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Michigan Tech Huskies
Current season
Michigan Tech Huskies athletic logo
University Michigan Technological University
Conference WCHA
Head coach Joe Shawhan
4th season, 57–52–12 (.521)
Captain(s) Alec Broetzman
Alternate captain(s) Trenton Bliss
Eric Gotz
Arena MacInnes Student Ice Arena
Capacity: 4,466
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Houghton, Michigan
Student section Mitch's Misfits
Colors Black and Gold[1]
         
Mascot Blizzard T. Husky
NCAA Tournament championships
1962, 1965, 1975
NCAA Tournament Runner-up
1956, 1960, 1974, 1976
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1956, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981
NCAA Tournament appearances
1956, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, 2015, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament championships
1960, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, 2017, 2018
Conference regular season championships
1961–62, 1965–66, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1973–74, 1975–76, 2015–16
Current uniform
WCHA-Uniform-MTU.png

The Michigan Tech Huskies men's ice hockey team is an NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Michigan Technological University. The Huskies are a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). They play at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton, Michigan.

The Huskies host and compete in the annual Great Lakes Invitational held in December of each year. The four-team tournament was played for the 50th year in 2014.

History[]

Michigan Tech has had a storied history from its inception in 1919, producing three national championships. The program has played in five different home arenas including the Amphidrome, Calumet Colosseum Ice Rink, Dee Stadium and the MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

The program is a charter member of the WCHA in 1951 and became a national powerhouse under the leadership of Coach John MacInnes during the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s.[2][3]

The team has won three NCAA Division I championships (1962, 1965, and 1975) and seven Western Collegiate Hockey Association championships (1962, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1976, and 2016).[4][5]

Conferences[]

NCAA Championships[]

Year Champion Score Runner-up City Arena
1962 Michigan Tech 7–1 Clarkson Utica, NY Utica Memorial Auditorium
1965 Michigan Tech 8–2 Boston College Providence, RI Meehan Auditorium
1975 Michigan Tech 6–1 Minnesota St. Louis, MO St. Louis Arena

Season-by-season results[6][]

Coaches[]

As of completion of 2019–20 season[7]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1919–1920 E.R. Lovell 1 1–2–1 .375
1920–1921, 1923–1924 Elmer Sicotte 2 7–9–0 .438
1921–1922 Mike Fay 1 8–3–1 .708
1922–1923 Bill Murdoch 1 0–4–0 .000
1924–1926 Leon Harvey 2 4–6–1 .409
1926–1929 Carlos "Cub" Haug 3 12–10–3 .540
1929–1936 Bert Noblet 7 44–53–8 .457
1936–1938 Joe Savini 2 11–19–4 .382
1938–1941, 1945–1948 Ed Maki* 6 35–60–0 .368
1941–1943 Elwin Romnes 2 4–15–3 .250
1948–1951 Amo Bessone 3 20–31–2 .396
1951–1956 Al Renfrew 5 48–68–2 .415
1956–1982 John MacInnes 26 555–295–39 .646
1982–1985 Jim Nahrgang* 3 56–62–3 .475
1985–1990 Herb Boxer* 5 66–129–8 .345
1990–1992 Newell Brown 2 29–47–4 .388
1992–1996 Bob Mancini 4 63–80–20 .448
1996–2000 Tim Watters†* 5 39–116–9 .265
2000–2003 Mike Sertich 3 25–69–9 .286
2003–2011 Jamie Russell* 8 70–197–37 .291
2011–2017 Mel Pearson* 6 118–92–29 .554
2017–present Joe Shawhan 3 57–52–12 .521
Totals 22 coaches 99 seasons 1272–1419–195 .475

* indicates former Huskies player
† Tim Watters was fired in November 2000 after a 1–7–1 start.[8]

Pageantry[]

Michigan Tech Huskies.gif Huskies hockey fans associate many traditional songs with hockey games. Some of these songs include "The Engineer's Song," verses other than the first to "In Heaven There Is No Beer" and "Blue Skirt Waltz" (stylized as "The Copper Country Anthem"). Student organizations associated with hockey fandom include the student fan section Mitch's Misfits, and DaWGs, the official group representing the Huskies Pep Band.

Arena[]

John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena: (1972–present)

  • Name: Student Ice Arena (1972–91), John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena (1991–present)
  • Capacity: 4,200
  • Constructed: 1971
  • Dedication and first game: January 14, 1972
  • Renovated: 1999, 2009

Top single-game crowds

  • 4,619 vs Michigan: February 7, 1976
  • 4,563 vs Denver: February 4, 1978
  • 4,551 vs Denver: February 3, 1978

Top weekend series crowds

  • 9,131 vs Michigan: February 6–7, 1976
  • 9,114 vs Denver: February 3–4, 1978
  • 8,992 vs Michigan State: February 1–2, 1974

Statistical Leaders[9][]

Career points leaders[]

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke 1972–1976 163 133 177 310
D'Alvise, BobBob D'Alvise 1971–1975 149 100 117 217
Ostlund, StuStu Ostlund 1974–1978 160 80 133 213
Young, JohnJohn Young 1989–1993 155 61 149 210
Boehm, RickRick Boehm 1978–1982 147 66 143 209
Terry, BillBill Terry 1980–1984 152 91 89 180
Mikesch, PatPat Mikesch 1992–1996 153 57 112 169
Lyle, GeorgeGeorge Lyle 1973–1976 100 93 73 166
Murphy, SteveSteve Murphy 1979–1984 144 73 92 165
McManus, JackJack McManus 1953–1957 107 88 72 160

Career Goaltending Leaders[]

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Minimum 30 games

Player Years GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Phillips, JamieJamie Phillips 2012–2016 99 5614 57 25 8 187 10 .922 2.00
Esposito, TonyTony Esposito 1964–1967 51 3160 38 10 3 130 2 .912 2.55
Bauman, GarryGarry Bauman 1961–1964 75 4500 52 22 1 198 6 .916 2.64
Teslak, Michael-LeeMichael-Lee Teslak 2005–2008 73 4085 26 33 11 181 5 .910 2.66
Jurusik, MattMatt Jurusik 2016–2020 107 6110 45 44 12 289 5 .903 2.84

Statistics current through the start of the 2020–21 season.

Players and personnel[]

Current roster[]

As of December 27, 2020.[10]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
3 Flag of British Columbia Buckley, TyrellTyrell Buckley Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1997-03-01 Penticton, British Columbia Merritt (BCHL)
4 Flag of Michigan Lipe, ChrisChris Lipe Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1999-11-23 Rockford, Michigan Dubuque (USHL)
5 Flag of Michigan Datema, BrendenBrenden Datema Sophomore D 6' 5" (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1999-03-18 Sterling Heights, Michigan Amarillo (NAHL)
6 Flag of Wisconsin Watson, CooperCooper Watson Senior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996-04-18 Appleton, Wisconsin Vernon (BCHL)
7 Flag of Illinois Nardella, NickNick Nardella Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 1999-02-09 Rosemont, Illinois Janesville (NAHL)
8 Flag of Minnesota Raisanen, DavidDavid Raisanen Senior F 6' 5" (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1998-01-17 Cokato, Minnesota Minot (NAHL)
9 Flag of Michigan Parrottino, TommyTommy Parrottino Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1998-03-03 Rochester Hills, Michigan Youngstown (USHL)
10 Flag of Michigan Crespi, JakeJake Crespi Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-12-10 Brighton, Michigan Tri-City (USHL)
11 Flag of Wisconsin Bantle, CarsonCarson Bantle Freshman F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 2002-01-22 Onalaska, Wisconsin Madison (USHL) ARZ, 142nd overall 2020
12 Flag of Minnesota Halonen, BrianBrian Halonen Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1999-01-11 Delano, Minnesota Des Moines (USHL)
13 Flag of Michigan Pietila, LoganLogan Pietila Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 2000-01-27 Howell, Michigan Dubuque (USHL)
14 Flag of Alberta Ganie, LoganLogan Ganie Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1999-06-28 Irma, Alberta Spruce Grove (AJHL)
15 Flag of Alberta Saretsky, ParkerParker Saretsky Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1999-04-23 Wainwright, Alberta Spruce Grove (AJHL)
16 Flag of Wisconsin Polglaze, T.J.T.J. Polglaze Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1997-02-17 Beloit, Wisconsin Janesville (NAHL)
17 Flag of Michigan Misiak, JustinJustin Misiak Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1996-04-25 St. Clair Shores, Michigan Austin (NAHL)
18 Flag of British Columbia Reitmeier, GreysonGreyson Reitmeier Senior F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 208 lb (94 kg) 1996-05-16 Nakusp, British Columbia Flin Flon (SJHL)
19 Flag of Minnesota Gotz, EricEric Gotz (A) Junior D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1998-04-23 Hermantown, Minnesota Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)
20 Flag of Sweden Caderoth, ArvidArvid Caderoth Freshman F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 2000-05-14 Askim, Sweden Frölunda J20 (J20 SuperElit)
21 Flag of Wisconsin Richartz, BlaisBlais Richartz Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 2000-06-23 Menomonie, Wisconsin Lincoln (USHL)
22 Flag of California Rockwell, TylerTyler Rockwell Senior D 5' 8" (1.73 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1996-06-27 San Jose, California Wenatchee (BCHL)
23 Flag of Wisconsin Bliss, TrentonTrenton Bliss (A) Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1998-03-16 Appleton, Wisconsin Green Bay (USHL)
24 Flag of Illinois Swoyer, ColinColin Swoyer Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-03-31 Hinsdale, Illinois Sioux Falls (USHL)
25 Flag of Michigan Pietila, JedJed Pietila Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1999-01-13 Howell, Michigan Austin (NAHL)
26 Flag of Michigan Russell, MarcusMarcus Russell Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-03-06 Traverse City, Michigan Sioux Falls (USHL)
27 Flag of Nova Scotia Thorne, BrettBrett Thorne Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-03-15 Bedford, Nova Scotia Carleton Place (CCHL)
28 Flag of Michigan Ashbrook, TristanTristan Ashbrook Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-07-16 Manistique, Michigan RPI (ECAC)
29 Flag of Wisconsin Broetzman, AlecAlec Broetzman (C) Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-02-05 Hudson, Wisconsin Madison (USHL)
30 Flag of Ontario Sinclair, MarkMark Sinclair Senior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-03-08 Dundas, Ontario Alabama–Huntsville (WCHA)
31 Flag of Michigan Pietila, BlakeBlake Pietila Sophomore G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 164 lb (74 kg) 2000-01-27 Howell, Michigan Cedar Rapids (USHL)
35 Flag of Florida Bailey, CaydenCayden Bailey Freshman G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1999-09-21 Estero, Florida Lone Star (NAHL)

Staff[]

Title Staff member Hometown Tenure Previous position
Head Coach Joe Shawhan Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 4th year Assistant Coach, Michigan Tech (WCHA)
Assistant Coach Chris Brooks Stratford, Ontario 4th year Head Coach, Wisconsin–Stevens Point (WIAC)
Assistant Coach Dallas Steward Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 4th year Assistant Coach, Chicago (USHL)
Strength & Conditioning Coach Tyler Shelast Kelowna, British Columbia 8th year Forward, Kalamazoo (ECHL)
Volunteer Coach Jamie Phillips Caledonia, Ontario 1st year Goaltender, Brampton (ECHL)

Individual achievements[]

Hockey Hall of Fame[]

The following Michigan Tech Huskies have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

United States Hockey Hall of Fame[]

The following Michigan Tech Huskies have been elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

NCAA[]

Spencer Penrose Award

Tournament Most Outstanding Player

All-Americans[]

First Team[11]

Second Team


WCHA[]

Individual Awards[]

Player of the Year

Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year

Sophomore of the Year

Coach of the Year

Freshman of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

Most Valuable Player in Tournament

  • Shane Hanna, D: 2017
  • Patrick Munson, G: 2018

All-Conference Teams[]

First Team All-WCHA

Second Team All-WCHA

Third Team All-WCHA

  • 1996–97: Andre Savage, F
  • 2004–05: Cam Ellsworth, G
  • 2006–07: Michael-Lee Teslak, G
  • 2014–15: Shane Hanna, D; Blake Pietila, F
  • 2015–16: Shane Hanna, D; Malcolm Gould, F; Tyler Heinonen, F
  • 2016–17: Tyler Heinonen, F
  • 2017–18: Mitch Reinke, D

All-WCHA Rookie Team

  • 1990–91: Jamie Ram, G
  • 1992–93: Jason Wright, D; Pat Mikesch, F
  • 2012–13: Alex Petan, F
  • 2013–14: Shane Hanna, D
  • 2015–16: Jake Lucchini, F
  • 2016–17: Angus Redmond, G; Mitch Reinke, D
  • 2017–18: Mitch Reinke, D
  • 2018–19: Brian Halonen, F

Michigan Tech Hall of Fame[]

The following is a list of people associated with Michigan Tech 's men's ice hockey program who were elected into the Michigan Tech University Athletic Hall of Fame (induction date in parenthesis).[12]

Huskies in the NHL[13][]

= NHL All-Star Team = NHL All-Star[14] = NHL All-Star[14] and NHL All-Star Team = Hall of Famers

Player Position Team(s) Years Stanley Cups
Lou Angotti Right Wing NYR, CHI, PHI, PIT, STL 1964–1974 0
Garry Bauman Goaltender MTL, MNS 1966–1969 0
Tom Bissett Left Wing DET 1990–1991 0
Chris Cichocki Right Wing DET, NJD 1985–1989 0
Steve Coates Right Wing DET 1976–1977 0
Chris Conner Right Wing DAL, PIT, DET, PHO, WSH 2006–2015 0
Pheonix Copley Goaltender STL, WSH 2015–Present 0
Chris Durno Left Wing COL 2008–2010 0
Tony Esposito Goaltender MTL, CHI 1968–1984 1
John Grisdale Defenseman TOR, VAN 1972–1979 0
Steve Jensen Left Wing MNS, LAK 1975–1982 0
Al Karlander Center DET 1969–1973 0
Tanner Kero Center CHI, VAN 2015–Present 0
Jujhar Khaira Left Wing EDM 2015–Present 0
Geoff Kinrade Defenseman TBL 2008–2009 0
Michael Lauen Forward WPG 1983–1984 0
Bob Lorimer Defenseman NYI, COR, NJD 1976–1986 2
George Lyle Forward DET, HFD 1979–1983 0
Darcy Martini Defenseman EDM 1993–1994 0
Jim Mayer Right Wing NYR 1979–1980 0
Randy McKay Right Wing DET, NJD, DAL, MTL 1988–2003 2
Al McLeod Defenseman DET 1973–1974 0
Gord McRae Goaltender TOR 1972–1978 0

Player Position Team(s) Years Stanley Cups
Glenn Merkosky Forward HFD, NJD, DET 1981–1990 0
Lyle Moffat Left Wing TOR, WPG 1972–1980 0
Jim Nahrgang Defenseman DET 1974–1977 0
Davis Payne Right Wing BOS 1995–1997 0
Brent Peterson Left Wing TBL 1996–1999 0
Blake Pietila Left Wing NJD 2015–Present 0
Jamie Ram Goaltender NYR 1995–1996 0
Mitch Reinke Defenseman STL 2017–2018 0
Damian Rhodes Goaltender TOR, OTT, ATL 1990–2002 0
Jarkko Ruutu Left Wing VAN, PIT, OTT, ANA 1999–2011 0
Geoff Sarjeant Goaltender STL, SJS 1994–1996 0
Andre Savage Center BOS, PHI 1998–2003 0
John Scott Left Wing MIN, CHI, NYR, BUF, SJS, PHO, MTL 2008–2016 0
Lorne Stamler Left Wing LAK, TOR, WPG 1976–1980 0
Tony Stiles Defenseman CGY 1983–1984 0
Jim Storm Left Wing HFD, DAL 1987–1991 0
Andy Sutton Left Wing SJS, MIN, ATL, NYI, OTT, ANA, EDM 1998–2012 0
Bill Terry Center MNS 1987–1988 0
Tim Watters Defenseman WPG, LAK 1981–1995 0
Brian Watts Left Wing DET 1975–1976 0
Clay Wilson Defenseman CBJ, ATL, FLA, CGY 2002–Present 0
Warren Young Forward MNS, PIT, DET 1981–1988 0
Mike Zuke Center STL, HFD 1978–1986 0


WHA[]

Several players also were members of WHA teams.

Player Position Team(s) Years Avco Cups
Bruce Abbey Defenseman CIN 1975–1976 0
Lou Angotti Right Wing CHC 1974–1975 0
Bob D'Alvise Center TOT 1975–1976 0
Ken Desjardine Defenseman QUE, IND, CAC 1972–1973 0
Bill Hughes Goaltender HOU 1972–1973 0
Al Karlander Center NEW, IND 1973–1977 0
George Lyle Forward NEW 1976–1979 0
Jim Mayer Forward CAC, NEW, EDM 1976–1979 0
Al McLeod Defenseman PHX, HOU, IND 1974–1979 0
Lyle Moffat Defenseman CLC, WIN 1975–1979 3
Darwin Mott Forward PHB 1972–1973 0
Bill Prentice Defenseman HOU, IND, QUE, EDM 1972–1978 2
Bill Steele Right Wing CIN 1975–1977 0
Mike Zuke Center IND, EDM 1976–1978 0

Olympians[]

This is a list of Michigan Tech alumni were a part of an Olympic team.

Name Position Michigan Tech Tenure Team Year Finish
Paul Coppo Center 1957–1960 Flag of the United States USA 1964 5th
Henry Åkervall Defenseman 1959–1962 Flag of Canada Canada 1964 4th
Gary Begg Center 1960–1963 Flag of Canada Canada 1964 4th
Bruce Riutta Defenseman 1964–1967 Flag of the United States USA 1968 6th
Paul Jensen Defenseman 1973–1975, 1976–1978 Flag of the United States USA 1976 5th
Steve Jensen Left Wing 1973–1975 Flag of the United States USA 1976 5th
Jim Warden Goaltender 1972–1975 Flag of the United States USA 1976 5th
Tim Watters Defenseman 1977–1979, 1980–1981 Flag of Canada Canada 1980, 1988 6th, 4th
Tony Stiles Defenseman 1978–1982 Flag of Canada Canada 1988 4th
Jarkko Ruutu Left Wing 1995–1996 Flag of Finland Finland 2002, 2006, 2010 6th, 2Silver medal icon.svg Silver, 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze

See also[]

References[]

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  3. Erik Nordberg. "From the Archives: Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun", Michigan Tech Magazine. 
  4. 2007-2008 Michigan Tech Ice Hockey Media Guide, p. 87. Michigan Technological University.
  5. "Unofficial MTU Hockey Webpage", cchockeyhistory.org. 
  6. Michigan Tech Hockey 2009-10 Yearbook. Michigan Tech Huskies.
  7. (2010) 2010–11 Hockey Yearbook. Michigan Technological University. 
  8. "Watters Out, Sertich In at MTU", USCHO.com, 2000-11-07. 
  9. The Century Club. Michigan Tech Huskies.
  10. 2020–21 Hockey Roster. Michigan Tech Athletics.
  11. Men's Award Winners. National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  12. "Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame", Michigan Tech Huskies. 
  13. Alumni report for Michigan Tech University. Hockey DB.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

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