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Michigan Tech stymies Bemidji State offense to earn a 4-0 shutout
Bemidji State (5-12-4, 4-8-3)
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Michigan Tech (7-12-3, 4-10-3)
1/18/2013 | Houghton, MI | Attendance: 2590
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Scoring Summary
100:48MTUDavid Johnstone (Brad Stebner , Jujhar Khaira)
117:05MTUBlake Pietila (Malcolm Gould , Milos Gordic)
211:14MTUBlake Pietila (Alex Petan , Brad Stebner)
302:03MTUMalcolm Gould (Blake Pietila , Tanner Kero)
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
BSUAndrew Walsh59:024028
BSUTEAM0:58000
MTUPheonix Copley60:000025
Statistical ComparisonBSUMTU
Shots on Goal2532
Power Plays0-41-4
Penalties-Minutes6-204-8

Friday, January 18, 2013

HOUGHTON, Mich. (MacInnes Student Ice Arena) – Blake Pietila collected two goals and an assist, while Pheonix Copley was perfect stopping all 25 Bemidji State University shots to propel the Michigan Tech men’s ice hockey team to a 4-0 victory in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) play Friday at MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton, Mich.

The shutout not only marked the Beavers’ fifth consecutive game without a victory (0-4-1), but also stood as the fourth time this season BSU has been held scoreless. Prior to this 2012-13, BSU had never been shutout more than three times in a single season.

In a first period that saw the Beavers whistled for three penalties leading to 12 power-play shots and a goal on the man advantage for MTU, the Huskies needed just 48 seconds to take their first lead of the game. Jujhar Khaira won a faceoff deep in the Huskies’ offensive zone and David Johnston flipped a backhand short side past BSU goaltender Andrew Walsh (So., G, Dawson Creek, British Columbia).

Pietila put the Huskies up 2-0 at the 17:05 mark of the session when he buried his 11th goal of the season after a blocked shot by the BSU defense and a pair of Walsh saves.

The Huskies owned a 17-8 edge in shots on goal and a 2-0 lead after the first 20 minutes of play.

The Beavers opened the second period with a spark of energy and started turning momentum in their favor during the first 10 minutes of the frame. Radoslav Illo (Jr., F, Bystrica, Slovakia) nearly got the Beavers on the scoreboard midway though the period. A breakaway chance off the junior’s stick slid past the MTU goaltender Pheonix Copley, but just wide of the net with just under 10 minutes to play in the period. However, the Huskies responded with a backbreaking goal at the 11:14 mark of the frame from Pietila, his second goal of the night, to cap a 3-on-2 opportunity.

Michigan Tech opened the third period with another early goal to push its lead to four.

Malcolm Gould was on the back door to capitalize on a rebound off the pad of Walsh at the 2:03 mark.

The Beavers had a short 5-on-3 with two minutes to play and pulled Walsh for the final 30 seconds of the game, but came up dry and ultimately dropped the series-opener, 4-0.

Michigan Tech completed the game converting one of its four power-play opportunities, firing 14 of their 32 shots during the man advantage. The Beavers were scoreless on their three power-play chances.

Walsh collected 28 saves, while he was tagged with four goals in the loss.  He falls to 4-8-3 on the season.

The Beavers are now 5-12-4 overall and 4-8-3 in WCHA play. BSU looks to salvage the series split tomorrow versus Michigan Tech. The game is set for a 6:07 p.m. opening faceoff at MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

For more information on the Bemidji State men’s hockey program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BSUMHockey or @BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook (facebook.com/BSUBeavers) or sign up for the TXTUpdates from BSUBeavers.com text-messaging system through the "Multimedia" pull down menu on the main page of BSUBeavers.com.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

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