No Event
Thu Sep 05
Final
0 Southwest Minnesota State
3 vs. Michigan Tech
Keweenaw Classic
Fri Sep 06
Final
0 University of Mary
3 vs. Michigan Tech
Keweenaw Classic
Fri Sep 06
Final
0 Minnesota Crookston
3 vs. Michigan Tech
Keweenaw Classic
Sat Sep 07
Final
29 Michigan Tech
14 at Hillsdale
Sat Sep 07
Final
3 Upper Iowa
2 vs. Michigan Tech
Keweenaw Classic
Thu Sep 12
Final
3 Minnesota Duluth
0 vs. Michigan Tech
@ St. Cloud, Minn. Huskies Classic
Fri Sep 13
Final
3 Michigan Tech
1 vs. Bemidji State
@ St. Cloud, Minn. Huskies Classic
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 Michigan Tech
3 at St. Cloud State
Huskies Classic
Sat Sep 14
Final
0 Minnesota Crookston
3 vs. Michigan Tech
@ St. Cloud, Minn. Huskies Classic
Sat Sep 14
Final
24 Michigan Tech
19 at McKendree
Fri Sep 20
Final
3 Michigan Tech
1 at Davenport
Sat Sep 21
Final
7 Michigan Tech
23 at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Sep 21
Final
3 Michigan Tech
0 at Grand Valley State
Tue Sep 24
Final
0 Northern Michigan
3 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Sep 27
Final
0 Saginaw Valley State
3 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Sep 28
Final
21 Grand Valley State
16 vs. Michigan Tech
Homecoming
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 Lake Superior State
3 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Oct 04
Final
3 Michigan Tech
1 at Northwood
Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Michigan Tech
3 at Ferris State
Sat Oct 05
Final - OT
2 Michigan Tech
1 at Robert Morris
Sun Oct 06
Final
7 Michigan Tech
0 at Robert Morris
Fri Oct 11
Final
0 Wayne State
3 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Oct 11
Final
3 Alaska
2 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Oct 12
Final
20 Northern Michigan
24 vs. Michigan Tech
Miners Cup
Sat Oct 12
Final
1 Ashland
3 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Oct 12
Final
2 Alaska
1 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Oct 18
Final
3 Michigan Tech
1 vs. Drury
@ Unknown Midwest Region Crossover
Sat Oct 19
Final
1 Cedarville
3 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Unknown Midwest Region Crossover
Sat Oct 19
Final
30 Michigan Tech
17 at Davenport
Sat Oct 19
Final
0 Illinois-Springfield
3 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Indianapolis, IN Midwest Region Crossover
Thu Oct 24
Final
41 Michigan Tech
54 at Wis.-Green Bay
Exhibition
Fri Oct 25
Final
3 Michigan Tech
0 at Parkside
Fri Oct 25
Final
1 Michigan Tech
3 at Bowling Green
Sat Oct 26
Final
12 Michigan Tech
21 at Ashland
Sat Oct 26
Final
3 Michigan Tech
0 at Purdue Northwest
Sat Oct 26
Final
4 Michigan Tech
2 at Bowling Green
Fri Nov 01
Final
49 Finlandia
98 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 02
Final
52 Ferris State
0 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 02
Final
3 Michigan Tech
0 at Northern Michigan
Sat Nov 02
Final
1 Michigan Tech
3 at North Dakota
US Hockey Hall of Fame Game
Fri Nov 08
Final
3 Ferris State
2 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Nov 08
Final
3 Minnesota State
0 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 09
Final
14 Michigan Tech
35 at Wayne State
Sat Nov 09
Final
1 Northwood
3 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 09
Final
73 Michigan Tech
63 at Lewis
GLVC/GLIAC CROSSOVER
Sat Nov 09
Final
2 Minnesota State
1 vs. Michigan Tech
Sun Nov 10
Final
71 Michigan Tech
75 vs. William Jewell
@ Romeoville, Ill. GLVC/GLIAC CROSSOVER
Fri Nov 15
Final
3 Michigan Tech
1 at Lake Superior State
Fri Nov 15
Final
4 Michigan Tech
2 at Lake Superior State
Fri Nov 15
Final
61 Michigan Tech
65 vs. St. Cloud State
@ Moorhead, Minn.
Sat Nov 16
Final
21 Northwood
34 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 16
Final
2 Michigan Tech
3 at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Nov 16
Final
50 Michigan Tech
76 at MSU-Moorhead
Sat Nov 16
Final
2 Michigan Tech
1 at Lake Superior State
Mon Nov 18
Final
80 Michigan Tech
75 at Minnesota State
Wed Nov 20
Final
1 Grand Valley State
3 vs. Michigan Tech
GLIAC Quarterfinals
Fri Nov 22
Final
65 Concordia-St. Paul
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Nov 22
Final
2 Northern Michigan
3 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 23
Final
0 Northern Michigan
3 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC Semifinal
Sat Nov 23
Final
3 Michigan Tech
2 at Northern Michigan
Sun Nov 24
Final
69 Minnesota Duluth
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Sun Nov 24
Final
0 Michigan Tech
3 at Ferris State
GLIAC Championship Match
Fri Nov 29
Final
3 Michigan Tech
4 at Alaska
Sat Nov 30
Final
2 Michigan Tech
1 at Alaska
Thu Dec 05
Final
3 Michigan Tech
0 vs. Missouri-St. Louis
@ Romeoville, IL NCAA Midwest Regional
Thu Dec 05
Final
60 Saginaw Valley State
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Dec 06
Final
1 Michigan Tech
3 vs. Hillsdale
@ Romeoville, IL 2019 Midwest Regional Semifinal
Fri Dec 06
Final
1 Alaska Anchorage
2 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 07
Final
46 Northwood
69 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 07
Final
1 Alaska Anchorage
4 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Dec 13
Final - OT
2 Clarkson
2 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 14
Final
4 Clarkson
2 vs. Michigan Tech
Sun Dec 15
Final
28 Northern Michigan
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Mon Dec 30
Final
2 Michigan State
4 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Detroit, Michigan Great Lakes Invitational
Tue Dec 31
Final
2 Michigan
4 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Detroit, Michigan Great Lakes Invitational
Thu Jan 02
Final
55 Wayne State
69 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 04
Final
85 Ashland
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 04
Final
3 Michigan Tech
4 at Arizona State
Sun Jan 05
Final
3 Michigan Tech
2 at Arizona State
Thu Jan 09
Final
73 Michigan Tech
81 at Parkside
Fri Jan 10
Final
3 Bowling Green
2 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 11
Final
75 Michigan Tech
55 at Purdue Northwest
Westville, Ind.
Sat Jan 11
Final - OT
2 Bowling Green
2 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 16
Final
52 Lake Superior State
62 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Jan 17
Final
1 Michigan Tech
4 at Bemidji State
Sat Jan 18
Final - OT
80 Ferris State
73 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 18
Final - OT
1 Michigan Tech
1 at Bemidji State
Thu Jan 23
Final
44 Michigan Tech
70 at Grand Valley State
Fri Jan 24
Final
1 Ferris State
2 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 25
Final
66 Michigan Tech
81 at Davenport
Sat Jan 25
Final
2 Ferris State
1 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 30
Final
50 Michigan Tech
62 at Northwood
Fri Jan 31
Final
4 Michigan Tech
1 at Alabama Huntsville
Sat Feb 01
Final
77 Michigan Tech
85 at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Feb 01
Final
1 Michigan Tech
3 at Alabama Huntsville
Thu Feb 06
Final
53 Purdue Northwest
63 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Feb 07
Final
7 Lake Superior State
3 vs. Michigan Tech
Winter Carnival
Sat Feb 08
Final
80 Parkside
66 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 08
Final - OT
3 Lake Superior State
4 vs. Michigan Tech
Winter Carnival
Thu Feb 13
Final
70 Michigan Tech
79 at Ferris State
Fri Feb 14
Final
3 Michigan Tech
2 at Ferris State
Sat Feb 15
Final
75 Michigan Tech
61 at Lake Superior State
Sat Feb 15
Final
2 Michigan Tech
0 at Ferris State
Thu Feb 20
Final
60 Davenport
74 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 22
Final
70 Grand Valley State
49 vs. Michigan Tech
Senior Day
Thu Feb 27
Final
51 Michigan Tech
48 at Northern Michigan
Fri Feb 28
Final
8 Michigan Tech
4 at Northern Michigan
Sat Feb 29
Final
3 Northern Michigan
2 vs. Michigan Tech
Tue Mar 03
Final
34 Michigan Tech
65 at Grand Valley State
GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal
Fri Mar 06
Final
4 Michigan Tech
1 at Northern Michigan
WCHA First Round Playoffs
Sat Mar 07
Final - 3OT
4 Michigan Tech
3 at Northern Michigan
WCHA First Round Playoffs
Fri Mar 13
Cancelled
Michigan Tech
at Minnesota State
WCHA Semifinals
Sat Mar 14
Cancelled
Michigan Tech
at Minnesota State
WCHA Semifinals
Sun Mar 15
Cancelled
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Tech hockey announces incoming class

Tech hockey announces incoming class

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech head hockey coach Joe Shawhan announces eight incoming players for the 2020-21 season. The class consists of goaltenders Cayden Bailey and Mark Sinclair, defensemen Jed Pietila and Brett Thorne, and forwards Carson Bantle, Arvid Caderoth, Nick Nardella, and Blais Richartz.

"We feel we have addressed our needs and continue to build our team for long term success," Shawhan said.

Mark Sinclair is a transfer from Alabama Huntsville where he appeared in 65 career games over the past three seasons.

Carson Bantle is a 2020 NHL Draft prospect and recently ranked 104th amongst North American Skaters in the April NHL Central Scouting Report. The Hockey News ranked him No. 66 in their most recent ranking and The Hockey Writers have him 120th.

Jed Pietila is a cousin to current Huskies Blake and Logan Pietila, Brian Halonen, and David Raisanen. Pietila and Raisanen were teammates for one game with the Minot Minotauros in October 2017.

Nick Nardella was teammates with Trenton Bliss at Green Bay in 2017-18 and Blais Richartz at Tri-City in 2016-17.

GOALTENDERS

Cayden Bailey • Estero, Florida • Lone Star (NAHL)

"We are excited to add Cayden to our team, and he is expected to challenge for playing time immediately. His success speaks for itself earning all-league accolades in virtually every league he has played in."

Bailey is a 5-foot-11, 181-pound goaltender. He was named the NAHL's 2019-20 Vaughn Hockey Goaltender of the Year after going 20-5-2 with the Lone Star Brahmas. His 1.32 goals-against average, .940 save percentage, and 11 shutouts led the NAHL. The 1.32 goals-against average mark set a new NAHL single-season record and the 11 shutouts tied an NAHL single-season record. He was also honored on the All-NAHL Team and NAHL All-South Division Team. Bailey played 31 games for the Surrey Eagles in the BCHL in 2018-19 and 22 for the PAL Junior Islanders in the NCDC in 2017-18. He was named the USP3HL Goaltender of the Year in 2016-17 after leading the league with a 1.03 goals-against average and .961 save percentage with the Florida Jr. Blades.

Mark Sinclair • Dundas, Ontario • Alabama Huntsville (NCAA - WCHA)

"We are very fortunate to add a goaltender of Mark's caliber to our roster at a late point in the recruiting process. Several factors made this opportunity available to us and I appreciate UAH for their cooperation in allowing this transfer to occur."

Sinclair is a 6-foot, 180-pound goaltender. He ranked second in the WCHA with 971 saves in 2019-20. He made 40 saves in seven games last season with a career-high 54 save performance against Bowling Green (Feb. 28). Sinclair was twice named WCHA Goaltender of the Week during the 2018-19 season. Prior to his collegiate career, Sinclair played a season with the Chilliwack Chiefs in the BCHL and two seasons in the GOJHL for Caledonia and Hamilton.

DEFENSEMEN

Brett Thorne • Bedford, Nova Scotia • Carleton Place (CCHL)

"Brett is a special talent. It is our hope and expectation that Brett will bring a similar element to what Shane Hanna brought us. The ability to log minutes and contribute at an elite level at both ends of the ice."

Thorne is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenseman. He was named the CCHL Defenseman of the Year after leading all blueliners with 74 points for the Carleton Place Canadians. He scored 27 goals and added 47 assists in 62 games to finish fourth in the league in points and second amongst defensemen in Canadian Junior Hockey and set single-season records for the Canadians. He was also named to the CCHL First All-Star Team. Thorne was named a finalist for the 2019-20 Defenseman of the Year in Canadian Junior Hockey, placing second. Thorne played 167 games in the CCHL over the past three seasons with 153 points and is the Canadians all-time leader in goals, assists, and points by a defenseman. He was named to the CCHL Second All-Star Team in 2018-19 after tallying 47 points in 58 games. The Canadians won the regular-season title the last three seasons and were runners up for the Bogart Cup in 2018 and 2019 with 2020 being canceled. Thorne also played for the Wellington Dukes (OJHL) in 2017-18 and Ridley College in 2016-17.

Jed Pietila • Howell, Michigan • Austin (NAHL)

"Jed will be a valuable player on our roster because he is comfortable playing both defense and forward. He reminds me of a combination of recent graduate Todd Kiilunen and former standout Chris Leibinger."

Pietila is a 6-foot, 181-pound defenseman. He's played 128 career games in the NAHL and was the captain of the Austin Bruins in 2019-20. He tallied 29 points with eight goals and 21 assists last season, ranking 17th amongst league defensemen in points. He led NAHL bluelines with 14 assists on the power play. He also tallied 31 points with eight goals and 23 assists in 2018-19 for the Bruins. In 2017-18, Pietila played for Aberdeen, Minot, and Austin after starting the season with the TPH Thunder U18. He was a First Team All-State selection at Hartland High School in 2016-17 after tallying 55 points and was an alternate captain. He transitioned to defense before joining the junior ranks.

FORWARDS

Carson Bantle • Onalaska, Wisconsin • Madison (USHL)

"It is our hope that Carson will bring the same type of character and dominance to our team that former Capitol forward Alec Broetzman did as a freshman."

Bantle is a 6-foot-4, 201-pound forward. He tallied 49 points in 49 games with the Madison Capitols in the USHL in 2019-20 with 20 goals and 29 assists, ranking 12th in the league. He was an alternate captain in his second season in Madison and was promoted to captain midway through the season. He appeared in 62 games 2018-19 and had 10 goals and 10 assists. Prior to playing in the USHL, Bantle played at Shattuck St. Mary's. He played 52 games with the U16 team in 2017-18 and 56 games for the Bantam T1 in 2016-17. Bantle played in the 2020 BioSteel All-American Game which showcases the top talent for the upcoming NHL Draft. He also played for Team USA at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and the 2018 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament. Bantle attended USA Hockey's Boys Select 15, Select 16, and Select 17 Camps. 

Arvid Caderoth • Askim, Sweden • Frölunda HC (SuperElit U20)

"We've been trying to secure a top-end European player since I got here. Arvid's a playmaking centerman who is responsible at both ends of the ice. His size and reach complement his vision and play-making skills and should compliment trigger men Alec Broetzman, Trenton Bliss, and Brian Halonen on the power play. We're highly optimistic with regards to the options that Arvid will provide us. He has played with the Swedish National Team and has excelled at the highest level of one of the best Junior Hockey Leagues in the World."

Caderoth is a 6-foot-4, 215-pound forward. He's played 106 games and three seasons with Frölunda HC J20 of the Sweden SuperElit league. He tallied 63 points with 21 goals and 42 assists. He scored eight goals and racked up 25 assists in 2019-20 while serving as team captain and had 10 goals and 14 assists in 2018-19 as an alternate captain. Caderoth has also played for Hanhals IF for 33 games over the past two seasons. 

Nick Nardella • Rosemont, Illinois • Janesville (NAHL)

"Nick has the tools to be an all-around contributor at the DI level. He is intelligent and comes from a hockey family. His father coaches professionally and his brother plays professionally. I would consider Nick in the mold of a Dylan Steman."

Nardella is a 5-foot-10, 174-pound forward. He was the captain of the Janesville Jets in the NAHL in 2019-20 and led the team with 20 goals, 31 assists, and 51 points to rank 15th in the league. He was named team MVP last season and joined the Jets in 2018-19, tallying 36 points in 48 games. Nardella played two seasons in the USHL with the Green Bay Gamblers in 2017-18 under former Husky Pat Mikesch and the Tri-City Storm in 2016-17. He played five seasons with the Chicago Mission organization before his junior career. Nick's father Bobby played 14 years of pro hockey after a four-year career at Ferris State. He is currently an assistant coach with the Chicago Wolves (AHL). Nick's brother Bobby played for Notre Dame and is currently in the Washington Capitals organization with the Hershey Bears (AHL).

Blais Richartz • Menomonie, Wisconsin • Lincoln (USHL)

"A hard-nosed player that I expect will be more offensively productive at the collegiate level than he was at the junior level. He skates well and creates havoc much in the same mold as former captain Ray Brice."

Richartz is a 6-foot, 183-pound forward. He played over three seasons in the USHL with the Tri-City Storm, Omaha Lancers, and Lincoln Stars. In 144 USHL games, Richartz has 50 points on 21 goals and 29 assists. He had an injury-shortened 2019-20 campaign with a goal and two assists in 16 games. He was traded to Lincoln in November. Richartz had 17 points in 35 games for Omaha in 2018-19 after starting the season in Tri-City where he tallied eight points in 23 games. He notched 17 points in his first full season in the USHL in 2017-18, playing 56 games. He played for Victory Honda U16 in 2016-17 and racked up 47 points in 24 games for Menomonie High School in 2015-16.