2017-18 Hockey News

  • Six former Huskies on AHL Calder Cup rosters
    April 19, 2018
    Six former Michigan Tech hockey players are on American Hockey League (AHL) teams for the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs. Dane Birks and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins play the Charlotte Checkers, Chris Conner and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms matchup with the Providence Bruins, Tanner Kero and the Rockford IceHogs play the Chicago Wolves, and Shane Hanna, Joel L’Esperance and the Texas Stars open against Matt Roy and the Ontario Reign.
  • Lucchini, Munson, Donohue named WCHA Players of Month
    April 13, 2018
    Michigan Tech hockey players Jake Lucchini (Offensive), Patrick Munson (Goaltender), and Seamus Donohue (Rookie) have been named WCHA Players of the Month for March the league announced Friday (April 13).
  • Copley called up to Washington Capitals to begin Stanley Cup Playoffs
    April 12, 2018
    Former Michigan Tech goaltender Pheonix Copley was called up to the NHL’s Washington Capitals on Thursday (April 12) senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced. The Capitals host the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series.
  • Four former Huskies on ECHL Kelly Cup rosters
    April 11, 2018
    Four former Michigan Tech hockey players are on four ECHL teams for the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Angus Redmond (Toledo Walleye), Riley Sweeney (Indy Fuel), Shane Hanna (Idaho Steelheads), and Cliff Watson (Colorado Eagles) are all playing in their first Kelly Cup Playoffs. 
  • Phillips called up to Winnipeg Jets to begin Stanley Cup Playoffs
    April 11, 2018
    Former Michigan Tech goaltender Jamie Phillips was called up to the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets the team announced on Wednesday (April 11). The Jets begin the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, hosting the Minnesota Wild at Bell MTS Place.
  • Hockey ranked in final USCHO.com poll for fourth straight season
    April 09, 2018
    For the fourth year in a row, the Michigan Tech hockey team is ranked in the top 20 in the final USCHO.com poll. The Huskies finished 2017-18 ranked No. 16 in the nation after a 22-17-5 overall record.
  • Auk signs ATO with Iowa Wild
    March 30, 2018
    Michigan Tech senior defenseman Mark Auk signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Iowa Wild the team announced Friday (March 30). Iowa is the primary AHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild.
  • Houghton ranked a top 10 US hockey city for fourth straight year
    March 29, 2018
    For the fourth year in a row, Houghton has been named a top 10 hockey city in America. The hometown of the Michigan Tech Huskies checked in at No. 7 this year. SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York, released its fourth annual ranking on March 20.
  • L’Esperance signs ATO with Texas Stars
    March 28, 2018
    Michigan Tech hockey senior forward Joel L'Esperance has signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Texas Stars the team announced Tuesday (March 27) evening. Texas is the primary AHL affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars.
  • Birks signs two-year contract with Pittsburgh Penguins
    March 28, 2018
    Michigan Tech hockey senior defenseman Dane Birks has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford Tuesday (March 27) evening.
  • The Joe Shawhan Hour
    March 26, 2018
    Listen to the latest Joe Shawhan Hour on demand. The show airs Mondays from 9-10 a.m. throughout the season and occasionally during the offseason on 93.5 FM or Pasty.com.
  • Reinke signs with St. Louis Blues, Forgoes final two seasons at Tech
    March 26, 2018
    Michigan Tech defenseman Mitch Reinke agreed to a two-year entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blue of the National Hockey League. Reinke, 22, will report to St. Louis this week and is eligible to play in the regular season. He was a free agent.
  • Huskies season ends with OT loss in NCAA Tournament
    March 23, 2018
    Michigan Tech’s Cinderella run through the playoffs finally came to an end Friday (March 23) in the NCAA East Region Semifinal. The No. 18-ranked Huskies fell 4-3 in overtime to No. 2 Notre Dame at Webster Bank Arena.
  • NCAA Postgame Press Conference
    March 23, 2018
    Michigan Tech head coach Joe Shawhan and senior forward Joel L'Esperance talk about Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament.
  • NCAA Thursday Press Conference
    March 22, 2018
    Michigan Tech coach Joe Shawhan and seniors Joel L'Esperance, Brent Baltus, and Dylan Steman talk to the media after Thursday's practice at Webster Bank Arena.
  • PREVIEW: Huskies open NCAA Tournament versus Notre Dame
    March 21, 2018
    Michigan Tech earned the WCHA's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament and will play second-seeded Notre Dame on Friday. The Huskies will play the Fighting Irish at 3 p.m. Eastern at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut in the East Regional.
  • Tech hosting NCAA watch party at MacInnes Student Ice Arena
    March 21, 2018
    Michigan Tech Athletics is hosting a watch party at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena for the NCAA hockey regional this weekend. The Huskies play Notre Dame at 3 p.m. Friday. Doors will open at 2:45 p.m. with free admission.
  • Tech ranked No. 18 this week in USCHO Poll
    March 19, 2018
    The Michigan Tech hockey team is ranked No. 18 this week in the USCHO.com Poll, entering the top 20 for the first time since October 20.
  • Tech to play Notre Dame Friday in NCAA Tournament
    March 18, 2018
    Michigan Tech earned the WCHA’s automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament and will play Notre Dame on Friday (March 23). The Huskies and Fighting Irish will meet at 3 p.m. Eastern at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut in the East Region.
  • NCAA Tournament Reaction
    March 18, 2018
    Michigan Tech hockey seniors Brent Baltus, Dylan Steman, and Joel L'Esperance talk about the NCAA Tournament matchup with Notre Dame.
  • Huskies shutout NMU for second straight WCHA Championship
    March 17, 2018
    Michigan Tech won its second straight WCHA Playoff Championship Saturday (March 17) with a 2-0 shutout of No. 16 Northern Michigan at the Berry Events Center. The Huskies won the inaugural Jeff Sauer Trophy and will receive the WCHA’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • WCHA Championship Press Conference
    March 17, 2018
    Packy Munson, Brent Baltus, Greyson Reitmeier, and Coach Joe Shawhan talk about Saturday's WCHA Championship win at NMU.
  • Hockey Highlights - WCHA Championship
    March 17, 2018
    Michigan Tech won its second straight WCHA Playoff Championship with a 2-0 shutout of Northern Michigan Saturday (March 17) at the Berry Events Center.
  • In The Crease: WCHA Championship Preview
    March 16, 2018
    Michigan Tech hockey players Jake Lucchini and Brent Baltus and head coach Joe Shawhan talk about Saturday's WCHA Championship Game at NMU.
  • PREVIEW: Huskies travel to NMU for WCHA Championship Game
    March 15, 2018
    Michigan Tech travels to No. 16 Northern Michigan for the 2018 WCHA Championship Game on Saturday (March 17). The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. at the Berry Events Center Saturday.
  • Tech hosting watch party Saturday at MacInnes Student Ice Arena
    March 14, 2018
    Michigan Tech Athletics is hosting a watch party for the WCHA Championship at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena Saturday. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with free admission.
  • Jackson and Munson named WCHA Players of Week
    March 12, 2018
    Jake Jackson and Patrick Munson were named WCHA Players of the Week the league announced on Monday (March 12). Jackson is the Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Munson is the Goaltender of the Week.
  • FOX-UP to televise WCHA Championship
    March 12, 2018
    FOX-UP will televise the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Championship Game live on Saturday, March 17 from the campus of Northern Michigan University.
  • Jackson sends Huskies to WCHA Championship with OT winner
    March 11, 2018
    Jake Jackson scored with 4:54 left in overtime to send Michigan Tech to the WCHA Championship Game for the second year in a row. The Huskies defeated No. 3 Minnesota State Sunday (March 11) to win the best-of-three WCHA Semifinal series for the second consecutive season over the Mavericks.
  • Coach Shawhan after Tech advanced to the WCHA Championship Game
    March 11, 2018
    Michigan Tech head hockey coach Joe Shawhan talks about his team's 2-1 overtime win over No. 3 Minnesota State Sunday.
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