Weekend Preview: #20 Michigan Tech

By November 2, 2017 Notebooks
Mitch McLain plays the puck behind the Nanooks' net last Saturday. McLain was nominated for the Senior CLASS award Thursday (Photo by Todd Pavlack/BGSUHockey.com).

The Falcons have retribution on their minds as they head to Houghton this weekend to face the #20 Michigan Tech Huskies.

Tickets are available on the Michigan Tech website.

They Said It

Here’s this week’s version of Falcon Hockey Weekly with Chris Bergeron and Ryan Vallon:

Player Honors

Eric Dop picked up the WCHA Rookie Player of the Week. Dop stopped 25 saves last Friday.

Mitch McLain has been named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

WCHA in the Polls

Minnesota State improved to #9 in this week’s USCHO poll, while Michigan Tech fell to #20. Bemidji State and Northern Michigan received votes but were unranked.

The Mavericks also picked up the #9 spot in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. Michigan Tech received votes but is unranked.

Bowling Green came in at third place in the first edition of the Tech Hockey Guide weekly media poll.

Scouting the Huskies

Michigan Tech is 1-3-0 in their last four games after starting the season 3-1-1. They were swept by Minnesota State last weekend in Mankato.

The Huskies are coached by first year head coach Joe Shawhan, who was previously an assistant coach at MTU under Mel Pearson. Shawhan is an alumnus of Lake Superior.

They’re led in goal by Patrick Munson, a transfer from Vermont. Robbie Beydoun has appeared in just one game with under 10 minutes of ice-time.

The last time the Huskies and Falcons met was in last year’s WCHA Playoffs Championship game, where Bowling Green fell in double-overtime.

Around the League

Ferris State will head to Ann Arbor to play Michigan and Alabama-Huntsville heads to Tempe, AZ to play Arizona State.

In conference play Alaska-Anchorage heads to Lake Superior, Minnesota State travels to Northern Michigan, and Bemidji State heads to the 49th state to face Alaska.

Looking Ahead

Bowling Green will welcome Lake Superior to the Slater Family Ice Arena next weekend.

Michigan Tech
November 3, 2017

Conference: WCHA
Overall Record: 4-4-1
BGSU All-Time vs. MTU: 9-16-3

Season Record
Joe Shawhan
Head Coach
(Overall Record)
Chris Bergeron
Mark Auk

Joel L'Esperance

Jake Lucchini

Mitch Reinke
Cam Wright

Max Johnson

Alec Rauhauser

Brandon Kruse
Patrick Munson
(4-4-1, 3.17 GAA,
.895 SV%)
Ryan Bednard
(1-2-1, 2.22 GAA,
.922 SV%)

Eric Dop
(2-1-0, 2.00 GAA,
.932 SV%)
Drew Evans

About Drew Evans

Drew is a co-founder and the editor for BGSUHockey.com. When he's not in the press box he makes (legal) drugs at a northwest Ohio compounding pharmacy. Drew is entering his eighth season covering Falcon hockey and has been a fan of the program since his time as a student beginning in 2003. He can be reached on Twitter @BGSUHockeySite and by e-mail at Drew@bgsuhockey.com.