PREVIEW: Tech Welcomes NMU to Exhibition Hockey


• Michigan Tech will host Northern Michigan on Saturday (October 2) in an exhibition game at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The puck falls at 7:07 p.m.
• The Huskies and Wildcats play four regular season regular season CCHA action on November 12-13 and January 21-22.
• Tech opens the regular season at 11th Wisconsin next weekend (October 8-9).
• The regular season home opener will take place on October 15 against Notre Dame.
• Tech received votes in both national preseason polls.

• Michigan Tech last hosted an exhibition game against an NCAA opponent on October 10, 1981.
• The Huskies defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 6-3 that night at MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

• Mix 93.5 FM WKMJ broadcasts all Michigan Tech hockey games. Fans can listen live on the radio on Mix 93.5 FM WKMJ, online at or, or using your favorite radio streaming app.
• Dirk Hembroff will call all the action in his 20th year behind the microphone.

• Saturday’s game will not be broadcast on
• All other Michigan Tech and CCHA home games during the 2021-22 season will be broadcast live on
• Fans can purchase annual ($ 150) or monthly ($ 30) memberships and will have access to all CCAA games as well as the full Atlantic hockey schedule.
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• Senior forwards Trenton Bliss and Alec Broetzman are the captains of the Huskies. Broetzman wore the C as a junior and Bliss had an A.
• Senior defensemen Eric Gotz and Colin Swoyer are assistant captains for a second consecutive season.

2,099 – Mark Sinclair is third in the country with 2,099 career saves.
147 – Justin Misiak ranks fourth in the country with 147 career games played.
.927 – Blake Pietila is fifth in the country with a career save percentage of .927.
7 – Seven former Huskies were at NHL training camps.
3rd – Tech was selected third in the CCAA preseason coaches poll.
3 – Tech has three new transfers on the roster with Michael Karow (Boston College), Matthew Quercia (Boston University) and Tyrone Bronte (Alabama Huntsville).

• Head coach Joe Shawhan is in his fifth season behind the bench. His 22 wins in his debut season are tied for the most ever by a Michigan Tech coach. Jim Nahrgang won 22 matches in 1982-83.
• Shawhan was hired on May 30, 2017, having served as an assistant coach for the Huskies for the previous three seasons.
• Joe Shawhan won his 50th game as the Huskies head coach on January 24, 2020, with a 2-1 victory over Ferris State.

• Joe Shawhan Time can be heard every Monday morning at 10 a.m. on Mix 93.5 FM WKMJ.
• Host Dirk Hembroff and Coach Shawhan discuss the previous weekend and the upcoming game.
• Fans can listen to Joe Shawhan Hour live on the radio at Mix 93.5 FM WKMJ, online at or, or using your favorite radio broadcast app. The show will also be posted for listeners on demand on

• Colin Swoyer – WCHA Second Team (2020-21)
• Trenton Bliss – WCHA Third Team (2020-21)
• Arvid Caderoth – All-WCHA Rookie Squad (2020-21)
• Brian Halonen – WCHA All-Star Rookie Team (2018-19)

• Seven former Huskies were at NHL training camps.
• Pheonix Copley – Capitals of Washington
• Tanner Kero – Dallas Stars
• Jujhar Khaira – Chicago Blackhawks
• Joel L’Espérance – Dallas Stars
• Jake Lucchini – Montreal Canadiens
• Mitch Reinke – Pittsburgh Penguins
• Matt Roy – LA Kings

• Tech is playing seven non-conference games this season.
• The season opens with a series in Wisconsin on October 8-9.
• Tech welcomes Notre Dame to the MacInnes Student Ice Arena on October 15 for the first time since January 1982.
• The Huskies travel to Clarkson for the second time in the past five seasons.
• The GLI will be a showcase with the Huskies playing in Michigan on December 29 and Michigan on December 30.

• Michael Karow comes to Tech after four seasons and 131 games at Boston College. He played against the Huskies in the Ice Vegas Invitational when Tech won 4-3. Karow is a draft pick from San Jose and played youth hockey with Trenton Bliss.
• Matthew Quercia played three seasons and 81 games at Boston University. He comes to Tech with 18 college points (nine goals, nine assists). Quercia and Colin Swoyer were teammates in the USHL at Sioux Falls.
• Tyrone Bronte was a pick for the WCHA rookie squad at Alabama Huntsville last season. He has 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in 22 games. The Melbourne, Australia native played with Chris Lipe at Dubuque for a few games.

• Colin Swoyer was named to the CCAA Preseason All-Star Team, while Trenton Bliss also received votes for the team.
• Swoyer was named to the WCHA Second Team All-Star as a Junior and was also a member of the WCHA All-Star Team, the WCHA Defenseman of the Month for February and was a four-time Defender of the week of the WCHA.
• Swoyer was second in the WCHA among defensemen with 17 points, scoring three goals and registering 13 assists. He led the Tech skaters with a plus-9 differential and the WCHA defensemen with 71 shots on goal.

• Tech was selected third in the CCAA Preseason Coaching Survey, behind Minnesota State and Bemidji State.
• Tech finished the 2020-21 season with an overall record of 17-12-1. The Huskies were 7-7 in the WCHA and placed fifth in the final standings.

Tech brings back 24 players from last season with 14 forwards, 7 defensemen and all three goalies.

Tech has five freshmen on the list. The class consists of forwards Levi Stauber, Alex Nordstrom, Marcus Pedersen and defenders Grant Docter and Trevor Russell.

• Michigan Tech will host a Centennial Hockey Reunion August 4-6, 2022 in Houghton.
• Very few college hockey programs can celebrate significant milestones in their history and Michigan Tech Hockey has joined the elite ranks as century-old legends.


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