HOUGHTON, Mich. – They started the season unranked. A few weeks later, they were the No. 1 ranked team in all of college hockey.
The Huskies are 13-3 through their first sixteen games. Mel Pearson’s team leads the WCHA in several categories, including scoring defense, penalty kill percentage, and goals against. One statistic that can’t be measured on paper is confidence– and this team has plenty of it these days, especially after a weekend split with Minnesota Duluth.
“I like our lines and I like our depth,” said Huskies head coach Mel Pearson. “We have a lot of guys that play. Too have other guys come in and help pick up the slack is good.”
“This just proves that we can compete with the big teams,” said MTU starting goaltender Jamie Phillips. “We deserve to be where we are.”
“I’m pretty sure our record speaks for itself,” said Huskies forward Mike Neville. “We’re just trying to keep the momentum going.”
“We had a tough weekend against (Minnesota State) Mankato and then to come out and have two good games against these guys and a get a win, I think we have all the confidence in the world right now,” said MTU forward CJ Eick.
Michigan Tech takes on Michigan in the Great Lakes Invitational on Dec. 28th. Michigan State battles Ferris State in the other GLI semifinal.