Lickteig’s overtime snipe sees Michigan Tech upset UNO, salvage series split

Nebraska Omaha forward Josh Archibald scores the Mavericks' lone goal in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to Michigan Tech. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Nebraska Omaha forward Josh Archibald scores the Mavericks’ lone goal in Saturday’s 2-1 overtime loss to Michigan Tech. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

OMAHA, Neb. – Michigan Tech senior forward Mikael Lickteig’s first goal of the season and second of his Husky career gave the Huskies a 2-1 overtime win over No. 14 Nebraska Omaha on Saturday at CenturyLink Center.

More post-game coverage from Matthew Semisch:

NO. 14 NEBRASKA OMAHA 1-2 MICHIGAN TECH (OT)
CENTURYLINK CENTER; OMAHA, NEB.
FEB. 2, 2013

SCORING:
First Period:
None.

Second Period:
1:18 – UNO 0-1 MTU – David Johnstone 8 from Riley Sweeney 6 (EV)
17:34 – UNO 1-1 MTU – Josh Archibald 15 from Tony Turgeon 2 (EV)

Third Period:
None.

Overtime:
2:56 – UNO 1-2 MTU – Mikael Lickteig 1 from Jacob Johnstone 5 and Ri) ley Sweeney 7 (EV)

SHOTS:
UNO 37-28 MTU

POWER PLAY:
UNO 0-for-3; MTU 0-for-3

GOALTENDER STATISTICS:
UNO: John Faulkner (62:54), W, 26 saves
MTU: Phoenix Copley (62:56), W, 36 saves

UPDATED RECORDS:
UNO: 16-10-2, (12-6-2 WCHA)
MTU: 8-13-4 (5-11-4 WCHA)

RFO THREE STARS:
1.) Mikael Lickteig (MTU)
2.) Phoenix Copley (MTU)
3.) Josh Archibald (UNO)

POST-GAME INTERVIEWS:
Michigan Tech head coach Mel Pearson:

GAME NOTES:
UNO is now three points behind first-place St. Cloud State in the WCHA standings…MTU forward David Johnstone ended the series with three points, including a goal in each game and an assist from Friday’s 4-3 loss to the Mavericks…UNO forward and Hobey Baker Award hopeful Ryan Walters saw his 11-game point streak snapped in Saturday’s loss …Saturday’s announced attendance at CenturyLink Center was 9,241, which is a season high for UNO.

OTHER WCHA SCORES:
Minnesota Duluth 3-4 Denver
Bemidji State 1-4 St. Cloud State
North Dakota 4-1 Wisconsin
In progress: Alaska Anchorage v Colorado Colorado College

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