Michigan Tech Athletics Top the Charts

November 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents,

The hockey Huskies look on at the start of a game this season. They are the only team in the nation with an undefeated record of 10-0.

The hockey Huskies look on at the start of a game this season. They are the only team in the nation with an undefeated record of 10-0.

I hope you’re all having a great week! The week here has been hectic and busy as students work away to complete their projects and exams before the coming break. After students return, there are just two short weeks until the end of the semester! It’s hard to believe how fast the semesters fly by.

It’s been an exciting hockey season for Michigan Tech. The Huskies are ranked first in the nation with a clean record of 10-0! As the only undefeated team in the country, they’ve been working (and skating) hard to maintain their impressive and unbelievable record. They are also 8-0 in conference play and will hopefully continue the streak this weekend when they play Minnesota State on November 21 and 22.

Attendance has been high at these games as well. Community members and students have packed the stands of the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena with the last two home series reaching well over 3,000 fans! It’s been an exhilarating ride so far, and it will be even more thrilling to see how they continue.

Our football team has also been making impressive headway; they’re entering the NCAA Playoffs! This is only the second time in school history that the football Huskies have made the playoffs, so it’s very exciting to see them doing so well. Their last appearance (in 2004) ended in the second round with a 20-3 loss against North Dakota, but hopefully it will end differently this time as the Huskies host Angelo State this Saturday, November 22 at Sherman Field. It will be a cold one this weekend with temperatures only reaching 30 degrees, but hopefully that won’t deter fans from coming to support the Huskies!

In addition to these two faultless teams, our Men’s and Women’s basketball teams have also been off to a great start!  The Women’s team has started their season 1-0, while the Men’s team has yet to play a conference game. The Men’s team’s first game will take place on Saturday, November 22 at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Our Men’s and Women’s cross country teams have also been making a big splash.  They enter the NCAA Midwest Region Championships on Saturday, November 22. Tech is ranked eighth in the Championships, where the men’s team will embark on a 10-kilometer race, and the women will endure an 8-kilometer race at Angel Mounds Historic Site in Evansville, Indiana.

As you can see, our athletic teams have been doing awesome this year! It’s so wonderful to go to a school that takes such pride in its athletics and where students can show their Husky pride with such fulfillment. I highly recommend you encourage your students to go to these games and support their Huskies!

That’s all I have for your this week!  If you have any questions about Michigan Tech Athletics, or would like to see more information written on a specific topic, please feel free to email me at vjtaglio@mtu.edu. I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the break with your students! Until next week!