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Michigan Tech Rides 5 Goal First Period to stun Robert Morris 7-0

NEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Michigan Tech burst out of the gate hot, scoring five goals in the first period en-route to defeating Robert Morris 7-0 on Sunday. Alec Broetzman scored a hat trick and added an assist in the weekend sweep of Robert Morris.

Michigan Tech came out on a mission in the first period as Trenton Bliss put the Huskies ahead early. The infraction parade from Saturday continued into the first period, as Michigan Tech scored their second of the afternoon on the power-play. Alec Broetzman registered the next three of the night, two of those on the power-play. Freshman Parker Saretsky rounded out the scoring in the first, chasing starting goaltender Reid Cooper from the contest. Dyllan Lubbesmeyer made his season debut in relief.

Scoring slowed down in the second as the game became more of a physical test for both squads. Brian Halonen redirected a pass behind Lubbesmeyer to increase the score to 6-0.

In the third Michigan Tech would pick up right where they left off, and defenseman Eric Gotz scored his first on a shot through a screen. Robert Morris fought for a final chance to get on the board late in the contest, but were unable to capitalize.

Senior Matt Jurusik stopped all 25 shots he faced in the victory for the Huskies.

IN THE CREASE

The Colonials turned to Cooper in the closing match, but the Huskies offensive onslaught created issues for the sophomore and he was pulled with 1:15 remaining in the first frame. When Lubbesmeyer replaced Cooper, the sophomore stopped six-of-eleven shots on the day.

Lubbesmeyer finished the contest 12-of-14 in the saves category.

ROAD AHEAD

Robert Morris will welcome Bentley to the RMU Island Sports Center on Friday and Saturday in a double-header weekend with the women. Face-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on Friday and 5:05 p.m. on Saturday.

 

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