HOUGHTON, Mich. - Senior captain Deron Cousens recorded two assists to help the Michigan Tech hockey team to a 4-4 non-conference tie against St. Lawrence Friday (Jan. 14). The Huskies finished with a 43-33 advantage in shots and were two-for-nine on the power play.
"It's not the end result that we wanted but a step in the right direction," said head coach Jamie Russell. "We played well in our offensive zone. We moved our feet and forced them to take penalties to create power-play opportunities. We battled back again from behind. I would like to see us step on the gas and drive the nail home for the win."
Fellow senior captain Brett Olson returned to the line-up for the first time since Nov. 13th and made an immediate impact. He narrowly missed the goal on a great scoring opportunity 30 seconds into the game but factored into Tech's first goal of the game at 4:56 of the first period.
Steven Seigo scored the goal - his fourth of the season - on the power play with a blast from the blue line. Cousens and Olson each assisted on the goal.
The Saints would answer with two goals of their own in the period, including their lone power-play goal of the game at 17:18. SLU finished one-for-two on the man-advantage.
The Huskies started the second period just like they did the first, with a power-play goal. Ryan Furne tallied his seventh goal of the season at 2:52 with assists credited to Cousens and Milos Gordic.
Unfortunately, the Saints would once again answer with another pair of goals. Kyle Flanagan scored his second of the game at 7:55 and Jared Keller added a short-handed goal at 13:52.
Gordic scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season at 16:05 to pull the Huskies within one.
Dennis Rix tied the game at 4-4 with to his second goal of the season at 17:33 of the second period. Tyler Gubb recorded an assist on the goal for his first career point.
Tech out-shot the Saints a combined 17-9 in the third period and overtime but would have to settle for the tie.
Josh Robinson finished with 29 saves for the Huskies, while Matt Weninger concluded the night with 39 stops for the Saints.
The two teams will wrap-up the series tomorrow. The puck drops at 5:07 pm.