HOUGHTON, Mich. – A pair of third-period goals lifted Michigan Tech University to a 4-2 victory over the Waldorf College hockey team during Friday's Northern Collegiate Hockey League (NCHL) opener.
Jacob Tresnak led the Wolf Pack (1-1, 1-0) with two goals. He put his team in front, scoring the first goal of the night in the opening period.
"We didn't get off to a great start and didn't execute to the level that we are capable of," Waldorf coach Brett Shelanski said.
The game remained a back-and-forth battle during the second period. Michigan Tech reclaimed the lead following a goal from Dylan Etelamaki.
Eric Keljo notched the game-winning goal for the Wolf Pack in the third period and Tresnak later added his second goal of the night to seal the deal for Michigan Tech.
Ronald Paulson, a freshman goaltender from Wainwright, Alberta, recorded 22 saves for the Warriors.
Waldorf plays two more games this weekend. They wrap up the conference series with the Wolf Pack on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Waldorf looks to even the series with Michigan Tech before stepping away from league play for Sunday's 12 p.m. contest against Ferris State University (0-1) at Marquette, Mich.
"We showed an ability to respond after getting scored on and controlled the play well at times and those are positives we can take into Saturday," Shelanski said. "Our focus on some of the smaller fundamental details has to be sharper for us to improve our consistency."