HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech gained the MacInnes Trophy as Winter Carnival Champions after defeating Ferris State 5-1 Saturday (Feb. 13) on the MacInnes Pupil Ice Area. The Huskies gained their sixth sport in a row and fourth over the Bulldogs this season to enhance to 14-5-1.
“We performed a reasonably good hockey sport,” Tech coach Joe Shawhan mentioned. “It did not really feel prefer it was a 5-1 sport. It is onerous sufficient to beat a workforce twice in a row not to mention three in a row and 4 instances in a season. It is nice to get the trophy again and it is good to see our juniors get the trophy for the primary time of their careers. They have been an enormous a part of our program since they bought right here.”
Alec Broetzman was named Winter Carnival MVP after scoring two targets and including an help on the weekend.
“It is fairly cool to be MVP, however it’s higher to win the trophy as a workforce,” Broetzman mentioned. “It is the primary time we have gained it since I have been right here.”
The Captain opened scoring 15:51 into the sport along with his eighth of the season. A good angle shot by Arvid Caderoth was saved and Broetzman was on the doorstep to knock it in. The officers initially waved it off however reviewed the play and referred to as it a purpose. Jake Crespi created a turnover within the nook and was credited with the secondary help.
Colin Swoyer made it 2-0 Huskies along with his second of the season 14:14 into the center interval. He caught a move from Brett Thorne and located house to stroll in and wrist a shot into the again internet. Parker Saretsky had the second help.
The Bulldogs (1-17-1) lower into the lead 3:23 into the third with a purpose by Stepan Pokorny after he tipped in a shot by Marshall Moise.
Tech then scored three straight to take a commanding lead. Logan Ganie pushed it again to a two-goal lead at 9:59 of the third. A shot by Logan Pietila was saved and Ganie discovered the rebound and put in his second of the season. Eric Gotz added an help.
Former junior teammates Ryland Mosley and Brett Thorne related on a 2-on-1 4:40 later. Thorne earned his second help of the night time when carried the puck all the best way down and fed Mosley on the good second for his first profession purpose.
“I did not even understand it was Ryland till the celebration,” Thorne mentioned “It will be a second we can’t ever overlook. I used to be pushing him to return right here and it has been superior having him right here.”
Trenton Bliss bought concerned solely 48 seconds later along with his team-leading ninth of the season for a 5-1 lead. Brian Halonen took a shot that was saved and Bliss was close to the crease to scrub up the rebound. Chris Lipe additionally assisted.
Tech dominated in pictures for the second night time in a row, 46-21. Blake Pietila earned his eleventh win of the season with 20 saves. Logan Stein had 41 saves for the guests, together with a good looking glove save on Tommy Parrottino within the third interval and a cease on a penalty shot by Justin Misiak halfway by means of the primary interval.
The Huskies outscored the Bulldogs 8-1 on the weekend for the overall purpose trophy. The one purpose ties the Winter Carnival file for the fewest targets allowed.
Tech continues a seven-game residence stand by internet hosting Lake Superior State on Tuesday for sport 1 of a two-game WCHA sequence. They may also meet on February 23.
“Lake State is an efficient hockey workforce,” added Shawhan. “They’re massive and robust on protection. We solely scored one purpose in our first sequence in opposition to them. It will be a giant check for us.”
The puck will drop at 2:07 p.m.