On Feb. 26, Michigan Tech hockey lost 2-1 in overtime to top-ranked Minnesota State. The Huskies opened up the contest strong with Logan Pietila putting away a shorthanded goal in the first period. Minnesota State answered in the second period and secured the win with Nathan Smith’s overtime goal. Blake Pietila had 28 saves in the loss. The following day, the Huskies suffered a 3-1 defeat to Minnesota State. Justin Misiak scored his first goal of the season for Michigan Tech in the second period, but the Huskies were unable to overcome a well-disciplined Maverick defense. Michigan Tech finished the regular season with a 19-11-3 record, the No. 15 ranking in the USCHO.com poll, and has locked up the No. 2 seed in the CCHA tournament. Moving forward the hockey team will face off against Ferris State in a best-of-three series. Games will be played on Friday and Saturday night and if the Huskies can take care of business they won’t need to worry about a winner-take-all contest on Sunday. However, that is easier said than done; while Michigan Tech swept the regular-season series, Ferris State forced overtime in their previous two games.With a chance to break the school record for most wins in a row, the Michigan Tech men’s basketball team fell just short against No. 25 Ferris St. The game was a back and forth contest that had 15 ties and 9 lead changes. Michigan Tech trailed by three at halftime, but it was Ferris St. who needed a buzzer-beater to force overtime. In overtime, the Bulldogs pulled away to secure the 76-72 victory. Michigan Tech bounced back on Jan. 26 with a 65-56 triumph over Lake Superior State. The Huskies trailed by as many as 14 points but rallied late thanks to some clutch three-point field goals. Adam Hobson, Eric Carl, and Trent Bell each put up double-figures. With a win over the Lakers, the Huskies clinched a share of the regular season GLIAC title and finished with a 20-6 record. In the quarterfinals of the GLIAC tournament the Huskies defeated Parkside, 66-53. Owen White put up 20 points while Bell recorded a double-double. Michigan Tech will play on Mar. 5 in the GLIAC semifinals.
On Feb. 24 Michigan Tech women’s basketball edged out Ferris State with a 63-59 win. Sarah Dax had a monster game for the Huskies, putting up 23 points to go along with her seven rebounds. Slone Zenner added another 13 points along with four assists. On Feb. 26 the Huskies routed Lake Superior State, 78-63. The Huskies were lights out from deep, shooting over 55% on three-point attempts and 51.7% from the field. Ellie Mackay had 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Katelyn Meister scored 17 points, and Alex Rondorf contributed an additional 14 points. Michigan Tech ended the regular season 17-10 and earned the No. 4 seed for the GLIAC tournament. The Huskies began GLIAC tournament play with an 87-77 overtime victory against Northwood. After a back and forth regulation battle, the Huskies’ offense exploded in overtime, scoring 16 points in just five minutes! Ellie Mackay scored 23 points while Sarah Dax had 20 points and 9 rebounds. Michigan Tech will play in the GLIAC semifinals on March 5.