Series Preview: Michigan Tech Huskies at Lake Superior State
Michigan Tech: 3-6-0
Lake Superior State: 4-8-0
Slow Start for the
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
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
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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