Great Lakes Invitational 2012: Michigan Tech shuts out defending GLI champ Michigan

Gregory Shamus

Michigan Tech goalie Phoenix Copley shut out Michigan in the Great Lakes Invitational semifinals.

Michigan Tech dominated from start to finish as they defeated Michigan, 4-0, in the semifinals of the Great Lakes Invitational.

The Huskies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Alex Petan and Jujhar Khaira. After a scoreless second period, Petan scored his second goal of the game on a breakaway to extend Michigan Tech's lead to 3-0 in the third.

Tommy Brown scored the final goal of the game to put Michigan Tech ahead 4-0.

The Wolverines were without top defenseman Jon Merrill who was out due to an injury and Jacob Trouba, who is playing for Team USA at the World Junior Championships. Michigan Tech was without top goal-scorer Blake Pietila, who is also a member of Team USA.

This was the first matchup between Red Berenson and his former assistant Mel Pearson, who is now the head coach at Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech will play Western Michigan for the GLI championship Sunday, and Michigan will play Michigan State in the third-place game.

Michigan had won the invitational in four of the last five years, including the last two straight

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