Michigan Tech Skates Past Laurentian, 5-1
Junior Brent Baltus and freshman Brett Boeing each score a pair for Huskies

Junior forward Brent Baltus scored two goals for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 3:49  MTU1-0 EV Brett BoeingReid Sturos, C.J. Eick
2nd 5:36  MTU2-0 PP GW Mark AukMax Vallis, Joel L'Esperance
2nd 9:22  MTU3-0 EV Brent BaltusMatt Roy, Jake Lucchini
3rd 5:01  LAU1-3 EV Nicolas DionneNick Espoto, Gary Huric
3rd 10:06  MTU4-1 EV Brett BoeingC.J. Eick
3rd 17:57  MTU5-1 PP Brent BaltusMatt Roy, Jake Lucchini
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Laurentian  0011
Michigan Tech  0325
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Laurentian  29617
Michigan Tech  13131642
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Laurentian  0/2 7/14 0
Michigan Tech  2/7 2/4 0
Laurentian Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alain Valiquette (L)60:005 13101437
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jamie Phillips (W)59:501 29516
Empty Net0:100     

HOUGHTON, Mich. - Brett Boeing and Brent Baltus each scored twice and Mark Auk added a single goal as the Michigan Tech hockey team opened its season with a 5-1 exhibition win over Laurentian University tonight (Oct. 9) in front of 3,580 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

The win ups Tech's all-time record again Laurentian to 8-0-0 and keeps the Huskies unbeaten in exhibition play since the 2008-09 campaign.

"I thought it was a good game, especially when we haven't played for six months," said head coach Mel Pearson. "We got a lot of good things out of it and got a lot of guys involved. Overall it was a good, solid game and an unbelievable crowd for a game like this. It was just tremendous to see our fans and students."

After a scoreless opening frame, the Huskies struck for three quick goals early in the second to grab control of the game. Boeing starting the flurry when he drove to the net and knocked in a perfect centering pass from Reid Sturos at 3:49. Then, just two minutes later, Auk picked up a pass from Max Vallis at the point and found the top corner through traffic. Baltus made it 3-0 when he one-timed a Jake Lucchini feed into a wide-open net at 9:22.

Laurentian scored early in the final period to make it 3-1, but Boeing answered midway through the stanza with a pretty redirection on a two-on-one before Baltus closed the scoring with a power-play tally at 17:57.

Lucchini, Matt Roy and CJ Eick all had multi-point games for the Huskies, while goaltender Jamie Phillips started and turned in a 16-save performance.

Michigan Tech and Laurentian close the two-game exhibition series tomorrow (Oct. 10) at 7:07 p.m. Tickets for the contest are available at BuyHuskiesTickets.com or at the SDC Ticket Office.