Tonight against Michigan Tech (apparently the 17th best team in the country -- according to "polls") the Seawolves got on the board first when Sean "Scottie" MacTavish scored his 1st collegiate goal at 5:41 of the opening period.
They held the lead until around the midpoint of the 2nd. Tech bracketed the 10:00 mark of the 2nd by scoring a goal a minute or so before it and adding a 2nd a minute or so after. That 2-1 lead held until 11:49 in the 3rd when Sean MacTavish scored his 2nd collegiate goal.
Then with 81 seconds left in the game Tad Kozun chipped in the game winning goal. And do I have to say that Mantha anchored this win with a solid 32 save night? Ok, I'll say it; Mantha was on.
This is a very nice win for the Seawolves. Rather than very nice ... I should say it's an important win. Obviously, the 2 WCHA points are important but moreso the lift that this will give some confidence to a team that has some injury issues and who haven't gotten the results they might have otherwise deserved lately.
Good for the guys. They should be happy with themselves and this should spark the sort of effort tomorrow night to give them a shot at earning more of those always needed league points.
Congrats to the team. Do it again on Saturday!