HOUGHTON, Mich. – The No. 20-ranked Michigan Tech hockey staff tied a season-high with six objectives in a 6-1 victory over Northern Michigan Friday (Feb. 26) on Senior Evening on the MacInnes Scholar Ice Enviornment. The Huskies improved to 16-8-1 general and 6-5 within the WCHA after the fifth win over NMU this season and the seventh straight.
“I do not assume it was a 6-1 sport. It was much more even than that,” Tech coach Joe Shawhan stated. “We had been in a position to come out on the particular groups battle and the bounces went our means tonight.”
Brett Thorne scored his first collegiate objective 5:49 into the sport when he beat a defenseman to the skin and fired a tight-angled shot that discovered its means throughout the objective line. Colin Swoyer and Logan Ganie picked up the assists.
“It feels good,” Thorne stated. “It has been an honest quantity of video games but it surely’s superior to lastly get the primary one. I simply took the puck extensive virtually to the objective line. I bought fortunate by banking it off the goalie’s foot and into the web.”
Alec Broetzman scored certainly one of his two power-play objectives with 26 seconds left within the first interval. He banged in a rebound after a shot by Arvid Caderoth. Eric Gotz added the second help.
NMU (8-14-1, 6-6-1 WCHA) bought on the board 8:27 into the second with a power-play objective by Ben Newhouse. André Ghantous and Joseph Nardi assisted.
Tech took over from there. Brian Halonen buried his seventh of the season blasting in a one-timer from Chris Lipe. Tyler Rockwell added the second help because the Huskies pulled goaltender Blake Pietila on a delayed penalty and patiently managed play.
Jake Crespi scored Tech’s first shorthanded objective of the season at 16:47 of the second interval to make it 4-1. He stole a cross deep within the defensive zone and used his velocity to create a breakaway and rating his fourth of the season.
Tech used a 5:00 main energy play so as to add to the lead late within the sport. Broetzman scored his second of the night time with a tic-tac-toe passing play from Trenton Bliss and Arvid Caderoth at 15:33. It was Broetzman’s twelfth of the season and sixth on the ability play.
Tyler Rockwell scored the ultimate objective of the sport on his Senior Evening with 1:31 remaining. He fired a shot via visitors for his fourth of the season and second on the ability play. Trenton Bliss and Parker Saretsky assisted.
Tech outshot NMU 36-29. Pietila earned his thirteenth win of the season with 28 saves. Rico DiMatteo was the third NMU goaltender Tech confronted this season. He made 30 saves for the guests.
“Blake was nice in that first interval,” added Shawhan. “That they had a variety of alternatives that he needed to come up huge for. His numbers are off the charts this season, and his consistency has been excellent. He is giving us an opportunity each sport.”
The Huskies had been 3-for-7 on the ability play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill.
The 2 groups will wrap up the collection in Marquette on Saturday for the sixth assembly of the common season. The puck drops at 6:07 p.m.