Saturday roundup Part 1: Tech routs Wolverines; York sets wins record

olson2Michigan Tech 4, Michigan 0

DETROIT — Freshman forward Alex Petan scored two goals and freshman goaltender Pheonix Copley made 38 saves to lead Michigan Tech to a 4-0 win against Michigan in the opening round of the Great Lakes Invitational on Saturday.

The Huskies play No. 7/8 Western Michigan which won in a shootout over Michigan State 2-1 (1-0 shootout). The Spartans scored with 16 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and the eventual shootout to decide which team advanced.

The last time neither Michigan or Michigan State were in the GLI final was 1981. Michigan Tech last won in 1980.

No. 1 Boston College 5, Alabama-Huntsville 2

Boston College head coach Jerry York became the NCAA hockey career victory leader on Saturday, directing the top-ranked Eagles to a 5-2 win against Alabama-Huntsville in the Mariucci Classic.

The 67-year-old York is 925-558-95 in 41 seasons to move past former Michigan State coach Ron Mason for the record. In 19 seasons at Boston College, York is 458-223-61.

York downplayed the accomplishment.

“I’ve always been about the team,” York said. “When I was a player, I was like that. Since I’ve been a coach, I’ve been like that. I’ve never really sought individual goals.”

York began his career as a 26-year-old head coach at Clarkson in 1972, then took over for Mason at Bowling Green before heading to Boston College. He has won four national titles with the Eagles to go with one at Bowling Green.

York’s teams have a record 37 wins in the NCAA tournament. They have won the Hockey East tournament nine times and five Beanpot titles — including the last three in a row.

No. 18 Minnesota State 3, Brown 1

STORRS, Conn. — Sophomore forward Jean-Paul Lafontaine scored twice to help Minnesota State earn a 3-1 win against Brown in the opening game of the UConn Hockey Classic on Saturday afternoon at Freitas Ice Arena.

No. 19 Ferris State 6, Minnesota-Duluth 2

ESTERO, Fla. — Sophomore forwards Caleb Herbert and Adam Krause each scored a goal but Minnesota Duluth fell to Ferris State, 6-2, in the consolation game of the Florida College Classic on Saturday afternoon at Germain Arena.

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