HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech had a clean sweep of WCHA Players of the Week on Monday (Oct. 7). Alec Broetzman was named the WCHA Forward of the Week, Seamus Donohue earned WCHA Defenseman of the Week honors, Matt Jurusik was the WCHA Goaltender of the Week, and Parker Saretsky received the league's Rookie of the Week accolades.
Alec Broetzman helped lead the Huskies to a season-opening road sweep of Robert Morris. The Hudson, Wisconsin, native tallied an NCAA-leading six points on four goals and two assists with one game-winning goal, eight shots and a plus-4 rating. Broetzman opened the weekend with a game-winning, shorthanded overtime goal to give Tech a 2-1 win over the Colonials on Saturday evening. Sunday, he exploded for a first-period natural hat trick as the Huskies potted five goals in the frame en route to a 7-0 victory to sweep the series. Two of his three goals on Sunday came on the power play. Broetzman also added a pair of helpers in Sunday's win.
Junior Seamus Donohue recorded a pair of power-play assists in Tech's sweep of Robert Morris on the opening weekend of the season. The North Oaks, Minnesota, native also led the NCAA in blocked shots with eight in two games. Donohue was part of a Tech penalty kill unit that was a perfect eight-for-eight on the weekend as the Huskies limited Robert Morris to just one goal in the series sweep.
Senior Matt Jurusik (La Grange, Illinois) stopped 59-of-60 shots in the Huskies' sweep of Robert Morris over the weekend. He recorded his third shutout as a Husky on Sunday with 25 stops in a 7-0 blanking of the Colonials. His 0.48 GAA ranks second nationally and his .983 save percentage was the second-best in the WCHA for the opening weekend.
Forward Parker Saretsky tallied four points on a goal and three assists in Michigan Tech's two-game sweep at Robert Morris to lead all NCAA rookies in points on the weekend. The Wainwright, Alberta, native's plus-3 rating also topped all NCAA newcomers. He collected his first collegiate goal in Tech's 7-0 win on Sunday, scoring the fifth goal for the Huskies.
The Huskies play their home and WCHA-opener this weekend against Alaska at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Puck drop is 7:07 p.m. Friday and 6:07 p.m. Saturday.