Phillips, Michigan Tech Shut Out Northern Michigan, 4-0
Senior goaltender Jamie Phillips makes 21 saves for Huskies

Senior goaltender Jamie Phillips made 21 saves for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:30  MTU1-0 EV GW Alex Petan (17)Brent Baltus/9, Jake Lucchini/8
2nd 16:18  MTU2-0 EV Brent Baltus (9)Jake Lucchini/9, Alex Gillies/10
2nd 18:12  MTU3-0 EV Matt Roy (7)Shane Hanna/15, Mike Neville/9
3rd 3:41  MTU4-0 PP Jake Lucchini (5)Mark Auk/12
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northern Michigan  0000
Michigan Tech  1214
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northern Michigan  107421
Michigan Tech  15131139
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northern Michigan (15-13-7)  0/4 8/27 0
Michigan Tech (20-8-5)  1/6 5/10 0
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Mathias Dahlström (L, 7-2-1)43:414 1411126
Atte Tolvanen16:190 0099
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jamie Phillips (W, 20-7-5)59:350 107421
Empty Net0:250     

HOUGHTON, Mich. - Four different players scored and Jamie Phillips turned in a 21-save effort as the No. 13 Michigan Tech hockey team shutout Northern Michigan 4-0 in a WCHA battle tonight (March 4) at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

The victory clinched Tech's second consecutive 20-win season, the first time the school has accomplished that feat since 1981-82 and 1982-83.

"That's a big win for our team tonight," said head coach Mel Pearson, who becomes the first coach to lead Michigan Tech to back-to-back 20-win seasons since John MacInnes. "I'm happy and proud for our seniors. Obviously we're in the chase for the MacNaughton Cup and to get two big points is huge. Overall I thought we played well, got some timely goals and Jamie played well."

Alex Petan opened the scoring just 4:30 into the contest when he one-timed a Brent Baltus pass home from the edge of the crease. Baltus started the play when he forced a turnover in the left circle. Jake Lucchini swooped in, grabbed the loose puck and dished it behind the net to Baltus, where the junior winger put a pass on a tee for Petan in front.

Neither team scored for a 20-minute stretch before two quick goals - the first by Baltus and the other by Matt Roy - blew the game open. Baltus made it 2-0 at 16:18 of the middle frame when he went to the net and backhanded a rebound into the top corner. Then, just 1:58 later, Roy blasted home a pass from Shane Hanna to make it 3-0 Tech.

Lucchini closed the scoring with a power-play marker 3:41 into the third. After Mark Auk held the line at the far point and hit Lucchini with a cross-ice pass, the rookie center baited a Northern Michigan defender into the shooting lane and picked a corner from the right circle.

Lucchini had a career-high three points (1-2), while Alex Gillies and Michael Neville also had points for the Huskies, who are now 18-0-2 when scoring three goals or more in a contest.

The shutout for Phillips was his 10th as a Husky and third of 2015-16.

Michigan Tech (20-8-5 overall; 17-7-3 WCHA) concludes its regular-season schedule tomorrow (March 5) at Northern Michigan. The game, which is set to begin at 7:07 p.m., can be seen live on TV6 and FOX UP.

NOTES: Michigan Tech outshot Northern 39-21 ... The Huskies were 1-6 on the power play while killing off all four power-play tries by the Wildcats.