Michigan Tech (4-2-0, 2-2-0 WCHA) hosts No.
2 Denver (3-1-0, 2-0-0 WCHA)
28/29, 2011 • 7:07 p.m. (EDT) • John MacInnes
Student Ice Arena (4,128)
(4-2-0, 2-2-0 WCHA) hosts No. 2 Denver (3-1-0,
Radio Broadcast: WKMJ 93.5 FM
(Dirk Hembroff, Randy Heinonen)
NATIONALLY AMONG DEFENSEMEN
Steven Seigo is tied for seventh in the nation
in points per game among defensemen. He had a
goal and an assist last weekend-both points
coming even strength in Friday's third period.
Seigo owns 2-4--6 on the season and 10-32--42
for his career.
OLSON POINT STREAK REACHES
FIVE GAMES, THEN SNAPPED
Center Brett Olson
(Superior, Wis.) extended his point streak to
five games Friday (Oct. 21) at Bemidji State
before having it come to an end Saturday. The
senior captain has two goals and five assists on
the season and 34-36--70 in 94 career games.
ROBINSON AND GENOE SPLIT STARTS
its goaltenders last weekend after starting Josh
Robinson in both games of the sweep vs.
Wisconsin Oct. 14-15. Robinson had 28 saves on
34 shots vs. Bemidji last Friday. Kevin Genoe
started Saturday's game and made 13 saves on 16
MACLEOD BREAKS OUT
Alex MacLeod had a goal in each game at Bemidji
State for his first two points on the season.
MacLeod has played in 111 career games as a
Husky with 17 goals and eight assists for 25
career points. He will bring his two-game point
streak into this weekend's series vs. Denver
looking for his first career points against the
TECH EIGHTH IN NATION IN COMBINED
Michigan Tech ranks eighth in
the nation in combined special teams at 56.4
percent. The Huskies are tied for 13th on the
power play at 5-for-24 (20.8 percent) and 21st
in penalty kill at 26-for-31 (83.9). Tech will
be facing the sixth-ranked team in combined
special teams in Denver (57.4).
TALLIES FIRST POINT OF 2011-12
Bradley Stebner had an assist on Tech's only
goal of the game at Bemidji State last Saturday.
The point was his first of the season and just
the second of Stebner's career in 34 career
games. Both points are assists. Incidentally,
the other came Feb. 18, 2011, at Denver.
DAVID JOHNSTONE SCORES FIRST COLLEGIATE GOAL
Freshman David Johnstone tallied his first
collegiate goal in the first period of last
Friday's game at Bemidji State. The tally came
off an assist from his older brother Jacob, a
sophomore forward for the Huskies. Both
Johnstones have four points on the season. David
has 1-3--4. Jacob has 3-1--4.
HOME GAMES ARE
Michigan Tech plays a heavy home
schedule in the opening six weeks of the season.
The Huskies have eight of their 17 regular
season games at the John MacInnes Student Ice
Arena by Nov. 5. The other nine home games are
spread over the final 17 weeks of the regular
season. Tech is currently 4-0-0 at home this
players have scored goals for Michigan Tech in
the first six games of the season. Seven players
are averaging at least a half point per game so
far in 2011-12.
NIELSEN SNIPES GOAL AT
Junior assistant captain Carl Nielsen
tallied just the third goal of his 72-game
career with a first period marker at Bemidji
State last Friday. Nielsen owns 1-1--2 on the
Michigan Tech and
Denver will square off for the 217th and 218th
time in the series history this weekend. The
Pioneers own a 116-83-18 all-time series
advantage, while the Huskies are 50-33-7 at home
against DU. The teams split two meetings last
year-both in Denver-a 3-2 Tech win Feb. 18 and a
5-1 Denver win Feb. 19.
NHL EXPERIENCE ON THE
Tech's two new assistant coaches-Bill
Muckalt and Steve Shields-both have NHL playing
experience. Muckalt played right wing for four
different teams in five years. Shields' career
spanned 12 years and six different franchises.
The Michigan Tech roster includes
lots of family ties. Newcomers Chad and Blake
Pietila are brothers joining their cousin Aaron
Pietila in the Huskies' locker room. Freshman
David Johnstone came to play with his older
brother, Jacob, a sophomore. Blake Hietala and
Tanner Kero are also distant relatives.
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