Michigan Tech Skates Past Bemidji State, 9-2
Sophomore forward Joel L'Esperance has goal and three assists for Huskies

Sophomore forward Joel L'Esperance had a goal and three assists for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:17  MTU1-0 EV Malcolm Gould (8)Joel L'Esperance/7, C.J. Eick/12
1st 16:42  BMJ1-1 EV Ruslan Pedan (3)John Parker/5, Kyle Bauman/11
1st 18:07  MTU2-1 EV Alex Petan (15)Dylan Steman/4, Chris Leibinger/7
1st 18:30  MTU3-1 EV GW Shane Hanna (2)Brent Baltus/7, C.J. Eick/13
2nd 7:42  MTU4-1 EV Joel L'Esperance (10)C.J. Eick/14, Malcolm Gould/13
2nd 11:32  MTU5-1 EV Tyler Heinonen (12) -
2nd 15:21  MTU6-1 PP Matt Roy (5)Brent Baltus/8, Malcolm Gould/14
2nd 19:46  MTU7-1 PP Tyler Heinonen (13)Joel L'Esperance/8
3rd 3:33  BMJ2-7 EV Myles Fitzgerald (4)Leo Fitzgerald/8, Dillon Eichstadt/8
3rd 16:13  MTU8-2 EV Max Vallis (5)Reid Sturos/8
3rd 17:09  MTU9-2 EV Mark Auk (4)Joel L'Esperance/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Michigan Tech  3429
Bemidji State  1012
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Michigan Tech  1611431
Bemidji State  681529
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Michigan Tech (17-8-5)  2/5 4/8 0
Bemidji State (14-13-5)  0/3 6/12 0
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jamie Phillips (W, 17-7-5)60:002 581427
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Michael Bitzer (L, 10-13-4)31:325 135018
Reid Mimmack8:282 0202
Jesse Wilkins20:002 0022

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) - Tied 1-1 after 18 minutes of play, No. 14 Michigan Tech got a pair of 4-on-4 goals before the first period would expire to spark a scoring run and tilt the game in its favor for good. The Huskies would go on to defeat Bemidji State University 9-2 to avenge Friday's 3-0 shutout and earn a series split.

The Huskies got the scoring started at the 11:17 of the first period when Malcolm Gould beat BSU goaltender Michael Bitzer for his eighth goal of the season. BSU responded at the 16:42 mark of the frame when a Ruslan Pedan shot was deflected past Jamie Phillips. But before the period would end, the Huskies would get goals, just 23 seconds apart, from Alex Petan (18:07) and Shane Hanna (18:30) to take a 4-1 lead into the intermission.

MTU used the aid of four second period power-play opportunities to increase its lead to 7-1 by the end of the session. Tyler Heinonnen scored two goals to lead the Huskies, the second of which stood as one of MTU's two power-play tallies.

Myles Fitzgerald netted his second goal in as many games on a wraparound 3:33 in the to third, but the Huskies closed out the game with a pair of goals late.

Joel L'Esperance led all MTU scorers with a goal and three assists.

BSU used all three of its goaltenders, but Bitzer (10-13-4) was tagged with the loss.

The Beavers (14-13-5; 9-11-4 WCHA) wrap up the home portion of their 2015-16 season Feb. 26-27 when they host long-time rival University of Alabama-Huntsville (6-19-5; 4-15-5 WCHA) in a WCHA series. The teams open the two-game set at 7:37 p.m. Friday with the series finale set for a 7:07 p.m. puck drop at Sanford Center.