HOUGHTON – If there was ever a time for the Huskies to take advantage of their schedule, the time is now. Michigan Tech will spend the next four weekends playing eight conference games and all of them will be at home.
The Huskies next opponent is Bowling Green. The Falcons come to town red hot, with six wins and three ties in their last nine games. Michigan Tech and Bowling Green met six times last season, including twice in the playoffs. The Falcons ended the Huskies season in the first round of the WCHA Tournament– and Michigan Tech hasn’t forgotten about that either.
“That playoff series last year was tough for us,” said Huskies forward Alex Petan. “We have a little bit of redemption coming for them, hopefully a couple of wins for us this weekend.”
“We have a big little stretch here at home and we really have to take advantage of it,” Petan went on to say. “Bowling Green is a really hard working team and they’re hot right now. We have to get back on track ourselves and take advantage of our home ice.”
“Overall they’re hard to play against,” said MTU defenseman Cliff Watson about the Falcons. “They get pucks deep and they play simple. We just need to play our game– get pucks in the zone, block some shots and put some pucks in the net.”
“We’re 5–4 at home this year– we have to change that,” said Huskies head coach Mel Pearson. “We have to find a way to make sure when we get the home games, we take advantage of that and use it to gain some points in the standings.”
Friday’s game is set for 7:07 pm, while Saturday’s game is set for 5:07 pm, due to a closure of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.
NMU is on the road this week, taking on Alabama Huntsville.