Michigan Tech Rolls Past Wisconsin, 8-1
Senior forwards Blake Pietila and Tanner Kero each post two goals and assist for Huskies

Senior forward Blake Pietila had two goals and an assist for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:34  MTU1-0 SH Tanner Kero (7) -
1st 8:08  MTU2-0 PP GW Alex Petan (9)David Johnstone/8, Blake Pietila/7
1st 9:48  MTU3-0 EV Blake Pietila (5)David Johnstone/9, Shane Hanna/6
2nd 1:16  MTU4-0 EV Dylan Steman (4)Joel L'Esperance/4, C.J. Eick/4
2nd 8:39  MTU5-0 EV Blake Hietala (4)Mark Auk/1, Matt Roy/4
2nd 11:39  MTU6-0 PP Tanner Kero (8)Alex Petan/9, Shane Hanna/7
2nd 19:53  WIS1-6 EV Morgan Zulinick (4)Adam Rockwood/2, Grant Besse/5
3rd 5:15  MTU7-1 PP Blake Pietila (6)David Johnstone/10, Alex Petan/10
3rd 12:09  MTU8-1 EV Malcolm Gould (8)Tanner Kero/16
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Michigan Tech  3328
Wisconsin  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Michigan Tech  1516940
Wisconsin  591125
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Michigan Tech (15-4-0)  3/7 4/8 1
Wisconsin (1-11-1)  0/3 8/16 0
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jamie Phillips (W, 15-4-0)52:541 58619
Matt Wintjes7:040 0055
Empty Net0:020     
Wisconsin Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Joel Rumpel (L, 1-9-1)9:483 3003
Landon Peterson50:075 913729
Empty Net0:050     

MADISON, Wis. - The No. 5-ranked Michigan Tech hockey team remained unbeaten on the road as the Huskies offense exploded for eight goals in an 8-1 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in non-conference action. Tech's two captains each scored a pair of goals as six different Huskies tallied a goal at the Kohl Center.

"Things went in for us tonight," Tech coach Mel Pearson said. "We had a lot of guys contributing and a lot of guys scoring."

Tech improved to 15-4-0 overall and again has the most wins in the country. Five different plays had multiple point games for the Black and Gold on Friday.

"We can still be better," added Pearson. "It's hard when you get a big lead. We got sloppy in the third, and we've got to learn how to finish and play the right way from start to finish."

Tanner Kero made it 1-0 with a shorthanded goal for the second game in a row 3:34 after the initial puck drop. The unassisted tally was scored after a wrist shot between the circles.

Alex Petan scored a power play goal at 8:08 for a 2-0 lead as he carried the puck across the top of the slot and sent in a wrist shot. David Johnstone and Blake Pietila picked up the assists on Petan's ninth of the year.

Pietila scored his first of the game 1:40 later as he tapped in a rebound after a shot by Johnstone. Shane Hanna added the secondary assist on Tech's third of the game.

The gates were open again in the second as Dylan Steman finished off a beautiful pass from Joel L'Esperance only 76 seconds in. It was Steman's fourth of his rookie campaign.

Right after a Tech power play expired, Blake Hietala slipped a shot under goaltender Landon Peterson 8:39 into the second for his fourth of the year and a 5-0 lead. Mark Auk recorded his first point as a Husky with an assist while Matt Roy also picked up a helper.

After UW killed of 23 seconds of a 5-on-3, Alex Petan found Kero streaking to the net for his second of the game on a 5-on-4 power play just past the midway point of the game (11:39). Hanna assisted on Kero's eighth of the year.

Wisconsin (1-11-1) finally got on the board with 6.7 seconds left in the second on a goal by Morgan Zulinick.

In the third, Pietila scored his second of the game, and sixth of the season, 5:15 in on another goal off a rebound. Johnstone and Petan added assists.

Malcolm Gould got into the action 12:09 into the third with his eighth of the year, after Kero fed him a pass for a one-timer. For Kero, it was his 16th assist of the year, ranking him third in the nation.

Jamie Phillips made the start between the pipes for Tech, stopping 19 shots in the first two and a half periods. Matt Wintjes saw his first real action of the season in the third making five saves in 7:04.

"He came in during a tough situation," Pearson said about Wintjes. "He looked good. He made himself big and found the puck."

Joel Rumpel started in goal for the Badgers but was relieved by Peterson after Tech's first three goals. He finished with three saves while Peterson had 29.

GAME NOTES: Tech is 9-0 on the road this season...Wintjes played 10 seconds at Alabama Huntsville...Kero is tied for the nation's lead with two shorthanded goals...Petan is third in the nation with five game-winning goals...As head coach of the Huskies, Mel Pearson is unbeaten (3-0-2) in five games against the Badgers...The last time Tech scored eight goals was against Alabama Huntsville on Feb. 8, 2014...The last time Tech scored eight goals against Wisconsin was Jan. 26, 1996.