By @MichaelCaples –
While most teams were opening the season with exhibition contests over the weekend, Michigan Tech had an NCAA opponent, and they swept them in convincing fashion on the road.
After a 2-1 overtime victory on Saturday, the Huskies posted a 7-0 shutout victory against Robert Morris yesterday in Pittsburgh.
Sophomore Alec Broetzman registered a first-period hat trick en route to a four-point night, while Matt Jurusik stopped 25 for his third career shutout.
“Pucks went in for us early and the guys stuck to their discipline in the third period,” coach Joe Shawhan said in a release. “I thought everybody played well today.
“Broetzman had a great game and a good weekend all around. His line with [Alex] Smith and [Parker] Saretsky was outstanding. Parker’s showing he can play at this level and really adds to that line.”
It was the second of two big nights for Broetzman; on Saturday, the native of Hudson, Wisc., scored the game-winner in overtime.
Jurusik was in goal for that game, as well, stopping 34 shots.
“It was a fun hockey game especially with so many of our incredible fans here,” Shawhan said after Saturday’s game. “I was looking forward to getting after it tonight. We certainly had our chances to score, and Jurusik was tremendous in net. I’m really happy with the way he played.”
Broetzman Sunday postgame