Freshman Josh Thorimbert earns first career shutout with 36 saves for Tigers

Stephen Schultz had a goal and two assists for the Tigers

HOUGHTON, Mich. - Josh Thorimbert made 36 saves to record his first career shutout for Colorado College in a 5-0 win over Michigan Tech in Western Collegiate Hockey Association Saturday (Dec. 4). The last time Tech was shutout was Dec. 5, 2009, against Wisconsin.

"I was very pleased with our play tonight through two periods," said head coach Jamie Russell. "We played with a short bench not only tonight but last night as well, and it finally caught up with us in the third period."

After a scoreless first period and a 20 minute delay in the second period due to a piece of broken glass, Jaden Schwartz broke the scoreless stalemate with a goal for his first of three points on the night. Schwartz collected a pass from the end line from Stephen Schultz and fired a wrist shot off the pipe at 9:18 of the second period.

Schwartz and Schultz teamed up for the Tigers second goal as well, but this time it was Schwartz assisting Schultz for the goal at 6:46 of the third. Gabe Guentzel also assisted on the goal.

Colorado College netted three more goals in the final period including a power-play goal by Archie Skalbeck at 14:23.

The Tigers (8-7-1, 5-5-0) finished with a 49-36 shot advantage over the Huskies (3-8-2, 1-8-1).

Josh Robinson made 44 saves for Tech.

Michigan Tech will play its first ever WCHA series at Nebraska Omaha Dec. 9-10.