#1 Bulldogs Blanked by Michigan Tech

By KBJR News 1

January 28, 2012 Updated Jan 28, 2012 at 10:44 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Michigan Tech held the #1-ranked UMD men's hockey team off the scoreboard on Saturday night, something no other team has done in the 2011-12 season.

The Huskies scored four first period goals en route to a dominating 5-0 win on Saturday at AMSOIL Arena, taking three out of four conference points from the defending national champions.

Superior native and Michigan Tech senior captain Brett Olson got the scoring started in the first period, and his goal ended up as the game winner for the Huskies.

For Olson, it was his seventh goal of his senior season, extending his team-leading point total to 24 this year.

Blake Pietila, David Johnstone, Jacob Johnstone, and Tanner Kero had the other goals for Michigan Tech in the winning effort.

Kenny Reiter started the game in goal for UMD but was pulled after the first period. He made 10 saves while allowing those four goals for Michigan Tech.

Aaron Crandall came on in relief of Reiter, making 17 saves and allowing one goal over the final 40 minutes.

The shut out was the first of the season for UMD, and also the first time in 105 conference games the Bulldogs failed to score a goal.

The loss drops the Bulldogs to (17-5-4) overall this season. Next weekend they are on the road to take on conference opponent Alaska-Anchorage.

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