Tech Hockey Back in Top 10

By Wes Frahm | Published

The Huskies are back in the Top 10 of hockey.
The Huskies are back in the Top 10 of hockey.

The Michigan Tech hockey team climbed back into the nation's top 10 after a WCHA series split against Bowling Green over the weekend. The Huskies are No. 10 in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls this week.

On Friday, Tech earned a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Falcons, who were ranked No. 7 at the time. The Huskies trailed twice in the game, but Brent Baltus scored the equalizer, and Tanner Kero the game-winner in the third period. Despite a pair of goals by Blake Pietila and outshooting the Falcons 40-28 on Saturday, the Huskies fell 3-2.

The Huskies continue their nine-game home stand this weekend (Jan. 23-24) against Alaska. The two teams face off at 7:07 p.m. both nights. The Nanooks are fifth in the WCHA standings with a 7-10-1 league mark and 12-11-1 overall record. They are coming off a pair of losses to rival Alaska Anchorage in the Governor's Cup.

After starting the season unranked, the Huskies climbed to No. 1 on Nov. 17 for the first time since 1976. They remained in the top 10 until last week, but quickly repositioned themselves.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.