Oct 192017
 

Where: MacInnes Student Ice Arena, Houghton, Mich.
When: Friday, 6:07 p.m.; Saturday, 6:07 p.m. (CDT)
Watch: WCHA.tv

Tyler Poulsen (Photo by UAH Athletics/Doug Eagan)

Charger update: UAH (0-2-0 overall, WCHA 0-0-0) spent last week off. The Chargers were swept at then-No. 8 Notre Dame two weeks ago to start the season.

Tyler Poulsen scored twice to lead the Chargers in their opening 5-3 loss on Oct. 6. UAH mounted an upset attempt with a 3-2 lead in the second period, but could not hold on. Josh Kestner had a goal and an assist, and Jordan Uhelski stopped 35 of 39 shots.

The Chargers were shut out 4-0 in the second game despite outshooting the Irish 34-31. Mark Sinclair made 27 saves in his first collegiate start in net.

UAH Tale of the tape
(WCHA rank)
Michigan Tech
0-2-0 Overall record 3-1-1
0-0-0 WCHA record 1-0-1
1.50 (T8th) Goals/game 3.60 (1st)
4.50 (10th) Goals allowed/game 2.80 (5th)
10.0 (7th) Pen. minutes/game 6.8 (10th)
10.0% (8th) Power play 38.1% (1st)
66.7% (10th) Penalty kill 75.0% (T6th)

About the Huskies: Michigan Tech (3-1-1 overall, 1-0-1 WCHA) is undefeated in its last four since opening the season with a loss at Wisconsin.  The Huskies beat No. 16 Union 4-3 and No. 6 Minnesota Duluth 4-3 to win the Ice Breaker Tournament, then opened their WCHA schedule with a win and tie (shootout win) at Lake Superior State last week.

MTU has moved up to No. 15 in the USCHO.com poll. The Huskies were picked to finish third in the WCHA in both the coaches’ and media preseason polls.

Sophomore defenseman Mitch Reinke picked up three assists last week against Lake Superior, and Gavin Gould picked up a couple of goals.

Players to watch:
Mark Auk (Sr., D, 2 goals-4 assists-6 points in 2017-18)
Joel L’Esperance (Sr., F, 4-1-5)
Mitch Reinke (So., D, 0-5-5)
Patrick Munson (Jr., G, 2.77 GAA, .907 SV%)

Series notes: UAH has never beaten Michigan Tech in 14 tries (0-12-2). The Chargers finally got a couple of points off the Huskies last season with two ties in the four meetings. In Houghton, UAH lost 7-3 and tied 1-1 (with MTU getting a point in the 3-on-3 overtime). In Huntsville, UAH lost 5-2 and tied 4-4 (with MTU getting a point for winning the shootout). UAH is 0-7-1 in Houghton.

This week in the WCHA: All times are Central. Games featuring WCHA teams at home can be seen on WCHA.tv.

Friday, Oct. 20
* UAH at #15 Michgan Tech, 6:07 p.m.
* #14 Minnesota State at Bowling Green, 6:37 p.m.
Ferris State at Mercyhurst, 6:05 p.m.
#20 Air Force at Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m.
#6 Wisconsin vs. Northern Michigan at Green Bay, 7:07 p.m.
Lake Superior State at #1 Denver, 8:05 p.m.
Alaska at Alaska Anchorage, 10:07 p.m. (non-conference)

Saturday, Oct. 21
* UAH at #15 Michgan Tech, 6:07 p.m.
* #14 Minnesota State at Bowling Green, 6:07 p.m.
Ferris State at Mercyhurst, 1:35 p.m.
#6 Wisconsin vs. Northern Michigan at Green Bay, 5:07 p.m.
#20 Air Force at Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m.
Lake Superior State at #1 Denver, 8:05 p.m.
Alaska Anchorage at Alaska, 10:07 p.m. (non-conference)

* WCHA conference game.

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