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JohnsonsJerseys
03-30-2015, 03:34 PM
Tech had a pretty incredible season by the standards of any Huskies fan. While we didn't fill the trophy case with hardware, I think it would be nearly impossible to find a fan of Tech hockey who had goals set higher last Fall than what the Huskies achieved during the 2014-15 season.

10-0 Start
Dominated Michigan in their return to Houghton
No. 1 Ranking
Hosting first home playoff games since 1993 for WCHA Playoffs
Winning 1-0 in the longest game in MTU history
Two (almost three) shutout home playoff games for Phillips
WCHA Championship game appearance
NCAA Tournament appearance, first since '81
Tanner Kero - Hobey Baker Award Finalist
Jamie Phillips - Mike Richter Award Finalist
29 win season
Pearson 2nd all-time in career wins in his 4th season
Four players reaching 100 career pt milestone

Of course some may look at the final two games of the season and wonder what might have been - taking a 2-1 lead into the 3rd period of the WCHA Championship over eventual #1 overall seed Mankato and holding a 2-1 lead over SCSU with two shots at an empty net in the West regional semi-final. No doubt these are moments for the underclassmen to keep fresh in their minds as they move forward. Hopefully they are learning moments that will be a building blocks to even greater future success...

As closure to the 2014-15 season, I wanted to share some images which were my view of the end of this season. With sincere thanks to Michigan Tech and Tech Hockey Guide for the access to shoot these games (and these specific images from between the benches in Fargo) here is how I saw it...

You can click on the images to view the larger version in a new window.

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Cliff Watson (#2) lines up for a shot block attempt as SCSU's Peterson (#17) cuts towards the net with Gould (#14) attempting to get back into the play.

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Watson squares up to the shooter and executes a near perfect block of the initial shot. Phillips goes down anticipating the low shot from Peterson.

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The pucks bounces off Watson's shin pad almost directly back onto the blade of the Peterson's stick (puck can be seen just to the left of Peterson's left skate).

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Jamie begins to push to his left in an attempt to reposition, but in a split second, with the shooting angle now changed, the puck is off Peterson's stick again and already in the back of the net.

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Another split second later, Tech's season is over, leaving Jamie momentarily alone with his thoughts and the puck.

This last photo is by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald, but I felt it was the best one I saw from the end of the game. You can see in the players' body language that they were not satisfied with just taking part in that game. There were higher goals in their minds...

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This year's team raised the bar substantially, but it is time to look forward... 2015-16 season here come the Huskies!

Go Tech!
Ryan J

Shirtless Guy
03-30-2015, 03:45 PM
From my last post in the other thread:
I have @ Michigan State, @ Michigan, vs Wisconsin penciled in for next season along with the GLI (we get 8 NC games next year)
There is also the possibility that one of those gets bumped to 2016-17 to make room for Mariucci Classic in Minneapolis if schedules work out between that and GLI.
2016-17 I have GLI, @ Michigan State and @ Lake State penciled right now (we get 10 NC games in '16-17)

Other than GLI and 2 games with LSSU every other year, thats all I have for potential NC games. There is the possibility that the Michigan State or Michigan deals become 2 for 2 but I'm pretty sure they were not signed that way.

Now that the season is over and its time to look ahead to next season, I'm going to attempt to get caught up on THG recruiting news starting in the middle of April. Lots to talk about between the potentially redshirted players and trying to figure out who is coming in next season.

bose301s
03-30-2015, 03:56 PM
As has been said, literally everything that had to go wrong for us to lost that game did, if even one of those events in that last 2 minute sequence goes differently we win that game, the hockey gods were not on out side that night but o look at is this way, that can only happen so often and we got it out of the way for the decade.

giwan
03-30-2015, 06:28 PM
As has been said, literally everything that had to go wrong for us to lost that game did, if even one of those events in that last 2 minute sequence goes differently we win that game, the hockey gods were not on out side that night but o look at is this way, that can only happen so often and we got it out of the way for the decade.

I hope it leaves an UGLY VILE BITTERNESS in the teams mouth and they use it to their advantage.

To know you were that close but still so far. You can't rely on the hockey gods and you thank them when they help you.

aparch
03-30-2015, 09:31 PM
Just saw that MTU retweeted Mel Pearson... Mel tweeted a photo of Tony O and Tanner Kero in Chicago. Together.

Whatever good will your team was gaining from me during this season will immediately be reduced back to zero if Kero signs with the Blackhawks/Icehogs. Ugh.

Sioux-perDrunk
03-30-2015, 11:20 PM
Remember when you guys thought you were good and then lost in the first round of the NCAA tourney to the 6th place team in the NCHC when you had the lead with less then 35seconds left in the 3rd period... Hahaha that' was funny! Then Mankato lost to RIT(38th in pairwise) in the first round.. I guess when I said that the WCHA was a powderpuff conferance I was right but hey since their are no good teams in the conference anymore after all the good ones left you guys should be able to be on top with any scrub teams you can throw together!

Biddco
03-30-2015, 11:40 PM
From my last post in the other thread:
I have @ Michigan State, @ Michigan, vs Wisconsin penciled in for next season along with the GLI (we get 8 NC games next year)
There is also the possibility that one of those gets bumped to 2016-17 to make room for Mariucci Classic in Minneapolis if schedules work out between that and GLI.
2016-17 I have GLI, @ Michigan State and @ Lake State penciled right now (we get 10 NC games in '16-17)

Other than GLI and 2 games with LSSU every other year, thats all I have for potential NC games. There is the possibility that the Michigan State or Michigan deals become 2 for 2 but I'm pretty sure they were not signed that way.

Now that the season is over and its time to look ahead to next season, I'm going to attempt to get caught up on THG recruiting news starting in the middle of April. Lots to talk about between the potentially redshirted players and trying to figure out who is coming in next season.

Back in December, Pearson mentioned that he had a verbal agreement with Sandelin for UMD and Tech to resume their series starting in 2016-17. Whether that comes to fruition or not remains to be seen but I'd say it will probably happen.

The Rube
03-30-2015, 11:42 PM
Back in December, Pearson mentioned that he had a verbal agreement with Sandelin for UMD and Tech to resume their series starting in 2016-17. Whether that comes to fruition or not remains to be seen but I'd say it will probably happen.

It is a series that I think both want, especially with the short travel time, and Tech re-finding success.

Pure Mel
03-31-2015, 01:34 AM
Tech had a pretty incredible season by the standards of any Huskies fan. While we didn't fill the trophy case with hardware, I think it would be nearly impossible to find a fan of Tech hockey who had goals set higher last Fall than what the Huskies achieved during the 2014-15 season.

10-0 Start
Dominated Michigan in their return to Houghton
No. 1 Ranking
Hosting first home playoff games since 1993 for WCHA Playoffs
Winning 1-0 in the longest game in MTU history
Two (almost three) shutout home playoff games for Phillips
WCHA Championship game appearance
NCAA Tournament appearance, first since '81
Tanner Kero - Hobey Baker Award Finalist
Jamie Phillips - Mike Richter Award Finalist
29 win season
Pearson 2nd all-time in career wins in his 4th season
Four players reaching 100 career pt milestone

Of course some may look at the final two games of the season and wonder what might have been - taking a 2-1 lead into the 3rd period of the WCHA Championship over eventual #1 overall seed Mankato and holding a 2-1 lead over SCSU with two shots at an empty net in the West regional semi-final. No doubt these are moments for the underclassmen to keep fresh in their minds as they move forward. Hopefully they are learning moments that will be a building blocks to even greater future success...

As closure to the 2014-15 season, I wanted to share some images which were my view of the end of this season. With sincere thanks to Michigan Tech and Tech Hockey Guide for the access to shoot these games (and these specific images from between the benches in Fargo) here is how I saw it...

You can click on the images to view the larger version in a new window.

<a target=blank href="http://www.johnsonsjerseys.net/temp/season-ends-1.jpg"><img width=750 src="http://www.johnsonsjerseys.net/temp/season-ends-1.jpg"></a>
Cliff Watson (#2) lines up for a shot block attempt as SCSU's Peterson (#17) cuts towards the net with Gould (#14) attempting to get back into the play.

<a target=blank href="http://www.johnsonsjerseys.net/temp/season-ends-2.jpg"><img width=750 src="http://www.johnsonsjerseys.net/temp/season-ends-2.jpg"></a>
Watson squares up to the shooter and executes a near perfect block of the initial shot. Phillips goes down anticipating the low shot from Peterson.

<a target=blank href="http://www.johnsonsjerseys.net/temp/season-ends-3.jpg"><img width=750 src="http://www.johnsonsjerseys.net/temp/season-ends-3.jpg"></a>
The pucks bounces off Watson's shin pad almost directly back onto the blade of the Peterson's stick (puck can be seen just to the left of Peterson's left skate).

<a target=blank href="http://www.johnsonsjerseys.net/temp/season-ends-4.jpg"><img width=750 src="http://www.johnsonsjerseys.net/temp/season-ends-4.jpg"></a>
Jamie begins to push to his left in an attempt to reposition, but in a split second, with the shooting angle now changed, the puck is off Peterson's stick again and already in the back of the net.

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Another split second later, Tech's season is over, leaving Jamie momentarily alone with his thoughts and the puck.

This last photo is by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald, but I felt it was the best one I saw from the end of the game. You can see in the players' body language that they were not satisfied with just taking part in that game. There were higher goals in their minds...

<a href="http://www.grandforksherald.com/sites/default/files/styles/full_1000/public/field/image/032815.n.gfh_.mtudejection.jpg?itok=hYRV2LdE"><img height=500 src="http://www.grandforksherald.com/sites/default/files/styles/full_1000/public/field/image/032815.n.gfh_.mtudejection.jpg?itok=hYRV2LdE"></a>

This year's team raised the bar substantially, but it is time to look forward... 2015-16 season here come the Huskies!

Go Tech!
Ryan J

Thanks for the photos now and all season long Ryan! Great sequence there to actually view in still shots.

Biddco
03-31-2015, 08:59 AM
It is a series that I think both want, especially with the short travel time, and Tech re-finding success.

Absoluetly.

manurespreader
03-31-2015, 09:23 AM
One of the things I liked the most from this year was, during the TV broadcast in Fargo when the Commentator says, " This is classic Mel Pearson Hockey" while Tech was skating past them repeatedly. I love the style, and I think it is so much fun to watch. I can only imagine how much fun it is to play. Here's to the future!

JohnsonsJerseys
03-31-2015, 12:12 PM
Our very own Mel Pearson has been selected as CHN's Coach of the Year.
http://michigantechhuskies.com/sports/mice/2014-15/releases/201503316xkvpy

That was some of the best hockey I've seen, right up to the part where we got knocked out of the NCAA tourney...

$1 to manurespreader for reminding me of that classic line.

Ryan J

PS - Not that it matters, but can someone at Tech Athletics send out a new "action" shot of Mel behind the bench so all the media outlets can stop using one from his days at Michigan? It's his fourth year at Tech already...

HawkeyHuskyFan
03-31-2015, 12:21 PM
Just saw that MTU retweeted Mel Pearson... Mel tweeted a photo of Tony O and Tanner Kero in Chicago. Together.

Whatever good will your team was gaining from me during this season will immediately be reduced back to zero if Kero signs with the Blackhawks/Icehogs. Ugh.

You must really hate a guy like me being a Tech and Blackhawks fan haha. I would love for Tanner to join the Hawks organization!

Shirtless Guy
03-31-2015, 12:22 PM
Our very own Mel Pearson has been selected as CHN's Coach of the Year.
http://michigantechhuskies.com/sports/mice/2014-15/releases/201503316xkvpy

That was some of the best hockey I've seen, right up to the part where we got knocked out of the NCAA tourney...

$1 to manurespreader for reminding me of that classic line.

Ryan J

PS - Not that it matters, but can someone at Tech Athletics send out a new "action" shot of Mel behind the bench so all the media outlets can stop using one from his days at Michigan? It's his fourth year at Tech already...

You don't have one to provide them?

JohnsonsJerseys
03-31-2015, 01:13 PM
You don't have one to provide them?
Yes, I do, but I had a hockey jersey on when I took it, so I can't use it.
;)
Ryan J

Shirtless Guy
03-31-2015, 04:24 PM
Time to turn to the future...
4 recruits currently in the USHL are set to make playoffs
Brett Boeing and Keegan Ford with 4th place (east) Dubuque
Mitch Reinke with 2nd place (east)Cedar Rapids
Jake Gingell with 3rd place (west) Omaha

Boeing is one of the best goal scorers in the USHL this year, Reinke is having a great season as a defensman.

5 recruits currently in the BCHL made the playoffs
Demico Hannoun and Mitch Newsome with 1st place (Interior) Penticton
Jake Jackson with 1st place (Island) Nanaimo
Jagger Williamson with 2nd place (Interior) Vernon
Gavin Gould with 3rd place (Interior) Merritt

Gould led his team in scoring with 4 points in 4 games but they were eliminated by Williamson and Vernon.

Williamson had 3 points and helped Vernon win the first round matchup and take Penticton to the brink but ultimately, Hannoun and Newsome survived

Hannoun has been doing very well leading Penticton in points thus far and they're still alive in the double round robin round along with Jackson and Nanaimo

Jackson is also doing well, but received a game misconduct during the round-robin round and will be back on the ice thursday for Nanaimo.

LSSULaker889294
03-31-2015, 05:04 PM
Our very own Mel Pearson has been selected as CHN's Coach of the Year.
http://michigantechhuskies.com/sports/mice/2014-15/releases/201503316xkvpy


It tells you they really screwed up not having Pearson as WCHA Coach of the Year.

HuskyNation
03-31-2015, 08:33 PM
It tells you they really screwed up not having Pearson as WCHA Coach of the Year.

Meh. I can see both sides. I thought Mel deserved it because of how far the team has come, but then again he didn't beat Hastings. So I wasn't too upset at the WCHA.

manurespreader
03-31-2015, 10:54 PM
Here's a rules question for those people who know them better than me. during the Petan embellishment penalty. He was hooked and during that hook, he closed his right arm down, and basically kept the hooking player from pulling his stick out of there. Is that why he got the penalty, or does that act have any effect at all? I've seen it before and I think a lot of people do it, I just wonder.

Pure Mel
03-31-2015, 10:56 PM
Time to turn to the future...
4 recruits currently in the USHL are set to make playoffs
Brett Boeing and Keegan Ford with 4th place (east) Dubuque
Mitch Reinke with 2nd place (east)Cedar Rapids
Jake Gingell with 3rd place (west) Omaha

Boeing is one of the best goal scorers in the USHL this year, Reinke is having a great season as a defensman.

5 recruits currently in the BCHL made the playoffs
Demico Hannoun and Mitch Newsome with 1st place (Interior) Penticton
Jake Jackson with 1st place (Island) Nanaimo
Jagger Williamson with 2nd place (Interior) Vernon
Gavin Gould with 3rd place (Interior) Merritt

Gould led his team in scoring with 4 points in 4 games but they were eliminated by Williamson and Vernon.

Williamson had 3 points and helped Vernon win the first round matchup and take Penticton to the brink but ultimately, Hannoun and Newsome survived

Hannoun has been doing very well leading Penticton in points thus far and they're still alive in the double round robin round along with Jackson and Nanaimo

Jackson is also doing well, but received a game misconduct during the round-robin round and will be back on the ice thursday for Nanaimo.

How about Jake Lucchini in the BCHL? Would he be coming in 2015 or has he not signed a Letter yet?