Tickets Available for WCHA Weekend Playoff Series.

The No. 13 Michigan Tech Hockey Huskies will host Alaska in a best-of-three WCHA playoff series this weekend at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. 

Last weekend, by sweeping rival Northern Michigan, the Huskies finished in a tie for first place in the conference, earned the top seed in the WCHA playoffs and won the MacNaughton Cup for the first time since 1976. 

Fans in attendance this weekend will have an opportunity to get their picture taken with the MacNaughton Cup, which will be in the building for the duration of the series.

Games are scheduled for 7:07 p.m. Friday, Saturday and, if necessary, Sunday. 

Single-game tickets can be purchased at the SDC Ticket Office, online and over the phone at 7-2073.

Michigan Tech student tickets are available for $5 with a valid student ID. A shuttle from the dorms to the SDC will run each night during the weekend series beginning at 6 p.m. 

 

Kerfoot to Speak at Informational Meeting

Charles Kerfoot (Bio Sci) will be one of the featured speakers at an informational meeting on environmental issues surrounding Torch Lake next week. 

The meeting is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School Auditorium

The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District received a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to host two informational meetings this winter. This is the second and last in the series of meetings for this grant.

In addition to Kerfoot, speakers include Rob Aho, project engineer with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and Michelle Bruneau of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

All interested individuals are encouraged to attend. The meeting is free and open to the public. No preregistration is required, however RSVP is appreciated. To RSVP, or for more information, email Meral Jackson or call 482-0214.

Petan, Phillips and Pearson Honored by WCHA

Michigan Tech senior co-captain Alex Petan has been named the WCHA Player of the Year, while senior goaltender Jamie Phillips earned the honor as the WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete and head coach Mel Pearson was announced as the WCHA Coach of the Year.

Petan, who also claimed the WCHA scoring title, led the conference in goals, points, goals-per-game, points-per-game and power-play points. He was second among all WCHA players in power-play goals and game-winning goals.

Phillips, who is also a candidate for the Mike Richter Award, led the WCHA in minutes and wins while ranking second in shutouts, third in goals against average and fourth in save percentage.

Pearson earned his second WCHA Coach of the Year citation in just his fifth season behind the bench at his alma mater, becoming the first Michigan Tech head coach to capture the award on multiple occasions since John MacInnes (the legendary coach won the award a record five times). 

Read the full story and find out more about Michigan Tech Athletics at michigantechhuskies.com.

Seven Huskies Make All-WCHA

Seven members of the Michigan Tech hockey team received All-WCHA recognition on the league's annual all-star teams.

As mentioned in previous article, WCHA Player of the Year and scoring champion Alex Petan was named to the All-WCHA First Team.

Defenseman Matt Roy and goaltenderJamie Phillips, who also won the league's Outstanding Student-Athlete Award, earned spots on the All-WCHA Second Team.

Forwards Malcolm Gould and Tyler Heinonen, along with blue-liner Shane Hanna, captured All-WCHA Third Team honors.

Representing Michigan Tech on the All-Rookie Team is freshman center Jake Lucchini. Additionally, 13 Huskies were named to the WCHA All-Academic Team.

Read the full story and find out more about Michigan Tech Athletics at michigantechhuskies.com.

Cuenot 12th at NCAA Championships Freesyle Race

Gaspard Cuenot's 12th-place result at the NCAA Championships represented the best Michigan Tech finish among four Huskies participating at the event Thursday.

Three Tech athletes skied in the men's 10-kilometer freestyle and another in the 5K women's freestyle on a sunny day in the Rockies.

Cuenot traversed the two 5K loops in a time of 23:10.3. He finished 12th, matching the second-best finish in men's program history at the NCAA Championships. His time was less than seven seconds back of the top 10, which would have meant All-America honors.

Read the full story and find out more about Michigan Tech Athletics at michigantechhuskies.com.

Soccer Adds 2 to 2016 Roster

Michigan Tech soccer coach Michelle Jacob today announced the addition of two more student-athletes to her 2016 roster. Hannah Gehlhausen (Redford, Mich./Stevenson) and Alexandra Vasile (South Lyon, Mich.) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Huskies.
Gehlhausen is a forward who plans to major in Psychology at Michigan Tech.

"Fast, feisty and driven to score goals is how I would describe Hannah," said Jacob. 

Vasile is prepping for her first season at South Lyon High School after spending her previous three years at Scott County High School in Georgetown, Kentucky. 

"Alexandra is a fast, skilled winger who can provide excellent service from either wing," said Jacob. "She takes opponents on and is equally proficient at cutting inside or driving to the goal. She has a great work rate with the mental toughness to get back and help as needed."

The two student-athletes bring Tech soccer's 2016 freshman class to 11 players as nine already signed NLIs. 

To find out more about Michigan Tech Athletics, visit michigantechhuskies.com.

ACSHF Forum Presents Senenge Andzege

Senenge Andzege, instructional technology fellow of digital education and innovation in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota, will speak from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the Harold Meese Center, room 109.

The title of his presentation is "Taking Residence Online." Traditionally, scholarship has been disseminated through journals which carry an editorial process that takes as long as a year from submission to publication. In many fast-moving fields, scholars are turning to faster—and sometimes more informal—ways of publicizing their work, including blogs, Twitter feeds and online journals.

This change is impacting the way we define academic spaces and engage students in conversations about how to stay current in the field.

In this Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factor (ACSHF) forum presentation, Andzenge invites participants to explore a framework for participating in online spaces.

By examining how we and other scholars engage in online spaces, we can consider ways to meaningful expand our own participation and strategies for supporting authentic learning by incorporating online tools.

Reminders

Fish Tagging and Tracking Presentation Tuesday

Chris Adams, a PhD student in biological sciences at Michigan Tech, will share some of the lessons he learned studying and working on the West Coast, in a program on fish tagging and tracking techniques at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the Great Lakes Research Center, Room 202.

Adams is a Michigan native who studied at Lake Superior State University before venturing to the West Coast to study pacific salmonids in their native habitat. Chris received his masters degree at Humboldt State University in northern California and developed fish tagging and tracking techniques to help fishery managers identify habitat restoration needs. Now he is using his fish tracking skills to broaden our understanding of migratory brook trout populations in Lake Superior tributaries. The program is presented by Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

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The Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday Forum Presents Fred Quivik, Professor of History (retired), Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Tech.

Quivik will present "The Deepwater Horizon Disaster" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 13 at BHK Campus, 700 Park Ave., Houghton (entrance on Waterworks Street).

For details on Quivik's presentation, see original Tech Today story.