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Great Lakes Invitational: Michigan State Hockey Finishes Fourth

Michigan State hockey finished last at the Great Lakes Invitational, after a 1-1 tie against Western Michigan and a 5-2 loss against Michigan.

The first game against the Western Michigan Broncos ended in a shootout loss after a 1-1 tie in regulation. Michigan State leading scorer Matt Berry had the lone Spartan goal, which tied the game just before the end of the 3rd period.

Despite being 1st and 2nd in total Great Lakes Invitational championships, Michigan and Michigan State found themselves battling it out for the 3rd place spot in their second game of the tournament. The Spartans entered the 3rd period of the game with a 2-1 lead over the Wolverines, but crumbled in the final period, giving up 4 goals to Michigan. The game ended 5-2 in favor of Michigan. Michigan State forwards Tanner Sorenson and Matt berry scored the 2 Spartan goals.

Michigan State’s power play went 0/7, and the penalty kill went 1/6 over the two games, giving up one power play goal to the Wolverines.

Michigan Tech won the tournament, with Western Michigan as runner-up, and Michigan finishing in 3rd place.

Tags: Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Michigan State Spartans Michigan Wolverines Western Michigan Broncos

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