No Event
No Event
No Event
Sun Oct 01
Final
2 Michigan Tech
3 at Wisconsin
US Hockey Hall of Fame Game
Fri Oct 06
Final
3 Union
6 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Duluth, Minn.
Sat Oct 07
Final
4 Michigan Tech
3 at Minnesota Duluth
Ice Breaker Tournament - Duluth, Minn.
Fri Oct 13
Final
4 Michigan Tech
3 at Lake Superior State
Great Lake State Weekend
Sat Oct 14
Final Shootout - Away
2 Michigan Tech
2 at Lake Superior State
Great Lake State Weekend
Fri Oct 20
Final
4 Alabama Huntsville
5 Michigan Tech
Sat Oct 21
Final
4 Alabama Huntsville
2 Michigan Tech
Fri Oct 27
Final
1 Michigan Tech
3 at Minnesota State
Sat Oct 28
Final
3 Michigan Tech
5 at Minnesota State
Fri Nov 03
Final
2 Bowling Green
1 Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 04
Final - OT
2 Bowling Green
2 Michigan Tech
Fri Nov 10
Final
1 Northern Michigan
4 Michigan Tech
Military Appreciation Weekend- Biggby Coffee
Sat Nov 11
Final
0 Michigan Tech
4 at Northern Michigan
Fri Nov 17
Final - OT
1 Michigan Tech
1 at Alaska Anchorage
Sat Nov 18
Final - OT
3 Michigan Tech
3 at Alaska Anchorage
Fri Nov 24
Final - OT
5 Michigan Tech
4 at Alaska
Sat Nov 25
Final
5 Michigan Tech
1 at Alaska
Fri Dec 08
Final
4 Ferris State
3 Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 09
Final
1 Ferris State
5 Michigan Tech
Teddy Bear Toss
Fri Dec 15
7:07 PM
Lake Superior State
Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 16
7:07 PM
Lake Superior State
Michigan Tech
$50,000 Truck Promo
Mon Jan 01
2:37 PM
Michigan State
vs. Michigan Tech
@ 53rd GLI - Little Caesars Arena (Detroit)
Tue Jan 02
TBA
Michigan / Bowling Green
vs. Michigan Tech
@ 53rd GLI - Little Caesars Arena (Detroit)
Fri Jan 05
8:00 PM
Michigan Tech
vs. Boston College
@ Ice Vegas Invitational - Las Vegas, Nev.
Sat Jan 06
TBA
Michigan Tech
vs. TBA
@ Ice Vegas Invitational - Las Vegas, Nev.
Fri Jan 19
7:07 PM
Alaska
Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 20
7:07 PM
Alaska
Michigan Tech
Fri Jan 26
7:07 PM
Michigan Tech
at Ferris State
Sat Jan 27
7:07 PM
Michigan Tech
at Ferris State
Fri Feb 02
7:37 PM
Michigan Tech
at Bowling Green
Sat Feb 03
7:07 PM
Michigan Tech
at Bowling Green
Fri Feb 09
7:07 PM
Bemidji State
Michigan Tech
Winter Carnival
Sat Feb 10
5:07 PM
Bemidji State
Michigan Tech
Winter Carnival
Fri Feb 16
7:07 PM
Arizona State
Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 17
7:07 PM
Arizona State
Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Fri Feb 23
7:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Northern Michigan
Sat Feb 24
7:07 PM
Northern Michigan
Michigan Tech
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Tech Falls to Denver in NCAA Tournament to End Season

CINCINNATI – The 2016-17 Michigan Tech hockey season came to end in the NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal Saturday (March 25) after top-ranked Denver defeated the No. 19-ranked Huskies 5-2 at U.S. Bank Arena. Tech's final record stands at 23-15-7.

Tech surrendered four goals in the first period, before battling back to a 5-2 margin late in the second. Neither team scored in the third and Denver advanced to the regional championship game Sunday (March 26).

"I want to congratulate Denver," Tech coach Mel Pearson said. "They've got a very good team. They play with a lot of pace, energy, and quickness. They're very talented.

"We obviously didn't get off to the start we wanted. Everything that could've went wrong, went wrong. We lost our best penalty killer in the first 30 seconds of the game when Mike Neville went down. From that point it seemed like things got away from us.

"I give our guys a lot of credit though. A lot of teams could've thrown in the towel, but these guys have worked hard all year, and they hung in there until the end."

The Huskies entered the second period with a four-goal deficit and the Pioneers quickly made it 5-0 6:26 in.

From that point on, Tech controlled much of the play. On their only power play of the game, Gavin Gould buried his 12th of the season, and team-leading seventh on the man advantage, to put the Huskies on the board at the 14:04 mark of the second. Assists went to Mitch Reinke and Shane Hanna.

Jake Lucchini scored with 4.7 seconds on the second period clock to give the Huskies—and their large contingent of fans—hope, heading into the final frame. Jake Jackson and Joel L'Esperance assisted on Lucchini's 11th of the season.

"Obviously when you're down 5-1 you need to start somewhere," Lucchini said. "I think we had the attitude we needed going into the third period. We just needed to execute better."

There was no scoring in the third period as the Pioneers outshot Tech 34-18 in the game, with 17 of those shots coming in the first period.

Colin Staub buried the first two goals of the game on the power play. He scored 4:42 after puck drop and just over 8:00 later.

Emil Romig and Will Butcher scored 35 seconds apart for DU's third and fourth goals.

Angus Redmond had 29 saves between the pipes for the Huskies, finishing his freshman season with a 22-10-5 record. Tanner Jaillet stopped 16-of-18 shots for DU.

It was the final game for Michigan Tech's eight seniors who won 89 games—the most since the 1984 senior class. This year's seniors were forwards Brent Baltus, Tyler Heinonen, Chris Leibinger, Michael Neville, Reid Sturos, defensemen Shane Hanna and Cliff Watson, and goaltender Matt Wintjes.

The class took the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament twice, won the MacNaughton Cup as WCHA regular season champs last season, won the Broadmoor Trophy as WCHA tournament champs this season, and were ranked the No. 1 team in the nation in 2014-15 after a program-best 10-0 start.