EDINA, Minn. – Michigan Tech swept the WCHA Player of the Week awards Monday after the double overtime win over Bowling Green in the WCHA Championship Game Saturday. Shane Hanna was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week, while teammates Angus Redmond (WCHA Rookie of the Week), and Michael Neville (WCHA Offensive Player of the Week) were also awarded.
Capping a night that will be forever remembered in Huskies' lore, Hanna scored at the 6:35 mark of double overtime in the 2017 WCHA Championship, a goal that lifted Michigan Tech to a 3-2 victory and sent the Houghton community into euphoric frenzy. Freed on a breakaway by a beautiful outlet pass from fellow blue-liner Matt Roy, Hanna calmly buried a wrist shot to give Tech the Broadmoor Trophy and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The senior from Salmon Arm, British Columbia also assisted on the Huskies' second goal, part of a two-point, championship game effort for the Tech assistant captain and second-team All-WCHA performer. For his heroics, Hanna was named the "First Star" and Most Outstanding Player of the 2017 WCHA Championship. This is Hanna's third career WCHA weekly award, as he also earned a pair of Rookie of the Week accolades during his freshman season.
Redmond backstopped Michigan Tech to the Broadmoor Trophy with a career-high 36 saves in the Huskies' 3-2, double-overtime win in the WCHA Championship. The freshman from Langley, British Columbia was in net for all but three seconds of the 86:35 contest, posting a .947 save percentage. Redmond made 19 stops over the first two periods as Tech built a 2-0 lead (including 12 in the second stanza alone); then, with the Huskies' season on the line, the rookie made nine saves in the 26:35 of overtime play. This is Redmond's fourth WCHA weekly award, while he is also the league's All-Rookie Team goaltender.
Neville assisted on Michigan Tech's final two goals as the Huskies captured the Broadmoor Trophy with a 3-2, double-overtime victory over Bowling Green. The senior from Woodbridge, Ontario was the primary helper on Jake Jackson's 4-on-4 goal at the 12:25 mark of the second period, a marker that increased the Huskies' lead to 2-0. With the game tied 2-2 six minutes into the second OT, the Huskies' assistant captain won the puck in neutral ice and fed it back to Matt Roy, whose subsequent outlet pass freed Shane Hanna for the breakaway winner. This is Neville's first career WCHA weekly award.
Tech, the No. 19 team in the country, is the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Midwest Region, playing the nation's top team, Denver, on Saturday. Puck drop is set for 1 p.m. at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tech is 23-14-7 overall, hitting the 20-win plateau for the third straight season—something that hasn't been done since 1983.
Fans can listen to every Husky hockey game on Mix 93.5 FM WKMJ in the Copper Country, online at Pasty.com, or by using the TuneIn Radio App on a smart phone. ESPN News will televise Saturday's game.
Fans looking for NCAA tickets can email the SDC Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 906-487-2073 to get into the Michigan Tech block of 400. Cost is $40 for the two semifinal games and the regional championship game. Ticketmaster (Saturday, Sunday, Weekend) also has tickets available.
Tech fans interested in going on a fan bus to Cincinnati should email email@example.com. You will be responsible for meals and lodging but your ticket and transportation would be included for $150.
The Michigan Tech Alumni Association is hosting a pregame social at the Holy Grail Tavern & Grille one hour prior to game time. MORE INFORMATION