Friday Recap - 7-3 in Houghton

The University of Minnesota Duluth defeated the Michigan Tech Huskies last night in Houghton, 7-3.

Hey cowboys and girls.  tUMD opened a big ole can of woop arse on tMTU last night in Houghton.  Sandy switched up the lines, moving Basaraba to first line and bring down Farley to replace Basaraba with Herbert and Crandall.  Evidently, it worked!  If I find game highlights, i'll post them.


First period summary goes like this.  tUMD Bulldog scoring.  Yes, believe it or not, thats what happened.  Austin Farley tallied 2 goals before the period was even a quarter done putting the Pups up 2-0 right out of the gate.  Then Herbert went off for a minor cross checking penalty and Adam Krause decided it was his time to score his first goal, putting one by MTU goalie Kevin Genoe shorthanded.  Mike Seidel hammered his 9th goal of the year while both teams were partaking in 4-play making the score 4-0 Dogs.  Tanner Kero was able to get Tech on the board before the end of the 1st period, making the score 4-1.

The second period wasn't exactly the Bulldog's proud shining period.  They slowed down and didn't play as aggressive being so far up on MTU.  Krause and Danberg both made trips to the box, both for tripping.  Blake Hietala ended up cutting tUMD's 4-2 which concluded the scoring for the period.

The third period started pretty scary.  David Johnstone put a puck by McNeely under 5 minutes into the game making the score 4-3.  Now keep in mind the Dogs had a 4-0 lead at one point here.  As Bulldog fans began to feel more and more pessimistic, Caleb Herbert scored his first of the year.  Yes, first of the year.  Making it 5-3.  The insurance goal felt nice, and believe it or not Joe Basaraba and Justin Crandall also scored goals before the final buzzer sounded, giving the Pups a 7-3 victory in Houghton.

So an interesting night to say the least.  tBulldogs found a way to score on tHuskies, more then a few times as well.  Here's an interesting note as well...  Sandelin switched up the lines remember?  Well, the newly made second line went 4-5-9 last night with an overall +7.  That's pretty dang impressive.  McNeely played pretty well, too, stoping 27 of the 30 total shots.

Scoring for the Night:
Austin Farley  2-1-3
Justin Crandall  1-2-3
Caleb Herbert  1-2-3
Mike Seidel  1-1-2
Drew Olson  0-2-2
Tony Cameranesi  0-2-2
Joe Basaraba  1-0-1
Adam Krause  1-0-1
Wade Bergman  0-1-1
Derik Johnson  0-1-1

David Johnstone  1-1-2
Tanner Kero  1-1-2
Blake Hietala  1-0-1
Jacob Johnstone  0-1-1
Jimmy Davis  0-1-1
Ryan Fume  0-1-1
Steven Seigo  0-1-1