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Michigan Tech Sports

WCHA delays start of hockey season

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association will delay the start of its 2020-21 season, WCHA Men's League Commissioner Bill Robertson announced Thursday (Sept. 10). "We continue to engage in thorough evaluation and discussion of various options for safely opening the 2020-21 ...

Huskies Women’s Basketball ranks eighth in the nation in team GPA

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team held the nation’s eighth-highest team grade-point average and earned the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 award. The Huskies held a 3.76 GPA and were one of three GLIAC teams honored. “The WBCA applauds ...

MTU’s LaJoie named preseason All-American

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech senior defensive lineman Nate LaJoie has been named a Preseason Second Team All-American by Lindy’s Sports in its annual college football preview magazine. LaJoie, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, was a 2019 Don Hansen First Team All-American and was honored on the ...

GLIAC decides on league-only schedule

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Council of Presidents voted to play a conference-only schedule during the fall sports season. The council made the vote on Friday and will decide on league competition on a sport by sport basis. The conference-only schedule allows extra ...

Tech’s Polglaze named Krampade All-American

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech sophomore TJ Polglaze was named a Krampade All-American Scholar on Tuesday by the American Hockey Coaches Association. Polglaze, a forward from Beloit, Wisconsin, appeared in 29 games for the Huskies in 2019-20 and was also named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and to the ...

Ex-Husky Roy named Kings’ top defenseman

LOS ANGELES — Former Michigan Tech hockey player Matt Roy received four team awards for his performance with the Los Angeles Kings in 2019-20, the team announced last week. Roy was honored with the Mark Bavis Memorial Award for Best Newcomer and was also named the Outstanding Defenseman, ...

Legends: Rouleau’s hockey prowess led to Tech career

HANCOCK — If ever a player was destined to play hockey at Michigan Tech University, it was Pete Rouleau. Rouleau, who starred at Hancock High School, said he watched the Huskies from a young age. “Whenever they (Huskies) were in town, I would be there watching with my Dad and his ...

Alabama-Huntsville eliminates hockey program

The WCHA will be a team short this season. Alabama-Huntsville eliminated its hockey program on Friday as a part of spending cuts resulting from COVID-19, the university said. The university said the decision would take immediate effect. UAH eliminated the men’s and women’s tennis ...

MTU volleyball announces addition of Espejo-Ramirez, Rybicki to team

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech volleyball coach Matt Jennings has added a transfer and freshman to his 2020 incoming class. Setter Lina Espejo-Ramirez comes to Houghton from Midland College in Texas. Defensive specialist Leiya Rybicki, a native of Freeland, follows in her parents' and brothers' ...

MTU announces incoming Nordic ski class

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech Nordic ski coaches Tom and Kristen Monahan Smith are adding three women and two men to the Huskies for the 2020-21 season. The incoming class is represented by student-athletes from Wisconsin, Utah, Sweden, Minnesota, and Finland. “Our incoming class will ...

Huskies begin 100th hockey season Oct. 9 vs. Michigan

College hockey is on the horizon, indeed. If there’s any sign that the halt put on daily life by the new coronavirus pandemic won’t last forever, Michigan Tech released its hockey schedule on Wednesday ahead of its 100th season this winter. So mark your calendars. The Huskies begin ...

Esposito on 2020 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame ballot

DETROIT — Former Michigan Tech goaltender Tony Esposito is on the 2020 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame ballot as one of the amateur finalists. The ballot was unveiled Monday and allows for online fan voting through April 30. The 2020 induction is scheduled for Oct. 2 at MotorCity Casino ...

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 ...