HOUGHTON, Mich. (WJMN) – The Michigan Tech hockey team is ranked No. 17 in both the USCHO.com and the USA Hockey/The Rink Live College Hockey Polls this week. The Huskies are 0-1-2 and continue the non-conference home stand this weekend, welcoming Wisconsin to Houghton for the first time since October 2011.
Tech was ranked No. 9 last week in the USCHO poll and No. 10 in the USA Hockey/The Rink Live College Hockey Poll and fell 4-1 to Alaska Friday in the home opener and tied the Nanooks 2-2 Saturday. Max Koskipirtti scored Friday and Logan Pietila scored both goals Saturday. Koskipirtti and Pietila scored in the 2-1 exhibition shootout win Saturday after the tie.
The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. Friday and 6:07 p.m. Saturday at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Wisconsin received votes in both polls, positioning itself just outside of the top 20. The Badgers are 3-1 on the season with wins over Augustana and Bemidji State. The lone loss was to No. 5 North Dakota in the Ice Breaker Championship.