By @StefanKubus –
DETROIT – Well, it wasn’t the way either team wanted to ring in the new year, but it had to happen.
Michigan and Michigan State tied 2-2 in the Great Lakes Invitational third-place game Monday afternoon. The game, which certainly showcased the emotion in the historic rivalry with a total of 103 penalty minutes, ended after a five-minute overtime couldn’t produce a winner. With the championship game after and a Red Wings game following that, time did not allow for a shootout.
Wojciech Stachowiak scored his third in two games and Patrick Khodorenko potted his 12th of the season for Michigan State. Luke Morgan and Nick Pastujov found the back of the net for the Wolverines, who outshot the Spartans 47-26 in the tilt.
Fenton native and USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program alum Drew DeRidder stopped 45 of 47 for MSU, while Hayden Lavigne turned away 24 of 26 for the Wolverines.
Stay tuned for more from the game.
Hear from Michigan State forward Patrick Khodorenko and head coach Danton Cole:
Hear from Michigan coach Mel Pearson and forward Nick Pastujov: