Phillips, Vallis Lead Michigan Tech Past Lake Superior State, 3-0
Senior goaltender Jamie Phillips makes 31 saves and senior forward Max Vallis scores twice for Huskies

Senior goaltender Jamie Phillips made 31 saves for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 1:57  MTU1-0 EV GW Max Vallis (2)Reid Sturos/5, Dane Birks/3
2nd 17:54  MTU2-0 EV Max Vallis (3)Reid Sturos/6, Shane Hanna/12
3rd 6:39  MTU3-0 EV Matt Roy (4)Dylan Steman/3, Cliff Watson/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Lake Superior State  0000
Michigan Tech  0213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Lake Superior State  5101631
Michigan Tech  813627
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Lake Superior State (9-16-4)  0/1 1/2 0
Michigan Tech (15-7-5)  0/1 1/2 0
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Gordon Defiel (L, 6-10-3)60:003 811524
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jamie Phillips (W, 15-6-5)60:000 5101631

HOUGHTON, Mich. - Max Vallis scored twice and Matt Roy added a single goal while senior goaltender Jamie Phillips stopped 31 shots to help No. 14/15 Michigan Tech shutout Lake Superior State 3-0 tonight (Feb. 5) in front of 3,648 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

The shutout was Phillips' ninth as a Husky and gave him 49 career victories - good for second all-time in the Michigan Tech record books.

"It was a tough game tonight but a lot of that is due to Lake State," said head coach Mel Pearson. "They did a good job of neutralizing our speed but having said that we did a good job of grinding it out and finding a way to get goals. Jamie Phillips was excellent in goal and Max Vallis was great."

After a scoreless opening frame, Vallis connected for a pair of second-period goals to give the Huskies a two-goal cushion through 40 minutes. The Santa Clara, Calif., native buried his first of the night just 1:57 into the second on a turnaround slapper from the slot. Following a Dane Birks play to hold the offensive zone, Reid Sturos batted a loose puck between the circles. Vallis, who was posted up high in the slot, found the puck and sent a spin-around effort into the top corner.

Then, with 17:54 gone in the frame, Vallis scored again - on another snipe - to double Tech's lead. The scoring play started when Sturos chipped a puck past the Lake State defense and into the zone. Vallis skated around a Lakers defender, won a battle for the puck and threaded a wrister from a tight angle off the water bottle. Shane Hanna also earned an assist on the goal.

Roy closed the scoring 6:39 into the third when he unloaded a well-placed shot from just inside the blue line. A good forecheck by Dylan Steman ended with him winning a puck battle and sending a pass up the middle to Roy at the point. Roy settled the puck, waited for a screen and beat Lake State goalie Gordon Defiel low blocker.

Michigan Tech (15-7-5 overall; 12-6-3 WCHA) and Lake Superior State conclude the two-game Winter Carnival series tomorrow (Feb. 6) at 5:07 p.m. Limited tickets still remain and can be purchased at the SDC Ticket Office, online at or over the phone at 906-487-2073.