Series Preview: Michigan Tech Huskies at Lake Superior State

Michigan Tech: 3-6-0

Lake Superior State: 4-8-0

Slow Start for the Huskies

The almighty Michigan Tech Huskies, who have been near the top of the standings year in and out are off to a bit of a slow start this season. After sweeping OOC opponents Robert Morris at RMU, the dogs have only won one game in the last 7 games, and that was against the then #17 Bowling Green. All the losses have been within 3 points (most of them 1 or 2).

Led behind the bench by former Laker Joe Shawhan, who is in his third season, and are captained by Raymond Brice, with Alex Smith and Seamus Donohue serving as alternates. Interesting enough, Brice has played in only 5 games for the Huskies, with 0 goals and 0 assists, but with 1 penalty.

In terms of scoring, the boys in Blue and Yellow are led by sophomore forward Alex Broetzman, who leads the team with 7 points. Following behind him is Parker Saretsky, a freshman who has 6 points, then Colin Swoyer, a sophomore defenseman with 5 points, all of them assists.

There seems to be a bit of a battle in net, with Tech playing three different ones. Senior Mat Jurusik leads with 5 games played, a 2-3-0 record, with a GAA of 2.04 and a .926 Save%. Robbie Beydoun, a junior, has appeared in 4 games, a 1-2-0 record, a 2.16 GAA and a .915 Save%. Finally, Freshman Blake Pietila has shown up in 2 games, a 0-1-0 record, GAA of 1.54 and a Save% of .923.

Choppy Seas Hinder Lakers

Some of us were wondering if maybe last years success was a fluke. Coming out of the gate a sweeping Merrimack, then playing two very close games to losses against the then #2 Denver Pioneers helped quite that crowd down a bit, since while we started the year 2-2-0, those two Denver losses were closer than the score appears to be. However, four straight losses against B1G teams brought morale down. Even the sweep of Ferris State has been hindered by the slaughtering the Lakers took against Bemidji State last weekend, being outscored 12-2.

The blue line has proved to be a bit porous, and the goaltending has been very hot and cold. Combine all this with bad turnovers and you have yourself a bad time.  Maybe it’s time to see what freshman goaltender Seth Eisele has to offer in net.

The Humitz Road-To-100-Points total is currently sitting at 87 total career points.

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