that we are doing the right things."

Sunday, November 16, 2014

MiCHO Week 8 Results

The Michigan Tech Huskies are the only remaining unbeaten D-1
team in the country. (photo courtesy Bemidji State Athletics) 

The Michigan Tech Huskies are #1 for the first time in their storied history after a two-game sweep at Bemidji State.

Friday- MTU 2, BSU 1
Saturday- MTU 4, BSU 2

Ferris State got a pair of easy wins in Big Rapids as they racked up 14 goals in a demolition of Alaska-Anchorage.

Friday- UAA 2, FSU 10
Saturday- UAA 0, FSU 4

Lake Superior went south and earned a split at Alabama-Huntsville.

Fri- LSSU 1, UAH 0
Sat- LSSU 2, UAH 5

It's back to the win column for the Michigan Wolverines after a home sweep of American International in Ann Arbor.

Fri- AI 2, U of M 5
Sat- AI 3, U of M 6

Michigan State played a single game in East Lansing and were narrowly clipped by the BC Eagles.

Fri- BC 3, MSU 2

And finally, Western Michigan made it interesting against St. Cloud State in Kalamazoo with a close loss and shootout win.

Fri- SCS 4, WMU 3
Sat- SCS 1, WMU 1 (Broncos win shootout, 1-0, in 6 rounds) 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Three Michigan teams ranked in USCHO top 20

In the weekly USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll released Monday, Ferris State, Michigan and Michigan Tech were all ranked among the nation's top 20.

Ferris State fell from No. 8 to No. 14, Michigan dropped one place to No. 15 and MTU entered the rankings at No. 17.

Monday, October 27, 2014

MiCHO Week 5 Results

Western Michigan junior Nolan LaPorte tallied three points to lead the Broncos to a 4-2 win over Alaska at Lawson Ice Arena in front of a sold-out crowd of 4,063 Saturday night (GS Photo).

Michigan Tech swept WCHA rival Ferris State in Big Rapids.

Friday - MTU 1, Ferris State 0
Saturday - MTU 2, Ferris State 1

Michigan went on the road and beat Massachusetts-Lowell, before losing to Boston University.

Friday - Michigan 8, UMass Lowell 4
Saturday - Boston University 3, Michigan 2

Northern Michigan took both contests on the road against still-winless Lake Superior State.

Friday - Northern Michigan 4, LSSU 2
Saturday - Northern Michigan 3, LSSU 0

Michigan State also went East, losing to both Boston University and UMass Lowell.

Friday - Boston University 1, Michigan State 0
Saturday - UMass Lowell 2, Michigan State 1

Western Michigan played at home and split with Alaska.

Friday - Alaska 1, Western Michigan 0
Saturday - Western Michigan 4, Alaska 2

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ferris State, Michigan both ranked in USCHO poll

Both Ferris State and Michigan are ranked in this week's USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll.

The Bulldogs fall four spots to sit eighth this week, while the Wolverines also tumble four places to No. 14.

Ferris State split with St. Lawrence last week, while Michigan split with New Hampshire.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll - Oct. 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

MiCHO Week 4 Results

The Michigan State Spartans began the new season with a 5-3 win over UMass in East Lansing.
(photo courtesy of Rey Del Rio/MSU Athletic Communications)

#10 Michigan rallied at Yost for a two-game split with visiting New Hampshire.

Friday recap -  UNH 5, U of M 1
Saturday recap - UNH 1, U of M 2

The Northern Michigan Wildcats opened their season with a bang as they swept the #18 Wisconsin Badgers at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

Friday recap - NMU 2, U of W 0
Saturday recap - NMU 4, U of W 1

Michigan State began the campaign with a split at Munn against Massachusetts.

Friday recap - UMass 3, MSU 5
Saturday recap - UMass 4, MSU 3

There was no joy at the Lawson Arena as the WMU Broncos were swept aside by Nebraska-Omaha.

Friday recap - UNO 5, WMU 2
Saturday recap - UNO 3, WMU 0

#4 Ferris State went on the road and split with St. Lawrence in Canton, NY.

Friday recap - FSU 3, St. Lawrence 2
Saturday recap - FSU 0, St. Lawrence 2

Lake Superior is still searching for their first win of the year as they hammered by Notre Dame in South Bend.

Friday recap - LSSU 3, ND 5
Saturday recap - LSSU 1, ND 5

Saturday, October 11, 2014

MiCHO Week 3 Results

Ferris State beat up Wilfrid Laurier in Big Rapids on Friday. (Photo courtesy of FSU Athletics)

#9 Michigan shoots past Wilfrid Laurier, 5-2, in the Wolverine's final exhibition game in Ann Arbor.
Thursday recap-  UofM

Western Michigan and Canisius split a pair at the First Niagara Center.
Friday recaps - Canisius 4, WMU 2
Saturday recaps - WMU 4, Canisius 1

Lake Superior falls to 0-4 after getting swept on the road at Robert Morris.
Friday recaps-  RMU 3, LSSU 1     USCHO
Saturday recaps- RMU 3, LSSU 0     USCHO

The eighth ranked Bulldogs hammer Wilfrid Laurier, 4-1, in their final tune-up game at Ewigleben.
Saturday recap - FSU

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

MiCHO Week 2 Results

Broncos win Border Battle in K'Zoo (photo courtesy of GS Photo / WMU Athletics) 

#9 Ferris State slips past #8 Michigan in Big Rapids. 

Michigan Tech sweeps Lake Superior in the Sault. 

Western Michigan and Toronto finish 2-2, Broncos win in shootout at the Lawson Arena.

  • Saturday recap - WMU

Michigan puts up a touchdown in exhibition win over the US Under-18 squad at Yost.

  • Monday recap - UofM

Michigan State skates to a 2-2 tuneup tie at Munn against Windsor.

  • Tuesday recap- MSU

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wolverines and Bulldogs ranked in Top 10

The Michigan Wolverines and Ferris State Bulldogs come into the 2015-2015 season ranked 8th and 9th in the country, according to the USCHO.com Division I Men's hockey poll.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Shyiak named associate coach at WMU

Former Alaska-Anchorage head coach and Northern Michigan assistant coach Dave Shyiak has been tabbed the new associate head coach at Western Michigan. (Photo/WMU)