HOUGHTON, Mich. - Jaden Schwartz recorded four assists to pace Colorado College to a 7-3 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Michigan Tech Friday (Dec. 3) at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The Tigers improved to 7-7-1, 4-5-0 and Tech slid to 3-7-2, 1-7-1.
Kevin Genoe allowed just one goal in the first period for the Huskies despite being peppered with 21 shots. Andrew Hamburg scored the lone goal for the Tigers at 14:07 on a rebound created by a shot by Nick Dineen.
Rylan Schwartz extended the CC lead to 2-0 with his fourth goal of the season eight seconds into the second period.
Jacob Johnstone started the come back for Tech with a short-handed goal at 4:15. He battled by a Tiger defender before firing a wrist shot past CC goalie Joe Howe at 4:15. Genoe recorded an assist on the play after his kick save started the play.
Milos Gordic tied the game at 2-2 with his team-leading seventh goal of the season just 38 seconds later. Daniel Holmberg sent a cross ice pass to Gordic who beat Howe with a wrist shot.
Schwartz netted his second goal of the period with nine seconds remaining in the second to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead heading into the third period.
Andrew Hamburg sent a pass to Nick Dineen who returned the pass to Hamburg for his fourth goal of the season at 5:35 of the third.
Johnstone and Gordic each picked up his second point of the night with an assist on a goal by Ryan Furne at 8:09 of the third period. Furne scored with a wrist shot from the slot thanks to a Gordic pass from below the face-off circle. That made the score 4-3, but Colorado College put the game away with three more goals in the third period including two more on the power play.
Genoe finished with 40 saves for Tech and Howe recorded 31 for the visitors.
The two teams will close out the season series Saturday (Dec. 4) at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.