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Michigan Tech Sports

Legends: Pietila-Aho was a versatile athlete

HOUGHTON — The Copper Country has produced many outstanding female athletes over the years. But Elizabeth Pietila-Aho probably ranked among the most versatile. The Hancock High product was known for her tenacity on the basketball court—and in other sports—she played at Hancock and ...

MTU soccer announces 2020 schedule

HOUGHTON — Head coach Michelle Jacob and the Michigan Tech soccer program are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2020 season. Home games that dot the schedule for the Huskies in 2020, including a four-game stretch in October and the regular season finale against Northern Michigan on ...

Zuke known as one of Tech’s all-time best

HOUGHTON — Take a look at the Michigan Tech hockey record book and one name will stand out from all the others. That name is Mike Zuke, who set most of the MTU records between 1972 and 1976. Zuke’s name is at the top for most career goals, assists and total points. And that’s not ...

Tech releases 2020 football schedule

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech football team will play 10 games in 2020, which include two non-conference matchup’s and eight battles against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponents. There will be six home games at Sherman Field at Kearly Stadium this season, including the ...

Hockey announces 2019-20 team awards

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech hockey coach Joe Shawhan honored 10 different Huskies with the program’s annual team awards. Senior goaltender Matt Jurusik received the Merv Youngs Award as the most valuable player. Jurusik was named to the All-WCHA Third Team after he ranked third in the WCHA ...

Monroe selected as NABC All-American

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Division II All-American Team, announced Tuesday by the national office. The teams are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC and in NCAA ...

Monroe named First Team NABC All-Midwest District

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Division II All-Midwest District First Team, announced Monday by the national office. The teams are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC and ...

Minnesota State’s Michaelis named WCHA Player of the Year

Minnesota State senior forward Marc Michaelis was named the 2019-20 WCHA Player of the Year on Wednesday. Michaelis is the second Minnesota State player ever to be awarded the honor. The other, C.J. Suess, was named Player of the Year in 2017-18. Michaelis led the WCHA with 20 goals and 44 ...

Tech to bid adieu to only baton twirler

HOUGHTON — At the University of Florida, more than 20 young ladies twirl the baton for the Pride of the Sunshine Marching Band. At the University of the Tennessee, their majorette line consists of eight twirlers. At Michigan Tech University, there is just one and she is just about to ...

Jurusik named to All-WCHA Third Team

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech senior goaltender Matt Jurusik was named to the All-WCHA Third Team, the conference announced Monday. Jurusik’s .924 save percentage, 2.06 goals-against average and 19 wins all ranked third in the conference this season. His wins total this season was also ninth ...

MTU SDC closes until March 30

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Student Development Complex, Gates Tennis Center and Systems Control Nordic Waxing Center at the Recreation Trails closed at 3 p.m. Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic. A university press release said the closings came after Michigan governor Gretchen ...

WCHA announces individual awards

The WCHA’s best hockey team this season was unsurprisingly well represented in end-of-season accolades on Tuesday. Mavericks senior forward Marc Michaelis was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Year, sophomore Dryden McKay was named Goaltender of the Year, Lucas Sowder was Rookie of the ...

Monroe leaves indelible legacy at MTU

HOUGHTON — Despite an abrupt ending last week to Michigan Tech’s postseason basketball run, the name Kyle Monroe is one that will not soon be forgotten. The four-year starter etched his name in the program’s record books in a number of categories. On the same day the season stopped due ...

Tech men’s basketball season cut short by coronavirus

HOUGHTON – The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team were in route to Indianapolis for round one of the NCAA II Midwest Regional Tournament on Thursday when they heard rumors that a change of plans related to their games was in the works. “We were literally in the boarding line in Chicago ...

21 Huskies get GLIAC academic honors

HOUGHTON — A total of 21 Michigan Tech men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes earned recognition from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for academics as the league announced its Winter Academic Excellence Awards and All-Academics teams on Thursday. Dawson ...

WCHA suspends tournament; Huskies’ season ends abruptly

About 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities, in a Holiday gas station parking lot, Michigan Tech’s hockey season came to a cold, abrupt end. The WCHA announced Thursday afternoon it suspended the postseason tournament, following suit with other college sports conferences and the NCAA canceling ...

MTU athletic director: Decision coming soon for Huskies’ sports

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech athletic director Suzanne Sanregret knows the right steps are being taken as coronavirus sweeps the nation. But the measures used to help stop the spread — suspending collegiate tournaments — has brought a quick end to the Michigan Tech senior ...

WCHA suspends hockey tournament

The WCHA released the following statement on Thursday afternoon: BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – March 12, 2020 – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced Thursday that it is cancelling the remaining rounds of the WCHA Men’s Postseason due to concerns over the COVID-19 health ...

College Hockey: Michigan Tech visits WCHA-best Minnesota State

Michigan Tech faces a tall task this weekend. Luckily for them, the No. 6-seed Huskies (21-15-3) have stood pretty tall lately. Tech faces the No. 1 Minnesota State Mavericks (31-5-2) in the WCHA semifinals. Puck drop is 8:07 p.m. EDT on Friday, 7:07 p.m. Saturday and 6:07 p.m. Sunday (if ...

Huskies ski team set for NCAA championships

BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Michigan Tech Nordic ski team is here this week for the 2020 NCAA Skiing Championships. The Huskies sent a full squad for the first time in school history and will compete in the freestyle race Thursday and classic race Saturday. “The Huskies are ready to race!” ...