Dec. 29, 2012
Site: Detroit, Mich. (Joe Louis Arena)
Event: Great Lakes Invitational
Score: Michigan Tech 4, Michigan 0
Records: U-M (6-10-2, 4-7-2-2 CCHA), MTU (5-10-3, 3-8-3 WCHA)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Dec. 30 -- vs. Michigan State (Joe Louis Arena), 3:30 p.m.
DETROIT, Mich. -- The University of Michigan ice hockey team dropped a 4-0 decision to Michigan Tech on Saturday (Dec. 29) at the 48th annual Great Lakes Invitational tournament held at Joe Louis Arena.
The Huskies posted a two-goal first period, before netting two third period tallies to salt away the victory. Alex Petan opened the scoring for MTU, just 5:10 into the game, beating Michigan goaltender Adam Janecyk (Ada, Mich.) for his fifth goal of the season.
Michigan Tech got a goal late in the opening from Jujhar Khaira to extend the lead to 2-0. David Johnstone took a shot from the point which was redirected multiple times in front of the UM net, before ultimately being credited to Khaira.
After a scoreless second period, the Huskies made it a 3-0 game thanks to Petan's second goal of the night, coming on a breakaway that beat Janecyk low blocker side. MTU took a 4-0 advantage just 2:15 later when defenseman Tommy Brown fired a shot from the point that snuck through several bodies in front of the net to find twine.
Janecyk made 32 saves in all, while Michigan Tech netminder Pheonix Copley earned his first career shutout with 38 saves.
Michigan closed out the night 0-for-4 on the power play and 1-for-3 on the penalty kill.
The Wolverines will battle Michigan State on Sunday (Dec. 30) at 3:30 p.m. The game can be seen on Fox Sports Detroit Plus.
Contact: Rob Tillotson (734) 763-4423