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burd
03-15-2012, 05:35 PM
Perhaps this could have been stated on Tech's offseason thread, but that will be up much longer and it seems Tech fans and the team should be given a separate shout out for the year they put together. Many of us older fans look back with a great deal of respect and some fondness at the powerful Tech teams of the mid 70s and before. You have a proud hockey tradition, and it's good to see your team playing up to it.

In the end, we all are in this to watch good hockey. Having Tech back in the game is better for everybody. Hats off.

bose301s
03-15-2012, 05:45 PM
It was nice to see another good season, with the young talent we have we should be able to build on this next year. The future holds great promise but today still stings.

JLSinGJ
03-15-2012, 05:49 PM
Most Improved Team without a doubt. Congratulations to MTU for a great season.

vizoroo
03-15-2012, 05:54 PM
Congrats to Tech on a great turn around. That last gane certainly was a nail biter.

Old Pio
03-15-2012, 07:09 PM
Perhaps this could have been stated on Tech's offseason thread, but that will be up much longer and it seems Tech fans and the team should be given a separate shout out for the year they put together. Many of us older fans look back with a great deal of respect and some fondness at the powerful Tech teams of the mid 70s and before. You have a proud hockey tradition, and it's good to see your team playing up to it.

In the end, we all are in this to watch good hockey. Having Tech back in the game is better for everybody. Hats off.

Perfectly stated. Agree 100%

UMLFan
03-15-2012, 07:13 PM
Most Improved Team without a doubt. Congratulations to MTU for a great season.I could definitely see why they're the most improved team in the WCHA, they played a heck of a game today. From 4 wins last year to what they did this year, good luck to them in the future.

stuckinwi
03-15-2012, 07:22 PM
As someone who has been going to tech games since 1985 and seeing the banners hanging of the golden years this year's team and the direction we seem to be headed has me absolutely excited for the future. Watching hockey like this is a new thing... And I'll be sure to have enough vacation stored up for the final five next year :)

huskyfan
03-15-2012, 09:01 PM
such a great season, great team, great seniors who gave it their all!! better days in our future for sure! being at the Final Five was a blast, so sorry next year is the last. hey, how about DU and Wisconsin joined the Big Ten and the rest of us stay in the WCHA? :)

Biddco
03-16-2012, 01:22 AM
Great job MTU! I wish I could have yelled at the ********* Denver fans next to me. Tech is going to be a force to be recogned with!

manurespreader
03-16-2012, 07:07 AM
Great job MTU! I wish I could have yelled at the ********* Denver fans next to me. Tech is going to be a force to be recogned with!
Denver has fans?

MichPieGuy
03-16-2012, 07:18 AM
Congrats to my "Across the Bridge" Yooper neighbors for an excellent turnaround season. Nice to see a strong program emerging again in beautiful Copper Country.

Biddco
03-16-2012, 08:17 AM
Denver has fans?I think there was like 10 fans in the arena and I sat next to two of them.

huskyfan
03-16-2012, 08:30 AM
yes, Denver had about 20 fans there. sold out the arena! ;):)

davyd83
03-16-2012, 10:07 AM
Congratulations to Mel, the staff and team and taking a big step forward this season!

UpNorthHockey
03-16-2012, 12:48 PM
Tech is losing some big Seniors in Brett Olson, Jordan Baker, Alex McLeod and Josh Robinson, but the incoming recruits look great and the underclassmen look even better. Two top BCHL scorers will be playing for Tech next year, Jujhar Khaira and Alex Petan, and a top USHL netminder, Pheonix Copley, will be joining Tech. Tech already has several very strong underclassmen that will only get better in the Johnstone brothers, Blake Pietila, Tanner Kero, Ryan Furne, Milos Gordic, Steven Seigo and Dan Sova. Any of these guys could mature into all-americans next year. Mel has done a fantastic job pulling the team out of the funk it was in and bringing in a new style of play. His experience and poise really show. I expect Tech to be in the top half of the WCHA next year and to be a perennial powerhouse in the new WCHA. It's great to see the Mac filled again with enthusiastic fans and I'm looking forward to seeing Tech in the NCAA tourney again in a few years. I can't wait until we get to play Lake State, Northern and Ferris regularly. Hockey in northern Michigan will be rocking with four strong teams, great rivalries and full arenas.

NMUFAN
03-16-2012, 01:01 PM
Tech is losing some big Seniors in Brett Olson, Jordan Baker, Alex McLeod and Josh Robinson, but the incoming recruits look great and the underclassmen look even better. Two top BCHL scorers will be playing for Tech next year, Jujhar Khaira and Alex Petan, and a top USHL netminder, Pheonix Copley, will be joining Tech. Tech already has several very strong underclassmen that will only get better in the Johnstone brothers, Blake Pietila, Tanner Kero, Ryan Furne, Milos Gordic, Steven Seigo and Dan Sova. Any of these guys could mature into all-americans next year. Mel has done a fantastic job pulling the team out of the funk it was in and bringing in a new style of play. His experience and poise really show. I expect Tech to be in the top half of the WCHA next year and to be a perennial powerhouse in the new WCHA. It's great to see the Mac filled again with enthusiastic fans and I'm looking forward to seeing Tech in the NCAA tourney again in a few years. I can't wait until we get to play Lake State, Northern and Ferris regularly. Hockey in northern Michigan will be rocking with four strong teams, great rivalries and full arenas.

Even though we're still a year and a half away from the new WCHA, my very early 2013-2014 picks for the top spot are MTU and Bowling Green. Both teams are set up for great things in the new league.