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Tech blanks Wolverines to make GLI title game

December 30, 2012
The Mining Journal

DETROIT (AP) - Alex Petan's two goals led Michigan Tech past Michigan 4-0 and into the championship game of the Great Lakes Invitational college hockey tournament at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

The Huskies (5-10-3) play Western Michigan today in hopes of winning their first GLI championship since 1980. They last appeared in a title game in 2007.

Petan scored in the first and third periods Saturday. Jujhar Khaira and Tommy Brown also scored for MTU, which had been 0-4-3 in its previous seven games.

Pheonix Copley made 38 saves, including 16 in the first period.

Michigan (6-10-2) had won two straight Great Lakes titles. The Wolverines were 0 for 4 on the power play.

WMU 1, MSU?1 (OT)

Western Michigan won a shootout 1-0 on Saturday to advance to the finals of the GLI.

The Broncos (11-4-2) got their only goal in regulation from Mike Cichy at 10:21 of the first period. This is Western's first appearance in the tournament since 1986.

Michigan State (5-10-3) got the tying goal from Matt Berry with 16 seconds left in regulation during a power play.

Western Michigan got five shots on goal in overtime, while the Spartans had just one.

Mike Leone scored the only goal in the shootout, the first ever at this event.

Michigan State has been in the title game for three of the last four years, but the Spartans are 1-5-2 in their last eight games this season.



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