HOUGHTON, Mich. - Michigan Tech and No. 2 Denver skated to a 2-2 tie at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena Saturday (Oct. 29). Special teams were on display as three of the game's four goals were scored on the power play.
"I am really proud of how we played tonight," said head coach Mel Pearson. "We gave a gutsy effort. We matched their intensity from the beginning to end. If we play like we did tonight, we are going to win a lot of games."
Milos Gordich scored the game's first goal on the power play for the Huskies after scoring off his own rebound at 6:29 of the first period. The goal was his fourth of the season. Jordan Baker and Patrick McCadden each assisted on the goal.
Jason Zucker scored a power-play goal for the Pioneers with 10 seconds remaining in the first period to tie the score at 1-1.
Drew Shore recorded his second assist of the game after he sent a pass from behind the net to Joey LeLeggia who beat Josh Robinson with a high wrist shot at 5:34 of the second period. Jason Zucker also earned an assist on the power-play goal.
Brett Olson knotted the game at 2-2 at 12:35 of the third period. Blake Pietila sent a pass across the face of the goal to Olson who tallied his fourth goal of the season.
The Huskies had the best scoring chance in overtime as Tanner Kero sent a shot just over the cross bar with 25 seconds remaining.
DU finished 2-for-4 on the man-advantage and Tech was 1-for-3. Tech also finished with a narrow 29-25 advantage in shots.
Josh Robinson finished with 23 saves for the Huskies, and Juho Okinuora made 27 saves for the Pioneers.
Tech hosts Minnesota State Friday (Nov. 4).