Sunday, January 06, 2008

Sweet Sweep

This weekend against Mercyhurst concludes our regular season non-conference play. As a Michigan Tech fan, I don't think I could ask for anything more than we got - a sweep on the road.

This particular trip was quite a different experience for me. I'm definitely used to the nicer, larger WCHA arenas. The Mercyhurst Ice Center was much smaller and much more laid back. It can definitely be a rocking arena if even twenty people decide to be loud. The Tech fans brought a group of less than ten this past weekend, and we easily dominated the atmosphere.

Here are some random highlights from the trip and the games:
  • Robby Nolan turned in a .933 save% for the weekend
  • Our penalty kill continues to be unbeatable, even against a 5 minute major
  • Atlantic Hockey refs call a LOT of penalties it seems
  • Peter Rouleau had a shorthanded goal on Saturday night--the team's FIRST this season
  • Deron Cousens's mom and dad are great people and were a pleasure to meet
  • The drive thru beer place is a very interesting idea
  • Erie, PA is a terrible city
  • Gold Crown Billiards/Andy's Pub is a redeeming point for Erie; great place!
  • Don't stay at the Red Roof Inn in Erie
  • Mercyhurst has a gate on the outside of the campus and the purpose of it is unknown
  • The Michigan Tech Huskies are now at .500 overall! (9-9-2, 5-6-1 WCHA)
Next weekend brings the SIOUX! As of right now, this writer is unsure on the latest about the goaltending situation and Teslak's leg. Hopefully we can bring a full healthy team to Grand Forks. Even more hopefully - we can repeat the wondrous events that occurred last season at the Ralph Engelstad Arena when we were in town.

SIOUX PLAY LIKE PIOUX. GO HUSKIES!

7 comments:

Boosh said...

How many weekends have we made it to .500 now?

Appleton just got a drive thru liquor department at one of the convenience stores in town, you should come visit sometime

MeanEgirl said...

The problem with Appleton is that... it's in Wisconsin. Sorry, Boosh. :(

pyhtboss said...

Someone who goes to school in Houghton probably shouldn't be calling Erie PA a "terrible city"

MeanEgirl said...

Houghton is beautiful though! Houghton is a sweet little city that sells alcohol AFTER 9 and 10 PM. =P

pyhtboss said...

I'd say the "beauty" of Houghton is definitely in the eye of the beholder LOL. To be fair I never tried to buy beer in Erie after 9 or 10... however I know that in other towns in PA, you can actually buy beer to go FROM A BAR! In fact one night in Harrisburg PA, the bartender actually cut us off he sold us a 6 pack for the road. GO FIGURE OUT THAT ONE!

(That was a cool night, I randomly met Tom "Punky" O'Connell who was a backup goalie on Tech's 1975 championship team!)

HuskyNation said...

You can buy beer to go in several UP establishments too. I did it all the time at the Copper Bowl and several other bars.

And for the record, yes, Eerie is a crappy town. I've been there twice too many and seen much that I didn't want to see.

pyhtboss said...

the irony of houghton people calling some other place "crappy"... made even better upon mention of the copper bowl :)